A. Vogel Spicy Sea Salt
[1] Sea salt with chile spice from A. Vogel.

Fine & Raw Chocolate Bars
[2] Fine & Raw Chocolate Bars are portioned for daily enjoyment.

Repurpose Straws
[3] Say good-by to environmentally harmful straws with these look-alike alternatives from Repurpose Compostables.

 

Our favorite products of the week, in alphabetical order:

1. A. VOGEL SPICY SEA SALT

A. Vogel makes a popular herbed sea salt. Joining it is new Spicy Sea Salt, with a touch of hot chiles. It is the recipient of a 2018 Food Essential Award.

Add extra heat and spice to your your recipes: Pep up grilled food, Mexican, Italian and other recipes. Or simply shake some heat onto grains, fruits and vegetables.

A. Vogel advises: Add seasoned salts after cooking for enhanced taste (i.e., so the flavor doesn’t “cook out”).

A. Vogel products are available nationwide at health food stores and online retailers. They are certified kosher by KSA, Non-GMO, Eco Cert, and Biologique Canada.

Discover more at AVogelUSA.com

2. FINE & RAW CHOCOLATE BARS

Fine & Raw is a line of hip, small-batch, artisan chocolate bars that are a delectable alternative to processed chocolate.

The raw food movement does not process food at temperatures higher than 118°F, in order to preserve the nutrients.

The cacao beans are barely heated, ripening some of the flavors but leaving the taste of raw (unroasted) cacao beans. No dairy is used; the bars are vegan.

Coconut sugar was chosen as the sweetener, because it enhances the rich, deep flavors of cacao—and has much more nutritional value than cane sugar. (It does not taste like coconut.)

The creamy one-ounce bars—some two ounces—are available in fab flavors:

  • 70% Cacao
  • 85% Cacao
  • Alderwood Smoked Salt
  • Almond Chunky
  • Cacao & Coconut Chunky
  • Cashew Butter
  • Espresso
  • Ginger
  • Lúcuma* & Vanilla
  • Mesquire
  • Raspberry
  • Sea Salt
  • Truffle Chunky
  •  
    Check out the individual bars, collections and gift sets at
    FineAndRaw.com.

     
    3. REPURPOSE COMPOSTABLES: COMPOSTABLE STRAWS THAT PERFORM LIKE PLASTIC

    Repurpose is a line of eco-friendly, sustainable tableware that keeps plastic waste out of the landfill. They are 100% compostable, so they break down in months, not millennia.

    The products are made exclusively from plants, and are durable, BPA-free and guilt-free renewable alternatives.

    The material used is ingeo, made from carbon stored in plants during photosynthesis, in the form of dextrose sugar.

    The latest addition to the line is drinking straws—and yes, they are flexible (they bend towards the top), and won’t crack or break. They have the same look and feel as plastic straws.

    With recent press about the plastic straws, we know that Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day, enough to fill 46,400 school buses every year (source)!

    While major restaurant chains and other foodservice outlets are putting plans in place to end the practice, you can start immediately. They’re available on Amazon.

    See the rest of the line at RepurposeCompostables.com.

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    *Lúcuma is a fruit native to Andes Mountain valleys.
      


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