Monday, August 22, 2016


Big and Small Companies Get GOING- Organic, And/Or (at least) Getting Rid of Artificial Ingredients-
or-imo-risk losing sales to customers that care.

And there are more of those kinds of humans -and more snack choices...without the 'junk.' Indulgent treats are always on trend-but consumers are def. embracing the more 'natural' kind with a few exceptions like Walmart's Hostess mash-up, the iconic  Twinkies coming to freezers near you. Shutting down one artery/bite (joke)

Some Sweet Eats...

PURA VIDA CRUNCH LOVER™ Natural Sins -the 2 ingredients only delicious crispy treats epitomize what a 'clean label' should read. REALLY kids worthy-especially the 'un potato' crispy beet chips -just sweet enough-with raw cane sugar- delivering 13 grams per bag-ranks as dessert worthy-but better- get 5 grams of dietary fiber, iron, potassium, and calcium too-and only 100 satisfying calories per bag. Crispy pineapple, coconut (SOFI Award Winning finalist-our fav)---, and mango chips are all equally as authentic tasting-make good lunchbox staples...non-GMO verified-from Costa Rica...fairly widely available in the USA, impressive for a small company. 
in 5oz and 1lb bags

Thoroughly addictive (you've been warned) BROWNIE BRITTLES are the brilliant idea of Sheila G. Main's-who smartly found a way to package the crispy crunch top/edge of great acclaim!
How to better the best? Make Brownie Brittle USDA tasty flavors Chocolate Chip, Chocolate & Toasted Coconut, Pretzel and Dark Chocolate (with a perfect balance of salty pretzel bits with sweetness).

crispy coconut and solid chocolate chip bits in rich all flavors widely available and online

new flavor-Dark Chocolate Sea Salt

SHEILA G. Main...of Sheila G.'s Brownie Brittle

Yup-even the big giants are getting rid of artificial ingredients. Potion size appropriate Entenmann's Little Bites Snacking' Bites.has no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and serves up 5 grams of tasty whole grains per serving. Chewy-with a soft real is crust-inside apples have nice cinnamon the Apple Cinnamon flavor... reminds us of a better tasting Pop Tart.Widely available.$4.69

back in the 1920's Italian immigrant brought his homeland's traditional Panettone recipe to the Western BAULI- serves up many treats...including  these sweet  moist flaky chocolate croissants filled with creamy chocolate filling (also vanilla custard and cherry options)-these aren't the crispy outside buttery French kind...these are more cake like-loved our sample-dunked in coffee. FYI use natural yeast-not chemicals additives to allow the flour to rise naturally. Widely available.

These chewy moist-melt in your mouth worthy brownies  under 200 calories per)  by Pure Genius Provisions -are available in 2 delicious flavors deep chocolate, and chocolate chunk blondie -are non-GMO, Gluten, Nut and SoyFree !!! Amazing these treats-each contain more than 40% beans (garbanzo, specifically)=more protein, fiber and "just general goodness." (4 grams of protein and 23% iron -deep chocolate, 3 grams of protein and 12% iron blondie). This Brooklyn born biz-founded by Nancy Kalish-got a lot of positive buzz at the show-sweetened by maple syrup, dried cane syrup) made in a dedicated gluten-free -allergy-free facility.Available online-and Whole Foods-NY, NJ and CT.

A new company Molly's Bakeovers are substantial cookies bites of gluten, peanut, dairy, egg and soy free-with sweet honey, organic coconut, gluten free oats and brown rice crisps, certified organic apples, organic flaxseed/chia with hints of pure cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt in the apple pie flavor, and organic blueberries in the yummy flavor we tried. fyi 3 grams of dietary fiber, 3 grams of sugar 13- calories per serving-6 satisfying bites. 4 flavors in all-and no surprise here-these healthy smart cookies -come from a mom-founded company.

Sulpice (Chocolat) Better Bites-in 2 flavors-including Dark Chocolate (and a Milk Chocolate) and Peanut Butter...have chia and flaxseed  for Omega 3 benefits...using Fair Trade, non-GMO, gluten free chocolate...with no artificial ingredients. A def better for you peanut butter cup with an impressive 7 grams of protein per serving. Terrific...

WOW-first for us... shelf stable, ready to use frosting-from  SIMPLE MILLS-a company we know for their non-GMO, gluten and soy free cake mixes and crunchy crackers. The thick creamy frostings with organic ingredients (not USDA certified from what we saw at the Fancy Food Show) are available in vanilla and chocolate frosting-instead of crappy hydrogenated oils-SIMPLE MILLS ingredients include coconut oil, sustainable certified palm oil, Fair Trade chocolate (in that flavor) and half the sugar of rival brands with monk fruit in the mix. No corn syrup, dairy, gum, emulsifiers, or gluten..and of course no artificial flavors, preservatives  or colors. 10 oz -$4.99-set to be sold in Whole Foods, Wegmans, Albertsons, Safeway, and other stores we hope include where we shop!!! FYI available October 2016
not healthy per se but homemade marshmallows are a revelation-s'more addicts take note! SUCRÉ Marshmallows...hail from a confectionery company outta Louisiana-are chewy air light real tasting delights. Four flavors available...
Real treats-equal true indulgences and put those mass marketed wannabes to shame...Callie's Charleston Biscuits Cocoa and Cream Cookies are made fresh -as are this company's other treats including-naturally, biscuits and "the paté of the South"-pimento cheese...
Goodie Girl Cookies-gluten free and no peanuts ...intro-ed new flavors Quinoa Chocolate Chip smaller prices than the 'chunk' version-btw the original first flavor by NYC Shira Berk- though our fav are still those melt in the mouth MINT SLIMS.