Madrinas Coffee Cold Brew
This fair trade, organic cold-brew coffee is smooth and sweet—not bitter. Simply packaged in a large can (reminiscent of a Red Bull energy drink). It also contains a touch of sugar and natural flavoring, and delivers 120 mg caffeine per can.
Blue Buddha Raspberry Hibiscus with Ashwagandha
This special tea blends USDA Organic Ayurvedic herbs designed to improve focus and counteract stress, such as ashwagandha extract, chamomile, Indian gooseberry extract and maitake mushroom powder. Also in the bottle: brewed organic teas, fair trade cane sugar, lemon juice, hibiscus and more. Give it a shake, and sip for herbal bliss.
Treehouse Chocolate Co. Drinking Chocolate
Wrapped in rustic compostable packaging that conjures images of campfire happiness, this gourmet drinking chocolate is made with organic and fair trade ingredients like cacao beans, cooca powder, cane sugar, vanilla bean, nonfat drymilk and more. Our favorite flavor: Nectar, a vegan concoction of coconut milk, coconut nectar, cacao bean, cocoa powder, vanilla bean and more. Just add hot water and enjoy.
CaliWater Cactus + Berry Wild Prickly Pear
Inside this recycled-paper Tetra Pak is a unique concoction of filtered water, pear puree, prickly pear cactus puree, strawberry puree, organic lemon juice, natural flavors and prickly pear cactus extract—all for just 10 calories per 11.2-ounce box. While I'm still not exactly clear what the health benefits of prickly pear cactus are, this is a value-added beverage that stands out on store shelves. I also appreciate the local sourcing story here.
Mulberry Love Organic Mulberry Juice
A 50-calorie squeeze pack filled with an antioxidant blend of organic apple juice, organic peach juice and organic mulberry juice. That's it! All for a reasonable 9 grams of sugar. This would be especially tasty as a lunch accouterment for a child's lunchbox. Mulberry Love also offers eight-ounce bottles that contain a blend of organic mulberry juice and coconut water.
JJ's Sweets Cocomels
You've seen these delicious coconut milk-based caramels before—they're a vegan, soy- and gluten-free treat made with organic coconut milk, organic brown rice syrup, organic dried cane syrup, sea salt and xanthan gum. But they're worthy of another review because the company recently replaced it's cellophane packaging, which the caramels had a tendency to stick to on warm days. This new wax paper remedies the issue, keeping the focus on pure, caramel-y bliss.
Dave's Killer Bread White Bread Done Right
Over the past decade, white bread has been the symbol of evil in the natural foods industry. White bread is typically high glycemic and void of important nutrients that grains provide, such as fiber. That's why we're in love with Dave's Killer Bread's new white bread. Packed with wholesome USDA Organic grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt, millet and quinoa. Lightly sweetened with organic dried cane syrup.
We also love Dave's Killer Bread for giving those with criminal backgrounds an opportunity for stable employment.
Flora Baobites Superfruit Snacks Peach Mango
We were super impressed with these fruity, gummy squares, which deliver 100 percent of daily vitamin C requirements per 100-calorie serving. Made with a tangy blend of apple juice concentrate, organic baobab fruit pulp powders, peach and mango purees and juice concentrates, and a touch of rice bran, turmeric and beet powders. Sustainably and ethically sourced, just 30 pieces deliver ample antioxidants (with a 36,000 antioxidant ORAC value, in fact). Also available in Pomegranate and Blood Orange flavors.
Burma Love Laphet Fermented Tea Leaves
We're pretty obsessed with this Burmese salad kit, which is served in droves at the San Francisco-based restaurant Burma Superstar. Take the pouch of fermented tea leaves (called "laphet") and mix with fresh romaine, your choice of freshly chopped vegetables and a sprinkle of the garlicky, peanut-y traditional Burmese crunchy mix for a filling lunch and dinner. Bonus: The umami-esque fermented tea leaves and crunchy mix are both sold separately if you want to get creative while cooking.
Chapul Chapulina High Protein Baking Flour
New from the cricket purveyors at Chapul comes this high-protein baking powder, made with a gluten-free blend of tapioca flour, sweet rice flour, potato starch, Chapul's signature cricket flour, sorghum flour, garbanzo bean flour, brown rice flour and hemp protein flour. Use like you would any gluten-free flour, including muffins, quick breads and more. Also free from soy and dairy.