This seems like something already in Ball Park’s franks lineup, but I think I’m confusing it with its regular cheese franks. Also, I think it would be funny it there was an “oops” version of cheese franks where the cheese is on the outside and the meat is on the inside. Of course, those would be impossible to heat up without all the cheese separating or melting from the meat. Unless Ball Park’s parent company, Tyson Foods, can figure out a way to make grillable cheese. (Spotted by RaveGyrl at Meijer.)
I’ve eaten a hibiscus flower before, but I can’t tell you what it tastes like. My hibiscus rosa-sinensis taste test happened in the 80s, when I was really young, naive, and could be dared to put almost anything in my mouth for the high price of one dollar.
While I can’t tell you what the flower is supposed to taste like, the internet can, and it says it has a tart cranberry-like flavor. So if Ocean Spray ever comes out with a cran-hibiscus drink, be skeptical of it.
Talenti’s Strawberry Hibiscus Dairy-Free Sorbetto features, according to its jar, “Sweet strawberries and real hibiscus flowers are blended for a perfectly sweet and tart dairy-free sorbetto with a hibiscus swirl.”
Strawberry is the second ingredient listed, behind water, but the sorbetto also contains hibiscus powder AND hibiscus flower. However, it smells and tastes like strawberry is the second ingredient listed.
When I put my nose over the top of the pint, the aroma that wafts out is similar to what comes out whenever I open the bag of Kirkland Signature Frozen Strawberries in my freezer to make smoothies. All I taste with every spoonful of the sorbetto is something similar to a tart strawberry jam, but much lighter. I don’t get that cranberry-like flavor the internet tell me I’m supposed to taste. Even when I taste just the dark colored hibiscus swirl, all I get is strawberry with a bit more tartness than the rest of the pint.
Since there’s no dairy, the texture isn’t creamy or dense, like gelato or ice cream. But it scoops easily, and the lack of dairy helps make it a light dessert that your belly won’t regret eating after a big meal. The pint also contains something that initially has a texture of seeds, but then melt away.
Although Talenti’s Strawberry Hibiscus Dairy-Free Sorbetto tastes a bit one-note to me, its fruity flavor was enjoyable enough that I don’t need a dollar to encourage me to put it in my mouth.
DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample of the product. Doing so did not influence my review in any way.
Purchased Price: FREE Size: 1 pint Purchased at: Received from Talenti Rating: 6 out of 10 Nutrition Facts: (2/3 cup) 150 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 34 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.
Life Cuisine, brought to you by the folks who brought us Lean Cuisine, have a new line of frozen entrees for different lifestyles — low carb, meatless, high-protein, and gluten free. There are a whole lot more besides these three. I’d list them all, but I’m super lazy. Click here to go to the Life Cuisine website that shows all the products I’m too lazy to list. Is there a Life Cuisine for the lazy? Oh wait, I guess the entire microwaveable Life Cuisine lineup could be for those who live the lazy lifestyle. (Spotted by Julie R at Wegmans.)
Oooh, Bantam Bagel Egg Bites with meat. Was the previous sentence sarcastic? Perhaps by typing the previous sentence, it gives away that the sentence before it could’ve been sarcastic. But was it sarcastic? Nooo, it wasn’t. (Spotted by Leonard G at Giant.)