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Bistro Crisps

Snack Spotlight: Crunchmaster® Unveils Bistro Crisps for Guilt-free, Gourmet Snacking


Bistro Crisps Offer More for Less with 63 Crisps Per Serving for Only 120 Calories

LOVES PARK, Ill., Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunchmaster announces the newest addition to its fan-favorite product line — Crunchmaster Bistro Crisps, guilt-free gourmet snacks containing only 120 calories in 63 popped crisps. Snacking has been taken to the next level with bite-size Bistro Crisps in three delicious flavors: Vegan Cheddar, Nacho and Margherita Pizza.

Crunchmaster Bistro Crisps are grain-free, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and Kosher. In addition, Bistro Crisps contain no artificial flavors, zero grams of trans fat and zero milligrams of cholesterol. Made with Cassava Root, a gut-friendly root vegetable, Bistro Crisps are popped, not fried, leaving them light, crispy and full of flavor. Bistro Crisps are a gourmet snacking experience, offering one of the largest serving sizes compared with competitive options. Bistro Crisps will be available in Publix stores and on Amazon this fall.

"The Crunchmaster team is continuously looking for our next product innovation to meet our consumers' demand for simple, wholesome snacks, and the pandemic only emphasized their desire for better-for-you snacking options," said Braden Bennie, Senior Marketing Manager at Crunchmaster. "Bistro Crisps bring the best of Crunchmaster crackers — the nutrition, flavor and crispy crunch — to a new realm of snacking."

The COVID-19 pandemic changed how consumers shop, eat and think about food. According to FMCG Gurus, nearly 80 percent of global consumers plan on eating healthier as a result of the pandemic, and research from The Hartman Group shows nearly half of all food and beverage occasions are now snacking occasions, meaning consumers are placing a new focus on snacking as a primary source of nourishment. With the release of Bistro Crisps, Crunchmaster offers a delicious source of daily sustenance that meets consumers' high standards and complex dietary needs.

Better Oil = Better Crackers

New packaging. Same crunch. Now made with Olive Oil.

This fall, Crunchmaster also announces that Olive Oil will replace Safflower Oil in most of its Crunchmaster cracker products, including its Multi-Seed, Multi-Grain, Grain-Free and Multi-Grain 5 Seed products.

"It's becoming increasingly important for our products to contain ingredients that our consumers recognize as a healthy choice," Bennie said. "This optimization to our existing product line gives consumers another reason to feel confident choosing Crunchmaster crackers."

Crunchmaster listened to its consumers by switching to a more premium oil that customers prefer. Experts have long agreed that Olive Oil is one of the healthiest oils to incorporate into your diet, and consumers reported being 2.7 times more likely to purchase Crunchmaster crackers made with Olive Oil.

Crunchmaster also recently revealed a refreshed packaging design that allows customers to find their favorite crackers more easily on store shelves. Updates to both the product recipe and packaging doesn't change the customer experience — Crunchmaster fans can expect the same great taste and crunch they've grown to love.

To learn more about Bistro Crisps and other Crunchmaster products, please visit: www.crunchmaster.com.

About Crunchmaster®:

Crunchmaster crackers and snacks are made from simple, wholesome ingredients that are uncompromisingly delicious. We use better-for-you ingredients that are always gluten-free, dry them to a precise moisture and bake in the goodness. Our crackers and snacks give a satisfying CRUNCH that will keep you coming back for more.

About TH Foods, Inc.

Headquartered in Loves Park, Ill., TH Foods is a leading manufacturer in the snack food industry. TH Foods strives to bring innovative, authentic crackers and snacks to North America. Crunchmaster is a registered trademark of TH Foods. For more information, visit www.thfoods.com.

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Company Spotlight: Violife Expands it’s product offering and distribution network


Violife –  a portfolio of vegan cheeses that taste, melt and stretch just like dairy cheese – is the first and only plant-based cheese brand to now be available in all BJ's Wholesale Club nationwide. The Wholesale Club has been expanding into plant-based foods by offering alternative meats, milks, soups, and now they have added Violife Vegan Cheese to expand their cheese offerings so that fans can purchase the dairy-free products in bulk to be able to feed their entire family for a reasonable price. Violife products can be found in the cheese aisle.


"Violife is the fastest growing and leading vegan cheese brand in the US because our delicious vegan cheeses melt, cook, and taste like dairy cheese," said Andy Reichgut, General Manager, Violife. "We're very excited to continue expanding our plant-based cheese offerings in BJ's stores. By partnering with BJ's, we are able to introduce Violife products to more consumers whether they are vegan or just looking to add more plant-based foods into their favorite recipes or diet."


In addition to Violife's entrance into BJ's, Violife has also recently expanded into Costco Wholesale Club with several vegan cheese options including Violife Just Like Mozzarella Shreds, Just Like Mature Cheddar Slices, and more.

BJs Wholesale Club Product Availability:

Products are available in all BJ's clubs – 200+ locations

States incl: NC, DE, FL, VA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MA, MD, RI, NC, NH, ME, SC


Costco Wholesale Club Product Availability:

  • Violife Just Like Mozzarella Shreds 
    • 1.65lb bag
    • Wrapping up a rotation- limited time until mid/late September
    • Available in the Northwest region (30 locations)
  • Violife Just Like Mature Cheddar Slices
    • 30 slices (2 reclosable packs with 15 slices each pack)
    • Available in LA region (30 locations) across California and Hawaii
    • On shelf now, since late August (around 8/20) in California locations, and end of August in Hawaii locations
    • Available for a limited time until mid/late October
  • Violife Just Like Cheddar Shreds
    • 1.65lb bag
    • Available in Midwest region (93 locations across MI, IL, OH, IN, KS, MO, MN, IA, NE, WI, KY, SD, ND)
    • Launched in 2 grand opening locations in Springfield, MO and Naperville, IL on 8/18 and 8/19. Remaining locations on-shelf now, as of end of Aug and will be available until mid to late October
  • Violife Just Like Colby Jack Shreds
    • Teaser: These will be launching in Costco Midwest region later this fall!

To learn more about Violife, please visit the Violife YouTube channel to view our EPIC Movie or visit www.violifefoods.com/recipes and check out @Violife_Foods on Instagram for recipe inspiration - from dairy-free dinners to delicious vegan desserts.


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Drink Spotlight: New Vegan Superfood Brand, Daily Dose, Launches Great Tasting Greens Drink


Delicious, all-natural plant-based superfood blend delivers your daily dose of greens while committing 10% of profits to support animal sanctuaries

CHICAGO, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily Dose, a vegan superfood brand dedicated to making the world a healthier, kinder place, just launched their green superfood blend. Daily Dose was founded on the belief that our biggest vote is on our plate and in our glass. That's why the brand not only invests in the highest quality ingredients that are 100% vegan, but has also committed to donating 10% of profits towards helping animal sanctuaries throughout the country.

"Animal sanctuaries are doing amazing selfless work and our aim is to provide them with much needed support," said Mason Holiday, musician and Daily Dose co-founder.

Daily Dose's mission is to help people live a healthier, happier life through simplified nutrition. "There are plenty of products that are good for you but don't taste great. That's why our refreshingly sweet, minty flavor makes getting your greens in an effortless healthy habit," said Holiday.

Daily Dose's green superfood drink is 100% plant-based, vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and contains zero processed sugars or synthetic vitamins. Daily Dose is a high-quality alternative to expensive store-bought juices and time-consuming homemade recipes. Each glass contains organic cold-pressed barley grass juice from a family farm in the US and is infused with a variety of organic greens and superfoods. Each scoop contains the equivalent of two full servings of vegetables and is rich in plant-based Vitamin B-12. You simply mix in water and enjoy.

Holiday and his family launched Daily Dose without any outside investment, making the company truly a family-owned business.

"We're excited to launch our greens product because we know that people who don't typically like these types of drinks will love ours," Holiday said. "To me it tastes like a Southern sweet tea with a kick of mint. It's so good!"

Daily Dose's Vegan Superfood Drink is available directly to consumers nationwide at https://dailydose.co and is shipped directly from their warehouse in Illinois. To learn more about the company and to purchase, please visit: https://dailydose.co or follow @drinkdailydose on social media.

About Daily Dose
Daily Dose, LLC is a family-owned, vegan superfood company that donates 10% of profits to support animal sanctuaries around the country. Daily Dose provides an easy way to get an extra dose of daily nutrition while making a larger gesture towards our planet and animal friends.  All ingredients are 100% plant-based, vegan, non-GMO, from all-natural ingredients that are manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit https://dailydose.co.


Daily Dose, a delicious, all-natural plant-based superfood blend, delivers your daily servings of greens while committing 10% of profits to support animal sanctuaries.

Daily Dose, a delicious, all-natural plant-based superfood blend, delivers your daily servings of greens while committing 10% of profits to support animal sanctuaries.






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Spudsy Sweet Potato Fries, Hot Fry, Cheese Fry, Vegan Ranch Fry

Snack Spotlight: Spudsy Launches Vegan, Grain-Free Sweet Potato Fries


The Brand on A Mission to Save The Spud Finds A New Way To Transform Ugly Sweet Potatoes, This Time Turning Them Into a Crunchy, Craveable Snack

LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spudsy, the brand known for creating the world's first Sweet Potato Puff, is introducing a new super snack on National French Fry Day that will excite the tastebuds of fry lovers everywhere. Spudsy Sweet Potato Fries were developed with flavor and family in mind, making it easier than ever to eat healthy, yummy snacks that everyone, from parents to kiddos, will love.


Spudsy's Sweet Potato Fries are made with their signature sweet potato flour and a blend of wholesome ingredients. Each delicious bag is vegan and non-GMO as well as gluten and grain-free. What started as imperfect, ugly sweet potatoes normally deemed food waste, are now tasty, savory snacks that come in three delectable flavors including:

  • Hot Fry – These too hot to handle fries have a crunch that packs some serious heat and flavor. They will take your snacking game to a whole new level and will have you snackin' spicy.
  • Vegan Ranch Fry – Leave your tastebuds asking for more with these classic, creamy Vegan ranch fries. Each bite has a perfectly balanced blend of homestyle, buttery flavor and tangy richness.
  • Cheese Fry – It does not get any cheesier than these cheese fries. You can finally give into your cravings with this healthier take on the hearty appetizer, leaving you with mouthfuls of cheesy deliciousness with every bite.

At Spudsy, upcycling is the name of the game and saving the spud means taking the 150,000,000 pounds of sweet potatoes that traditionally end up in landfills due to minor 'flaws' like shape, size, and color and transforming them into an addictive snack for the whole family. The brand is currently on track to save 1,000,000 imperfect sweet potatoes by the end of 2021.

"It was really important to the Spudsy team that our newest product was something equally as delicious as our classic puffs," said Ashley Boeckle, CEO of Spudsy. "We know that these new fries were the perfect addition to fulfill our vision of creating another flavorful, healthy snack while continuing to encourage our brand fans to #savethespud."

Spudsy's new Sweet Potato Fries will be available to purchase in store at select Kroger flags and online direct to consumer at spudsy.com. Families can also grab their new favorite snack from Amazon for $3.99 per bag. To follow the brand's journey to #savethespud, check out their Instagram, @spudsyfoods.

About Spudsy
Spudsy was created in 2018 by Southern California based Ashley Boeckle, who was inspired by the traditional sweet potato to make good-for-you and good-for-the-world snacks that never compromise on taste, nutrition, or sustainability. The Spudsy team takes taste seriously, reimagining classic foods that consumers know and love by putting a healthy, sustainable twist on them with their Sweet Potato Puffs and Sweet Potato Fries. Spudsy is on a mission to #savethespud and upcycle imperfect sweet potatoes into plant-based, delicious, yummy snacks saving approximately 15,000 ugly spuds with every truckload of finished product. For more information on Spudsy, please visit www.spudsy.com.









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Industry News: Vegano Delivers More Than Just Meal Kits With the Launch of Their Online Marketplace


Canada's Premier Vegan Meal-Kit Delivery Service Launches Plant-Based Online Marketplace

VANCOUVER, BC, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vancouver-based tech startup Vegano announced the launch of its fully integrated vegan marketplace today. From plant-based milks and cheeses to vegan protein powder, Vegano's new marketplace combines the product selection of a boutique vegan grocer with a seamless e-commerce shopping experience. The marketplace features over 500 products from notable plant-based brands such as Bob's Red Mill, Earth's Own, and The Very Good Butchers. Vegano plans to increase the number of products in its marketplace to 10,000 by the end of this year, allowing customers to discover even more exciting vegan food options.

Vegano has experienced a 150% growth in sales since its launch in January of this year and has delivered nearly 5,000 meals across Metro Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler to date. "The pandemic has shown us how challenging it can be for people to prepare easy vegan meals at home," says Conor Power, the Founder and CEO of Vegano Foods. "Our customer base has grown significantly over the last four months, and we're happy to have received such a positive response from our meal-kit subscribers. By expanding our product offering to include plant-based CPG, we are quickly adapting to the customer demand, making us a one-stop shop for vegan food needs."

Vegano made headlines in the tech community after closing an oversubscribed Series-A funding round back in February. The funds are being used to scale the company, with a focus on marketing strategy, growing its marketplace and CPG offering, and accelerating product development. Vegano plans to introduce its own branded products line to the marketplace and expand its delivery services to Toronto, Montreal, and Los Angeles at the end of this year.

About: Vegano Foods Inc. is Canada's premier 100% plant-based meal-kit service company that operates in Vancouver and is set to expand to Toronto, Montreal, and Los Angeles later this year. Founded in March of 2020, Vegano helps make healthy plant-based eating more accessible to Canadians, allowing them to take veganism beyond Meatless Mondays and Veganuary. Vegano uses high-quality ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers to ensure that its meal kits are delivered fresh to their members every week. With many chef-created recipes, Vegano's meals can be prepared in under 45 minutes, allowing people to spend less time on meal prep and more time on things they love. For more information, visit www.veganofoods.com.

Press Contact: media@veganofoods.com


Plant-based products available through Vegano Foods online marketplace

Plant-based products available through Vegano Foods online marketplace




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The Functional Chocolate Company Introduces New Energy & Sleepy
Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Spotlight: The Functional Chocolate Company Expands Product Line with New Energy and Sleepy Chocolate Bars


Vegan, Fair Trade Chocolate Stacked with Vitamins, Botanicals and Clinically Researched Ingredients Support Restful Sleep and Sustained Energy

EVERGREEN, Colo., June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Functional Chocolate Company® today announced the availability of Energy and Sleepy Chocolate Bars in stores and online.

Combining vegan, fair trade chocolate with vitamins, botanicals and clinically researched ingredients, the newest products extend the Functional Chocolate line with new formulations designed to address two of the most common everyday health realities -- trouble sleeping and trouble staying awake.

Based on years of formulation experience and research, Sleepy Chocolate combines a thoughtful blend of powerful botanicals including chamomile, valerian, lavender, and lemon balm with the clinically researched benefits of magnesium and melatonin. The Blueberry Lavender flavored bar is designed to help people fall asleep faster and more soundly, with no next-day lingering effects.

Espresso Crunch Energy Chocolate lifts energy and vitality for when there are too few hours in the day. With a combination of Chocamine®, a patented cocoa-based ingredient that provides sustained energy without jitters, alongside a blend of vitamins, taurine, L-Tyrosine, schizandra berry, and green tea extract, Energy Chocolate offers an all day boost without the unpleasant side effects of many other types of energy supplements.

All of The Functional Chocolate Company's bars are made with Fair Trade 60% cacao from a cooperative of South American farmers. Crafted in the USA, these bars are 100% plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, non-GMO, cholesterol and gluten-free.

"We're pleased to continue to expand our Functional Chocolate suite with these new products that address two of the most common complaints these days," explained Nicole Smith, CEO, The Functional Chocolate Company. "Customers are increasingly seeking out new ways to treat everyday health realities. By pairing our fair trade, vegan chocolate with these well researched formulations, customers enjoy a convenient and decadent experience that delivers the benefits of nutraceutical wellness."

Other offerings from The Functional Chocolate company include:

About The Functional Chocolate Company:
Founded in 2020, The Functional Chocolate Company® is headquartered in Evergreen, Colorado. We believe that treating your health should be a treat. With a team from consumer product development, confectionery, nutraceutical and nutrition backgrounds, we've learned that there is a better way to treat everyday health realities.

Flexible, fully customizable individual boxes, subscriptions, and gift options are available at funcho.co, as well as popular retail locations.

For wholesale inquiries, please contact sales@funcho.co or find us on RangeMe.

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Snack Spotlight: V-planet adds plant-based treat and chews for pets and parents



Vegan breathbones and wiggle biscuits provide flavor, variety and nutrition that helps dogs around the world live fuller, healthier lives

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- V-planet, a leading international vegan dog food company committed to providing 100% plant-based products, now offers its line of nutritious and delicious vegan dog treats for customers and their canine companions in 11 countries around the world.

V-planet's naturally flavored plant-powered breathbones chews and wiggle biscuits treats are now available for dogs and their pet parents in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand, Panama, Singapore and Thailand.

"Our cruelty-free vegan kibble provides dogs with a complete balanced diet, and now breathbones and wiggle biscuits give them plant-based variety and supplemental nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins, healthy fats, potassium and more," said Lindsay Rubin, vice president of v-planet. "We're committed to giving our customers a full range of options so they can help their pet friends stay healthy, active and happy."

Breathbones are hard chews that assist with dogs' dental health and promote fresher breath. They are available in two sizes so all dogs can enjoy them safely. Wiggle biscuits, available in peanut butter and blueberry flavors, are USDA organic crunchy treats packed with superfoods that even picky pooches love. Both products are made in the United States using natural ingredients and are 100% free of wheat, corn, soy, gluten and animal products.

"V-planet's distributors are all seeing demand for more plant-based, cruelty-free and sustainable pet products rising," Rubin said. "We're continually working with them to grow and achieve long-term success so they can continue meeting the needs of their customers and their pets."

V-planet is the international brand of v-dog, a family-owned vegan dog food business based in San Francisco that has been a favorite of pets and their people for 15 years.

To learn more about international distribution opportunities or the benefits of plant-based food for your dog's diet, visit https://v-planet.com.

About v-planet
V-planet, committed to providing 100 percent vegan products for dogs around the world, is the international brand of U.S.-based v-dog. Since 2005, v-dog has seen dogs of all shapes and sizes thrive on our nutritionally complete plant-based kibble. We are a vegan owned and operated family business with high quality standards and zero product recalls to date. Based in beautiful San Francisco, California, our team is made up of animal lovers with fur babies of our own. We work each day to ensure you and your dogs are happy and that our products are providing them with the ultimate source of nutrition and happiness. For more information about international distribution, visit v-planet.com.


V-planet introduces its plant-powered wiggle biscuit dog treats and breathbones chews in 11 international markets.

V-planet introduces its plant-powered wiggle biscuit dog treats and breathbones chews in 11 international markets.







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Beauty Supplement Spotlight: Vegamour Vegan Hemp Hair Care Gummies




GRO+ Advanced Gummies is the first hair vitamin that harnesses the medicinal and therapeutic power of broad spectrum hemp to deliver stronger, thicker and healthier hair. Aside from hemp oil, these delicious, naturally fruit-flavored gummies also feature biotin, folic acid, zinc, and other hair growth-stimulating vitamins and minerals, giving your hair everything it needs to flourish and shine.*
•100% Vegan
•No artificial flavors
•60 gummies (30-day supply)


Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Pectin, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors (Grape Juice Concentrate, Elderberry Juice Concentrate, Annatto), Coconut Oil, Carnauba Wax


-Cannabidiol derived from natural hemp has been shown in clinical studies to reduce inflammation and help improve blood circulation in topical applications.








About the Company
At VEGAMOUR, we believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise your health in order to have beautiful lashes, brows and hair. In fact, we believe that the healthier you are, the better you feel. We also believe that it’s possible to make powerful, plant-based products with clinical efficacy and real visible results. We happen to make all our products with sustainably sourced natural ingredients, mindfulness toward social impact and ethical responsibility. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of everyone we come into contact with…from our organic farmers, Fair Trade partners and owner-employees to our valued customers. We’re part of a global community, and we want everyone to benefit and GROW.





Company: Vegamour
Brand: Vegamour
Origin: USA
Category: Dietary Supplements
Packaging: 60 gummies
VarietiesView Range Here
Claims: 100% Vegan
Pricing: $58.00 USD
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: https://www.vegamour.com







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Supplement Spotlight: Rae Vegan Collagen Boost

Boost and protect your body’s natural collagen production.
Collagen is a protein in your body that helps your skin look fresh, firm and youthful. But here’s the thing: you lose it over time. Our powerful plant-based blend helps boost and protect your body’s natural collagen production — so you can shine from the inside out.*


Key Ingredients

•Vitamin C works as an antioxidant to help revitalize cells.
•Bamboo is high in vitamin A, B, E and minerals to promote growth.
•Plant-derived Collagen boosters support your body’s natural collagen production.*






About the Company
You’ve got a world to conquer. Plans to make, people to meet. Shit to do. At Rae Wellness, we believe that prioritizing yourself and your nutrition is fundamental. Designed for women making moves, our evidence-based nutritional blends deliver high-impact ingredients without the high price tag – so you can always feel your best, and shine from the inside out. Read More


Company: Rae Wellness
Brand: Rae
Origin: USA
Category: Supplement
Packaging: 60 capsules (30 day supply)
Claims: No artificial preservatives, No Sugar Added, Non GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, No Harmful fillers or colorants
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $14.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online








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Sport Spotlight: Ataq Recovery & Immune Booster Shot



2 oz plant-based, functional beverage using only clinically proven extracts in tested dosages. The shots are shelf-stable and have no preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors.

•Wellmune® helps strengthen the immune system and reduces the severity and duration of upper respiratory tract infection symptoms
•CurcuWin® extract helps with antiinflammatory benefits and nutrient absorption
•Sun-Theanine® extract promotes relaxation and overall quality of sleep



ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (proprietary blend): Yeast Betaglucan, Extracts of the Turmeric Root, L-Theanine, Ginseng, Rosa Roxburghii

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Tangerine Juice Concentrate, Cucumber Juice Concentrate, Kale Puree, Lime Juice Concentrate, Natural Lime-Berry Flavor, Monkfruit Extract, Rosemary Extract





About the Company
Let's face it, most people still think of farmer's markets and 1960's hippies when they hear "natural nutrition". We know. And when it comes to sports and performance products, "natural" is often regarded with some serious skepticism. But not long ago, when someone mentioned electric cars, images of boring body styles, made for commuters and suburban parents came to mind. Now that has changed, hasn't it? Super fast, powerful, high-tech, jaw-drop worthy, and futuristic looking cars come to mind when mentioning electric. It took re-imagining and innovation to change not only the product itself but also the public's perception of what it is and can be moving forward. That's exactly what we think is possible in the world of sports nutrition.  Read More



Company: Ataq
Brand:  Ataq
Origin: US
Category: Dietary Supplements
Packaging: 2oz
Claims: Non GMO, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $23.99 (6 pack)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: https://www.ataqfuel.com








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