REVIEW LIGHTNING ROUND (STORE BRAND EDITION) – 2/21/2013

Written by | February 21, 2013

Topics: Review Lightning Round

Here are some quick reviews of new-ish store brand products we’re too lazy to write full reviews for:

Market Pantry Chocolate Fudge-Filled Cereal Bars

Item: Market Pantry Chocolate Fudge-Filled Cereal Bars
Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 8 bars
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: A nice snack. Smells like chocolate cake. Strong chocolatey flavor thanks to the gooey fudge filling. Inexpensive when compared with Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars. Healthier than a chocolate candy bar. Contains vitamins and minerals.
Cons: Gritty cereal bar texture. Wrappers make bars appear longer than they really are. Makes me sad Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain didn’t come out with a chocolate cereal bar.

Archer Farms Sweet Potato Tortilla Chip Rounds

Item: Archer Farms Sweet Potato Tortilla Chip Rounds
Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 14 oz. bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 4 out of 10
Pros: Crunchy. Not completely bland. Resealable bag. All-natural. Real sweet potato chips. Round shape makes them good to flick without worrying about poking someone’s eye.
Cons: Weak sweet potato flavor. Taste pretty much like regular tortilla chips. Not as good as these, which have a stronger sweet potato flavor. Not sure what kind of dip to use with them.

Good & Delish Mini S'mores

Item: Good & Delish Mini S’mores
Purchased Price: $3.49 (on sale)
Size: 5.75 ounces
Purchased at: Walgreens
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: A nice sweet treat. Decent milk chocolate. Graham cracker is still crunchy. Resealable bag. Easy to juggle.
Cons: Inconsistent marshmallow flavor; some had stronger flavor than others. Not a whole lot in the bag. Not good to stick over fire.

Market Pantry Egg, Cheese, Sausage Breakfast Wrap

Item: Market Pantry Egg, Cheese, Sausage Breakfast Wrap
Purchased Price: $3.79
Size: 2 wraps
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Decent size. Decent flavor. Despite the use of tiny sausage bits, wrap had good sausage flavor. I could taste the cheese! Good source of protein.
Cons: Somewhat pain the in ass instructions (defrost 30% for 2 minutes, flip, microwave on high for 45 sec.-1:30 minutes). Too firm eggs. Small bits of sausage in the omelet. Edges were dried out. Made with partially hydrogenated oils.






3 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Kate says:

    The S’mores bites are something Trader Joes has made for a while… the TJ’s ones are consistent and the chocolate is really good. Also they suggest you microwave them for 15seconds to make them gooey.

    • Linda says:

      Yea, I got something similar at TJ’s when they had all of their Christmas snacks out. I don’t remember what they were called but they were really good! I definitely want to try the Delish Mini S’mores because I love all things marshmallow!

  2. Mano says:

    i like these short reviews! they’re great! I KNOW THIS IS MAYBE THE WORST COMMENT IN COMMENT HISTORY, but just thought I’d share.



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