Taste Test: What We’re Snacking on This Week

June 7, 2016 | By | Comments (1)

The best part about working at Cooking Light? Tasting new healthy snacks before they hit the grocery shelves. With our help, you’ll choose the best store-bought products in both taste and nutrition. Snack smarter with these new winning picks.


The Jackfruit CompanySupplied by 300 sustainable Indian farms, The Jackfruit Company is the world’s largest supplier of jackfruit products. Invested in making a vegetarian/vegan meat alternative that is both delicious and healthy, all of their shredded jackfruit products are free of soy, gluten, nuts, and cholesterol.

Half a cup serving contains between 50 to 100 calories, no cholesterol, 1 to 3.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, 220 to 570 milligrams of sodium, 5 to 9 grams of fiber, and 1 to 9 grams of sugar.


Tex Mex
“I dig the flavor here. Makes me want tacos.”
“Would stuff in a taco for sure!”
“Good flavor, texture throws me off some.”
“Weirdly sweet. Don’t love, but it’s pretty good.”


“Sweet and spicy. I like!”
“A little too sour for my taste.”
“I like the spicy notes in this one.”
“Too sweet and tomato-y. Would not buy.”


Sesame Ginger
“Sweet, but not overly so. Would be great take-out alternative.”
“Flavor was good but a little too mushy for me.”
“Kinda mushy, but the flavor is good!”
“I can’t do it. Too mushy and don’t love the flavor.”


“Wooo! This one has a kick! I like it.”
“A little over powering, but would probably be good paired with basmati rice.”

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