Beyond Meat Cookout Classic burgers

I recently found Beyond Meat burgers, the Cookout Classic 10-pack, on sale for $7.99 at the Grocery Outlet. This review looks at ingredients, cooking tips, and sustainability and I also compare the Beyond Meat burger to the Impossible Burger.

Hemp Yeah! Hemp seed bars review

I bought hemp seed bars from Canadian brand, Hemp Yeah!, at the Grocery Outlet and they’ve become some of my favorite seed-based energy bars. Hemp Yeah! is a line of hemp-based products from Manitoba Harvest, several of which are available on discount at the Grocery Outlet. I’m giving the hemp seed bars 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

So Delicious Chocolate Chip Mousse

I bought So Delicious chocolate chip mousse at the Grocery Outlet and highly recommend it – it’s a vanilla mouse mixed with delicious flakes of chocolate. It contains much less sugar and fat than normal ice cream, and zero trans fats. It’s also vegan and partly organic, earning 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Quorn vegetarian turkey slices – ethical review

I bought Quorn Meatless Turkey-Style Deli Slices at the Grocery Outlet last week and found them to be very similar to real turkey (as I remember it). Quorn Foods is a veteran of the vegetarian movement and although this product (which is vegetarian) doesn’t score as highly as Quorn’s vegan products, it still gets a very solid 4 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Nature’s Path nut butter cereal – ethical review

I bought two types of Nature’s Path cereal at the Grocery Outlet this month – Almond Nut Butter Crunch and Coconut Cashew Nut Butter Crunch. I thought that both were good and Nature’s Path does a really good job on sustainability metrics, reducing waste and carbon footprint and being a longtime pioneer in organic farming practices. 5/5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact!

Back to Nature cookies – ethical review

I bought two types of Back to Nature cookies at the Grocery Outlet last week – chocolate chip and classic creme. These cookies are entirely vegan but the company lacks transparency on ingredient sourcing. So it’s a mixed review, with the Chocolate Chunk the Classic Creme cookies getting ethical scores of 3.5 Green Stars and 3 Green Stars, respectively.

Clif Bars – sustainability and ethical review

I bought a box of Clif Chocolate Peanut Butter bars at the Grocery Outlet last week, from Clif Bar’s Sweet and Satly range. Overall, I think that Clif bar has been a leader in climate action and deserves an ethical score of 4.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Sweet Earth pizzas – ethical review

I found two kinds of Sweet Earth pizza at the Grocery Outlet last week – the Truffle Lover’s and Protein Lover’s pizza. Sweet Earth is now owned by Nestlé in 2017, influencing things a little. Overall, these Sweet Earth products deserve a regular rating of 4.5 gold stars and an ethical score of 3.5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact.

Alter Eco Salted Caramel Truffles

Just in time for the holidays – Alter Eco Salted Caramel Truffles are on sale at the Grocery Outlet. From support of sustainable agriculture to the development of compostable sweet wrappers, this product deserves 5 Green Stars for social and environmental impact. This is the first company so far on Ethical Bargains to achieve a perfect score!