Product Reviews

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Sweet potato fries are quickly gaining popularity and becoming more readily available, thanks to companies like Alexia. Sweet potatos are a complex carbohydrate that we often suggest because they nourish the pancreas, stimulating an increased production of pancreatic enzymes, while also giving you a sweet flavor that won't spike blood sugar. They are also high in fiber, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Alexia's fries are a careful balance of sweet and savory flavor with a hint of sea salt. These are made with canola oil and cane sugar - which knocks down their rating to 3.5. We would love to see them not using any added sweeteners and chosing a healthier oil, like grapeseed or sunflower.  4g of sugar per serving which brings them down in our rating. However, compared to conventional white potato fries, they are a huge upgrade. 

Company Website: http://www.alexiafoods.com

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Company: Alexia

Category: Snacks

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Kopali Organic MIX

Kopali Organic MIX

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Kopali organics just got that much better. Delivering full-spectrum flavor, this organic mix will help aid in sustained energy and is an ideal source of antioxidants and bioflavonoids. Ingredients include organic dried goji berries, organic dried mulberries, organic pistachios and organic cacao nibs. The perfect combination of sweet, salty and bitter. Kopali supports thousands of farmers who grow these high quality ingredients in harmony with the ecosystems that support all life. All ingredients are 100% Organic. Kopali is beyond passionate about fair trade practices. Their high quality products are carefully sourced with the utmost integrity, which is apparent in each package of superfood goodness. We LOVE these guys!!!

Company Website: http://www.kopaliorganics.com

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Company: Kopali Organics

Category: Raw Foods

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Eco Sunscreen

Eco Sunscreen

Dietary Needs:
None

We love Eco! We always recommend chemical-free, all-natural sunscreen and this hypoallergenic sunscreen actually absorbs into the skin easily and doesn't leave you looking chalky white. It is water-resistant and nourishing to the skin. This line is even biodegradable so it's earth friendly enough to not harm reefs and ocean life. This sunscreen is very affordable and competitive with conventional brands of sunscreen. There are no chemical UV-absorbers, synthetic preservatives, or titanium dioxide in any of the eco formulas. It is much safer than most sunscreens and free of Parabens, Phthalates, PEG’s (polyethylene glycols), Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (all of the scary chemicals that you didn't even realize are in most conventional sunscreens.) This is a great sunscreen that works well for sensitive skin as well as for kids and babies. We love that it won’t clog your pores, and it’s great even under makeup. Non-nano zinc oxide is the active ingredient. Eco skin care’s commitment to consumers and to a healthier planet runs throughout the production process. Be sure to read the instructions regarding application frequency. 

Company Website: http://www.ecologicalskin.com

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Company: Eco

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Melt Buttery Spread

Melt Buttery Spread

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

We are delighted to see a natural healthy spread like Melt Organic buttery spread on the grocery store shelves. For years America was sold on the no fat/low fat idea that has been detrimental to consumers. This is North America’s first line of butter replacements made with organic virgin coconut oil in the perfect blend for rich and creamy taste and good health. Each variety of Melt supports healthy weight and a healthier gut when replacing other fats in your daily diet. Coconut oil is a stable, healthful saturated fat and great source of medium chain fatty acids. This is the “good fat” that can help combat the “bad fat.” This spread is blended with flaxseed and high oleic sunflower oil. This is a HUGE upgrade to margarine!! Melt buttery spread is certified organic and kosher, transfat-free, soy-free, gluten-free and made with non-GMO ingredients. We love that this company is focused on eco-social and fair trade certified ingredients. 

Company Website: http://www.meltbutteryspread.com/

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Company: Melt

Category: Oils

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Evolution Sweet Greens and Lemon

Evolution Sweet Greens and Lemon

Dietary Needs:
None

Our long time favorite juice brand has recently added a few new blends to their product line and upgraded their processing technique. Evolution now uses high pressure processing, which means your juice is no longer flash-pasteurized. That is a huge upgrade. The pressure processing technique uses no heat, so the juices stay ALIVE with nutrients and vitamins. That means each juice is more nutrient dense than before. These juices are alive and full of vitality just as nature intended. We love the Sweet Greens with Lemon flavor because they have added lemon and apple to the 'essential greens' recipe, which makes it a tastier green juice blend. This juice is available at select Starbucks and would be a HUGE upgrade to your coffee latte, or if you can't go that far, maybe drink a green drink before the coffee to assuage the acidity. Clients LOVE this juice and we highly recommend it. 5 stars all the way!

Company Website: http://www.evolutionfresh.com/

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Company: Evolution Fresh

Category: Beverages

Posted: April 13, 2012

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