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Cell-nique’s Root Beer Drink is Extremely Impressive

Cell-nique's Root Beer Drink is Extremely Impressive

I cannot tell a lie. I have a real soft spot for root beer. It brings back memories of when I was a kid (decades before my organic days) and would have root beer floats in the summer. The taste just really does it for me. Except for the occasional glass of Sipp’s ginger blossom, […]

Drinks Expo West Product Reviews Superfoods
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I cannot tell a lie. I have a real soft spot for root beer.

It brings back memories of when I was a kid (decades before my organic days) and would have root beer floats in the summer. The taste just really does it for me.

Except for the occasional glass of Sipp’s ginger blossom, which is nearly impossible to resist, I don’t drink any soda.

So when I tasted Cell-nique’s root beer flavor at Expo West recently, I kind of flipped out.

Cell-nique is not a carbonated soda but a juice made of many of the world’s best superfoods. And that is what makes this beverage so impressive.
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Harmless Harvest is the Hottest Brand in the Organic Food Industry

Harmless Harvest is the Hottest Brand in the Organic Food Industry

I see a lot of products in the organic food world but there is a buzz about Harmless Harvest and its coconut water that I have never seen before. This tends to happen when you are in a super-hot category and you are the best tasting, healthiest product in that category. Harmless Harvest’s raw organic […]

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I see a lot of products in the organic food world but there is a buzz about Harmless Harvest and its coconut water that I have never seen before.

This tends to happen when you are in a super-hot category and you are the best tasting, healthiest product in that category.

Harmless Harvest’s raw organic coconut water is made by using a technology called high pressure pasteurization (HPP), which I named one of my top 5 organic food trends for 2012. Read more »


Wellness Tonics D-Tox — This is the Future of Food

Wellness Tonics D-Tox -- This is the Future of Food

One of the things that I love to do when traveling is to stop by local organic supermarkets because each part of the country has a slightly different product mix. While the well-known products can be found coast to coast, there are many regional organic brands that do not yet have national distribution and are […]

Drinks Food Trends Product Reviews Superfoods
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One of the things that I love to do when traveling is to stop by local organic supermarkets because each part of the country has a slightly different product mix.

While the well-known products can be found coast to coast, there are many regional organic brands that do not yet have national distribution and are only available close to where they are produced.

And there may be nothing more that I enjoy doing than discovering organic products, both new and established, that I have never seen before.

When visiting San Francisco this past week, I came across several interesting products (thanks Stephanie!) and one that I wanted to talk about today was a drink called Wellness Tonics D-Tox.

I discovered it in the Whole Foods – South of Market location, and the packaging and ingredient list immediately grabbed my attention.
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Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal – An Awesome Organic Product

Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal - An Awesome Organic Product

I spend more time than you can imagine thinking about product design, from both a packaging and ingredient standpoint. With budgets always tight for start-up companies, I am so impressed when a young organic brand has such smart and sophisticated packaging. I am equally, if not more, appreciative when the ingredient mix is so intelligently […]

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I spend more time than you can imagine thinking about product design, from both a packaging and ingredient standpoint.

With budgets always tight for start-up companies, I am so impressed when a young organic brand has such smart and sophisticated packaging. I am equally, if not more, appreciative when the ingredient mix is so intelligently done that it results in a healthy and superior tasting product.

Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal completely nails it on both fronts. Big time.
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Navitas’ Cacao Goji Power Snack – Fantastic for Kids (and Adults)

Navitas' Cacao Goji Power Snack - Fantastic for Kids (and Adults)

While I don’t have kids, I often think about what foods I would feed them. Of course, they would be getting organic all of the time and I know that I would get them juicing at a very early age. The real challenge would be sending them off to school with healthy snacks that also […]

Kids Product Reviews
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While I don’t have kids, I often think about what foods I would feed them.

Of course, they would be getting organic all of the time and I know that I would get them juicing at a very early age.

The real challenge would be sending them off to school with healthy snacks that also taste good.

And therein lies the beauty of Navitas Naturals Cacao Goji Superfood Power Snack. It is absolutely loaded with the world’s most nutritious superfoods and also has an incredibly satisfying taste.

How often do you find a food that has both chia seeds (loaded with protein) and camu camu (loaded with Vitamin C)?

Rarely, if ever. Read more »


Sol Simple Solar Dried Organic Bananas – A Fantastic Product and An Amazing Story

Sol Simple Solar Dried Organic Bananas - A Fantastic Product and An Amazing Story

I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to share with you great tasting organic products that are also making a big difference in the world. One such product that I recently discovered at Whole Foods Tribeca is Sol Simple Solar Dried Bananas. Produced in Nicaragua, the organic bananas come in thin spears and are […]

Bananas Product Reviews Whole Foods
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I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to share with you great tasting organic products that are also making a big difference in the world.

One such product that I recently discovered at Whole Foods Tribeca is Sol Simple Solar Dried Bananas.

Produced in Nicaragua, the organic bananas come in thin spears and are dried indoors using a solar drying technology, which enables Sol Simple to reduce carbon emissions.

According to the company, traditional outdoor drying techniques take 2-3 days, expose the fruit to mold and bacteria, and allow the fruit to oxidize.

Sol Simple’s end product is a sweet-tasting and slightly chewy banana spear.

The benefit of sun-dried bananas, as opposed to the bananas that we get at the stores, is that the fruit is not picked off of the tree as early. This means that it has more time to mature and contains higher level of minerals and vitamins. Read more »


Beet Kvass – What is it and Why am I Drinking it?

Beet Kvass - What is it and Why am I Drinking it?

Organic beet kvass isn’t exactly a household name, similar to a coconut water or even kombucha. And I don’t believe that it will ever come close to having the same name recognition as these other two drinks. Yet, its health benefits and utility may surpass them both. A lacto-fermented beverage of Russian origin, beet kvass […]

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Organic beet kvass isn’t exactly a household name, similar to a coconut water or even kombucha.

And I don’t believe that it will ever come close to having the same name recognition as these other two drinks.

Yet, its health benefits and utility may surpass them both.

A lacto-fermented beverage of Russian origin, beet kvass provides the body with beneficial bacteria and aids in digestion.

It is also touted as a blood purifier and an excellent way to cleanse the liver.

Unlike kombucha, which uses sugar in the fermentation process, the beet kvass from Hawthorne Valley uses no sugar at all. And because it is a raw drink, all of the vitamins and minerals remain intact.

While I tend to drink it straight, the other great thing about beet kvass is that it can be used as a base for soups, salad dressings or marinades. Read more »