WGB editors take a look at November's newest foods and nonfood items.
Eco-friendly wound care has entered the U.S. market, courtesy of Australia-based Nutricare’s plastic-free Patch bandages. The four-line organic bamboo strips are hypoallergenic, 100% compostable, crafted with sustainable materials and imbued with natural ingredients such as coconut oil and aloe vera.
Foodstirs Baking Mixes
With peak home baking season in full swing, Foodstirs’ organic, non-GMO baking mixes have adopted a new “Junk-Free” platform that combines clean labels with less sugar and an evolved brand design for its line of cake, brownie and cookie mixes. The ethically sourced mixes, which have a from-scratch taste, are easy to whip up in six steps or less.
FarmToFork Pasta Sauce
Switching pasta sauce brands can be a big ask (consumers are loyal), but FarmToFork makes a strong case with four yummy varieties made with clean-label ingredients from two family farms in California. It also partners with Big Green, donating a portion of its proceeds to educating youth about gardening.
Grillo’s Fresh Pickles
Grillo’s is reimagining the fresh pickle category with its new Fresh Pack line. Available in Classic Dill Chips, Sandwich Makers, Classic Dill Spears and Classic Dill Hot Spears, the brand’s fresh pickles, which are made from a 100-year-old Italian family recipe of just seven natural ingredients, stack up as a winner in our books.
Everyone wants to cut back on sugar. The problem is, low-sugar products are often bland. But not SmartSweets’ line of gummy candies, which boast just 3 grams of sugar per bag. The line’s free-from ingredients get an assist from stevia leaf extract as the sweetener.