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.
The Jackfruit Company: Supplied by 300 sustainable Indian farms, The Jackfruit Company is the world's largest supplier of jackfruit products. Invested in making a vegetarian/vegan meat alternative that is both delicious and healthy, all of their shredded jackfruit products are free of soy, gluten, nuts, and cholesterol.
Nutrition: Half a cup serving contains between 50 to 100 calories, no cholesterol, 1 to 3.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, 220 to 570 milligrams of sodium, 5 to 9 grams of fiber, and 1 to 9 grams of sugar.
Tex Mex "I dig the flavor here. Makes me want tacos." "Would stuff in a taco for sure!" "Good flavor, texture throws me off some." "Weirdly sweet. Don't love, but it's pretty good."
BBQ "Sweet and spicy. I like!" "A little too sour for my taste." "I like the spicy notes in this one." "Too sweet and tomato-y. Would not buy."
Sesame Ginger "Sweet, but not overly so. Would be great take-out alternative." "Flavor was good but a little too mushy for me." "Kinda mushy, but the flavor is good!" "I can't do it. Too mushy and don't love the flavor."
Curry "Wooo! This one has a kick! I like it." "A little over powering, but would probably be good paired with basmati rice."