Product Reviews by Brisbane Nutrition consultants EatSmart


The Eat Smart Nutrition Consultants will regularly test and trial new products in your supermarket. We leave our final thoughts in the "Verdict" comment at the end of each new product we have reviewed.


Goodness Superfoods Protein 1st Heart 1st and Digestive 1st
New cereals on the market containing BarleyMAX – a high fibre wholegrain developed by the CSIRO.  High in fibre (almost half your daily requirements in 1 bowl) and high in protein to keep you fuller for longer.  Protein 1st is fruit free while Digestive 1st contains sultanas and apple.  All are low in GI.
Verdict:  A nutritious and tasty cereal, which will keep you fuller for longer with a great fibre content.

John West Tuna, corn & beans

A convenient canned product, which can be used by itself or in a salad, pasta, casserole or simply on toast.  Rich in omega 3’s, high in fibre and low in GI.
Verdict:  A convenient lunch or dinner option to add variety to your repertoire.

Canned chicken
New on the long life market is canned chicken breast.  Much like canned tuna, there is now canned chicken, which come in various flavours.  They are low in calories, high in protein and  conveniently packaged.
Verdict:  Tastes better than it looks!  A good alternative to canned tuna.

Carnation Soy Evaporated Milk
Evaporated milk is now available for those who are lactose or milk protein intolerant or simply prefer soy products.  It can be used for achieving a creamy mouth feel without adding cream such as creamy pasta sauces, creamy curries or in desserts.  Soy evaporated milk is low in fat and gluten free.
Verdict:  A good choice for those watching their fat intake but still wanting to enjoy creamy lactose or dairy free products.

All Bran Dual
A high fibre cereal from All Bran which boasts both soluble and insoluble fibre to help maintain regularity.  Soluble fibre softens the stool while insoluble fibre adds bulk – both are required for a healthy bowel.  Its sweetened with honey and apple to make it more family friendly.
Verdict:  Tastier than traditional All Bran with a good balance of both types of fibre – a good cereal choice for the family.

Uncle Toby’s Plus Omega 3 Lift
The Plus range keeps expanding with Omega 3 lift, which contains clusters of ground flaxseeds with sultanas & nuts.  Contains 200mg Omega 3 per 40g serve which is equivalent to 15 (Men) -25% (Women) of our daily requirement.
Verdict:  A nutritious and tasty cereal to help increase your omega 3 intake