The Best New Groceries That Hit Grocery Store Shelves Over the Past 3 Months

published Jun 24, 2020
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Over the past few months, grocery shopping has changed quite a bit. More people than ever before are shopping online or opting for delivery or pick-up, we no longer take stocked shelves for granted, and overripe bananas have never been more popular. While all of those shifts were happening in leaps and bounds, new products were still quietly being released. In fact, dozens of new grocery store products crept onto shelves (and websites) near you.

I tried nearly 100 new foods and beverages that came out during the months of April, May, or June. These are the ones I’m adding to my cart from now on.

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1. Good & Gather Everything Seasoned Cashews, $6.79 for 7.5 ounces at Target

I can admit that while these nuts aren’t better than an actual everything bagel, they are an absolutely perfect snack — thanks to a healthy sprinkling of sesame seeds, garlic, onion, salt, and poppy seeds. In my home, this half-pound bag lasted maybe three days.

Buy: Good & Gather Everything Seasoned Cashews, $6.79 for 7.5 ounces at Target

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2. KIND Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Bars, $5.49 for 5 bars

Clear out your freezer and make room for a box (or five) of these nutty, chocolatey, peanut buttery bars. They taste super similar to Frozen Snickers, but somehow don’t have ice cream in them. While these are definitely a dessert, they only contain eight grams of sugar.

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3. Applegate Well Carved Organic Asian Style Pork Meatballs, $6.99 for 11 meatballs

As someone who is not a big meat eater, I love that these meatballs combine pork with brown rice, veggies, and spices — and no other fillers. Plus, they’re super flavorful, satisfying, and contain only organic ingredients. Oh, and my boyfriend — my home’s resident carnivore — loved them.

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4. Simple Mills Veggie Pita Crackers, $4.99 for 4.25 ounces

As the packaging suggests, these crackers taste more like pita bread (in a good way). They’re crispy; come in three very flavorful varieties (Himalayan Salt, Mediterranean Herb, and Roasted Red Pepper); and, like all Simple Mills products, are plant-based, grain-free, and gluten-free.

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5. Haven’s Kitchen Sauces, $6.99 for 5 ounces

Haven’s Kitchen is a cooking school, cafe, and event space in New York City — and it also happens to have a line of refrigerated, packaged sauces. The sauces come in six different flavors including Herby Chimichurri and their brand new Golden Turmeric Tahini. The best part is how versatile these sauces are: I used my pouch for salad dressing, a marinade, and a dip for veggies. 

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6. Uncle Matt’s Organic No Sugar Added Strawberry Lemonade, $6.49 for 52 ounces

While lemonade free of cane sugar isn’t super common, it’s not what earned this beverage a spot on the list. This lemonade made my list of favorite new grocery store products because it’s simply really, really tasty lemonade. It’s not overly strawberry-y, has just the right amount of sweetness (a hint of stevia), no weird aftertaste, and makes for a great summer drink.

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7. Blue Diamond Spicy Dill Pickle Almonds, $3.49 for 6 ounces

On a spiciness scale from one to 10, I generally like my food to be at a zero. But when it comes to these Spicy Dill Pickle almonds, I kept eating handful after handful, no matter how fiery my mouth got. Disclaimer: To the average spice-lover, these really aren’t that spicy at all (I’m clearly just a wimp). They’re quite pickled-tasting, which helps balance out some of the spice, and also helps make them so snack-able.

Have you tried any great, new groceries recently? Tell us about them in the comments below!