Consumers are more informed in 2019, but they still love their comfort foods. With a new, healthier take on old classics in mind, WGB editors try out some new products from March 2019.
Birch Benders Chocolate Chip Keto Pancake & Waffle Mix
My New Year’s resolution keto diet may have lasted a few brief weeks, but I continue to find myself pulling out this just-add-water mix for an easy breakfast treat of surprisingly fluffy pancakes, sans the carbs and guilt.
Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Bone Broth Soup
Packed with naturally occurring protein and clean, organic ingredients including chunks of peppers and tomatoes, navy beans and Italian herbs, this heat-and-eat soup is as healthy as it is convenient. Consider me officially aboard the bone-broth bandwagon.
M&M’s Candy Bars
It was love at first bite when taste-testing the Crispy and Almond varieties of M&M’s Bars, whose decadent deliciousness unexpectedly transported me back to my childhood. The five-item line extension consists of milk chocolate embedded with M&M’s minis in a molded tablet bar and delivers a top-notch, shareworthy, multitextural sensory experience.
Garden of Eatin’ Grain Free Cassava Chips
Grocery shelves have been accosted with alternative ingredient chips in recent years, but these organic cassava-based tortilla chips take the cake. They don’t taste too healthy, and they come in some of my favorite flavors, such as garlic dill and everything seasoning.
Lundberg Family Farms Pre-Cooked Rice
Let’s face it: Cooking rice is a pain. It’s often one of the most intimidating parts of my cooking routine, but many of the instant versions sketch me out. These life savers are organic, non-GMO and don’t have anything weird in them.
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