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mrceagle
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February 9th, 2017, 6:19 am #1

This thread is set aside to share your thoughts and reviews on new food and beverage products that have come on the market. Make sure to share were you found it and how much you paid. The more information provided the better.

Feel free to also share your memories of products that you loved but are no longer around.
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mrceagle
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February 10th, 2017, 5:07 pm #2

New Iced Coffee
The other day I was looking for something different to drink and came across a new beverage option. Ready to drink Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee. It sells for $1.99 and I found it in a check out fridge at Market Basket. I got the Espresso Flavor which was very good. Unlike Starbucks it lacked the bitterness and was much more refreshing. at 290 calories and 14 grams of protein it's a reasonably healthy option. Only complain is it's got a lot of sodium 170mg per bottle.

While that was the only flavor at Market basket I talked about this product with some family. My mother saw it at Shaw's, also sold for $1.99, with 2 other flavors available. The flavors were French Vanilla and Mocha.
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April 1st, 2017, 5:12 am #3

An update on those dunked Donuts Drinks Market Basket has matched the price of other locations and increased them to $2.50 a bottle. Personally I think that's a bit much for what it is but it's on par with the Starbucks ready to drink iced coffees and other drinks on the market. As for their taste I stile haven't tried the original flavor. The French Vanilla is OK with a sweet vanilla taste but it hides the coffee a bit to much. It also tastes a bit sugary, Mocha is better With more coffee coming through but I coco flavor was a bit mild and didn't stand out for my or my friend Katie who also tried it, The espresso is the stand out option with a solid creamy coffee flavor that wasn't overly sweet and unlike Starbucks espresso I have had lacked the bitter aftertaste. Where any of the 4 options will benefit you is if your looking for a moderate caffeine boost. all for of the option contain in excess of 150mg in each bottle. That's 4-5 times more then your average soda.

But if you going to spend upwards $2.50 you might as well go after a higher end coffee drink like that offered by Boathouse. There are 2 boathouse coffee options one is a simple Mocha Cappuccino and the other is a Protein boosted coffee drink. The Mocha Cappuccino has very good flavor but with less milk it offer a bit under 14 grams of protein. I have not yet tried the Boathouse Protein Plus Drink which offers 30Grames of protein and it's also fortified with other vitamins and minerals If price is more the concern one could always go with the Hood Coffee milk which tastes just like their coffee ice cream and runs for only a dollar at most places. you will get a bit more calories and sodium but you also get 2 more grams of protein then the Dunkins. Note however the Hood coffee like many coffee milks is artificially flavored. The Starbucks, Dunkins and boathouse options are more natural options.
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January 10th, 2018, 1:35 am #4

Mnt Dew ICE
I found this new product at the Market Basket in Bedford, NH. Ice is a Lemon lime style of Sprite, 7Up, and Most Twist (formerly Sierra Mist). I thought it was closest to 7Up.

A 20 oz bottle will run you
160 calories
90mg of sodium
41g carbs
41g Sugers
The lower suge count is do to The addition of Sucralose, a artificial sweetener. One big thing is the "Splash of real juice." The soda contains 1% juice, It's the 5th ingredient.

Market Basket has the drink on sale for $1.19 if you want to try it. But I think I will forgo the artificial sweetener and stick with an existing product. I heard they will be realising a few other fevers and I will post about them later.

On a side not ethey have had a few New products out for a while. They are seen as premium label sodas and with that comes a hefty price. The options are Spicked, White label, Green Label, and a new mango kickstarter option.
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KateWhip
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January 10th, 2018, 8:15 pm #5

I've also tried the new ICE dew and thought it tasted closer to Sun Drop which I have never liked.
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January 22nd, 2018, 2:46 pm #6

I talked with a couple people that I saw drinking Mt Dew ICE and they said they thought it was like Mellow yellow. It's been a while but I have to agree they are similar.
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January 22nd, 2018, 10:24 pm #7

I use to drink Iced tea, but I don’t find them appealing anymore. Those two boathouse bottles reminds me of Vinalla chi I use to have. It was decent, but I wouldnt go crazy about it. Heres a fun tip. Try mixing the chi with Orange juice, and it ends up tasting like Orange Julius.

I really like drinking sparkling juice. Great alternative to soda if you want something sizzley, but without as much fat. Pouring sparking water into juice is another one. I miss Switchs juice, but IZZEs isn’t bad. There are a few favors that really stand out.
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January 24th, 2018, 4:18 am #8

Really dislike Seltzers. I have had sparkling juice. Ocean Spray has a few good ones out on the market but they are a bit on the pricey side.
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February 15th, 2018, 4:46 am #9

Stumbles across this new concept for Arctic Coke. A specialty cooler that allows you to turn your drink into a slushy

https://youtu.be/gDAoH1QYz_8
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February 15th, 2018, 6:42 pm #10

So wait. They invented something based on something that was accidentally invented?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC8zz95rm8s
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February 16th, 2018, 3:09 am #11

I guess so. It's more of an easier way to get the option without the convenience stores having to buy a tone of new equipment and with far less waist because the shopper is planing toe buy the drink form a bottle not having a 10 gallons in a mixer.
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May 17th, 2018, 5:26 am #12

I know this whole weight loss propaganda on this article is B.S. since it usually only ends up with the opposite result. But this particular smoothie actually looks kinda delicious.

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Weight ... e-44836738

The spinach does sound like a strange thing to mix with Stawberry and Bananna, but it may end up tasting great.
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May 18th, 2018, 3:28 am #13

Interesting but I'm nut a strawberry fan.
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September 11th, 2018, 10:14 pm #14

MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Restaurants like KCs NEED TO HAVE THIS DISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My mouth is drooling like Niagara Falls!
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September 13th, 2018, 3:06 am #15

That dose look very good. Cheese sauce seems a bit thin but you could always boil that down a bit to thicken it, just add a bit more cheese, or a little flour.
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