RaoFrom Rao’s Specialty Foods comes Rao’s Homemade Pizza Sauce. The sauce is made in Italy using vine-ripened plum tomatoes and cherry tomato puree. It is available in sealable 2.2-liter containers. Rao’s also makes pastas, pasta sauces and other specialty foods.
17 Battery Pl., Ste. 610, New York, NY 10004, www.raos.com

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Simply AsiaSimply Asia debuts four single-use Stir-Fry flavors to spice up your meals at home. Toss in some veggies, meat, rice or noodles, then pour in the sauce and you’ll have an Asian-inspired meal in 10 minutes. Flavors include, Ginger Teriyaki, General Tsao, Spicy Kung Pao and Mandarin Orange.
SRP: $2.29 per pouch.

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EdenEden Foods Foods introduces a line of four meatless chilies in bisphenol-A free cans. These nutritious chilis are made with local organic family farm beans, whole-grain quinoa, spelt, kamut and barley. Other high-quality ingredients include maitake and shiitake mushrooms from Japan and 100% organic vegetables and spices.

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Candy CanesPure Fun offers USDA-certified organic candy canes. These treats are sweetened with organic brown rice syrup (which has a lower glycemic index than high-fructose corn syrup) and organic evaporated cane juice (which means the original nutrients of the sugar cane are in tact). the product contains only natural colors and flavors.
SRP: $3.99-$4.99 per 12-pack of candy canes, $14.50 per pound of mini canes

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ClifClif Bar & Company now offers four flavors of Clif Quench, a sports drink that is 88% organic with 11 grams of carbs. The drink is intended to satisfy thirst and hydrate the body with four flavors: Fruit Punch, Orange, Lime-Ade and Strawberry Citrus.
SRP: $1.49 per 16 FL oz. bottle.
1610 5th St., Berkeley, CA 94710-1715, www.clifbar.com

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KnudsenR.W. Knudsen Family introduces a new zero-calorie organic drink, Sparkling Essence. Try the four flavors in Lemon, Cucumber, Blueberry and Mint. There are no artificial ingredients or added sugars. By uniquely brewing in fresh spring water, the sparkling drink has a fresh flavor.
SRP: $3.79-3.99 per four 10.5-ounce packs.

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CirandaCIRANDA presents Palmfruit, said to be the first EcoSocial-certified organic shortening. The Palmfruit oils are environmentally sustainable and are also trans-fat free, rich in vitamin E and vegan, according to the company.
221 Vine St., Hudson, WI 54016, www.ciranda.com

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2009

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All new to Protos Foods, Inc. are Super Ostrim Natural Nuggets, Beef and Ostrich Nuggets with Cranberries. Each resealable package contains 29 g of protein and has no preservatives, MSG, nitrites or erythorbate. Get the ultimate sports nutrition meat snack that has 62% less sodium than traditional beef jerky.
449 Glenmeade Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601, www.protos-inc.com

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2009
 

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TeecinoNew from Teeccino Caffé are two new flavors of herbal coffees: Maya French Vanilla and Mediterranean Pumpkin Spice.

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ZolaZola Açaí presents four bottled functional Brazilian superfruit smoothies. Flavors include Superfood Smoothie, Energy Smoothie, Immunity Smoothie and Antioxidant Smoothie. Each smoothie is infused with the antioxidant packed açaí berry and other superfruits.
1501-A Vermont St., San Francisco, CA 94107, www.drinkzola.com

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