November 14, 2013

New Product Review

I was recently sent some samples of these fun, new-to-me products: 
AlterEco Velvet Truffles
AlterEco Velvet Truffles- I have reviewed other Alter Eco products in the past including quinoa and rice. I really like their mission and how their products are fair-trade. I was recently introduced to their new velvet truffles and let me tell you, these are delicious. If you are a chocolate fan, you are going to want to try these. They come in two kinds: dark chocolate and dark milk chocolate. The are organic and include healthier coconut oil compared to usual palm kernel oil used. They are available at Whole Foods or can be purchased on the Alter Eco site using 15% off code TRUFFLE15.

My sister and I really liked these truffles. They have a hard chocolate shell on the outside and a softer, creamy, melt-in-your mouth inside. They make the perfect post dinner small dessert.

Kobaya Almonds
Kobaya Almonds- These almonds come in a few different varieties including salted, in shell and wasabi flavored. My husband and I liked eating the shelled ones since we had never eaten almonds in shells. The shells are cracked and come off pretty easily (similar to pistachio shells). Almonds make an excellent snack as they are rich in protein and fiber. Pair these with an apple or other fruit and you have a great pair.

Simply Protein Chips
Simply Protein Chips- These high protein chips come in three flavors: BBQ tomato, spicy chili and herb and garlic. All three flavors are tasty. The kind of chips that I can most relate these to are Frito type chips. They are made of pea protein and are a bit sweet. Each individual serving bag has 140 calories and 15 grams of protein. They made a fun snack. They are high in sodium with 320 milligrams per serving. If you ea these chips, make sure the rest of your meal is low-sodium.

I was also sent the Simply Protein Whey bars which I did not like. I thought the texture was strange. It was similar to a rice krispy treat but made with protein.

Food for Life Black Rice Tortillas
Food for Life Black Rice Tortillas- Food for Life recently came out with gluten-free black rice tortillas and I was sent a sample to try. My husband used these in place of our typical tortillas to make shredded venison tacos. They held together pretty well for a gluten-free tortilla. We heated them up before eating them on the stove which worked well.

These are 100% vegan and do not contain any additives, artificial colors, flavor or preservatives. Each tortilla has 4 grams of protein and 2 grams fiber. They are rich in anthocyanins which is the antioxidant found in blueberries and other blue/purple foods. These aim to promote eye and heart health. I think that these are a good option for people on a gluten-free diet or anyone really!

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