AND worldwide consumers want to eat and consume-products with fewer, simpler ingredients -and where they're sourced, too.
Top Picks for snackin'packing protein options...and chewy bars.
|Another bet to make besides who wins the title ha ha ha-how long this'll last??? Mount Franklin Sunrise Confections' creamy yummy vegan Softer Than Brittle (in pecan, almond peanut or cashew-NO dairy, gluten, preservatives or hydrogenated oils) or Sunrise Gummy Bears (no artificial ingredients) and practically iconic-Peppermint Starlights- our favs in this tantalizing set-up. Widely available.|
|Indulgent Fair Trade Certified TRU dark chocolate less the sugar...72% CHOCOLATE IN FACT- is, trust us- rich decadence mouthfuls encapsulating crunchy pretzels (gluten free), fresh protein/fiber rich almonds, solid dark chocolate bites, and chewy raisins. THE BIG deal- all the treats get sweetened up with non-irritating-natural-Canadian sourced xylitol...an ingredient we know that is typically used in sugar free gum and toothpaste -and made from birch tree extracts-using a non chemical process. (FYI-unlike blood spiker sugar-xylitol is absorbed in body as complex carb. Interesting).|
Bonus: NO dairy, no preservatives, or gluten, NON-GMO and sugar free.Vegan+Kosher-and diabetic friendly. Available Shop Rites and online.
Factoid-we finished our sample on the subway ride home. Smaller snack size is in the works...
Addictive alert officially issued, accordingly.
|Oralgen kit---easy to use, just uncap syringe-line the mouthpiece with thin coat...using tip to cover the front of the piece. LED lit mouthpiece-akin to the kind used by professional salons/dentist offices-can almost double as a Halloween item. Refill kits-(4 syringes) and LED Bright replacement kits -available also.|
|L.L Bean pillow|
|BOIRON's homeopathic flu fighter Oscillococcinum-is fairly ubiquitous in the States now including mass market outlets and reigning retailer-Amazon. Just place sweetish dissolvable pellets-comes in handy individual sized portions... under the tongue as soon as symptoms first appear-this truly natural way to heal-has been a household go-to -for decades, really, After the first dose (3 recommended, hours apart)-we find we need a nap..then wake up practically all healed. Really.|
|ThermaCELL® makes rechargeable, heat adjustable battery fueled hand warmer $79.99 and pocket warmer pack $59.99 ( and remote controlled foot insoles too).Part of our daily outfits...we keep them in our pockets or slide into an oversized pair of mittens. The foot insoles priced from $134.99-$184.99--are stiff (battery in there) but surprisingly thin-and therefore work in easy accessed hiking boots-to slide in replacement of the usual insoles. The on/off is a tiny tiny control in the Pro model that we have-which fyi can be slightly trim to fit.|
Both last about 5 hours-cranked up high. The latest versions of some ThermaCELLproducts-can be controlled via Bluetooth tech...very handy!
|BERNARDO's shearling trimmed ZAIN rubber Chelsea Boots-on sale now $99-does double time as city chic and mountain stomper foot protectors. Water/weather tough, with treaded grippy outsoles...in urban navy or black. Keepers. ..never go out of style.|
|Insulated POOCHIEBOOTS™-for that four legged member of the family! ultimate paw protection with multiple styles-in multiple sizes with sized appropriate velcro straps and thin flexible outsoles. $48.|