From cheesy, savory snacks to sustainable plastic alternatives, WGB editors dish on their favorite product picks from December 2018.
Stacy’s Cheese Petites
Savory props to this super-tasty, addictive snack that simplifies the beloved combination of real cheese and crackers. After an in-store taste test, I became a fast fan—and repeat buyer—of the Parmesan With Rosemary variety, which is baked, bite-sized and packed with 6 grams of protein.
Repurpose Compostable Straws
Ever since I saw that video of a sea turtle with a straw stuck up its nose, I’ve felt bad using straws, and bans are being enacted across the country. This compostable version, being picked up by retailers such as Ahold, allows me to sip my soda without guilt.
Jolly Time Blazin’ Cheez Popcorn
Spicy flavors are all the rage, and I’m a sucker for a tongue-tingling treat. This makes those long weekend Netflix binges even more interesting and also happen to be non-GMO, which is impressive for a corn product, and only 40 calories per cup.
Lotus Trolley Bag
With its convenience and sustainability, this bag is a grocery shopping game-changer. The removable rods and item-designated compartments make packing the cart easy, while the strong mesh fabric and insulated bag option keep groceries secure and temperature-safe. I’ll never use another plastic grocery shopping bag again.
As a jerky fan, I was curious to try these real-meat protein bars—and I was blown away by their tenderness and bold flavor. Made with grass-fed beef or bison, or free-range chicken combined with organic spices, fruits and veggies, these 100% clean, nutrient-rich bars are a healthy alternative to jerky without the usual chewiness and sodium.
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