REED’s Inc. is entering new territory with its new raw, organic Culture Club Kombucha, made with oolong and yerba mate teas and culture brewed with spring water to create a beverage full of beneficial enzymes, probiotics and organic acids that detoxify, energize and balance the body. The first four “Master Tonic” flavors are Goji Ginger, Pink Grapefruit Hibiscus, Lemon Ginger Raspberry and Cranberry, all of which are caffeine-, gluten- and preservative-free. Culture Club joins Reed’s existing line of soft drinks all naturally brewed with roots, herbs, spices and fruits, setting them apart from other modern soda companies.
New from Mt. Capra Products is instant Yo-Quick!, which makes fresh, wholesome goat-milk yogurt in under 60 seconds without refrigeration. Just open a packet, add five to six tablespoons of cold water, shake and enjoy. Flavors include Blueberry Blast, Sensational Strawberry and Very Vanilla.
Jolie Ravioli from New York Ravioli & Pasta Co. is an all-natural, kid-friendly “fun food” with no preservatives. Jolie Ravioli are designed in six whimsical shapes and come in 12-oz. resealable frozen bags. Ravioli come in Cheese, Mac & Cheezy, Cheese & Broccoli and Pizza-roli’s.
Good ‘n Natural fruit, nut and seed bars offer wholesome, gluten-free and dairy-free nutrition for health-conscious consumers. The all-natural bars come in seven flavors: Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin, Mixed Berry, Vanilla Raspberry, Cranberry Almond, Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate and Lemon. They are a good source of fiber with five grams per serving; boast 10 grams of protein; and include natural ingredients like gluten-free rolled oats and organic maple syrup.
Simpli wants you to “Drink Your Oats!” The new Oat Shakes come in two flavors (Tropical Fruits and dairy-free Chocolate) and are packaged in 8.45-fl oz and 750-ml/25-fl oz cartons for adults and families. Also available are 6.76-fl oz cartons of Kids’ OatGrow Chocolate and Kids’ OatShine Fruits. They are all natural and do not contain lactose, GMOs or high-fructose corn syrup.
Sustainably poled and trolled tuna from the Pacific Northwest is now available from Wild Planet Foods. The omega-3–rich albacore tuna is packed with extra-virgin olive oil from Spain in BPA-free pull-top lid cans. Wild Planet Foods say its tuna contains less than half the mercury found in other brands.
SRP: $3.99 per 5 oz
LÄRABAR now offers non-GMO über bars, the new sweet and salty treat made with real fruit and nuts available in four flavors: Apple Turnover, Cherry Cobbler, Bananas Foster and Roasted Nut Roll. All über bars contain no more than nine ingredients, some of which include dry-roasted nuts, spices, brown rice syrup and whole fruit like bananas and dates.
Lifeway introduces a Kefir cultured milk smoothie infused with chia. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and provide protein, fiber, calcium and antioxidants. Lifeway Lowfat Coconut Chia Kefir is also low in fat, all natural, 99% lactose free and gluten free.
Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads now offers the Italian Artisan Pizza Crust in original and multigrain and the Italian Thin Pizza Crust with sauce. The sauce is made with real tomatoes and basil. All crusts are fully baked (just heat and serve), easy to prepare and “serve as ideal platforms for favorite pizza toppings and recipes.”
New from New England Naturals is a line of Bite Sized Granola Clusters. These “grab & go” snacks are non-GMO, kosher, trans-fat free, cholesterol free and low in saturated fats. The three clusters flavors, Chocolate Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter Cookie and Cranberry Almond Crispy, are packaged individually in 2-oz bags.