WGB's editors taste and test a sampling of new items, from chocolate to cheese and quark.
Beyond Good Heirloom Chocolate Bars
Beyond Good’s Pure Dark heirloom chocolate is just that—beyond good. Available in a variety of flavors, including Sea Salt & Nibs and Toasted Coconut, these fruit-forward chocolate bars are made in Madagascar from organic heirloom cocoa. Its origins are unique, as the World Cocoa Foundation reports that while 70% of cocoa is grown in Africa, less than 1% of the world’s chocolate is produced there.
Tillamook Farmstyle Cream Cheese Spreads
For more than 100 years, Tillamook has been providing high-quality cheese, and it has now expanded its product line to include cream cheese. Tillamook Farmstyle Cream Cheese Spreads come in four flavors: Original, Aged Cheddar, Seriously Strawberry and Very Veggie.
Cece’s Cauli & Cheese
The heat-and-eat convenience of Cece’s Veggie Co.’s new Cauli & Cheese can’t be beat. Made from 100% organic fresh cauliflower that is cut into bite-sized pieces and accompanied by a creamy cheese sauce in a microwave-ready bowl, Cauli & Cheese is gluten-free and keto-friendly. It has 13 grams of protein per serving.
Oregon Orchard Confection Collection
Chocolate-covered peanuts are always a crowd favorite, but consumers can up the game with chocolate-covered hazelnuts, which are a good source of vitamins B and E and are gluten-free. Hazelnut Growers of Oregon’s Oregon Orchard Confection Collection features four flavors: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Skinny Milk Chocolate (20% less chocolate) and Marionberry Chocolate.
Wunder Quark Non-GMO Project Verified
Wunder, makers of the thick and creamy cultured dairy product known as quark, has attained Non-GMO Project verification for its entire 5.3-ounce line. Made with milk from grass-fed cows, Wunder quark flavors include Strawberry, Blueberry, Coffee, Vanilla Bean Coconut, Raspberry, Matcha, Mango, Coconut and Plain.