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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AquaGenusAquaGenus offers AquaHydrate enhanced sports water designed for “ultimate hydration.” The unflavored water contains added ionic minerals, trace elements and electrolytes (from Trace Minerals Research) to refuel after workouts.

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braswellBraswell Foods introduces Braswell’s Select line of all natural and organic flavored teas, packaged in reusable glass drinkware. All-natural flavors include Pomegranate Passion Red Tea, Vanilla Chai Tea, Blueberry Black Tea and Watermelon Raspberry White Tea. Organic flavors include Peach Pomegranate Green Tea, Pomegranate Blackberry Tea, Raspberry Red Tea and Wildberry White Tea. These 11-oz.

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Gluten FreeGluten Free Café frozen entrées from The Hain Celestial Group are made with all-natural ingredients and are fortified with vitamins, minerals and prebiotic fiber.  According to the company, “The added fortification provides nutrients often not found or that are limited in a gluten-free diet.” Flavors include Pasta Primavera, Fettuccini Alfredo, Lemon Basil Chicken and Asian Noodles.

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Omega-3 BreadFrench Meadow Bakery welcomes the addition of Our Daily Bread to its existing performance bread line with omega-3s. Not only is this bread yeast free, sweetener free, oil free and vegan, but it is also made with organic sprouted grains, legumes and flours, and is topped with omega-3 chia seeds.
SRP: $6.30–7.00.

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Gilchrist sausageGilchrist Brand LLC presents All-Natural Smoked Sausage and ABF All-Natural Smoked Sausage. Each sausage link is free of antibiotics, MSG, gluten, nitrite, nitrates and pesticides. Both types of smoked sausage come in two-, four- and 10-lb packages, and in flavors of Mild baby links, Mild or Hot short links, Cajun Style short links and Cajun Style long links.

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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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