New Products To Love

March 4, 2013

I love reading posts about products bloggers love – from lip gloss to cleaning supplies. Here are a random mix of food items that have impressed me lately.

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I recently bought a container of this Noosa yogurt – made in Colorado but inspired by “the finest yoghurt from Australia.” I noticed its pretty package, which led me to pick it up and I found a flavored yogurt with a simple ingredient list and only 9 grams of sugar. Made from grass-fed milk too! I pretty much exclusively eat plain yogurt (except for Siggi’s and the occasional flavored something-or-other) so I decided to give it a taste for something different. It’s a full-fat yogurt with raspberry fruit on the bottom.

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Upon first taste I was HOOKED – soooooo incredibly good. The yogurt part alone tasted like cream and the raspberry puree just added that much more. Velvety indeed. I didn’t eat this like I would my regular yogurts covered in fruit and crunch. Rather I savored it spoonful by spoonful for a light snack or dessert. I hope to try another flavor soon!

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My future brother-in-law’s sister (so does that maker her a future sister-in-law?), Chelsea, works for Paromi Teas and gave us each a few flavors for Christmas. I’m just now to the end of my Chamomile Lavender and will be buying more [they have it at Whole Foods]. I just love this with frothed milk and a touch of Stevia in the Raw. Great anytime of day because it’s caffeine free.

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I found this new flavor of smoked trout at Relay Foods: Cole’s Trout. It was kind of like a cross between the lemony sardines I used to buy and the plain smoked trout from Trader Joe’s. Thumbs up for taste!! The company is earth friendly too. I’m going to look for the sardines and mackerel as well.

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In my Favorite Nut Butters post, a few of you mentioned NaturAlmond. I have steered away from accepting products to review regularly, but when the owner of the company offered to send me a jar I couldn’t say no!

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The recipe is the owner’s grandfather’s from the 1970s, and the ingredients are just “roasted almonds + salt.” I am a huge fan of roasted almonds, so of course, I loved it. The texture is spot on – melty yet thick all in one with crunchy almond bits. I added this to the honorable mention list of favorites! [I’ll be requesting that my local WF or Fresh Market carry it – here’s a where to buy]

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These chips. Are awesome. That’s all!

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I bought everything in this post except the NaturAlmond. And the tea, which was a Christmas gift.

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1 Lee March 4, 2013 at 8:26 am

I’ve seen that Noosa yogurt at Target and always wondered about it. I’ll have to pick some up next time.

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2 robin March 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm

good to know, ill be looking for it there also.

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3 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 4, 2013 at 8:27 am

I love learning about new products…thanks! :)

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4 Jeri March 4, 2013 at 8:27 am

I saw those chips but they also have it in black bean. Trying to change up my Sweet Katen’s nacho se so I do t get bored.

Also I found a new snack/treat. Hope I’m getting the name right… Smoked salmon candy. Or Candy salmon? Picked it up from whole foods. Smoked salmon that almost tastes like ham or bacon! BACON!! So instead of picking up the regular chips or Girl Scout cookies I pick this up.

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5 KathEats March 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

Oh wow – gotta look for that!

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6 Tracy March 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

My Whole Foods sells that, too. Delicious!

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7 Ttrockwood March 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm

My sister raves about an ahi tuna “jerkey” and a salmon jerkey, probably not the same as above product but there is a kind at whole foods for $$$ and at trader joes for $.

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8 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh March 4, 2013 at 8:31 am

I love posts like these too!! Mmm, sweet potato tortilla chips, a must buy! There’s a guy at this farmers market that does almond butter like that. It can be so hard to get the consistency right but when you find a good one, you’ve gotta stick with it! I can’t wait for market season to begin!

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9 Melissa N March 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

This brand has the best sweet potato tortilla chips I’ve ever tasted! I know I haven’t tried all the brands, but I would say I have sampled 5+ brands, and this was far and away the best!

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10 Kaitlyn March 4, 2013 at 8:33 am

Glad to see that Noosa has made it that far east! The farm and family live close to me and I mountainbike with the owner quite often. It’s pretty incredible yogurt.

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11 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio March 4, 2013 at 8:33 am

Yummy!! I love sweet potato anything!

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12 Sarah March 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

Try the Strawberry Rhubarb flavor, my favorite!

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13 Lauren March 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

I’ve seen that yogurt before and always thought it looked so decadent and delicious. Glad to know it is!

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14 Ella P March 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

Dear Kath,
I’d love to see a mega-shipment of NaturAlmond butter coming in on a regular bases to my neck of the woods (aka Finland).Here there is a good market for this product so hard to find (basically only one UK brand is sold in veeeery few niche shops so I have to drive miles to grab – avidly – a jar with my paws…)

Desperately-in-need-of-good-almondbutter Ella

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15 Jenny March 9, 2013 at 3:49 am

Ella, how about making your own? It is super easy and cheap. Just roast 400g almonds at 200c until fragrant and slightly browned. Let cool. Reserve a handfull, throw the rest in your mixer and spin until you have a runny butter. Add the last handfull and give it a last spin, that will add crunch. Season with sea salt and, if you want, a little brown sugar. Delish!

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16 Carly @ Snack Therapy March 4, 2013 at 9:35 am

OMG, that yogurt is so cute! It looks super yummy, too. And those chips? They look dangerous ;). Those would not last long in my home!

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17 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) March 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

Fun post! I’ve heard great things about that Noosa yogurt as well–but I don’t think the Whole Foods closest to me carries it actually (bummer). And love the packaging of that almond butter as well, it sounds great, and I don’t even tend to be an AB fan.

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18 Sarah March 4, 2013 at 9:43 am

Do you eat the sweet potato chips with salsa, on there own, with another dip?

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19 KathEats March 4, 2013 at 10:11 am

All of the above

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20 Natalie March 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

I had to give up the Noosa as I had a hard time eating just one serving from the container. It is a great dessert.

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21 Mark David March 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

The Noosa yogurt is very good. Target and Whole Foods handle it here. I like to add nuts. It’s a good topping on oatmeal too.

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22 Stacy B March 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

Thanks for this post! It is always fun to try new things, especially when they have been reviewed and recommended by someone else beforehand, so there isn’t as much ‘risk’ in trying something new.

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23 lisa fine@vermont vittles March 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

I don’t eat fish, but I love the packaging for the trout. I’m all about that shabby chic sort of look with packaging – bring on the burlap, kraft paper, glass, neutrals, twine, and glass. Very cool.

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24 Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen March 4, 2013 at 9:57 am

I love these kind of posts too! Thanks for sharing! Is the Fresh Market in your area a chain? I went to one in Roseville, CA (where I’m living now!) the other day. It was a VERY nice store and I think I saw it was a chain based out of NC.

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25 KathEats March 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

Yep

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26 Katherine March 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

I am a fan of those sweet potato chips, too! slightly addictive . . .

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27 Jessie March 4, 2013 at 10:07 am

Noosa is the local yogurt we get from our milk delivery service here in Ft Collins, CO. I’m impressed they’re so well known! I agree, it is delicious! Plus, being full-fat means I can share with my 17 month old. Try the strawberry rhubarb flavor if you can find it, it’s just like eating pie. :)

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28 kelly March 4, 2013 at 10:07 am

I love Noosa and discovered it while I was out in Boulder, CO. They now carry it at my local grocery. However, take note that each container is 2 servings!!! I thought that it was just one serving, but it is 2!!!! So 18 g of sugar instead:(
I still love it but it is my “treat” instead of an everyday occurrence :(

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29 K March 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Thank you for pointing this out! I’m always looking for the lowest sugar yogurt option for my son. This sounded good when Kath said only 9 grams, however, that’s for just 4 ounces. A regular size serving of this yogurt has just as much sugar as other brands.

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30 Betty March 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm

We noticed these recently, too and gave them a try. Most yogurts are 6 oz with >20 g sugar, so this is still not as bad. My husband and I split one and the serving size was fine for us with some homemade granola. I would add that they are quite expensive, too.

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31 jenna k March 4, 2013 at 7:49 pm

many yogurt cups are 4-6oz for a serving. portion control definitely still applies when you’re talking about flavored yogurts!

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32 Ella P March 5, 2013 at 4:47 am

I am on the zero tolerance line with sugar intake, so I opt for a greek yogurt & fruit purée (with no added sugar). Kids love it as well.

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33 kelly March 5, 2013 at 7:52 am

It is just hard to stop eating this when you have to open the whole container. I wish they had packaged it in 1 serving container because once I open it…….

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34 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane March 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

I think I’ll give Noosa a try. I feel like the only person who doesn’t like yogurt! I give it a try every few months or so. Sweet potato corn chips are addicting!

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35 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats March 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

I’ve seen Noosa yogurt around but never thought to pick it up, now I’m going to have to! I actually tried (and loved) Siggi’s because of your blog!

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36 Nina @ Too Hottie For That Body March 4, 2013 at 10:27 am

I live in Colorado and have seen Noosa around but I’ve never tried it. I had no idea it was made here. I’m pretty sure it’s going to have to go on the list after reading how delightful it was.

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37 Lynn @ the actor's diet March 4, 2013 at 10:40 am

I adore those sweet potato chips too!!!

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38 Ashley March 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

I LOVE Noosa :) I also really enjoy the Honey and Blueberry flavors. I will also mix a little bit of it in with my overnight oats.

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39 Esse March 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

I’m a big Noosa fan. It’s lighter than greek yogurt and so smooth. You might like the honey and peach flavors too. I like the raspberry but wish they would strain some of the seeds out of it. They used to package it in slightly larger containers but now they only package it in the smaller size.

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40 Esse March 4, 2013 at 11:41 am

Can I add that I really like the new colors and fonts that you are using – it’s really makes the site look fresh!

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41 Angela March 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm

We LOVE Noosa at my house! I live near where it is made and we can get it in larger sizes still. Check with where you buy it and see if they can order it in the larger size. I agree it is a bit expensive but for the low number of ingredients, whole milk from pastured cows, local and downright DELICIOUS so worth it. We usually make our own yogurt from Morning Fresh milk as we don’t always drink the milk we get delivered fast enough and it is cheaper.

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42 Katie March 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

I admit I was suckered in to buying Noosa yogurt because of the packaging, but it is soooo goooooood! The mango flavor is delicious.

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43 Sara March 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

love THESE kind of posts kath!

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44 Amelia March 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

I discovered Noosa when I lived in Colorado a few years ago. I will agree that it is probably the BEST yogurt I have ever eaten. The peach flavor is fantastic and tastes like summer. My favorite is definitely the raspberry though. It is the one yogurt that you def dont want to cover up with “extra” toppings. Unfortunately, I no longer eat it since I have to take about 3 digestive enzymes in order to be able to tolerate the lactose. :( So sad.

I know how much you like Mona Lisa pasta, but if you are able to get your hands on Rio Bertolini’s fresh pasta, it is 10X better. It’s made here in Charleston, but I know Brian is expanding state to state, so not sure if you can find it yet or maybe get it shipped to you? The flavor combinations are incredible, especially the truffle lobster, Mepkin abbey mushroom, and from what I have heard the goat cheese. http://www.riobertolinispasta.com/index.html (No, I don’t work for him or get any kickback…wish I did though.)

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45 Maureen March 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

I LOVE when bloggers post about favorite products. It’s a nice way to find new things! That tea sounds really good. :)

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46 Mary March 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I recently moved to Colorado, and people are OBSESSED with Noosa out here! I don’t eat dairy so I haven’t tried it, but evidently every flavor is amazing.

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47 Elizabeth March 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Full-fat yogurt is SOOOO good. My favorites are Trader Joes Greek Style Honey and the new-ish Simplait yogurt from Yoplait. I think it has like 5-6 ingredients and it’s not too expensive.

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48 Tara March 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I’m going to have to try that yogurt, it reminds me of my beloved Fage yogurt!

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49 Anna @ Tough Lipstick March 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Definitely want to try out that yogurt – love that it’s from grass fed cows!

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50 Ellie@Fit for the Soul March 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Ohh Noosa!!! That stuff is just–AMAZING! It reminds me so much of the yogurt I grew up eating in Argentina, and it’s probably the closest thing to the real stuff that I’ve come across. (Noosa is kinda pricey though :P) And that Paromi tea sounds interesting and the packaging is so cute.

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51 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Those chips! I need! TJs has some sweet tater chips too that I haven’t bought…for fear I’d eat the whole bag in a day :)

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52 Maria Tadic March 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Can you buy that yogurt at any grocery store, or did you buy it at a specific store? It looks so yummy and creamy!

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53 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! March 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Love being introduced to new products! Can’t wait to check these out! More posts like this please :)

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54 deva at deva by definition March 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I love noosa so much! Their honey yogurt is divine, and I simply adore their blueberry! I’ve been loving the brown cow cream top greek style yogurt lately. It’s not high-protein like other greek style yogurts, but it is SO creamy and rich!

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55 Karen March 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Wow! I don’t eat dairy so this yogurt doesn’t appeal to me, but I noticed that this 8 oz. container contains 12 grams of fat and most importantly 8 grams of those are saturated – seems quite high for a healthy snack, no?

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56 Kel March 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Noosa is delicious! My one criticism of that product is that container is two servings. It is too good and i just keep eating til it is gone!

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57 Sara @ fitcupcaker March 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I love garden of eatin chips, especially sweet potato, they are so tasty!

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58 Kristen @ Change of Pace March 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

You need to do more of these posts! I love it! I’ve been steering clear of that Noosa yogurt only because I don’t like flavored yogurts. I like plain yogurt so why add more sugar? Now I’ve got to get some! Thanks for sharing these products. :)

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59 Angela March 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I heard they are working on a plain variety keep an eye out!

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60 Tonya @ Will Run For Yoga March 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for writing about the Noosa Yogurt! I have seen it many times and was curious about it – I will definitely pick some up next time I am at the grocery!

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61 Tracy March 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I love posts like this!!! Please do more in the future ;)

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62 Elizabeth March 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Those chips look great! I am typically not a fan of sweet potato chips, but I am a fan of fries! Alexia’s are the best, but homemade is also great!

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63 Allison March 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Noosa is good – and has even made it all the way to Target in South Carolina. I do wish they had a plain flavor (or maybe they do and my store just doesn’t carry it). I find the fruit ones to be to sweet and end up eating around the blueberry, strawberry, rhubarb or whatever.

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64 Jill March 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

The strawberry rhubarb Noosa is out of this world delicious!

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65 Taylor March 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm

LOVE Noosa yogurt! It is more like a treat than yogurt :) So good.

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66 Alicia @ Wanna Be Ina March 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Sadly, I have only tried one of these items, the Garden of Eatin’ Chips. LOVE them! Since they are not blue, it easier to get my five year old and his buddies to eat them too!

Now to try the Noosa! Have passed it over quite a few times. You say the texture is velvety, but is it thick like Greek, or thin like traditional, or somewhere in the middle?

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67 Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon March 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I love Noosa! Glad you discovered it. It has gotten expensive and too full of calories for my diet though (I usually love the Honey flavor with granola). Now, I just eat it when I’m visiting Colorado but I will need to amend that statement when I move to Colorado in May since it is everywhere!! Thanks for always pointing out some good treats, Kath, and keep it up : )

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68 Skipper March 4, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Dumb question: How is it his grandfather’s recipe if it is just almonds and salt?

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69 KathEats March 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm

The proportions, equipment and technique I’m guessing. Same as our Great Harvest bread have only 5 ingredients but are quite different from lots of other breads

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70 Melissa K March 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Noosa!!! My favorites are Peach and Strawberry Rhubarb. I once considered using it in my OOs, but couldn’t bring myself to do it since, as you mentioned, the best part is the creamy deliciousness of the yoghurt.

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71 Sara @ sarasmiles March 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I want that almond butter right neow!

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72 robin March 4, 2013 at 6:27 pm

good post:)

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73 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I love the flavor of full fat yogurt so I can only imagine what Noosa must taste like. What a fun treat! I’m going to keep my eyes open in case any of the local stores start carrying it. :D

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74 hillary | nutrition nut on the run March 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

The AB looks tremendous!! Too bad it doesn’t look like it’s sold in CA :(

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75 Emily @ Life on Food March 4, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Sweet potato chips – I need those!

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76 jenna k March 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm

those chips are possibly my favorite chips. top three, for sure. i randomly bought them one time to have with white chicken chili, and they blew me away.
i’m glad you wrote about that yogurt! we sell it at target, and i always want to know more about it. i’ll have to give it a go!

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77 Christine March 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Read your blog this morning, went to Whole Foods at lunch and bought a bag of those sweet potato tortilla chips. Oh my! I knew I shouldn’t have bought the bag because I have no self control and its half gone. The chips are thick and crunchy and great on their own! Or with some black bean and corn salsa, I can’t stop…addicting! Thanks for the recommendation!

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78 Rachel L. March 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm

When my sister and I met our brother in law’s sister, we all got along so well that we felt we needed our own title. So we are sisters in law once removed. I think technically a brother in law’s sister has no connection, but we like our title. We abbreviated it to “SILOR” :)

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79 (Un)intentional Happenings March 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I have been eyeing up those yogurts for weeks now. Time to try it for myself.

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80 Kelsie March 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I really like when bloggers do these kind of posts. Always such a fun way to find some new treats. I am confused though about you not doing formal reviews but still accepting products? And then to say that it’s good, isn’t that the same thing? Anyway, other than that I liked the post and will check for that yogurt!

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81 KathEats March 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

I’m not focusing on product reviews or seeking them out – I turn most things down. But like I said in this post, I couldn’t resist trying this one. And just like my diet in general, I don’t like to put labels on things or create rules. I probably shouldn’t have even shared my goals/focus in the first place because now y’all are questioning everything!

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82 Maeve March 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

Gosh, Kath, I don’t think we all are questioning everything. You made some changes to your blog and lots of people have complimented you on the new format. But it’s natural for readers to wonder about the blog’s direction when there is a real disconnect between your stated goals/focus and the new material that you are generating. That’s all. PS. — I l-o-v-e those chips!

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83 Karen March 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

With the greatest of respect, Kath – our questioning of some of your recent judgments is not out of line. Why should you feel threatened by your readers holding you accountable, or reflexively take the position that your mistake was in being transparent? As a professional, you should embrace accountability and push back. You might view such criticism as helpful (and praise those who point out inconsistencies) as opposed to going on the defense or completely ignoring those who don’t simply gush re. you and your lifestyle. Admitting you were wrong is tremendously freeing and would go a long way in building good will.

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84 Jessica March 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

Perhaps they are “questioning everything” because they are devoted readers and you offered up the information. I don’t think there is anything wrong with questioning. I would think that it would be a good thing to have readers who are insightful and intelligent enough to bring these kind of conversations to the table. Product reviews/sponsored are a hot topic on blogs right now. It isn’t just you/your blog readers are questioning.

Its unfortunate that these type of comments make you regret sharing; I think it should be a good thing to have comments that have some depth and debate to them once i awhile, rather than just fawning over everything. (Although those are great to read, I’m sure!) :)

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85 Megan March 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I actually think it’s good to have some healthy debate here. As readers, we really do respect you and I think respecting your readers opinions – even if they challenge you – is like serving the “customers” of your business, which is what this blog is. It all helps to continually improve the blog, I think! Best of luck as you navigate the changes!

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86 Kelsie March 5, 2013 at 10:30 am

I definitely didn’t mean to offend you. I am just curious what the difference between a formal review and taking a product for free and then saying that you like it. I’ve been a reader for a really long time and, in general, like where the blog is going these days. I feel that at times you can be a bit contradictory so I was just looking for further clarification, not a defensive response.

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87 Elisse March 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

I looooove those chips. And I also love seeing what products other bloggers are loving. I hope there’s more to come!

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88 Miwa @ Motion for Peace March 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm

I LOVE the Garden of Eatin sweet potato chips- just had them for the first time! I would be interested in your serving suggestions for the smoked trout. Looks like a great source of lean protein =)

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89 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 5, 2013 at 12:51 am

I need to get my hands on that yogurty deliciousness. And how can i resist that almond butter!!!!

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90 Kristy @ Southern In-Law March 5, 2013 at 4:36 am

I WISH we had that yogurt in Australia! It looks so good!

It’s so funny how Australia is used as a marketing feature – my nieces always point out “Aussie” brand hair products to their Mom in Walmart because “Mom, that’s what Aunt Kristy is!”

Sweet potato tortilla chips sound incredilicious!

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91 Rebecca March 9, 2013 at 10:44 pm

The yoghurt is available in Australia :) It originated in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland (i.e. just up the road from “Noosa”). My mum has worked for the company for 10 years and the original developers/owners took it to the states under the Noosa label. It’s available to buy all over Queensland and northern NSW. Here it is known as the Queensland Yoghurt Company. Same recipe as far as I know :) Although by looking at the raspberry puree in Kath’s post, I think the purees probably differ (our’s look better!!).

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92 Emilia March 5, 2013 at 7:16 am

I remember trying Noosa yogurt one time last summer, but your review really makes me want to try it again! I love the idea of eating a fruity yogurt like a dessert, I don’t know why I don’t do that more often :)

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93 Bruna @ morgbu.com March 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

I love those chips!!! my favorite! And I love reading what other bloggers like product-wise too! fun post :)

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94 Molly @ RDexposed March 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

I generally check CHO vs portion (6 oz standard) for yogurt analysis…for DM education anyways. Otherwise I will confess to only checking food labels (for personal use) to ensure high calorie content when I need it.

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95 Samantha C. March 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

Oh my gosh, I love Noosa! Try the Strawberry Rhubarb flavor if you can find it– it’s awesome!
I also love these foodie product reviews, keep ‘em coming! :D

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96 Kim March 5, 2013 at 10:02 am

I recently tried Noosa too and LOVED it! It’s seriously like a dessert with how rich and creamy it is! I might even replace my ice cream snack some evenings!

I noticed that in your “Lately” post, you did show the container of the Raspberry Noosa with banana, chia and coconut on top, but in this post, you said you wouldn’t put anything on it. Did you decide it’s better with toppings? I had mine plain, but maybe some crunch would be a nice addition? Which way did you prefer it?

Also, I found I couldn’t eat the whole container because it was so rich. The serving size is half, which is where the 9g of sugar comes in. I had to balance mine out with a big serving of chicken avocado salad to get some more protein in so I didn’t get a sugar rush!

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97 KathEats March 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

I prefer it plain so I can savor every bite but everything is good with toppings : )

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98 Connie March 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

Does anybody know what the Noosa makers mean by “inspired by the finest yogurt from Australia”? What is Australian yogurt?

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99 Sara March 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Relay Foods has Noosa (at least the Richmond Relay does!)

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100 Lisa March 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I really appreciate the fact that you are making an attempt to steer away from formal reviews. I cant even tell you all of the blogs I have read for years, that are suddenly pushing me away because their blog has turned into an advertising hub. I am constantly seeing their instagram filled with pictures of free clothes, shoes, and food followed by a post about it. Now, i am not sure why it is bothering me. Maybe its jealousy…but also i think that when you feel like you have formed a bond with the writer you feel like they are selling you out. Do you know what i mean?

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101 Alyssa March 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I love Noosa! I used to buy it all the time when I lived in CO :-) However, it is now a rare treat since I’ve removed dairy from my diet, but boy is it good! I’d choose that over ice cream any day!

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102 Jacquelynn March 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm

That tea sounds good… so does the Noosa!

Did you drink tea at all while you were pregnant? I have been drinking a little of it.

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103 KathEats March 6, 2013 at 3:06 am

Yes a little black tea in the mornings

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104 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance March 6, 2013 at 12:41 am

Those chips sound so good!

I really wish non-dairy yogurts did not have so much sugar in them. I drool over greek yogurts and noosa but can never have it :/

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105 Nicole March 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

I am so mad at you right now Kath! You FORCED me to buy the Noosa at Whole Foods yesterday (raspberry and strawberry rhubarb) and now I am forever in love with it! Oh and I ate BOTH servings in the raspberry in one fell swoop too! Thanks a lot! lol

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106 KathEats March 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

haha

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107 Mary March 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

The chips are good, but they have added sugar. I think the target store brand, archer farms sweet potato chips are sugar free. There is an interesting article in a recent NYTimes magazine about food developers finding the absolute peak of sweet/fat ratios to produce a mouth feel that keeps us eating. You might find it an interesting read since textures feature so prominently in your food descriptions as opposed to individual tastes. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

I live 50 miles from a whole foods store but can’t wait to get the Coles products. You have me coninced they are going to be worth the drive!

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108 Diana @ Eating Made Easy March 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I love Garden of Eatin chips but I haven’t seen the sweet potato tortilla style…I’m on the look out now!! Great picks!

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109 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I have seen that yogurt in Colorado for a while, but just recently noticed that it was at my Wegmans (in MD). It’s SO good!
Sarah (Miss Smart!) sent me a bag of those sweet potato chips. They are really good- I have to use great restraint not to eat the whole bag at once!
I saw sardines packed in marinara sauce on sale the other day. I was intrigued, but resisted. But, they immediately made me think of you!

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110 Alex @ Raw Recovery March 8, 2013 at 12:01 am

I’m from Colorado so it always makes me happy to see Colorado products out there…like Izze’s and Larabars and Celestial Seasonings teas. I haven’t tried Noosa because I don’t eat dairy but I’ve heard great things! I too am a fan of the “products I love” posts :)

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111 Dillypoo March 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I love Noosa (and Siggi’s)! The hubster and I often share a small container for dessert and I put the honey flavor in my morning oats. So yummmm!

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112 Yum Yucky March 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Whoa. I need to go to the land of the Garden of Eatin’ and snag me a bag of those chips. They look real tasty ‘n stuff. And not sharing with my kids. Nope. They have greedy hoovers for mouths.

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113 Mommypage March 27, 2013 at 11:35 am

The Noosa yogurt looks amazing- it’s incredible that it only has 9 grams of sugar. It looks so healthy and I’m sure it’s an amazing snack for kids!

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114 Kevin Hussey April 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Just a heads up on the Noosa yoghurt. Their nutritional label is completely wrong. I had the Strawberry Rhubarb yoghurt the other day it lists 9g for sugar but it is actually 19g of sugar. It also has more fat than listed and less protein. Go to their website and click on the nutrition labels for each. Shocking. They sent me an email saying their tests were wrong and are correcting the labeling. I feel they should pull what is on the shelves until they do. Wasn’t sure about linking the letter they sent but if you want to see feel free to contact me.

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115 Aqiyl Aniys February 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I can definitely go for the roasted almonds!

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