Progressive Grocer - September 2017 - 38
Naturally sweet and refreshing
watermelon gets a bright twist
from a touch of lemon in this
juice beverage, a refreshing
natural option for hydration.
Made from only watermelon
and lemon, each 11-ounce
serving of this cold-pressed
juice contains just 130 calories
and no added sugars, artificial
colors or flavors. Rich in
potassium, watermelon juice
is a favorite sports drink for
athletes, or it can be used as a
mixer in a tasty cocktail.
Evolve Plant-Based Protein Line
$2.99-$39.99 (depending on format)
It says something that Hormel Foods,
long associated with meat products,
is getting in on the
Free of dairy, soy,
gluten and artificial
flavors, and made
with all non-GMO
deliver 20 grams of protein per serving. The line consists of
RTD beverages, protein packets and protein powder tubs. Our
tasters were impressed by the amount of protein and fiber, and
appreciated the convenience of the reclosable drink bottles.
RW Garcia Pulse Tortilla Chips
Pulses, such as beans, chickpeas and lentils, are a trendy source
of protein and fiber. RW Garcia's Pulse Tortilla Chips leverage
that demand, combining an irresistible crunch with unique flavor
profiles from an array of spices. The line comes in Black Bean &
Garlic, Lentil & Turmeric, and Hummus & Red Bell Pepper flavors.
The chips are made from sustainable pulse crops and contain
clean ingredients for a better-for-you snack.
Our tasters have tried many
veggie chips - some they liked,
and some they didn't. Veggie
pretzels were new to them,
however, which made trying them
all the more intriguing. Turns out
they were delicious and nutritious:
A 1-ounce serving of the snack
is equivalent vitamin-wise to 2.5
cups of broccoli, one beet, five
tomatoes, 7 cups of spinach and
two carrots. It's a recipe that
delivers a unique, hearty taste
that's great for snacking.
We never thought of tortilla chips as a
source of probiotics or sauerkraut, but
Farmhouse Culture proved us wrong.
Sauerkraut and masa serve as the
base for these chips, which are lightly
seasoned with natural herbs and other flavors. The plant-based probiotic strain is shown to support digestive and immune
health. The taste of sauerkraut is mild but imparts a unique tang to the chips that our tasters couldn't get enough of.
| Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | September 2017