Taste Test: What We’re Snacking on This Week

June 13, 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.

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Garden Fresh Gourmet:  Available in an outrageous variety of flavors, Garden Fresh Gourmet’s salsas range from spicy to sweet to tangy. Low in calories but large in flavor, these fresh salsas (available in the refrigerated produce section) are each made with wholesome ingredients in microbatches in Ferndale, Michigan (Walmart, $4).

Nutrition: Salsas (at 2 tablespoons per serving) range from 10 calories to 15 calories, 0 grams of protein, 0 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of sugars to 2 grams of sugars.

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Medium
“Just the right heat for ‘medium.’ ”
“Very fresh and filled with spice!”
“Really fresh, properly named as it tastes like restaurant-style salsa.”
“I could eat this all day.”
“A really good ‘medium’ recipe – not too spicy, not too mild.”

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Mild
“Tastes fresh and flavorful.”
“Good garlic flavor, but could use more spice.”
“A little bit of a weird aftertaste. Don’t love-love but you can’t hate salsa.”
“Tastes good, and there is a lot going on in the recipe though.”
“This is a pretty-looking salsa, but it tastes sweet and bright.”

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Salsa Verde Avocado
“A little like a guacamole and salsa verde love child.”
“It looks odd, but has a strong citrus flavor. No avocado at all.”
“Tangy and sort of sour taste. Extremely lime-y but overall good.”
“This is so yummy! Refreshing and bright for avocado. Good cross between guac and salsa verde.”
“Very citrusy, not my fave. Don’t really get avocado at all.”

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COMMENTS

  1. Lynette Mielke

    Best salsa ever! Ate it early on in Michigan. Relocated to Texas. Kroger is the only place I can find it. Still can’t find my favorite Artichoke Garlic. So delicious!

    November 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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