Bubble ChocolateBubble Chocolate, LLC, now offers distinct European chocolate in milk and dark chocolate bars. Made from an aerated process, those with restricted diets prefer this confection because it is lower in calories than traditional chocolate bars, without being low on flavor. The firm says the bars are light, airy, satisfying and delicious.

SRP: $2.49 for 2.82-oz package.

BaroniaBaronia now offers a line of Le Biologiche and Le Integrali pasta. This organic and whole wheat line was designed especially for those who want to live naturally. The pasta is made from organically grown durum wheat and whole-wheat semolina. Both lines also are produced using bronze extrusion and are certified Kosher.

SRP: $1.25-$1.39 per one pound packages.

OdwallaOdwalla unveils Wholly Grain!, a fruit smoothie, with 32 grams of whole grains in every bottle. The product is a tropical medley that blends orange, passionfruit, pineapple and mango juices. It also is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, A, C, E and fiber. Each bottle contains two servings. 

SRP: $3.29 (per15.2 fl. oz bottle).

Global Beverage EnterprisesGlobal Beverage Enterprises Inc. has reformulated and repackaged its Mr. Q Cumber cucumber-based beverage in a 7-oz bottle. The 100% natural sparkling drink contains no sodium and has only 90 calories. Ingredients include sparkling filtered water, citric acid, cane sugar and cucumber flavor.

SRP: $1.09 (per bottle) and $26.16 (per case of 24).

Premier OrganicsPremier Organics now makes Artisana organic nut butters in 1.16-oz squeeze packs. The portable product is available in all nine original flavors plus one new flavor (Cashini). Says the company, “These convenient squeeze packs are ideal for kids’ lunch boxes, camping, hiking, running, going to the gym or any other activity.”

Green Valley Organics'Green Valley Organics’ lactose-free yogurt and kefir are now available. The products are organic, certified humane, low fat, kosher, GMO and gluten free; they also contain Flourish active probiotic cultures. Several yogurt flavors are available, including plain, vanilla, blueberry, strawberry and honey.

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To those who believed organic would be a passing fad and that the economy would deter organic growth, the numbers speak for themselves: 2009 sales of organics grew 5.1% over 2008 figures (1).

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Gulf Fishing

In light of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some consumers are concerned about the safety of seafood from the region.