The Best & Worst New Grocery Store Items on the Shelves—Ranked!
Discovering a new item at the grocery store is part of the fun of scanning the aisles, especially if it's so much different from the same old things that have been on store shelves for years. While you may have hit the culinary jackpot, new items can sometimes be a flop in terms of flavor and nutrition. We've rounded up 20 of the hottest new grocery store items and ranked them from worst to best so you can figure out which newcomers to toss in your shopping cart and which to stroll on by.
Cappello's Five Cheese Ravioli
This grain-free stuffed pasta could be part of a tasty dinner, just beware of how many you eat because one serving is loaded with sodium and very high in calories. On the plus side, the amount of protein per serving is pretty high so these will keep you full throughout the night.
Cappello's Spinach and Cheese Ravioli
This spinach and cheese version of this ravioli is still high in calories and sodium, but it has the added nutrition from the spinach.
KIND Frozen Smoothie Bowls Almond + Triple Berry Acai
Smoothie bowls are a trendy breakfast and the new KIND version is an easy grab-and-go meal. However, bowls are high in sugar, so try balancing it out with some eggs or another high-protein, low-sugar snack later in the day.
Cappello's Butternut Squash Ravioli
If you really want grain-free ravioli for dinner consider the butternut squash variety, which has fewer calories and less fat compared to the cheese-laden variety.
Blue Diamond Tasty Little Cup Chocolate Cake
Microwave mug cakes are a fun treat, and this pre-measured cake is easy to make. It does have a decent amount of protein thanks to the almond flour, but it's also high in fat and calories so this should be just a once-in-a-while treat.
Beckon Ice Cream Snack Cups Mint Chip with Chocolate Creme Cookie Crumble
Pre-portioned ice cream cups are a great way to ensure you're actually sticking to the suggested serving amount. This ice cream cup isn't the best nutritionally, but sometimes you just need to treat yourself.
Beckon Ice Cream Snack Cups Dark Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Cookie Gems
We're all for anything dark chocolate brownie, including ice cream cups. These from Beckon are pre-portioned so you don't have to worry about overloading a bowl and guessing the serving size. Turns out people really aren't good at eye-balling serving size.
Perdue Simply Smart Organics Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Strips
Chicken strips are a freezer staple for most people, and now you can get them with gluten-free breading. These pack a punch in the protein department with 13 grams per serving.
Beckon Ice Cream Snack Cups Vanilla with Rainbow Sprinkles
The best of the pre-portioned ice cream on the list is the Beckon vanilla flavor with rainbow sprinkles. It has just 150 calories per serving and helps to curb that sweet tooth craving.
Pillsbury Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Kit
One tasty addition to the refrigerated section is the Pillsbury Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Kit. The bread is high in sodium, so keep that in mind if you go in for seconds.
Terra Sour Cream & Onion Chips
We are so psyched that Terra Chips now come in sour cream-and-onion flavor. While these are still deep-fried, the different types of root vegetables will give you more nutrition than standard potato chips. As always, watch the serving size because one ounce can turn into ten faster than you think!
Lundberg Family Farms Organic Rice Cake Minis – White Cheddar
Rice cakes are making a comeback as a snack, and we can't get enough of these white cheddar ones. At 140 calories for 13 pieces, it is a little high in calories, but worth it for a filling, crunchy snack.
Enlightend Caramel Fudge Pretzel Pint
If you want ice cream without the guilt, consider trying the new Enlightened Caramel Fudge Pretzel pints. The ice cream has 130 calories, is super low in fat at 3.5 grams, and packs eight grams of fiber per serving!
BFree Avocado Wraps
If you're looking for a wrap alternative that has fewer carbs and more protein than traditional sandwich wraps, consider the BFree Avocado Wrap, which has seven grams of protein and nearly seven grams of fiber.
Welch's Juicefuls Mixed Fruit
If your kids like snacks they can grab after school the Welch's Juicefuls are a new snack that will satisfy the need for a sweet, gummy snack. The first ingredient is fruit puree, unlike some other gummy treats. Just be sure they brush their teeth after!
Carbonaut Low-Carb Seeded Loaves
Sandwiches just got better with the Carbonaut Low-Carb Seeded Loaves. With just eight carbs per slice and six grams of protein this is a bread almost anyone can enjoy.
Crepini Grande Egg Wraps With Gluten-Free Grains
Another wrap alternative is the Crepini Egg Wrap, which has just 30 calories per wrap and three grams of protein.
Chameleon Organic Cold Brew Concentrate Churro Coffee
Coffee that tastes like churros? Sign us up, especially since it has zero fat and just 20 calories per serving.
Cleveland Kitchen Classic Kimchi
Fermented foods like kimchi have become very popular. At just 10 calories this is one of the best new foods on the market. Just be sure to stick to the serving size to keep the sodium levels down.
Cleveland Kitchen Dilly Garlic Pickled Spears
Pickles are a kitchen staple, and we love these pickle spears because they are low in everything from calories to fat and sodium. They are also made without added sugar and preservatives.
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