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Dr. Gourmet's Food Reviews

These commonly-purchased ingredients meet basic Dr. Gourmet standards for levels of sodium and fat, then we rate them for flavor. Find out which items were good - and which you should leave on the shelf.

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Healthier Purchased Ingredients

Barbecue Sauces

Eat Dinosaur Barbecue Sensuous Slathering Bar-B-Que Sauce
Don't Eat JohnBoy & Billy's Grillin' Sauce
Don't Eat K.C. Masterpiece Original Barbecue Sauce
Eat Stubb's Original All-Natural Bar-B-Q Sauce

Chicken Nuggets / Fish Sticks

Eat Saffron Road Chicken Nuggets
Eat Saffron Road Tandoori Seasoned Chicken Nuggets
Eat Starfish Classic Battered Cod
Eat Starfish Classic Battered Haddock
Eat Starfish Gluten-Free Crispy Battered Cod
Eat Starfish Gluten-Free Crispy Battered Halibut
Don't Eat Stonewall Kitchen : Lemon Dill Cocktail Sauce

Chicken Stock

Don't Eat Pacific Natural Chicken Stock
Don't Eat Walnut Acres Fat Free Chicken Broth
Don't Eat Hain Home Style Naturals Chicken Broth
Don't Eat Shelton's Fat Free Low Sodium Chicken Broth
Eat Shelton's Chicken Broth with Salt & Spices
Eat Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth
Eat Health Valley Fat Free Chicken Broth
Eat Health Valley No Salt Added Chicken Broth
Eat Copper Stockpot: Rich Chicken Stock


Don't Eat Chatham Village Fat Free Garlic and Onion Croutons
Don't Eat Chatham Village Garlic and Butter Flavored Caesar Croutons
Eat Marie Callender's Fat Free Herb Seasoned Croutons
Don't Eat Pepperidge Farms Classic Caesar Croutons
Don't Eat Rothbury Farms Fat Free Seasoned Croutons
Eat T. Marzetti's Restaurant Quality Fat Free Large Cut Garlic and Onion Croutons

Hot Dogs / Sausage / Frozen Burgers

See also: Veggie Burgers, below
Eat Applegate Farms Great Organic Uncured Hot Dog
Don't Eat Applegate Farms Uncured Turkey Hot Dogs
Eat Applegate Farms Natural Chicken and Sage Breakfast Sausage
Eat Applegate Farms Natural Classic Pork Breakfast Sausage
Eat Applegate Farms Turkey Burgers
Eat Healthy Choice Beef Franks
Don't Eat Lightlife Smart Dog
Don't Eat Oscar Meyer Turkey Franks
Don't Eat Oscar Meyer Wieners
Don't Eat Yves Meatless Hot Dog

Pasta Sauce

Eat Eden Organic Old Italian Spaghetti Sauce
Don't Eat DiGiorno Marinara Sauce
Eat Monte Bene Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
Don't Eat Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
Eat Muir Glen Organic Tomato Basil Sauce
Eat Classico Tomato and Basil
Eat Healthy Choice Super Chunky Tomato, Mushroom and Garlic (Garlic Lovers) Tomato Sauce
Eat Whole Foods 365 Marinara Sauce
Eat Newman's Own Marinara
Eat Mezzetta - Napa Valley Bistro Tomato Basil with Fresh Basil, Garlic, Onions and Napa Valley Zinfandel
Don't Eat Ragu Chunky Garden Style Sun-dried Tomato and Sweet Basil

Peanut Butter

Eat Earth Balance Natural Peanut Butter and Flaxseed
Eat Justin's Classic Peanut Butter
Don't Eat ProBar Organic Peanut Butter Blend


Eat AlsoSalt
Eat Amy's Light in Sodium Refried Black Beans
Eat Amy's Light in Sodium Traditional Refried Beans
Eat Chili Today - Hot Tamale Spices
Don't Eat Flavor Magic Portion Control Sheets
Eat Jovial Foods Gluten-Free Pasta: Lasagna
Eat Jovial Foods Gluten-Free Pasta: Tagliatelle
Eat Lundberg Rice Chips: Sea Salt
Eat Minute Rice Brown Rice
Don't Eat Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans
Don't Eat Swerve Sweetener
Eat Success Brown Rice
Don't Eat Truvia Sweetener
Eat Uncle Ben's Brown Rice
Don't Eat Uncle Ben's Ready Rice
Eat Z-Sweet Sweetener

Veggie Burgers

Don't Eat Amy's California Veggie Burger
Don't Eat Amy's Texas Veggie Burger
Eat Engine 2 Foods: Poblano Black Bean Plant Burger (Gluten Free)
Eat Engine 2 Foods: Thai Basil Edamame Plant Burger (Gluten Free)
Don't Eat Hilary's Eat Well Products: The World's Best Veggie Burger (Gluten Free)
Don't Eat Hilary's Eat Well Products: Adzuki Bean Burger (Gluten Free)
Eat Sol Cuisine: Mushroom Rice Burger (Gluten Free)
Eat Sol Cuisine Original Burger (Gluten Free)
Eat Sol Cuisine: Spicy Black Bean Burger (Gluten Free)
Don't Eat Sunshine Burgers: Barbecue (Gluten Free)
Eat Sunshine Burgers: Garden Herb (Gluten Free)
Eat Sunshine Burgers: South West (Gluten Free)
Eat Qrunch Foods Quinoa Burgers: Plain (Gluten Free)
Don't Eat Qrunch Foods Quinoa Burgers: Spicy Italian (Gluten Free)
Eat Veggie Gourmet: The All-American Burger
Eat Veggie Gourmet: The Pizza Burger