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Snack Spotlight: Rickland Orchards Launches New CLVR Bars Line

 

 

ANAHEIM, Calif., - Today, Rickland Orchards announces the launch of a new line of CLVR bars blended with high-quality ingredients such as super fruits, grains, seeds and nuts, sweetened with coconut sugar. CLVR bars are currently enrolled in both the Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free programs, awaiting verification. Launching at Natural Products Expo West, the bars are rolling out to retailers nationwide and are available in three initial flavors: Blueberry Cranberry Chia, Strawberry Banana Quinoa and Pomegranate Mulberry Amaranth.

Rickland Orchards CLVR bars (pronounced "klev-er") are meant to give snackers a clever and "real" option—meaning a focus on smart eating and real ingredients such as fruits: blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, apricot; ancient grains: chia, quinoa, amaranth; nuts: cashews, almonds, brazil nuts; and a mix of other ingredients—everything from dried fruit to flax seeds.

The goal is to provide a gluten-free, dairy-free snack bar that is flavorfully certified vegan with low sodium and made with real coconut sugar.

"It's time to get clever and start eating better at snack time," said Michael Sands, B&G Foods, Inc. executive vice president of snacks. "CLVR bars are perfect for people on the go who want to upgrade their granola bars to a more nutritious choice."

The initial three CLVR bars include:

  • Rickland Orchards CLVR Blueberry Cranberry Chia Bars — Made with a blend of blueberries, cranberries and nuts including cashews, almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
  • Rickland Orchards CLVR Strawberry Banana Quinoa Bars — With dried banana and real bits of strawberry and apricot, this bar combines fruit with cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, flax seeds and quinoa flakes
  • Rickland Orchards CLVR Pomegranate Mulberry Amaranth Bars — Made with cashews, almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds and raspberry and pomegranate bits combined with dried mulberries, amaranth, and whole grain brown rice

Rickland Orchards CLVR bars retail for approximately $1.99. For more information and a store locator, please visit www.ricklandorchards.com.

 

 

About Rickland Orchards
Rickland Orchards, creator of shelf stable Greek yogurt coating, has been creating convenient and delicious Greek yogurt coated protein bars and bites through listening to buyer and consumer insights. Rickland Orchards products are sold nationally. To learn more, please visit www.ricklandorchards.com and www.facebook.com/ricklandorchards.

 

 

About B&G Foods
B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute a diversified portfolio of high-quality, branded shelf-stable foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods' products are marketed under many recognized brands, including Ac'cent, B&G, B&M, Baker's Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary's, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Emeril's, Grandma's Molasses, JJ Flats, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, MacDonald's, Maple Grove Farms, Molly McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Flatbreads, New York Style, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega, Pirate's Booty, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina, Rickland Orchards, Sa‑són, Sclafani, Smart Puffs, Spring Tree, Sugar Twin, Trappey's, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid and Wright's. B&G Foods also sells and distributes two branded household products, Static Guard and Kleen Guard. For more information, please visit www.bgfoods.com.

 

 

 

 

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Food Review: Purely Elizabeth Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Ancient Grain Oatmeal & Hot Cereal

 

This is not your Grandma's Oatmeal, this is something different, something better.

Your oats are no longer flying solo. Instead, our ancient grain oatmeals and hot cereal are chock full of organic superfoods like chia, hemp, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. These ingredients combined with organic gluten free oats for a truly unique texture and hearty, satisfying taste.

We're not skimping on the good stuff or using flour fillers. Our oatmeals are packed with 5g of fiber, over 6g of protein, vitamins, minerals and omega 3's to nourish your body and fuel your active day. With each seed and grain providing the ultimate nutrition, we make sure that every calorie counts. Plus, there is no added sugar so you can sweeten it how you like.

The most important meal of the day just got easier.

 

Organic gluten-free oats, quinoa, amaranth and chia seeds combine with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds for a purely tart and crunchy delight. Our Organic Cranberry Pumpkin Seed is packed with superfoods, boasting 7g of protein, 5g of fiber and 460mg of omega-3 fatty acids.

Ready in just two minutes, nourish your body while preparing for your busy day. Our favorite way to enjoy is with almond milk and bit of organic coconut sugar or baked into a mouth-watering oatmeal cookie.

  • no sugar added
  • certified organic
  • certified gluten-free
  • certified vegan
  • non-GMO project verified
  • soy free
  • 7g of protein
  • 5g of fiber
  • 460mg of omega-3 fatty acids
  • no sodium
  • no artificial colors or flavors

 

Ingredients
organic gluten-free oats, organic pumpkin seeds, organic dried cranberries, organic quinoa flakes, organic amaranth puffs, organic Salba® chia seed.

 

 

 

 
About Purely Elizabeth
Since childhood, I was naturally a healthy eater, yet had one major downfall: homemade baked goods. I never drank soda, ate chocolate or liked salty chips, but homemade baked goods were a different story. Moist, sweet and baked with love, these treats nourished my senses.

Fast forward to 2007, when I pursued a new career as holistic nutrition counselor at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. There I learned about the connections between what you eat and how you feel; how sugar, wheat and dairy (the key ingredients to my favorite treats) can negatively impact health.

I could no longer enjoy my childhood favorites with the same enthusiasm. Instead, I wanted to create a solution that both my clients and I could enjoy. Afterall, so many of the gluten free and vegan products on the market were overly processed and didn't taste good. So, my mission, to recreate the most delicious baked goods using the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients, loaded with health benefits and free of the bad stuff. Just pure and honest.

In September 2009, I launched purely elizabeth, a line of all-natural and organic foods using nutritious alternative grains and superfood seeds, free of sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten.

 

 
Company: Appetite for Healthy Living
Brand: Purely Elizabeth
Origin: USA
Category: Cereal
Packaging:  10oz (283g)
Claims: Gluten Free, Vegan, Organic, Non GMO verified
Variants : 6 grain, Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Apple Cinnamon Pecan, Original
Price: $6.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: purelyelizabeth.com

 

 

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Food Spotlight: GoGo Quinoa Granissimo

A delicious mix of healthy grains, easy and quick to prepare. This mix is an excellent source of iron, fibers and calcium.

 

 

Ingredients
Organic black quinoa royal, organic millet, organic amaranth, organic red lentils, organic brown long grain rice.

 

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About the Company
We started our operations in 2004 with the arrival of a first container of quinoa pasta. Our ambition was to create an ethical business dedicated to the promotion of organic food and fair trade practices. Six years later the GoGo Quinoa™ products line includes over 30 gluten-free, vegan and organic products made from quinoa and amaranth and distributed across Canada. Read More

 

 

Company:GoGo Quinoa
Brand: Granissimo
Origin: Canada
Category: Seeds
Packaging: 400g
Claims: All Natural, Organic, Gluten Free, Kosher,
Price: CA$ 6.25
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: gogoquinoa.com

 

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Food Review: Earnest Eats Supefood Blueberry Chia Cups

 

 

We combine Superfood blueberries and chia with our gluten-free blend - Oats, Quinoa and Amaranth - for Whole Food Happy Breakfast.

 

Superfood Grain Blend: Oats + Quinoa + Amaranth
7g Protein & 6g Fiber
GLUTEN-FREE + NON-GMO Verified
Vegan, Wheat-free, All Natural
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Only 260 Calories per serving.

 

 

 

About the Company
We bring fruits, nuts and other goodies together and let them be themselves, which means we leave them just how nature intended them. We don’t macerate, extrude or mush anything to a pulp. Baked in small batches in real kitchens, our foods are crafted with premium, whole food ingredients that you can see and taste in all their delicious and nourishing glory. So let’s make friends with food again, one nut at a time. Read More

 

 

 

Company: Earnest Eats
Brand: Earnest Eats
Origin: USA
Category: Cereal
Packaging: Available in 6-pack & 12-pack (2.35oz cups)
Claims: Organic, Non GMO
Varieties: View Range Here
Price: 6 Cup Pack: $19.50,
12 Cup Pack: $39.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: earnesteats.com

 

 

 

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Food Review: Amisa Organic Gluten Free Crispbread with Amaranth

 

 

Packed in handy snack packs for optimum freshness, the crispbreads are convenient for lunchboxes and on the go. Delicious with sweet or savoury toppings.

Produced in a dedicated gluten free bakery and batch tested - guaranteed gluten free!

 

 

Ingredients
Rice flour*, amaranth*(5%), sea salt.

*=certified organic ingredients

 

 

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About the Company

The Amisa brand provides nutritious, healthy organic food that cares for consumers with special dietary needs.

All Amisa gluten free products are batch tested for gluten - so you can trust and enjoy them. Our gluten free products are indicated by the green Amisa logo.

Amisa also offers a selection of products made from the nutritious spelt grain which, although not gluten free, can be tolerated by some people with wheat sensitivity. Amisa spelt products are indicated by the pink Amisa logo.

Amisa is a brand created by Windmill Organics Ltd, a company committed to providing high quality organic food for everyone to share and enjoy.

Our ethical organic brands, bring you all that’s best in organic grocery products.

 

 

 

Company: Windmill Organics
Brand: Amisa
Slogan: Special Diet Nutrition
Origin: UK
Category: Bread
Packaging: 150g
Claims: Organic, Gluten Free
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Stockists, Buy Online
Website: amisa.co.uk

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Snack Spotlight: Purely Elizabeth Organic Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola

 

Organic gluten-free oats, quinoa, amaranth and chia seeds combine with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds for a purely tart and crunchy delight. Our Organic Cranberry Pumpkin Seed is packed with superfoods, boasting 7g of protein, 5g of fiber and 460mg of omega-3 fatty acids.

Ready in just two minutes, nourish your body while preparing for your busy day. Our favorite way to enjoy is with almond milk and bit of organic coconut sugar or baked into a mouth-watering oatmeal cookie.

no sugar added
certified organic
certified gluten-free
certified vegan
non-GMO project verified
soy free
7g of protein
5g of fiber
460mg of omega-3 fatty acids
no sodium
no artificial colors or flavors

 

Ingredients: organic gluten-free oats, organic pumpkin seeds, organic dried cranberries, organic quinoa flakes, organic

 
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About Purely Elizabeth
Since childhood, I was naturally a healthy eater, yet had one major downfall: homemade baked goods. I never drank soda, ate chocolate or liked salty chips, but homemade baked goods were a different story. Moist, sweet and baked with love, these treats nourished my senses.

Fast forward to 2007, when I pursued a new career as holistic nutrition counselor at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. There I learned about the connections between what you eat and how you feel; how sugar, wheat and dairy (the key ingredients to my favorite treats) can negatively impact health.

I could no longer enjoy my childhood favorites with the same enthusiasm. Instead, I wanted to create a solution that both my clients and I could enjoy. Afterall, so many of the gluten free and vegan products on the market were overly processed and didn't taste good. So, my mission, to recreate the most delicious baked goods using the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients, loaded with health benefits and free of the bad stuff. Just pure and honest.

In September 2009, I launched purely elizabeth, a line of all-natural and organic foods using nutritious alternative grains and superfood seeds, free of sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten.
 

 

Company: Appetite for Healthy Living
Brand: Purely Elizabeth
Origin: USA
Category: Granola
Packaging:  10oz (283g)
Claims: All Natural, Gluten Free Vegan, Non GMO
Variants : Original, Cranberry Pecan, Blueberry Hemp, Pumpkin Fig
Price: $6.99 USD
Where to Buy: Direct on Website
Website: purelyelizabeth.com

 

 

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: AmaMax Rush – A Delicious All Natural Sports Recovery Food

 

 

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OVERVIEW
Finalized version of AmaMax Rush is exclusively available through Indiegogo at a limited time discount in the U.S., Australia, and Canada.
Formulated with an optimal 3.5:1 ratio of high quality carbohydrates and proteins derived from the Amaranth super grain, pure whey protein isolates and other natural ingredients.
Tastes great – just like a chocolate mousse dessert. We tested over 3,000 sample packs of AmaMax Rush with people from around the globe to get the taste just right.
Free of gluten, soy, nuts, and trans fats.
We're sponsoring three up-and-coming athletes with full-year supplies of AmaMax Rush.

 

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What is AmaMax Rush
AmaMax Rush is a delicious recovery food that combines the latest in nutritional research with the super grain Amaranth and other natural ingredients to reduce recovery time following exercise.

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The truth is many of us don’t get a combination of both proteins and carbohydrates before, during, and after exercises, when this is exactly what we need to perform at our best.

AmaMax Rush delivers just that. It’s the culmination of five years of the latest in nutritional research and testing to provide the most functional sports recovery food on the planet. And at the heart of it all are its ingredients. Made using natural gluten-free ingredients and the super grain Amaranth, AmaMax Rush fuels you with the nutrients you need to perform at your peak, recover faster and live healthier.

The Science. 

We developed Rush with a scientifically-proven 3.5:1 ratio of high-quality carbohydrates and proteins derived from the Amaranth grain and other natural ingredients, to deliver an array of recovery and health benefits.

The following chart shows the main differences between proteins (PRO) alone or carbohydrates (CHO) alone versus a combination of proteins and carbohydrates found in AmaMax Rush:

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Ivy, J., Portman, R. (2004), ‘Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition’, Basic Health Publications Inc., table 5.1, pp. 64.

Unlike other leading energy bars, gels and sports drinks, AmaMax Rush is proven to offer significant advantages in reducing muscle damage, speeding muscle recovery, enhancing endurance, and boosting healthy immune function. All of these exercise performance benefits from consuming carbohydrates and proteins together are backed by numerous research studies.

Effects of Recovery Beverages on Glycogen Restoration and Endurance Exercise Performance

In this study eight endurance-trained cyclists were each given high carbohydrate-protein (CHO-PRO) beverages and traditional all-carbohydrate (AC) beverages immediately and two hours after two two-hour trial rides. Ingestion of the CHO-PRO beverage resulted in a 17% greater plasma glucose response, a 92% greater insulin response, and a 128% greater storage of muscle glycogen compared to the AC beverage. These findings demonstrate that the rate of recovery is coupled with the rate of muscle glycogen replenishment and suggest that CHO-PRO recovery supplements should be consumed to optimize muscle recovery.

Williams, M. et al. (2003), ‘Effects of Recovery Beverages on Glycogen Restoration and Endurance Exercise Performance’, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 12-19.

The Effect of Carbohydrate and Protein Supplement on Resistance Exercise Performance, Hormonal Response, and Muscle Damage

The study used 34 male subjects to determine whether resistance exercise performance and post-exercise muscle damage were altered when consuming a carbohydrate and protein beverage. Each subject performed three sets of eight repetitions at their eight repetition maximum to fatigue for multiple exercises. The results demonstrated that the CHO-PRO supplement reduced muscle damage and soreness, as evidenced by the elevated response levels of both myoglobin and creatine kinase.

Baty, J. et al. (2007), ‘The Effect of Carbohydrate and Protein Supplement on Resistance Exercise Performance, Hormonal Response, and Muscle Damage’, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 321-329.

Effect of a Carbohydrate-Protein Supplement on Endurance Performance During Exercise of Varying Intensity

In this study nine trained cyclists were given carbohydrate-protein

(CHO-PRO)

beverages and all-carbohydrate (AC) beverages to compare the effects. Athletes were given supplements every 20 minutes during three separate testing trials. Carbohydrate supplementation was found to significantly increase the time to exhaustion, while the addition of protein enhanced the effect of the carbohydrate supplement. Therefore, the addition of protein leads to an improved insulin response of a carbohydrate supplement, resulting in improved aerobic endurance performance.

Ivy, J. et al. (2003), ‘Effect of a Carbohydrate-Protein Supplement on Endurance Performance During Exercise of Varying Intensity’, International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, vol. 13, pp. 382-395.

Coingestion of Protein with Carbohydrate During Recovery From Endurance Exercise Stimulates Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis in Humans

The following study investigated whether ingestion of protein with carbohydrates after a two hour cycle exercise would increase muscle protein synthesis by measuring subjects’ muscle fractional synthetic rate (FSR) and whole body net protein balance (WBNB). All six athletes showed increase muscle FSR and improved WBNB when coingesting carbohydrates and proteins versus carbohydrates alone, signifying improved muscle protein synthesis.

Howarth, K., et al. (2008), ‘Coingestion of Protein with Carbohydrate During Recovery From Endurance Exercise Stimulates Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis in Humans’, Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 106, no. 4, pp. 1394-1402.

Convenient to use.

AmaMax Rush can be used by anyone who exercises. Whether you’re someone who likes to stay active or are training for the next Olympics, Rush will help you recover faster so you’re ready to tackle your next workout with your best performance.

AmaMax Rush is packaged in a recyclable pouch with a re-sealable cap, making it easy to use before, during, and after exercise.

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Super grain Amaranth for super recovery.

Working hand in hand with Amaranth Australia we are able to deliver AmaMax Rush to you with all of the whole grain goodness of Amaranth

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Amaranth is an ancient super grain that was relied on by the Aztecs for over 5000 years for its nutritional and medical benefits. Today, we continue to use Amaranth for these same reasons. Amaranth is entirely gluten-free and contains a complete protein - including all the essential amino acids. Amaranth is also high in fiber and a good source of magnesium and iron, making it the perfect core ingredient for AmaMax Rush.

See what we’re made of.

In addition to using pure Amaranth flour, we opted to only use naturally sourced, wholesome ingredients that provide an optimal blend of nutrition for maximal recovery.

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We’re proud of each ingredient we use and believe that you deserve to be completely informed, so feel free to browse the table below. You’ll find every ingredient that’s used in Rush listed along with our reason for using it and where it’s sourced.

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Rush packs are free of trans-fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, and artificial preservatives.

Rush is made entirely free of gluten, soy, and nuts.
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Tastes delicious – we really mean it.

We’re big on flavor. That’s why we tested Rush for the past three years with hundreds of athletes from around the world to get the taste just right.

Using real cocoa, sugar, and small amounts of fats we were able to achieve a delicious chocolaty taste without adding any fillers or artificial sweeteners.

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AmaMax Rush resembles the same consistency and taste as a chocolate mousse dessert making it easy to eat on the go without the need for water like many energy gels and bars require

 

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Product Spotlight: Casa Adelita Gourmet Amaranth Bars

 

Casa Adelita Gourmet revives some of Mexico’s most iconic traditional sweets and candies, using only the highest quality, 100% natural ingredients, with no preservatives, additives, or artificial flavors. Using recipes dating back hundreds of years to some of the most renown confectioneries in Mexico, Casa Adelita crafts beautiful and tasty treats with a distinctly gourmet twist.

Let us sweeten your life with Adelita's Gourmet confections, and leave behind the sweet taste of our Mexican roots.

Casa Adelita Gourmet offers delicious Amaranth bars in 3 varieties: Chocolate, Special and With Raisins.  Amaranth is becoming very popular because of its nutritional benefits. The products are made in Mexico and distributed throughout the country.

Amaranth is considered a weed by much of the world, but has been grown as a grain and vegetable for thousands of years. The Aztecs used it as a staple food and included it in their religious rituals. It has about the same yield as many other more commonly used grains like rice. Amaranth also has a similar nutritional value to quinoa, which makes it well worth looking into. See the Full Benefits Here.

 

 

Company: Casa Adelita Gourmet
Brand: Casa Adelita Gourmet
Origin: Mexico
Category: Healthy Snacks
Packaging: 70g, 40g
Claims: Natural
Variants: Chocolate, Special, With Raisins
Price: $12.90 MXP
Where to Buy: Mexico (Superama)
Website: casaadelitagourmet.com

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Gutti Amaranth Snack Bar with Agave Nectar

 

For you that care about your health and your body, our amaranth snack bar with organic agave nectar offers high nutritional content and an irresistible taste in only 74 calories. It is an integral product: our bars do not contain gluten or trans fats, and are sweetened with agave nectar, which provides all the benefits of an organic product and also helps to reduce cholesterol and glucose levels (recommended for patients with some types of diabetes). Remember that organic is better... 100% Natural

Ingredients: Amaranth, organic agave nectar, pumpkin seeds and sesame.

 

Company: Gutti
Brand: Gutti
Origin: Mexico
Category: Healthy Snacks
Packaging: 20g
Claims: 100% Natural
Variants: Agave Nectar, Chocolate, Gourmet
Where to Buy: Walmart Mexico City
Website: gutti.com.mx

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Gutti Amaranth Snack Bar with Chocolate

 

Just what you need to give your body the energy it needs and to supplement your diet on a daily basis. Our amaranth bars with chocolate are the perfect combination of irresistible flavor and quality nutrition. They contain only 112 calories, so your figure and your health will benefit from eating these delicious bars. Do not wait and start improving your eating habits by eating these awesome bars! Recommended for all the family, do not contain gluten or trans fats.

 

Ingredients: Amaranth, chocolate and peanut.

About the Company

We are a proudly Mexican company that produces food from amaranth with the highest quality due to the selection of the best ingredients in order to achieve a unique experience of taste and nutrition.

Our products are made with the highest production methods and quality standards required by the world market, allowing us to offer natural, delicious, healthy products to our costumers

 

Company: Gutti
Brand: Gutti
Origin: Mexico
Category: Healthy Snacks
Packaging: 30g
Claims: 100% Natural, Organic
Variants: Agave Nectar, Chocolate, Gourmet
Where to Buy: Walmart Mexico City
Website: gutti.com.mx

 

 

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