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1165947 2999-04-26 00:00:00.0 UTC 2999-04-25T20:00:00.000-04:00 2011-04-26 08:30:00.0 UTC 2011-04-26T04:30:00.000-04:00 taste-test-sloppy-joe-mix Published 2011-04-26 08:30:28.0 UTC 2011-04-26T04:30:28.000-04:00 features/food/tastetest DTI 74919414 Some of our tasters have a nifty phone app that gives a daily dinner recipe from Martha Stewart. One recent suggestion was sloppy joes. We figured if Martha Stewart eats sloppy joes, so can we. Local grocery stores sell plenty of dry mixes to flavor the meat. But we wanted to try the cans of sauce that make the meal even easier to prepare. We found five brands and added them all to cooked ground beef. Poured over a nice bun, these make a tasty and economical family dinner or lunch. Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent Product/score (out of 100) Del Monte/57 Great Value/42 Hannaford/41 Serving size 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 1/4 cup Calories 50 40 30 Fat/fiber 0g / 0g 0g / 2g 0g / 1g Sugars/sodium 9g / 440mg 6g / 400mg 3g / 380mg Carbs/protein 11g / 1g 8g / 1g 8g / 1g Judges' comments Del Monte Judges detected a smoky flavor in this mixture, similar to a liquid smoke or mesquite barbecue sauce taste. They enjoyed the tang. "This has a classic sloppy joe look with a hearty tomato taste and a hint of sweetness," said one judge. "It's yummy goodness," said another. "Sweet, tasty and saucy!" Great Value Panelists were divided on this mix. A couple enjoyed the spicy flavor, likening it to taco sauce. The others were looking for more seasoning. One described the sauce as "cheery," with nice red pepper flecks and a flavorful balance of sweet and tangy. "The ripe tomatoes in the sauce are a nice touch," he added. Hannaford Sweetbay's store brand of sloppy joe mix was compared by our judges to canned chili without the beans. A couple liked the juicy texture and the shiny appearance of the cooked sauce. "This would work just fine in a hurry," said one. Another noted onions in the mixture and would add a bit more salt. Would they buy? Del Monte Three of the four judges said yes. Great Value Two of the four judges said yes. Hannaford Two of the four judges said yes. Shopping information Del Monte $1.49 for a 15-ounce can from Publix. Great Value 88 cents for a 15.5-ounce can from Walmart. Hannaford $1.19 for a 15.5-ounce can from Sweetbay. Also sampled: Hunt's Manwich ($1 for a 15.5-ounce can from Walmart, 30 points); and Winn-Dixie ($1 for a 15.5-ounce can, 18 points). Panelists: Personal chef Kay Bell; Julie Overton, consumer and mother of four; Wayne Conery, manager of the R-Bar on Treasure Island; and Jeff Jensen, public information officer for the city of Treasure Island. All foods were tasted blind. Serving size ¼ cup ¼ cup ¼ cup Calories 50 40 30 Fat/Fiber 0g / 0g 0g / 2g 0g / 1g Sugars/Sodium 9g / 440mg 6g / 400mg 3g / 380mg Carbs/Protein 11g / 1g 8g / 1g 8g / 1g Some of our tasters have a nifty phone app that gives a daily dinner recipe from Martha Stewart. One recent suggestion was sloppy joes. We figured if Martha Stewart eats sloppy joes, so can we. Local grocery stores sell plenty of dry mixes to flavor the meat. But we wanted to try the cans of sauce that make the meal even easier to prepare. We found five brands and added them all to cooked ground beef. Poured over a nice bun, these make a tasty and economical family dinner or lunch. Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent By Kathy Saunders, Times Correspondent Food,Features,Taste Test Taste test: Sloppy joe mix Kathy Saunders TNP Taste-N Pinellas Taster's Choice | Sloppy joe mix <p></p><p><table border = "1"><tr><td><b>Product/Score</b><b> </b><br></br><b>(out of 100) </b></td><td>Del Monte: <b>57</b></td><td>Great Value: <b>42</b></td><td>Hannaford: <b>41</b></td></tr><tr><td><b>Judges' </b><br></br><b>comments </b></td><td>Judges detected a smoky flavor in this mixture, similar to a liquid smoke or mesquite barbecue sauce taste. They enjoyed the tang. "This has a classic sloppy joe look with a hearty tomato taste and a hint of sweetness," said one judge. "It's yummy goodness," said another. "Sweet, tasty and saucy!"</td><td>Panelists were divided on this mix. A couple enjoyed the spicy flavor, likening it to taco sauce. The others were looking for more seasoning. One described the sauce as "cheery," with nice red pepper flecks and a flavorful balance of sweet and tangy. "The ripe tomatoes in the sauce are a nice touch," he added.</td><td>Sweetbay's store brand of sloppy joe mix was compared by our judges to canned chili without the beans. A couple liked the juicy texture and the shiny appearance of the cooked sauce. "This would work just fine in a hurry," said one. Another noted onions in the mixture and would add a bit more salt.</td></tr><tr><td><b>Would </b><br></br><b>they buy? </b></td><td>Three of the four judges said yes.</td><td>Two of the four judges said yes.</td><td>Two of the four judges said yes.</td></tr><tr><td><b>Shopping information</b></td><td>$1.49 for a 15-ounce can <br></br>from Publix.</td><td>88 cents for a 15.5-ounce can <br></br>from Walmart.</td><td>$1.19 for a 15.5-ounce can <br></br>from Sweetbay.</td></tr></table><br /><br /><b>Also Sampled: </b>Hunt's Manwich ($1 for a 15.5-ounce can from Walmart, 30 points); and Winn-Dixie ($1 for a 15.5-ounce can, 18 points).</p><p><b>Panelists: </b>Personal chef Kay Bell; Julie Overton, consumer and mother of four; Wayne Conery, manager of the R-Bar on Treasure Island; and Jeff Jensen, public information officer for the city of Treasure Island. All foods were tasted blind.</p><p><b>Send suggestions for product testing to: </b>Taste section, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731 or e-mail them to jkeeler@sptimes.com. Please put TEST SUGGESTION in the subject line. To read past Taster's Choice columns, go to <a href="http://<b>food.tampabay.com</b>"target="_blank"><b>food.tampabay.com</b></a>.</p> External input 2 ta_tasters042711 Taster's Choice | Sloppy joe mix 2011-04-27 04:00:00.0 UTC 2011-04-27T00:00:00.000-04:00 taste test, taste tests true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2011/04/26/74919414-taste-test-sloppy-joe-mix StaffArticle features,foodFoodSome of our tasters have a nifty phone app that gives a daily dinner recipe from Martha Stewart. One recent suggestion was sloppy joes. We figured if Martha Stewart eats sloppy joes, so can we. Local grocery stores sell plenty of dry mixes to flavor the meat. But we wanted to try the cans of sauce that make the meal even easier to prepare. We found five brands and added them all to cooked ground beef. Poured over a nice bun, these make a tasty and economical family dinner or lunch. Kathy Saunders, Times correspondentProduct/score(out of 100)Del Monte/57Great Value/42Hannaford/41Serving size1/4 cup1/4 cup1/4 cupCalories504030Fat/fiber0g / 0g0g / 2g0g / 1gSugars/sodium9g / 440mg6g / 400mg3g / 380mgCarbs/protein11g / 1g8g / 1g8g / 1gJudges'commentsDel Montetaste test, taste tests<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">KATHY SAUNDERS</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Correspondent 2270163 2016-03-21 15:04:29.0 UTC 5 Months Ago taste-test-easter-treats-from-pound-cake-mix-to-vegan-cheesecake things-to-do/food/tastetest Taste test: Easter treats, from pound cake mix to vegan cheesecake StaffArticle 2265424 2016-02-15 15:07:45.0 UTC 6 Months Ago taste-test-pizza-sauces things-to-do/food/tastetest Taste test: Pizza sauces StaffArticle 2271002 2016-03-28 14:53:20.0 UTC 5 Months Ago taste-test-taco-shells things-to-do/food/tastetest Taste test: Taco shells StaffArticle <p>Some of our tasters have a nifty phone app that gives a daily dinner recipe from Martha Stewart. One recent suggestion was sloppy joes. We figured if Martha Stewart eats sloppy joes, so can we. Local grocery stores sell plenty of dry mixes to flavor the meat. But we wanted to try the cans of sauce that make the meal even easier to prepare. We found five brands and added them all to cooked ground beef. Poured over a nice bun, these make a tasty and economical family dinner or lunch. Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent</p> <p>Product/score</p> <p>(out of 100)</p> <p>Del Monte/57</p> <p>Great Value/42</p> <p>Hannaford/41</p> <p>Serving size</p> <p>1/4 cup</p> <p>1/4 cup</p> <p>1/4 cup</p> <p>Calories</p> <p>50</p> <p>40</p> <p>30</p> <p>Fat/fiber</p> <p>0g / 0g</p> <p>0g / 2g</p> <p>0g / 1g</p> <p>Sugars/sodium</p> <p>9g / 440mg</p> <p>6g / 400mg</p> <p>3g / 380mg</p> <p>Carbs/protein</p> <p>11g / 1g</p> <p>8g / 1g</p> <p>8g / 1g</p> <p>Judges'</p> <p>comments</p> <p>Del Monte</p> <p>Judges detected a smoky flavor in this mixture, similar to a liquid smoke or mesquite barbecue sauce taste. They enjoyed the tang. &quot;This has a classic sloppy joe look with a hearty tomato taste and a hint of sweetness,&quot; said one judge. &quot;It's yummy goodness,&quot; said another. &quot;Sweet, tasty and saucy!&quot;</p> <p>Great Value</p> <p>Panelists were divided on this mix. A couple enjoyed the spicy flavor, likening it to taco sauce. The others were looking for more seasoning. One described the sauce as &quot;cheery,&quot; with nice red pepper flecks and a flavorful balance of sweet and tangy. &quot;The ripe tomatoes in the sauce are a nice touch,&quot; he added.</p> <p>Hannaford</p> <p>Sweetbay's store brand of sloppy joe mix was compared by our judges to canned chili without the beans. A couple liked the juicy texture and the shiny appearance of the cooked sauce. &quot;This would work just fine in a hurry,&quot; said one. Another noted onions in the mixture and would add a bit more salt.</p> <p>Would</p> <p>they buy?</p> <p>Del Monte</p> <p>Three of the four judges said yes.</p> <p>Great Value</p> <p>Two of the four judges said yes.</p> <p>Hannaford</p> <p>Two of the four judges said yes.</p> <p>Shopping information</p> <p>Del Monte</p> <p>$1.49 for a 15-ounce can from Publix.</p> <p>Great Value</p> <p>88 cents for a 15.5-ounce can from Walmart.</p> <p>Hannaford</p> <p>$1.19 for a 15.5-ounce can from Sweetbay.</p> <p>Also sampled: Hunt's Manwich ($1 for a 15.5-ounce can from Walmart, 30 points); and Winn-Dixie ($1 for a 15.5-ounce can, 18 points).</p> <p>Panelists: Personal chef Kay Bell; Julie Overton, consumer and mother of four; Wayne Conery, manager of the R-Bar on Treasure Island; and Jeff Jensen, public information officer for the city of Treasure Island. All foods were tasted blind.<br /><br /> </p> <table border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Serving size</b></td> <td>&frac14; cup</td> <td>&frac14; cup</td> <td>&frac14; cup</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Calories</b></td> <td>50</td> <td>40</td> <td>30</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Fat/Fiber</b></td> <td>0g / 0g</td> <td>0g / 2g</td> <td>0g / 1g</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Sugars/Sodium</b></td> <td>9g / 440mg</td> <td>6g / 400mg</td> <td>3g / 380mg</td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Carbs/Protein</b></td> <td>11g / 1g</td> <td>8g / 1g</td> <td>8g / 1g</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /> <br />Some of our tasters have a nifty phone app that gives a daily dinner recipe from Martha Stewart. One recent suggestion was sloppy joes. We figured if Martha Stewart eats sloppy joes, so can we. Local grocery stores sell plenty of dry mixes to flavor the meat. But we wanted to try the cans of sauce that make the meal even easier to prepare. We found five brands and added them all to cooked ground beef. Poured over a nice bun, these make a tasty and economical family dinner or lunch. <i> Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent</i> <p></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:39:02