Much like book stores and grocery stores, I can happily wander around health or natural food stores for ages, looking at what's new and finding new products and things I want to try and that I often end up loving. I guess we can call this "the natural food store edition" of the "Things I Am Loving This Week", the (mostly) food-related things that I am enjoying and think are fun to share with others. My finds this week were purchased recently from a couple of my favorite local health food stores.
Two things I really love are tea and chocolate so why not enjoy them together in these organic chocolate bars infused with tea and tisanes (non-tea herbal blends) from The Tea Room. There are eight different blends of dark, milk and white chocolate with pairings like Milk Chocolate Infused with Honeybush Caramel Tea, White Chocolate with Chamomile Tea & Honey, Extra Dark Chocolate with Green Mate, Star Anis & Nibs and Dark Chocolate with Raspberry Rooibos Tea.
I have only tried a few of them so far but I like the combination of the creamy chocolate and the light tea flavors (the Dark Chocolate Infused with Green Earl Grey Tea is a favorite so far). I love the cute packaging too and think they would make a great gift combined with a tin or box of tea.
With all the flu warnings, lately I have been dousing myself in hand sanitizer every time I get into my car or back in my house and I have a bunch of little sanitizer bottles stashed in my car and purses. Since I use it so much, I want a more natural, less chemical version and since I was running low of the brand I had, I looked for a similar natural one to replace them. I found the Organic Peppermint Hand Sanitizing Spray from EO. Made with organic peppermint oil, thyme, and other natural ingredients, I love how small and compact they are, the fact they are in a spray form and the peppermint scent which is energizing and smells like a yummy after dinner mint.
The company makes larger sizes and other scents (lavender and eucalyptus) but I am loving the peppermint right now.
We have already covered my love of snacking and my newest love and salty "fix" are these Humbles "Baked Hummus Chips" by Good Health Natural Products. Made of chickpea and rice flour and baked, they have less fat (about 55% less according to the company), than regular potato chips.
They have great flavor and a nice crunch and come in three varieties: Olive Oil, Lemon & Feta (my fave of the three), Roasted Red Pepper and Sesame Garlic. They are great on their own, paired with soup or a sandwich, or dunked in a dip. I love baked chips that taste good enough that you forget they are baked and these have that quality.
So those are my natural food store finds and the "Things I Am Loving This Week".
How about you? What products or things are you loving?