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Two of My Favorite Emerging Beverage Brands – Rawpothecary and LuliTonix

Two of My Favorite Emerging Beverage Brands - Rawpothecary and LuliTonix

Unless you live in the New York area and are immersed in the health and wellness world, there is a decent chance that you’ve never heard of Rawpothecary or LuliTonix. But that won’t be the case for long, as I expect both of these brands to become very recognizable, national players within a matter of time. Having closely […]

Drinks NYC Organic Product Reviews
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Unless you live in the New York area and are immersed in the health and wellness world, there is a decent chance that you’ve never heard of Rawpothecary or LuliTonix.

But that won’t be the case for long, as I expect both of these brands to become very recognizable, national players within a matter of time.

Having closely watched Rawpothecary and LuliTonix over the past year, I not only love what they’re putting on the shelves, but the women behind each of these NYC-based companies are two of the hardest-working entrepreneurs I’ve come across.

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A few years ago, founder Stephanie Walczak had a close friend that was poisoned so badly from pesticides that he was literally on his death bed.  With conventional medicine completely failing him and few alternatives left, Stephanie, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and The Natural Gourmet Institute, got into the kitchen and worked her magic with the Vitamix, making sure he got fed super-nutritious blended drinks. Read more »


Suja Rolls Out a Fantastic Line of Bottled Teas

Suja Rolls Out a Fantastic Line of Bottled Teas

If you think that Suja, which was recently named by Forbes as the #3 Most Promising Company in the U.S., is content to just sit on its hands and enjoy its current success, think again. In a bold and very savvy move, the company has made a departure from its pressed juices and smoothies to launch four […]

Drinks Product Reviews
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If you think that Suja, which was recently named by Forbes as the #3 Most Promising Company in the U.S., is content to just sit on its hands and enjoy its current success, think again.

In a bold and very savvy move, the company has made a departure from its pressed juices and smoothies to launch four HPP (high pressure processing) bottled teas including: Read more »


Abe’s Market Has Launched a Cool New Program Called Try for $2

Abe's Market Has Launched a Cool New Program Called Try for $2

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely LOVE trying new and interesting organic products. Yet, there are a few challenges with this. One, how do you find them. Two, there is a risk associated with spending money on all of these products, especially if you take one bite of a $7 granola and don’t like it. Three, if […]

Organic Product Reviews
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If you’re anything like me, you absolutely LOVE trying new and interesting organic products.

Yet, there are a few challenges with this.

One, how do you find them.

Two, there is a risk associated with spending money on all of these products, especially if you take one bite of a $7 granola and don’t like it.

Three, if you’re a subscriber to a monthly $20 box of healthy products, there is a decent chance that you won’t be inspired by many of the picks that show up at your door.

Abe’s Market, a fantastic e-commerce site that specializes in natural and organic products, has come up a great solution that addresses all of these problems. Read more »


Wedderspoon Makes Fantastic and Innovative Honey Products, FREE Giveaway

Wedderspoon Makes Fantastic and Innovative Honey Products, FREE Giveaway

While it may be easy to name the top brands of pressed organic juice, coconut water, or breakfast cereal, the same cannot be said for honey. Honey is just not as visible, and many vendors of honey are small and local. That doesn’t mean, however, that excellent national brands don’t exist. They do. And without […]

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wedderspoon-organic-beechwood-honeyWhile it may be easy to name the top brands of pressed organic juice, coconut water, or breakfast cereal, the same cannot be said for honey.

Honey is just not as visible, and many vendors of honey are small and local.

That doesn’t mean, however, that excellent national brands don’t exist. They do.

And without question, one of the best is Wedderspoon.

I first discovered Wedderspoon in 2010 at Natural Products Expo East and gave the company my Best of Show Award for its Manuka honey.  Since that time, I have been keeping a close watch on the company as it has slowly launched a number of other very impressive honey-based products.

Yet, it is Wedderspoon’s Organic Beechwood Honey that has really caught my eye.

Aside from its light, distinct, and flavorful taste, this honey has some unusual characteristics. Read more »


There is A LOT to Love About Sakara Life, the Organic Meal Delivery Service

There is A LOT to Love About Sakara Life, the Organic Meal Delivery Service

Recently, I stopped by the offices of Sakara Life, the fantastic organic meal delivery service based here in NYC. Even though I have known co-founders Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle for a few years, I hadn’t fully researched their company until now. And what a huge mistake that was because it is an incredibly impressive […]

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Recently, I stopped by the offices of Sakara Life, the fantastic organic meal delivery service based here in NYC.

Even though I have known co-founders Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle for a few years, I hadn’t fully researched their company until now. And what a huge mistake that was because it is an incredibly impressive operation with delicious food.

Currently, Sakara Life is delivering fully-prepared, 100% organic, gluten-free, plant-based meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The service will eventually be expanded to other parts of the country, with California on the company’s near-term radar screen.

Here were a few things that I tasted. Read more »


The Lentil and Black Bean Pastas by Tolerant Foods are Fantastic!

The Lentil and Black Bean Pastas by Tolerant Foods are Fantastic!

Just like many other people, I love eating pasta. However, I don’t eat pasta that has gluten in it, so that generally leaves me with pasta made from quinoa, corn or rice. While I don’t have issues with any of these three, I had always wanted something a little different. That is why I totally […]

Pasta Product Reviews
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Just like many other people, I love eating pasta.

However, I don’t eat pasta that has gluten in it, so that generally leaves me with pasta made from quinoa, corn or rice.

While I don’t have issues with any of these three, I had always wanted something a little different.

That is why I totally flipped out when I came across the red lentil pasta by Tolerant Foods at Natural Products Expo West earlier this year. I was so excited about this pasta that I immediately named it to my Top 5 Organic Products of the Show.

It is rich and hearty, and the texture is strikingly similar to a wheat or flour pasta. Read more »


Suja Elements is a Total Winner

Suja Elements is a Total Winner

(To get a $1 off coupon for any Suja Elements drink, see below.) I come across hundreds of new organic products each year, and it doesn’t take long for me to assess which ones are truly special. So, when I tasted Suja Elements the other day, I knew right away this drink belonged in that category. […]

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(To get a $1 off coupon for any Suja Elements drink, see below.)

I come across hundreds of new organic products each year, and it doesn’t take long for me to assess which ones are truly special.

So, when I tasted Suja Elements the other day, I knew right away this drink belonged in that category.

Many people may be familiar with the Suja brand because its pressed organic juices are sold at stores throughout the U.S. Yet, this week the company is introducing a new smoothie line – Suja Elements – that is very, very unique. Read more »