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Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We grocery shop with good intentions but some of the items we bring home get lost on our pantry shelves, wasting space and money. It makes sense to do a pantry inventory every couple of months to see what is lurking in those dusty back corners. And once a year, do a deep cleanout: First, empty your pantry … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.   Matt’s Munchies Fruit Snacks are made in the US. They are USDA Organic, Certified Gluten Free, NonGMO Project Verified , Certified Vegan, and kosher certified (Heart K). They come in … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Royal Hawaiian Orchards which we have highlighted in the past has just introduced Macadamia Nut Milk. The macadamia milk alternative is dairy, soy, lactose, cholesterol and gluten free plus NonGMO Project Verified, vegan … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Red’s Natural Foods 5-ounce frozen burritos come in 8 varieties. All contain an ample serving of protein for a reasonable amount of calories. The meat and poultry used is raised without … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.   When you stand in front of the nutrition bar shelf at your local store you could get dizzy attempting to sort out the variety of bars available. One way … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) with the hope of positioning crops such as peas, beans and lentils as primary sources of protein and … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Zing Anything, founded in 2012, offers products that they believe will help people move away from less healthy beverages and turn toward more natural choices. The company says infusing fruits, vegetables, … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. As more people look for gluten free foods, brands are developing new and better products. Oats are inherently gluten free but often oat crops are rotated with barley (a gluten-containing grain) which can … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Ravino Ravioli is a family owned business that produces handcrafted ravioli. The ravioli are frozen with 12 pieces to a box that are carefully packaged to prevent breaking. We found the pasta firm, not soft, which … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Viki’s Granola was inspired by a mom who was baking a batch of homemade granola for a school fund raiser. The brand is NonGMO Project Verified , Certified Gluten-Free, and kosher certified (OK). The flavors are … Read More