REVIEW: Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

Zhena’s gypsy tea recently won the Outstanding Packaging Award at Expo East, the eastern half of America’s largest natural and organic products show. Sure, the cans are great-looking, but the tea inside is equally noteworthy. First, this line of 30 tasty teas (the five we had were tasty, so we’ve given the rest the benefit…
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TREND: Organic Coffee

Sales of organic coffee are growing so fast these days, that most other categories can only be envious. U.S. retail sales of organic coffee increased 24% in 2006 to $110.36 million, impressively outpacing the 15% growth of organic foods in general, according to the 2007 Organic Manufacturer Survey conducted by the Organic Trade Association (OTA).…
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NEWS: “Real” Antioxidant Cocoa Debuts

Cocoa powder.   Belgium-based Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announces the launch of a unique new cocoa powder with true, measurable antioxidant benefits. ACTICOA cocoa powder contains a guaranteed minimum percentage of cocoa flavanols, making it a rich source of antioxidants. In addition to the health benefits, it’s…
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NEW ARTICLE: Ketchup Comparisons

What happens when you’re looking for the best ketchup in America? You taste 42 of them (including the Big Three), as Stephanie Zonis did, and find that five, boutique brands most people have never have heard of, really rock. The good news is that the sixth brand on our hit parade, Muir Glen, is organic,…
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PRODUCT WATCH: The “Original” Energy Bar

When Native Americans and European immigrants hit the trail and needed energy, they carried the original energy bar, pemmican—a mixture of meat, fat and dried fruit.   Now, The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Company has gone back to its ancestral roots for a healthy, natural alternative to the energy bars now on the market: the…
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