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Dessert Spotlight: Snoqualmie Checkered Chocolate All Natural Custard



All Natural Ice Cream
One type of chocolate just wasn't enough. This triple threat features the finest Barry Callebaut white and dark chocolate chunks mixed into our thick, rich milk chocolate custard. Checkmate!



Ingredients: Milk, cream, skim milk, sugar, egg yolks, cocoa processed with alkali, chocolate flakes (sugar, chocolate liquor, milkfat, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), white chocolate flakes (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), chocolate liquor, vanilla, guar gum, carob bean gum, soy lecithin, carrageenan.

About the Company
It started more than fifty years ago, on a New York farm, where I watched my father work hard day in and out to become one of the country’s earliest ‘conservation’ farmers (there was no ‘sustainability’ back then). At a young age, I grew to appreciate the value of re-using materials and natural resources to make better products and a far better world. My father worked this way long before it became popular...simply because it was the right thing to do.

We never compromise on using only the very best ingredients. That why the ingredients we use in Snoqualmie Ice Cream are homegrown or local whenever possible. Our milk and cream come from a single farm near the Canadian border, from the same group of cows run by a farmer who has never used hormones. We’re even building our own small farm right next to our café so we can grow more of our own ingredients – everything from blackberries and lavender to honey bees and a large chicken coop. And, like our current plant, we’re also planning to use the farm as a showcase for sustainability.

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Company: Snoqualmie
Brand: Snoqualmie
Slogan: Handcrafted in Small Batches for people who love ice cream
Origin: USA
Category: Frozen Desserts
Packaging: Pint (473ml)
Claims: All Natural
Variants: View All Flavors Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: snoqualmieicecream.com





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Product Spotlight: Good Societea Coconut Green Tea Whole Food Bar


Good Societea is a new line of amazing whole food bars that are set to take the food world by storm.  The bars are infused with none other than tea. Sounds a bit odd but we can assure you that these are hands down some of the best whole food bars we have ever come across, and we've sampled quite a few bars in our time.  The bars are made from organic ingredients that are good for you and incredibly tasty.  Currently there are three flavor combinations (Vanilla Early Grey, Coconut Green Tea, Choco Chai Rooibos). Each is infused with a different tea  and all retail in a 42g bar.   We can't use words to do justice for how good the bars actually are so we highly recommend you head to their website and order a batch today.


Coconut Green Tea

Famed matcha green tea, matched with coconut nectar, coconut, oil, and coconut flakes, give this bar a fresh yet silky smooth chewiness. You've never had green tea like this. So go ahead, treat yo' self.


Ingredients: Organic Coconut Nectar; Organic Brown Rice Syrup; Organic Dark Chocolate (organic cane sugar, organic cocoa liquor, organic cocoa butter); organic brown rice protein; organic hemp seeds; organic coconut; organic agave inulin; organic coconut oil; organic matcha green tea; organic coconut flavor.

Certified Organic
Certified Gluten-Free
Omega-3s and -6s
1000mg of matcha green tea

*Allergens: Coconut. Produced in a facility that maintains good manufacturing practices to segregate its use of peanuts and treenuts.


Kristin and Van started Good Societea bars in their kitchen after being frustrated by the lack of real food options for people on-the-go. Kristin has always suffered from allergies and could never eat nutrition bars because they almost all included inflammatories like nuts, gluten, dairy, and soy. Van has always eaten bars because they fit his busy lifestyle, but he was tired of eating bars with processed ingredients and artificially inflated nutrients. Plus, all the sugar in other bars made him feel bad; even the "healthy" bars made from things like dates and dried fruit were super high in fructose!

After doing some research, Van discovered why the big bar corporations were selling us all bad products: their business strategy was to produce the cheapest product possible! But Kristin remembered sitting in on a Stanford University lecture with the founder of the clothing company Patagonia. The Patagonia business model was built on making the best product possible in an ethical and sustainable way. We believed we could apply the same approach to snacking. (Listen to that game-changing lecture, entitled "Let My People Go Surfing," here for free).

So we got to work in our kitchen making bars out of real, quality ingredients. After almost a year of experimenting and hundreds of batches of homemade bars, we finally found the perfect combination of taste, nutrition, and environmentally sustainable ingredients. The result: Good Societea bars. The awesome flavors and antioxidants of tea, combined with 100% whole food ingredients like organic chocolate, hemp seeds, plant protein, and coconut nectar. Artisan bakers and chocolatiers have used tea for years to make gourmet cookies and chocolates--now, we're bringing that sophistication to the humble snack bar. Finally, a nutritious snack bar for foodies!



Company: Good Societea
Brand: Good Societea
Slogan: Eat Tea, Do Good
Origin: USA
Category: Wholefood Bars
Packaging: 42g  (1.5oz)
Claims: Whole Food, Organic, Non GMO,  Soy Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Variants: Vanilla Earl Grey, Coconut Green Tea, Choco Chai Rooibos
Price: $35.88 USD (12 bars)
Where to Buy: Direct on their Website
Website: goodsocietea.com




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Beer Spotlight: Elysian Brewing Loser Pale Ale

Elysian Brewing based out of Seattle, Washington offers a wide array of craft beers that are all made with the finest of ingredients. We decided to showcase their Loser Pale Ale here for our readers.

Corporate Beer Still Sucks

STYLE Pale ale

BODY Medium

TASTING NOTES Light tropical flavors balanced with a crisp malt-hop finish.

MALTS Pale, Munich, Crystal and Cara-hell

HOPS Bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with Crystal hops

ABV: 7.0%

IBU: 57

AVAILABILITY Year Round — Draft, 22 oz bottles, Six Packs/12oz bottles


The Elysian Brewing Story:

The Elysian was founded in 1995 by principals Dick Cantwell (President/Head Brewer), Joe Bisacca (CFO/Head of Operations) and David Buhler (Sales & Marketing Director). Our first Seattle location, a 220-seat beer hall and our main brewery, opened in 1996 on Capitol Hill, Seattle’s most populous neighborhood. In 1997 Elysian was chosen to operate a pub and small brewery at Gameworks—a large entertainment complex owned by Universal Studios, Dreamworks & Sega. Elysian left this partnership in 2002 upon expiration of the five-year contract. A short year later Elysian opened TangleTown, an 80-seat neighborhood brewery/bistro. With a 3-bbl pilot brewery, Elysian-TangleTown acted as the brewers’ test kitchen, fueling the creative fires and helping cement Elysian’s reputation as Seattle’s top brewpub. The most recent addition to the Elysian empire, Elysian Fields, opened in August 2006. Perched next to Seattle’s two sports arenas, Fields seats 400 and packs the house at lunch and on gamedays. It is typical for us to offer over twenty different Elysian beers between the three locations


Company: Elysian Brewing
Brand: Loser Pale Ale
Category: Beer
Origin: USA
Packaging: 12 fl oz
Alcohol Volume: 7%
Varieties: See website for full list
Website: elysianbrewing.com


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Will Washington, D.C. Also Ban Soda?

After a D.C. council debate, rumors are spreading that the nation's capital may be next

New York City's outgoing Mayor Bloomberg may not have won over everyone with the soda ban, but he has some fans in other cities. Now, rumors are swirling that Washington, D.C. may be next to institute a soda ban.

The Washington Post and other media outlets reported on an interesting tidbit from the D.C. council debate for two at-large city council seats; among the topics of discussion, the New York City soda ban. At the debate, several incumbent members of the council, plus those running, came out in support of the ban, reports WTOP.com. In 2010, Councilmember Mary Cheh (D- Ward 3) tried to pass a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax, but the bill fell short by one vote. Cheh seemed to be the frontman for a possible soda ban, telling WTOP.com, "If I could get the votes to do it I would certainly try to put that in place... I would consider legislation to do that, I would like to see that done."

Of course, only time will tell whether the city council members do take up legislation for a soda ban. Other members, like Tommy Wells (D-Word 6), seemed more hesitant to push legislation forward, and questioned if the government should get involved. And the soda battles in El Monte, Calif., and Richmond, Calif., continue to rage on. Could the soda ban sweep the nation?

via TDM

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