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Musselman's Healthy Picks Key Lime Cupuacu Apple Sauce Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Feb 25, 2010
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Musselman's Healthy Picks Key Lime Cupuacu ApplesauceI like to take applesauce cups with me to work as a quick snack for sometime during the workday. These days, a slew of flavored applesauce are available, but many contain lots of added sugar and colors. Musselman's Healthy Picks is a line of healthy-flavored, no-sugar-added applesauce cups, so I picked up a pack of their Key Lime Cupuacu Applesauce at the store.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 4 ounces
Calories: 70
Total Fat: 0%
Sodium: 10 mg, 0%
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
Fiber: 3 grams, 10%
Sugars: 11 grams
Protein: 0 grams

For those of you who don't know what "cupuacu" is - and I openly admit to looking at Wikipedia as I write this - it's a fruit related to cacao that is rich in antioxidants. It's an interesting if somewhat oddball ingredient, and I wasn't exactly sure what to expect in terms of flavor.

I opened the cup, took a bite, and was thoroughly underwhelmed. This applesauce mostly tastes like ... apples. Shocking, I know! There's a very mild lime flavor, and something floral in the background that I assume is the cupuacu. Maybe they didn't add a lot of either of these because they aren't naturally sweet, and would thus force them to add sugar to the product if they used more. But still, I'd gladly consume a bit of extra sugar if I felt I were being treated to something a little more exotic. As it was, this tasted almost like regular applesauce to me.

Each 4 ounce container of Musselman's Healthy Picks Key Lime Cupuacu Cups provides 70 calories, no fat, 11 grams of sugar and 3 gams of fiber (no protein).

A four pack cost me $2.89, which is almost double the cost of the plain no-sugar-added applesauce cups. Overall, while these were okay, but I think I'd be better off just buying the regular flavor - it tastes almost the same anyway.

Rating
Taste: 3
Nutrition: 4.5
Price: 4
Overall: 3
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