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Product Spotlight: Honest Fizz Zero Calorie Soda Line

Say hello to Honest Fizz, a naturally sweetened soda with zero calories and zero sugars.

The details: The new line of drinks, Honest Fizz, includes stevia-sweetened zero-calorie sodas which come in flavors like Lemon Limey, Orange Pop, Professor Fizz (spiced cherry) and a USDA-certified organic Root Beer. The sodas are already exclusively available at Whole Foods across the country and will hit the open market in March.

I would have liked to see flavors from natural processes in these products.  We´ve already seen a couple of soda juice launches during the first two weeks of 2013, this is starting to look like a trend.

The design of the cans is clean and features attractive images.


Honest Fizz is Gluten Free and contains no GMO´s and is Certfied USDA Organic

Retails in a 12oz can. 





  Image via Honest Tea

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Product Spotlight: 5aDay Food Supplement

5aDay is a powdered food supplement made with five fruits and vegetables from México. This innovative new product is packed full of 100% natural ingredients including the following dehydrated fruits and vegetables: carrots, squash, strawberry, blueberry and kiwi. This unique combination makes 5aDay rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.  Green Tea extract provides antioxidants and stevia gives the product a natural sweetness.  5aDay boasts only 16 calories per portion and contains zero colorants, artificial flavors or added sugars.

To prepare just add the contents of the package to a 500ml bottle of water, shake and enjoy.

Sold in an 8 gram black package.

Available in México in the following stores:  Office Max, Costco, Comercial Mexicana and Farmacias del Ahorro

Price - $10 Mexican Pesos



5aDay offers consumers a convenient way to get a boost of vitamins and minerals.  The packaging size means you can take this product anywhere to be mixed in a bottle or glass of water. The design is vibrant and eye catching. We tried the product in a glass of water as opposed to a bottle to be able to see the color of the contents.  Be sure to mix thoroughly if you use a glass or shake sufficiently to fully mix the contents.  Some of the contents have a tendency to produce little balls so make sure to dissolve the product all the way. The color could be described as somewhat murky and resembles what apple juices look like.  I would describe the taste as vitamin like, not different from a vitamin water or other powdered drinks.

What I really liked about this product is the convenience factor.  The small pack size means I can carry a number of 5aDay packs with me at any time and easily mix with water whenever I feel the need for some healthy goodness.  Personally I don´t like how long it takes to eat fruits and vegetables so with 5aDay I can get a healthy dose of fruits, vegetables and vitamins in a few sips.  This is a great first product from the makers of 5aDay and we hope to see different fruit and flavor variations down the road.






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Product Spotlight: Special K Crisp Bars

Special K has launched Crisp,  a new line of fruit bars aimed at the health conscious consumer.  Crisp lets you satisfy your hunger while maintaining your figure.  This crunchy snack is made from a base of wheat, has a sweet glaze drizzled on top and fruit filling.  Each bar contains only 70 calories.  Crisp is enriched with 12 vitamins (including A, B, C, E Folic Acid ) and minerals and is available in strawberry anb blueberry flavors.  This product is currently being sold throughout Mexico.



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Product Review: Grombomb Healthy Beverages

Grombomb represents a healthy, clean, fun oriented lifestyle. we are thrilled to provide youth culture, and it's surrounding communities, with a brand that is designed with a hip, positive message to support young, talented and enthusiastic athletes in the years to come. grombomb means it is time for you to "show up & blow up" in your sport. drink grombomb & go “EXPLODE” & achieve your potential.

Grombomb healthy rehydration will be launching all natural beverages that burst crisp, refreshing flavors to grom’s, families and friends everywhere. we have recently launched sour apple,  lemonade,  watermelon. the response has been overwhelmingly positive. the innovation of our future 5th, 6th and 7th skus are in place for and in the lab.


grombomb “the original” pintail punch

no caffeine* all natural* electrolyte enhanced* great for all ages* the first & original flavor, gb pintail punch, was inspired by our grom’s and lifestyle. we are super stoked to bring you a healthy, all natural alternative to what is currently available in the marketplace. gb pintail punch, being our first product, is the only product with color & the color comes from all natural fruits having no artificial dyes, colors or preservatives, while being crisp in taste, to bring you fruity punch flavors with a hint of pineapple. get your gb pintail punch today...it’s time to show up, blow up & have fun! 24pk/10.5oz


grombomb seaside sour apple

no caffeine* all natural * electrolyte enhanced * great for all ages gb seaside sour apple was created to show some love to our home town, local surf spot. gb seaside sour apple totally rocks in taste & is epic for morning, noon or night. whether on a board, wheels or on foot- this super sick flavor will get you motivated to do it all. grab a case today so you can go play 24pks./10.5 oz.


grombomb liptrick lemonade

no caffeine* all natural* electrolyte enhanced* great for all ages grombomb liptrick lemonade is light, refreshing, while being perfectly formulated to bring you the stoked sensation of summer all year long. grombomb liptrick lemonade will having you wanting more of your favorite sport & tearing up the great outdoors. whether in the water, on a ramp, on a track, or scoring the next goal & more... this rehydrating lemony, crisp gb flavor will have you begging to show your stoke. pick up a case today 24 pk/10.5 oz.


grombomb wipeout watermelon

no caffeine* all natural* electrolyte enhanced* great for all ages grombomb wipeout watermelon is full of super awesomeness in flavor. grombomb wipeout watermelon will take your taste buds to new places & having you craving the wipeout zone... time to rehydrate & get it done with grombomb wipeout watermelon. pick up a case today & make it an epic day 24 pk./10.5 oz.



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Product Spotlight: Alo Coco Exposed Drinks

Natural power. The Coco Exposed line of uniquely refreshing drinks is made with pure water from young coconuts, real Aloe Vera juice & pulp, and all natural fruit juices. Coconut water, a great source of potassium to support your active lifestyle, combines with all of the goodness of real Aloe Vera juice and bits of aloe pulp straight from the Aloe Vera plant (never from powder!) for something totally different, super revitalizing and immensely hydrating!

Other Flavors Include: Aloe with Coconut Water with Mango & Mangosteen, Aloe with Coconut Water with Goji Berry and Lychee, Aloe with Coconut Water with Passionfruit and Pineapple and Aloe with Coconut Water with Peach and Kiwi.









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Product Spotlight: Vegus Wheatgrass and Broccoli Sprout Juices

Vegus Foods has found a way to keep wheatgrass juice fresh in the store for weeks - without refrigeration and without sacrificing content. Click on "more" in the menu above and then click "how we do it". Prepare to be amazed!

The very best wheatgrass juice is what is squeezed before your very eyes and then consumed immediately. The very next best thing is Vegus wheatgrass juice.

Vegus provides wheatgrass juice (and broccoli sprout juice too!) that:

- is always packed freshly-pressed

- is reliably delivered on a regular basis

- retains the enzyme and other nutritional values all the way to the customer

- is never heated, never frozen

- is never diluted, never concentrated - just pure, single-strength, natural juice.

- has perfect fertilisation for optimum nutritional balance


Each retail package contains 7 individual pouches. Each pouch contains at least 33 ml of juice. For the consumer this represents a handy full size daily dose that is portable and convenient. At one pouch a day each package is a one week supply. 
The picture up above shows from left to right: steel container of 7  broccoli pouches very recyclable, we use this for mail orders; retail carton of 7 pouches of wheatgrass - looks pretty on the shelf; pouches of the juices; retail carton of 7 pouches of broccoli sprout juice; steel container of 7 pouches of wheatgrass juice



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Product Spotlight: Innocent Smoothies from the UK


Innocent Drinks makes food and drinks marketed as "healthy," including smoothies, juice and veg pots, sold in supermarkets, coffee shops and various other outlets nationally as well as in Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Norway Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland. Innocent has a 75% share of the £169m UK smoothie market and the company sells over two million smoothies per week.[1] Innocent is 58% owned by The Coca-Cola Company.

Smoothies are Innocent's primary product. The Innocent smoothie consists of whole crushed fruit and juices, but other ingredients such as carrots and ginger have been used in some drinks. A smoothie also counts towards two of the 5 a day as a 250ml smoothie contains at least one portion of whole crushed fruit (80g) and one portion of juice (150ml).[8]

Innocent also makes smoothies in little bottles and bigger cartons; smoothies, fruit purées and juice for kids; not-from-concentrate orange, apple, tropical and apple + raspberry juices; and veg pots, a range of ready meals.[9]



orange, carrots and mangoes - limited edition golden smoothie.




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Product Spotlight: Pressed Juicery

Juice Cleanses by Pressed Juicery

Choose from one of their three signature cleanses. Get started today.


Going Beyond The Squeeze

Pressed Juices are produced on a hydraulic press which yields fresh‐tasting flavors straight from the pulp in every batch, minimizing the changes that juices undergo during typical juicing processes, and releasing essential vitamins and minerals into each beverage.

Their distinctive drinks offer a refreshing change of pace with flavors that energize your senses and make you feel alive. Their juices and drinks are made fresh daily, and are raw and unpasteurized, allowing for only a brief stay in your refrigerator. Enjoy within 3 days of purchase.

All of their juices are made from 100% juice.  Flavor varieties include Citrus, Roots and Greens.

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Product Review: PHD Juice Cleanse

the juices

  pure green 

The green juice is the most 'active ' juice in our range. It is jam packed with vitamins and minerals and is set to alkalise your system aiding in digestion.

  • Cos Lettuce is packed with nutrients such as vitamin C and Beta-Carotene which work together to break-down cholesterol. Cos is a good source of potassium and folic acid. Potassium can lower high blood pressure along with helping your muscles and nerves function properly.
  • Kale lettuce contains phytonutrients which activate detoxifying enzymes in the liver that help neutralize carcinogenic substances thus helping to prevent against lung, colon, breast and ovarian cancer. The phytonutrients in kale also clean and detoxify our bodies, eliminating harmful compounds.
  • Cucumbers are great for your skin as they contain silica which can help to reduce irritations and reduce swelling. Cucumbers are also high in potassium, magnesium and fibre which can also help control your blood pressure.
  • Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C which helps to support the immune system. Celery has cholesterol-lowering benefits as well as potassium and sodium that regulate fluid balance, stimulates urine productions, thereby helping to rid the body of excess fluid.
  • Parsley helps to protect the liver and spleen and is a strong blood purifier and diuretic.

Ingredients: Cucumber, celery, kale lettuce, parsley, lemon, apple, cos lettuce, spinach




zesty lemonade

silver juice contains the juice of fresh lemons, spicy cayenne pepper, sweet agave nectar and filtered water. Lemon juice contains citric acid which may help to break down calcified substances in the body such as kidney stones.

  • Cayenne pepper has been used naturopathically for centuries for it’s pain-reducing effects as well as cardiovascular benefits. It is also a stimulant that may help raise your metabolism and may help with some digestive disorders.
  • Agave nectar provides plenty of natural energy as well as manganese and zinc which can help support a healthy immune system.

Ingredients: Lemon, cayenne, agave nectar, 'oxygen rich' detoxification water www.backtobalance.co.nz




yellow hit 

One of the tastiest cleanse juices you will ever try! Made up mainly of green apple and pineapple juice with just a hint of mint.

  • Pineapple is a source bromelain, an enzyme which has anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain also helps with the digestion system particularly the digestion of proteins.
  • Mint is not only refreshing to the taste buds but also help with bad breath as it is known to fight bacteria.

Ingredients: Pineapple, apple, mint.




cashew dream 


The 'dessert' juice in our range, white juice is basically cashew nut milk with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla.

  • Cashews are naturally fairly low in carbohydrates, high in non saturated fats (good), rich in protein and fibre and are cholesterol free. Cashew milk is loaded with B vitamins, magnesium and copper as well as phosphorus, selenium, and zinc. Cashew milk is also a good source of phytochemicals and antioxidants that support a healthy immune system.
  • Like calcium, magnesium is extremely important in keeping our bones strong and healthy. Some people also find magnesium calming. Getting enough magnesium may help reduce the frequency of migraines and help with normal sleep patterns.
  • Cashews contain less fat than most nuts, but the fats they do contain are mainly the heart healthy unsaturated fats, the same kind found in olive oil. In addition, cashews contain antioxidants which help support a healthy immune system.

For individuals on a low cholesterol diet, cashew milk is a great alternative to dairy milk as cashews are cholesterol free.

Ingredients: Cashew nuts, vanilla, agave nectar, cinnamon, 'oxygen rich' detoxification water www.backtobalance.co.nz


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granola bars

There’s no such thing as a ‘healthy’ breakfast bar

THEY have seen sales surge as busy workers look for a fast and healthy breakfast to grab on their way to the office.

Starting the day with breakfast biscuits and bars is no better for you than eating an everyday cookie, research suggests.

In fact, a typical serving of a chocolate-covered biscuit like a Hobnob contains less fat and fewer calories than their apparently 'healthy' rivals.

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The breakfast snacks are marketed as wholesome yet convenient by food manufacturers including Belvita, McVitie's and Kellogg's - and it's working, as Belvita has seen an 85 per cent rise in sales this year.

A typical serving of four of their muesli biscuits contains eight grammes of fat and 228 calories, but just two grammes of fibre, trade magazine The Grocer found.

By contrast, eating two Hobnobs means you consume six grammes of fat and just 134 calories, as well as 1.6 grammes of fibre. Two Rich Tea biscuits contain a much lower two grammes of fat and just 76 calories.

Other breakfast bars also fared poorly. McVitie's "Go Ahead Cherry Fruit Bake" may have only three grammes of fat but contains 131 calories, roughly equivalent to two Hobnobs. Meanwhile, a Kellogg's "All-Bran Original Breakfast Biscuit" has eight grammes of fat and 176 calories. It did better on fibre, containing six grammes.

The Grocer magazine said: 'Despite being positioned as a wholesome start to the day, breakfast biscuits contain more saturated fat than biscuit favourites like digestives, Rich Tea and Hobnobs.'

Nutritionist Kate Cook added: 'I can't see any that would make me say, "That's a good breakfast"'.

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The criticism of breakfast bars comes as other research showed that 'healthy' yogurts can have a far higher sugar content than ice cream.

A study produced for The Mail on Sunday by food manufacturer the Natural Ketosis Company found that low-fat mandarin yogurt made by Rowan Glen, which is sold in 125g pots - a typical serving size - has 17.6g of sugar per 100g. This compares with just 12.8g per 100g in Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream.

Traditional cereals have also been proven to be less healthy than is often claimed. Consumer group Which? has said many children's cereals are so packed with sugar that they should be put alongside chocolate biscuits on shop shelves.

Breakfast-bar makers said the extra vitamins and minerals in their products made them a better option than Hobnobs.

Sanjeev Hanna, of Kellogg's, said: 'Unlike everyday biscuits, our breakfast biscuits contain six B vitamins, iron and calcium.'

Rahul Gursahani, of Belvita, said: 'Our range contains up to 70 per cent cereals and 40 per cent wholegrain.

'These complex carbohydrates break down more slowly to provide a regular and continuous release when eaten as part of a balanced breakfast.'

And Eamon Donnelly, of Dale Farm Ltd, which makes Rowan Glen products, said: 'This is not a valid comparison because the sugar in this item is naturally occurring in both yogurt and fruit and the added sugar is natural. That is not the case for ice cream.'

Full Article @ News

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