New in the Market: Sweet Valley Organics, Softer Than Brittle, and Simply Sunrise

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on September 25, 2018 · 0 comments

Mount Franklin Foods is a leader in delivering candies and nut products has introduced 3 new brands.

Sweet Valley Organics offers dark chocolate covered fruits and nuts. They are USDA Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, kosher certified (OK), and made without preservatives.  We tasted two varieties.

Cinnamon Praline Pecans– a 1-ounce serving (1/4 of the package) had 140 calories, 25 milligrams of sodium and 110 milligrams of potassium.

Sea Salt Toffee Almonds – a 1-ounce serving (1/4 of the package) had 140 calories, 55 milligrams of sodium and 125 milligrams of potassium.

Softer Than Brittle is a flaky, softer nut brittle which features a clean label with only 6 or 7 simple ingredients. It has no preservatives, is kosher certified (OK) and vegan. We tasted three varieties.

Cashew – a 1-ounce serving (1/2 of the package) has 120 calories, 3 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, 15 grams of carb (13 grams of which are sugar and 1 gram of fiber) and 140 milligrams of sodium.

Pecan – a 1-ounce serving (1/2 of the package) has 130 calories, 3 grams of protein, 7 grams of fat, 15 grams of carb (13 grams of which are sugar and 1 gram of fiber) and 140 milligrams of sodium.

Peanut – a 1-ounce serving (1/2 of the package) has 130 calories, 3 grams of protein, 7 grams of fat, 16 grams of carb (10 grams of which are sugar and 1 gram of fiber) and 135 milligrams of sodium.

Simply Sunrise makes gummies, jellies and hard candies using plant-based colors and natural flavors. Our gummy-loving tasters thought this brand was excellent. We tasted three varieties all of which were sourced from Mexico.

Gummy Bears – one serving equaled 11 pieces and had 100 calories, no fat, 2 grams of protein, 23 grams of carb (of which 16 grams were added sugar), 10 milligrams of sodium and 2 milligrams of potassium.

Peach Rings – one serving equaled 3 pieces and had 90 calories, no fat, 1 gram of protein, 21 grams of carb (of which 17 grams were added sugar), 5 milligrams of sodium and 1 milligram of potassium.

Sour Neon Worms – one serving equaled 7 pieces and had 100 calories, no fat, 2 grams of protein, 24 grams of carb (of which 18 grams were added sugar), 10 milligrams of sodium and 1 milligram of potassium.

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