Vegan Food

Once, the worst words for a dinner host or waiter were those uttered, “I’m a vegetarian,” only to be outdone by the impending sense of culinary doom surrounding the words, “I’m a vegan.”

Natural Choice Awards

WholeFoods Magazine recognizes several best sellers that have earned the 2010 WholeFoods Magazine Natural Choice Awards.

Take A Bite

The snack foods industry is smack-dab in the middle of a busy intersection. Barreling toward it from one direction are busy, on-the-go lifestyles that necessitate meal stand-ins and nutritious ways to ward off energy crashes.

Kettle ChipsKettle Foods is adding the new Fully Loaded Baked Potato flavor to its line of potato chips. Inspired by the Kettle brand’s Create-a-Chip Challenge, where customers submitted new flavor ideas, the chips satisfy the demand for something savory. Kettle chips are a vegetarian, all-natural snack option, containing no trans-fats, artificial flavors or preservatives.
SRP: $3.99 (9 oz.).

Tree of LifeTree of Life’s Soy Wonder soy spread now offers brighter packaging and a new taste for this peanut butter alternative known for its nutty taste and nutritional ingredients. Soy Wonder is peanut, dairy, wheat, gluten, and cholesterol free. It is similar in taste and texture to peanut butter, and is available in creamy and crunchy varieties.

Morini rice burgerMorini Brands offers its Bahama Rice Burger with Risofu, a rice-based meat alternative that is free of cholesterol, gluten and trans-fats. These non-soy products all are free of the top food allergens and are available in several new varieties: Grand Beach Rice Burger, Swingin’ Italian Rice Sausage and Tuscany Italian Rice Meatballs. Products are certified Vegan.

GrandyoatsGrandyOats celebrates 30 years in business with newly packaged granola cups that are made from BPA-free plastic, reusable, dishwasher safe, environmentally friendly and recyclable. The granolas come in several varieties, including Goji Agave, Mainely Maple, Low-Fat Cranberry Chew and more.
SRP: $4.99 (13-oz. container).

Tunisian Olive OilNew on the market is Tunisian olive oil from 100PercentTunisian.

TunTenaya is introducing MADE, an all-natural line of drinks. The organic blend mixes green tea and fruit juices with herbal and floral extracts. In flavors like Strawberry Lemonade, Pomegranate Mojito and Blackberry Peach, MADE is best enjoyed cold.
101 North Wacker Dr., Ste. 604, Chicago, IL 60606, www.madedrinks.com