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Hilary Oliver

April 24, 2008

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New Product Review's Top 40

Each month, The Natural Foods Merchandiser polls retailers throughout the United States to determine what products are selling in various regions. To participate, contact [email protected].

Dawn Hechinger,
marketing director, Richard's Whole Foods, Sarasota, Fla.


  1. Sami's Bread

  2. Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal

  3. Greens Plus Bars

  4. Blue Diamond Nut Thins

  5. Once Again Almond Butter


  1. NOW Foods CoQ10

  2. Barlean's Flaxseed Oil

  3. NOW Foods Omega-3

  4. NOW Foods Red Yeast Rice

  5. Alacer Corp. Emergen-C


  1. Natural Remedies Ear Candles

  2. NOW Foods Essential Oils

  3. Richard's Soaps

  4. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

  5. Desert Essence Lip Rescue


  1. Sunrise Greeting Cards

  2. Richard's Label Readers

  3. Richard's "Cookbook for Charity"

  4. Richard's Green Bags

  5. Halo Purely for Pets Spot's Stew

Joshua Bestgen,
data coordinator, Seward Community Co-op Grocery & Deli, Minneapolis


  1. Poland Springs Water

  2. Westbrae Naturals Organic Black Beans

  3. Green Mountain Gringo Tortilla Strips

  4. Crystal Geyser Water

  5. Bearitos Tortilla Chips


  1. Alacer Corp. Emergen-C

  2. Ecco Bella Health by Chocolate Women's Wonder Bars

  3. Seward Co-op Show Me the Whey, vanilla

  4. UAS Laboratories DDS Plus Acidophilus Bifidus with FOS

  5. American Health Super Papaya Enzyme Plus


  1. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

  2. Kirk's Castile Soap

  3. NatraCare Tampons

  4. Bee and Flower soap

  5. Alba Botanicals Sunscreen


  1. Green Forest Bathroom Tissue

  2. Seventh Generation Bathroom Tissue, single pack

  3. Seventh Generation Paper Towels

  4. Seventh Generation Bathroom Tissue, double roll four-pack

  5. Seventh Generation White Paper Towel

Marc Friedland,
president, Talley's Green Grocery, Charlotte, N.C.


  1. Spectrum Naturals Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  2. R.W. Knudsen Just Cranberry Juice

  3. Penta Purified Water

  4. Tofurky Vegetarian Feast

  5. Crown Prince Albacore Tuna


  1. Carlson Omega-3 Fish Oils

  2. Pure Essentials Life Essence

  3. Udo's Choice Udo's 3-6-9 Oil Blend

  4. Vibrant Health Green Vibrance

  5. Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega


  1. Jason Vitamin E Hand & Body Lotion

  2. Aura Cacia Lavender Oil

  3. Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Soaps, peppermint

  4. Boiron Arnica Gel

  5. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm


  1. Canidae Dog Food

  2. Wyndmere Ultrasonic Nebulizer

  3. Himalaya Salt Dreams Salt Crystal Lamp

  4. Halo Purely for Pets Vita-Mineral Mix

  5. Azmira Classic Dog Formula

John Larico,
owner, Golden Grocer Natural Market, St. Louis


  1. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

  2. Garden of Eatin' Pita Bread

  3. Amy's Indian Spinach & Tofu Wrap

  4. Tree of Life Coconut Oil

  5. R.W. Knudsen Just Cranberry Juice


  1. Nature's Secret Ultimate Cleanse

  2. Barlean's Flaxseed Oil

  3. Health Plus Super Colon Cleanse

  4. Stamina Rx

  5. Irwin Naturals Fast-Action Hoodia Diet


  1. SunAroma Black Soap With Shea Butter

  2. NOW Foods Peppermint Oil

  3. Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Soaps

  4. Monarch Essential Oils

  5. Tom's of Maine Fluoride-Free Toothpaste


  1. Solid Gold Dog Foods, all types

  2. Putumayo CDs

  3. Shahadah Incense

  4. The Master Cleanser (Burroughs Books, 1976)

  5. Nag Champa Incense

Ted Hand,
owner, Natural Of Course, Wichita, Kan.


  1. Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Bread, cinnamon raisin

  2. NOW Foods Flaxseed Meal

  3. R.W. Knudsen Just Apple Juice

  4. Locally produced eggs

  5. Locally produced ground beef


  1. NOW Foods Super Enzymes

  2. Michael's Adrenal Factor

  3. NOW Foods Liver Detox

  4. NOW Foods Special Two

  5. Aspen Thyroid


  1. Jason Tea Tree Soap

  2. NOW Foods Xyliwhite Toothpaste

  3. Nature's Gate Summer Spice Deodorant

  4. Jason Biotin Shampoo

  5. Nature's Gate Skin Therapy Lotion


  1. Wally's Ear Candles

  2. Mrs. Meyer's Lavender Laundry Soap

  3. Mrs. Meyer's All-Purpose Cleaner

  4. Locally produced ear candles

  5. Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome (Smart Publications, 2002)

Ellen Todd-Good,
living well grocery manager, Market Street Store No. 502, Lubbock, Texas


  1. Horizon Organic Milk

  2. Organic Valley Eggs

  3. Fiji Water

  4. Kashi Go Lean Cereal

  5. Kettle Krinkle-Cut Chips


  1. Allernon Allergy Drops

  2. Dr. Abraham's Immune Flu Drops

  3. Cooper Complete Iron-Free Vitamin

  4. Rainbow Light Just One for Women

  5. Irwin Naturals Dual Action Cleanse


  1. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

  2. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers

  3. Wally's Ear Candles

  4. Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Bar Soaps

  5. Jason Naturals Power Smile Toothpaste


  1. Clif Bars

  2. Wisdom Natural Brands Stevia, all types

  3. GTS Organic Kombucha Beverages

  4. Xlear Nasal Wash

  5. Endangered Species Chocolate Bars

Chris Elia,
general manager, Nutrition S'mart, Palm Beach Garden, Fla.


  1. Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Bread

  2. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Milk

  3. Imagine Rice Dream Enriched Rice Milk

  4. Applegate Farms Roasted Turkey Breast

  5. Mountain Sun Pure Cranberry Juice


  1. Greens Plus Chocolate Energy bars

  2. Buried Treasure VM-100 Complete

  3. Carlson Super Omega-3 Fish Oil

  4. Vibrant Health Green Vibrance

  5. Buried Treasure Acute Cold and Flu


  1. Nature's Gate Herbal Shampoo

  2. Aubrey's GPB Conditioner

  3. Bach Rescue Remedy

  4. Jason Body Wash

  5. Mychelle's Skin Care


  1. Penta Water

  2. PetGuard pet food

  3. Seventh Generation cleaning products

  4. New Wave Enviro Polycarbonate H2O Jug

  5. NOW Foods Glass Sprouting Jars

Gary DiDonato,
assistant manager/buyer, Smart Nutrition, Tumwater, Wash.


  1. Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Cereal

  2. P.J.'s Organics Chicken Burrito

  3. Glutino Lemon Wafer Cookies

  4. Y.S. Organic Bee Farms Organic Honey

  5. Suzie's Spelt Flatbreads, Multiseed


  1. Liquid Health Complete Multiple

  2. Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil, Peach

  3. Herbs, Etc. Deep Sleep

  4. Bluebonnet Chelated Magnesium Glycaemia

  5. Plum Flower Brand Gan Mao Ling


  1. Pure & Basic Wild Banana Vanilla Body Lotion

  2. Desert Essence Organics Green Apple & Ginger Shampoo

  3. Spry Cool Mint Toothpaste

  4. Merry Hempster's Organic Hemp Balm

  5. Aura Cacia Natural Fruit Perfume


  1. Earth Friendly Parsley Plus All-Purpose Cleaner

  2. Canidae Dog Food, All Life Stage

  3. Blues Buster Full Spectrum Light Bulbs

  4. Excalibur Food Dehydrator

  5. Bucky U Neck Pillow

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVIII/number 1/p. 64

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