SweetLeaf Water Drops are a new fruit-flavored water enhancer that has no calories, carbohydrates or artificial ingredients. According to the company, Water Drops makes “necessary summer hydration easy, tasty and better for you.” Made from SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener, the drops come in Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi, Peach Mango and Lemon Lime varieties.

New from Two Moms in the Raw are almond protein crackers made with raw sprouted ingredients. Available in flavors like Sweet on You Graham and Jive‘n Chives & Onion, the crackers contain sprouted almond flour, are high in protein and fit within the Paleo diet.

Reed’s Stronger Ginger Brew from Reed’s, Inc. is made with 50% more ginger than Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew. The non-alcoholic beverage is made from sparkling filtered water (sweetened with honey, pineapple juice and raw cane sugar), fresh ginger root, lemon and lime juices and spices. The drink is free of preservatives, caffeine, gluten and GMOs.

For many years, I walked the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City knowing that every other booth would be another artisanal cheese or chocolate. I expected to see more of the same this year and was pleasantly surprised to see incredibly innovative and creative gourmet foods with a nutritional slant.

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Washington, D.C.The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (H.R. 1599) passed the House Agriculture Committee by a voice vote on July 14, after quickly moving through the Energy and Commerce Committee without much dissent from either group.

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For many years, I walked the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City knowing that every other booth would be another artisanal cheese or chocolate. I expected to see more of the same this year and was pleasantly surprised to see incredibly innovative and creative gourmet foods with a nutritional slant.