3 New Supermarket Products!


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Who's hungry? Me, too!

It's a great time to share some of the NEW foods and drinks we've tried--and want you to try! Here are some quick reviews of these new products.

NEW flavors from Gnu
The folks at Gnu sent us their high-fiber bars to try a few months ago, and we reviewed them on the dailySpark.

Now there are two more flavors, which we recently sampled: Lemon Ginger and Espresso Chip. If you like lemon, you'll love the new Lemon Ginger bar. The Espresso Chip bar has more espresso than chip, so if you like coffee, this is the bar for you. Like all Gnu bars, these have 12 g of fiber (about half of your daily recommended value). The lemon flavor has 130 calories and 4 g fat; the espresso bar has 140 calories and 4 g fat. It's just my opinion, but I think the Lemon Ginger bars are the best Gnu flavor yet! For more info on Gnu bars, including where to buy, read this post.

Who's thirsty? We were recently sent some new drinks, too.

SoBe LifeWater with PureVia
SoBe has been making its LifeWater for awhile now, and it comes in eight flavors. Those are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and have 100 calories per 8-ounce serving (2 1/2 servings come in each bottle). Now there are five flavors of SoBe Lifewater with PureVia, a type of stevia. We tried three of them: black and blue berry, fuji apple pear and yumberry pomegranate. These drinks have zero calories per serving.

They say: "SoBe Lifewater with PureVia is a unique 0-calorie, naturally sweetened enhanced water beverage that gives you a high level of vitamins and antioxidants and is infused with natural herbal ingredients. With unique flavor combinations, Lifewater is naturally refreshing and thrilling! To learn more about PureVia visit: www.purevia.com."

We say: If you like stevia, you'll like these drinks. If not, you won't. We noticed the distinctive taste of artificial sweetener, which some people didn't like and others didn't mind.

V-8 Fusion
We've also been sipping on three new flavors of V-8 Fusion: Acai Mixed Berry, Passionfruit Tangerine and Goji Raspberry. Though these juices do contain some of the superfruits in their names, the majority of the juice is vegetable juice (carrots, primarily) with apple and grapes. We couldn't taste the goji or the acai in particular, but we did think these were nice and fruity.

V-8 Fusion provides a serving each of fruits and vegetables in each 8-ounce glass, with no added sugar or corn syrup. It's always better to choose fruits and vegetables over juice whenever possible for the fiber, but this juice is a tasty beverage. (110 calories, 0 g fat, 70 mg sodium, 26 g sugar, and 0 g fiber per serving)

Have you tried any of these products? Will you? What new products have you seen on your supermarket shelves?

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