TheRed Leopard Tea Co. unveils USDA-Certified Organic Rooibos Tea in four varieties: Bush Natural, Green Tea, Swazi Vanilla and Zulu Peach. Each tea is caffeine free, and contains nutrients such as vitamin C. It is derived from the rooibos bush, which only grows in the Cedarberg region of South Africa where the tea is harvested. The packaging is designed to create support for the Cape Leopard Trust, which helps protect that endangered species in this region.
Natural gingerbread cookies have been added to the Hannah’s Naturals line from Madrona Specialty Foods. Cutout gingerbread boy and gingerbread house shapes join a variety of other hand-decorated cookies. Each is designed with bright colors and eye-catching features, and can make festive gifts and great party favors, according to the company.
Natural AloeWater and CocoWater have been introduced by Exotic Food Co., Ltd., and are distributed by Banner Wholesale Grocers. Made with real aloe vera pulp and juice, AloeWater is a natural detox drink that contains no preservatives, gluten or fat. CocoWater is made with green coconut and is rich in electrolytes, providing natural rehydration. Varieties include AloeWater plus Pineapple and CocoWater plus Mango.
Orgain is an organic ready-to-drink meal replacement that comes in Sweet Vanilla Bean and Creamy Chocolate Fudge. It offers 16 grams of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, and a synergistic immune and vitamin blend. It has the equivalent of 10 servings of fruits and vegetables and an ORAC value of 16,000.
Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss introduces new flavors to its line of non-dairy frozen desserts: Ginger Cookie Caramel, Chocolate Walnut Brownie, Mocha Maca Crunch and Lunaberry Swirl. The nutrient rich coconut milk in each certified organic product is a healthy and tasty alternative to dairy or soy, according to the company.
Ex Drinks presents three new energy drinks that are natural alternatives to other energy drink/supplement options. The varieties are Ex Chillout (a calming drink), Ex Slim Energy (energy supplement) and Ex Pure Energy (energy supplement). They are packed with nutrients and contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup. All drinks are infused with various herbs and vitamins.
Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic are available in three varieties, Kosher Dill Spear, Zesty Garlic Halves and Kosher Dill Halves. Every jar is hand-packed with large US-grown cucumbers, along with carrots, peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. "Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic pickles are made with the finest, specially selected ingredients at the peak of freshness–exactly how you’d make them if you made them yourself," says the company.
Granola Planks are the latest products from Earnest Eats. The flavors, maple almond crunch, pomegranate walnut crisp and blueberry vanilla crackle are only two servings per granola plank. These bars are available in a six-count tray and offer four grams of protein along with three grams of fiber. They also contain no artificial preservatives or ingredients. The company says, “Our granola planks are filled with organic oats, nuts, whole grains, fruits and seeds.”
Henry’s Sweet Miracle Honey introduces Stingers, combining raw honey with various flavorful spices. Offerings include Grumpy Grandpa Blend and Phoebe’s Fireball. The company began when 12 year old beekeeper and entrepreneur Henry Miller decided along with his parents to start selling honey from their Washington state farm. A portion of profits goes to The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.
The Republic of Tea is introducing a new line of 68 full-leaf loose tea varieties. This type of tea offers a more intense tea flavor, says the company. Some of the new flavors being offered include Coconut Pu-Erh, Keemum 1110, and Milk Oolong.