Here are some quick reviews of new-ish products we’re too lazy to write full reviews for:
Item: Pepperidge Farm Dessert Shop Dark Chocolate Cheesecake
Purchased Price: $2.50 (on sale)
Size: 8.6 ounces
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Decent number of cream cheese drops and dark chocolate chunks. It’s new. It’s a cookie.
Cons: Lacks strong cheesecake flavor. Cookie falls apart easily. Kind of lacks chocolate flavor too. Did I mention the cookie falls apart easily? One cookie provides almost a quarter of your daily intake for saturated fat.
Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie – 160 calories, 80 calories from fat, 8 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 120 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.
Other reviews: Junk Food Guy, Brand Eating
Item: International Delight Light Mocha Iced Coffee
Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: Half gallon
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Tastes like chocolate milk made with Hershey’s syrup, which I liked. 1/3 fewer calories than regular International Delight Iced Coffee. Has around 40 percent less sugar than regular ID iced coffee. Contains 56 milligrams of caffeine.
Cons: If you like the flavor of coffee, you probably won’t like this because the coffee flavor is masked very well. Thinner than regular ID Iced Coffee. If you dislike artificial sweeteners, it has sucralose and ace K.
Nutrition Facts: 1 cup – 100 calories, 25 calories from fat, 2.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 105 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, and 10% calcium.
Item: Dreyer’s Outshine Coconut Waters with Banana
Purchased Price: $3.00 (on sale)
Size: 6 bars
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Wonderful flavor. Nice balance of coconut and banana. Easy to bite through. No fat. Decent source of vitamin C. Made with coconut water and banana puree. Sooo awesome to eat on a muggy day here on this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Cons: Don’t get much flavor when licking or sucking on it. Despite it containing bananas, there’s no potassium listed on the nutrition label. The sadness that sets in after finishing one on a muggy day.
Nutrition Facts: 1 bar – 60 calories, 0 calories from fat, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, and 20% vitamin C.