• A&I Nutreats Choco Kid Vegan Chocolate

    Chock Full of Choco Coco Goodness

    Back in the 1920’s, a small grocery store owner invented the more familiar chocolatey drink as an addition to a fruit juice line that he already sold in New Jersey.  Now, almost a century later, originating also out of New Jersey, is an organic (and low … Continue reading

  • Yeah Dawg! Vegan Hot Dogs

    Much Better, Frankly!

    If you’re ready to fire up the grill but want to keep it healthy and humane…finally, there really is a cruelty-free AND healthier1 option that should satisfy the traditional barbecue cravings and discriminating taste buds of everyone. The founder and chef of this … Continue reading

  • Hope Foods® Organic Original Recipe Hummus

    Spreading the Good: HPP is Key

    Hummus is popular for both taste and its health benefits.  But to preserve the wonderful earthy taste and texture of this crowd-favorite dip, usually potassium sorbate is added to maintain freshness and extend shelf-life*. This brand uses a state-of-the-art high-pressure process (HPP) to preserve … Continue reading

  • Frey 2013 Biodynamic®, Cabernet Sauvignon Organic Wine from Frey Vineyards

    Pioneering Better Land and Libations

    We all love an occasional glass (or more) but other than its effect on your palette and mind, should we care what goes into our glass of wine?  Absolutely.  For starters, many wines are actually produced using animal byproducts, as well … Continue reading

  • Wholesome® Sweetners Evaporated Cane Juice Organic Sugar

    Sustainable and Fair: Sweet.

    Sugar:  it’s the ingredient that we try to limit the most but that is often is incorporated into nearly every treat during the holiday season, regardless of your persuasion. If you choose not to use beet sugar or other natural sweet substitutes such … Continue reading

  • Road's End Organics® Gluten-Free Quick Gravy, Organic (Savory Herb)

    Savory Gravy Without The Unsavory Additives

    Please Note:  A similar post was originally featured on 11/14/2012 and the recommended alternative has since been upgraded. Love the home-style taste of easy-to-prep gravy on your mashed potatoes but not jazzed about the preservatives and animal-derived ingredients?  This gravy exists … Continue reading

  • Just Mayo

    Just Brilliant

    At the core of mass-marketed baked goods and condiments like mayonnaise is the egg, contributing to a $8.5 billion value in the egg production industry.  Aside from chickens being commoditized(1) to fill this food staple “need”, there’s the very eco-unfriendly aspect of these animals … Continue reading

  • Neat™ A Healthy Replacement For Meat (Original Mix)

    Meet the New (and Improved) Un-Meat

    With plant-based eating on the rise, there is no shortage of meat alternatives, but unfortunately those most readily available are highly-processed laboratory concoctions made with soy protein or, worse, protein isolate, and make use of GMO-derived ingredients, a conglomeration of preservatives … Continue reading

  • hint® Water (Blood Orange Essence)

    Essence, Not Additives

    When it’s hot, it’s not uncommon that a citrus or fruity taste feels more satisfying and cooling to the body.  Of course, it’s why fruity iced teas, italian ices or frozen lemonades are so popular in the summer.  To give water more zest, … Continue reading

  • MaggieBell Naturals™ Pop Loco

    Sustainable Stadium Snacking

    As you head to your next baseball game or other stadium-based event, why not stash* an alternative treat that tastes reminiscent of the familiar popular snack of molasses-covered popcorn and peanuts but with a natural, artisan twist? The reinterpretation of this … Continue reading