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Feb 8, 2008 09:52 AM

Blue Menu New Products - What have you tried?

The other post about PC Blue Menu two-bite brownies got me thinking about their other new products. Have you tried anything you liked?

I love their smaller size multigrain bagels. Finally, I can enjoy a bagel which isn't bigger than me! My kids also loved the smaller size.

Anyone here try the fresh whole wheat lasagna noodles? Are they thin once cooked?

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  1. Really liked the whole grain raisin bagels.

    1. Blue Menu Frozen Yogurts-Dieter's paradise!

      1. I really liked the lemon poppy seed dressing. I actually find almost all of PC's salad dressings really good (that fat-free mango vinaigrette is something else with mixed greens, blueberries and sliced strawberries).

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        1. re: hautecocoa

          I'm quite impressed with the blue line. I've become addicted to the spicy flax-seed corn chips. They are soooo good. Like eating doritos with alot less guilt. I've taken them to work and everyone who samples them are quite impressed with the flavour they pack.
          I just bought the white bean and red pepper dip. It is decent. Could be better (i find it slightly runny), but for the nutrition value it packs, also a good pick!
          Blue menu microwave popcorn is great too!

          1. re: pancake

            I hate to be a killjoy but when I looked at the ingredients, calorie counts, fat content etc. much of the Blue line didn't turn out to be terribly healthy. For instance, those flax-seed corn chips have more fiber than doritos but just as many calories and fat (250 cal/14g fat per 50g of chips). For my money (or more to the point, my calorie/fat budget), the Blue line doesn't live up to the hype.

            1. re: idnas

              and the salt - so much of it. Guess when they take something out they need to put some flavour back in, hence the salt.

              1. re: Helen

                Actually, my biggest beef about the BM stuff is that many of their savory items contain too much salt. If the BM line is suppose to be healthier, then it should reduce the sodium content as well as fats.

                Hmmm. I think I'll write them about the high sodium content to see what they say.

                1. re: DishyDiva

                  The major studies on salt and blood pressure are inconclusive, and often misinterpreted. Until there is a definite link, the food companies are not likely to alter taste.

                  1. re: jayt90

                    its not just high blood pressure people worry about , some people are on salt restricted diets , and salt holds water in your body like a sponge , so therfore more fluid = more blood volume = your heart working harder = high blood pressure

              2. re: idnas

                yes Im not sure what the calorie count of those little brownies are for the original variety, but 2 of the blue menu ones are still 150 cal. Thats alot I think for two bites when I know how to make much lower calorie versions at home.

                1. re: hungryabbey

                  They're still quite tasty and handy, considering they fill other dietary requirements (low-fat and whole wheat). These are supposed to be occasional treats anyhow.

            2. re: hautecocoa

              I tried the lemon poppy seed dressing today. I thought it was passable but wasn't sufficiently lemon-y for me to give it 5-stars. I added an extra squeeze of lemon and pinch of lemon zest to give it more zing. Still, at $1.99 (it was on sale), I can't complain too much.

              1. re: DishyDiva

                I too bought it and havent had it on salad but I did try a little taste.. and I liked the lemon poppyseed combo but as I am a HUGE lemon lover, I'll probably do the same thing as you Dishy

            3. stuffed chicken with spinach and ricotta
              stuffed chicken with mushroom and provalone

              1. I just tried the multi-grain flax bagels - they're okay although there isn't much flavour. Quite tiny...smaller than the palm of your hand and still pretty high in calories - 170 cal i think? (but they were on sale)
                I'm trying they're new dips next - I'm a huge fan of the regular artichoke and asiago and the BM one is apparently 55% less fat, which means normal people can actually consume it.