Each week, the Sporked team sidles up to the tasting table and sets out to find the absolute best of the best packaged foods, the gold hidden in the grocery aisles. Each week we’ll bring you five standouts that truly rocked our taste buds and changed our lives—or at least our buying habits. Here are the best things we ate this week.
- Favorite Day Apple Caramel Crunchy Clusters
We love the hint of caramel-apple flavor in these little caramel pretzel bites. The acidity of the tart green apple really shines among the other ingredients and manages to cut through the very rich chocolate and caramel portion. They’re chewy, they’re sweet, not to mention salty, and we truly cannot resist anything Halloween themed. Keep doing your thing, Target.
- Skinny Dipped Pumpkin Spice Almonds
These decadent almonds are covered in yogurt and dipped in pumpkin spice to make for a nice little seasonal treat. The yogurt is just the right level of sweetness to keep you munching and munching before you realize you’ve eaten a whole bag. These Skinny Dipped Almonds left us wishing all nuts could be pumpkin spice flavored.
- Levy’s Rye Bread
Now, we’ve eaten quite a bit of rye bread this week, but Levy’s rye bread really takes the cake––or the bread, rather. It’s so beautifully seasoned with caraway seeds, and texture is soft and addictive. This rye bread will certainly be in our shopping carts the next time we hit the grocery store.
- Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cranberry Cider
Apple and cranberry are one of the world’s most perfect pairings. In this cider, for example, the flavors work together so well that neither one overpowers the other. The cranberry is present, but you still know you’re drinking apple cider—not sparkling cranberry juice. It’s a sophisticated cider flavor, one we think cider lovers and haters alike will enjoy.
- Rao’s Five Cheese Brick Oven Crust Pizza
This pizza is damn near brimming with cheese and we can’t get enough of it! The crust rises high and the cheese gets good and gooey (except for the yummy brown bits on the crust). There was an adequate amount of sauce for all of the sauce lovers in the office, and, ultimately, we were sad to see the last slice go. Great job, Rao’s, you’ve made us proud.