The Best New Groceries That Hit Supermarket Shelves This February
In addition to all the extra chocolate treats in stores earlier this month, plenty of new everyday grocery store products hit shelves. So instead of binging on all the post-Valentine’s Day candy, I did my best to try as many new foods and drinks as possible. After trying more than 50 new products this month, these are the new additions I’m putting on my shopping list. I suggest you do the same!
1. Dang Toasted Sesame Thai Rice Chips, $4 for 3.5 ounces
Despite not being a big chip person, I’ll jump at any chance to eat Dang Foods’ Thai Rice Chips. There’s just something about the puffed rice chips that I love, and the new Toasted Sesame flavor was no exception. They’re not too salty, not too sweet, are made with fewer than 10 ingredients, and are way less processed than your average potato chip. Even still, they’re crunchy, addictive, and they totally satiate that junk food craving.
2. KIND Bark, $5 for 3.6 ounces
Considering they’ve solidified their place in the bar aisle (which is, for the record, a very competitive aisle), it makes sense that KIND is venturing into sweet, chocolatey treats. This new crave-worthy bark comes in three different flavors, and for all my fellow Reese’s fans, I recommend the Dark Chocolate Roasted Peanut, which is mostly chocolate and roasted peanuts (I love that peanuts are the first ingredient on the list!). Bonus: You really only need one piece — or two — at a time.
3. Silk Dairy-Free Half & Half Alternative, $4.29 for 32 ounces
When I make (or buy) coffee in the morning, I usually add a splash of either half and half or oat milk. This new dairy-free product is a half and half made using oat milk, so I was super excited to try it. While it may not taste exactly like dairy, it does have a more neutral flavor than oat milk (in a good way), and has a thick, creamy texture like half and half. It tastes delicious with my morning coffee, and is well on its way to becoming a staple in my refrigerator.
4. Seemore Meats & Veggies Sausage, $16 for eight sausages
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not that much of a carnivore, but these sausages are delicious. The company is owned by a fourth generation female butcher, and the sausages are made with humanely raised meats, veggies, and herbs — plus they have super cute names. My personal favorite? La Dolce Beet-a, which is made with pork, beets, garlic, and fennel seed. It’s extra flavorful, tastes like sausage and not like sausage at the same time, and is bright pink. It’s like the makeover I didn’t realize sausage needed!
5. Forager Project Organic Plant-Based Protein Vanilla Bean Yogurt, $6 for 16 ounces
Another dairy-free product (no, I’m not dairy-free), this yogurt can hold its own amongst typical dairy-full yogurts. While some dairy-free yogurts are more drinkable than spoonable, this one has a thicker texture (slightly thicker than the other Forager Project yogurts, I’d say), which paired well with granola. It has a sweet vanilla flavor, and also boasts 7 grams of protein, making it a great way to start your morning.
Have you tried any great, new-to-shelves groceries this month? Tell us about them in the comments below!