Foodstirs™ Modern Baking, which makes USDA Organic baking mixes, is unveiling new Organic Snickerdoodle Blondie Mix and three limited-edition holiday SKUs: Organic Very Merry Gingerbread Cookie Mix, Organic Chocolate Chippy Pumpkin Bread Mix, and Organic Pumpkin Spice Stacks Pancake Mix.
“As parents, we believe all families should have the best, which is why we’re creating a new standard in the baking aisle by delivering superior products that don’t compromise taste for values,” said Galit Laibow, CEO and Co-Founder of Foodstirs. “Having access and being able to give your family the best shouldn’t be determined by how much you can afford. We work relentlessly to source the most sustainable, pure and ethical ingredients for all of our mixes, in a way where the consumer always wins,” added Sarah Michelle Gellar, the company’s Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder. “We’re grateful for all of our new retail partners and their belief in our mission, and we can’t wait to help families from coast-to-coast upgrade their pantries,” said Greg Fleishman, COO and Co-Founder.
Foodstirs is establishing a new level of superiority in the category by being the first baking mix brand to use heirloom, identity-preserved flour, Biodynamic® sugar, and fair trade chocolate. Like all Foodstirs mixes, the four new baking mixes are accessibly priced at $4.99-$5.99 every day, and have an irresistible from-scratch taste that’s easy to whip up in six steps or less. Additional flavor details include:
Flow Water Inc. has received its announced its official designation as a Certified B Corporation. Certified by global movement B Lab, Flow Water, which produces a naturally alkaline spring water, is being recognized as meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
Flow originates in a company-owned artesian spring in Bruce County, Ontario, where it naturally collects healthy, essential minerals that give the water electrolytes for optimal hydration and an alkaline pH of 8.1 to keep acid levels in check. With no industrial processing and thus all-natural filtering, Flow’s water source goes straight from the earth into the pack. Packaged in an eco-friendly, non-PET and BPA-free, paperboard Tetra Pak carton, Flow has one of the lowest carbon footprint containers in the industry – 100 percent recyclable and up to 70 percent renewable.
“Receiving B Corp Certification further solidifies Flow Water as the environmental leader in the premium water category,” says Flow CEO and Founder Nicholas Reichenbach. “We’re extremely proud to receive this ethical seal of approval from B Lab, and to be recognized for Flow’s eco-innovation and practices.”
B Lab reviews all parts of a company’s business practices, including sustainability, labour practices, and philanthropy. Only 2,297 corporations worldwide have received B Corp certification to date, with Flow Water Inc. being the first Canadian company in the water industry, and one of only a few globally.
Flow is sold at retailers across North America, Including at Whole Foods across the USA, Gelson’s, Harmon’s, Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage, Earth Fare, Central Market, Jewel Osco, Safeway, Kowalski’s, Bristol Farms, and direct to consumer through Amazon. Flow is also available at strategic boutique fitness studios across North America and by milkman-style delivery in an eco-friendly electric vehicle through its direct service in select cities. Consumers can order and find more information about Flow Water at flowwater.com.
Hilary’s, which makes foods from real ingredients that are free from common allergens, has introduced Millet Medleys, a new line that offers a flavorful and clean twist on traditional rice pilaf, packaged in convenient microwaveable pouches. On display at Natural Products Expo East in September, Hilary’s Millet Medleys come in four versatile and savory flavors: Traditional Herb, Golden Curry, Savory Mushroom and Fresh Greek, and are perfect as a bowl base, side dish or meal starter. The new heat-and-eat medleys are rolling out now nationwide.
“We were inspired to create this line because of the powerful and nourishing benefits of millet, which is also naturally gluten-free,” said Becky Harpstrite, Vice President of Marketing at Hilary’s. “Millet’s higher protein content, sustainable growing methods and alkaline properties make it the perfect base for a variety of flavor profiles and recipes, allowing us to infuse bold flavors with clean ingredients. With fresh, on-trend and mouthwatering flavors, our Millet Medleys are a tasty, free-from option in the frozen aisle. They’re perfect for busy consumers who want convenience, whether they’re clean eaters or have special dietary needs.”
Millet Medleys are made with a harmonious blend of ancient grain millet, extra virgin olive oil, organic vegetables and protein-rich pulses. They can be heated and served for a plant-based side dish or meal that’s ready in minutes. Millet is a hot trending ingredient, known for its high fiber and alkaline properties, in addition to being a drought resistant crop. Like all Hilary’s products, Millet Medleys are free from common allergens, including wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, sesame and corn. They are vegan, USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified gluten free.
The Traditional Herb Millet Medley offers a combination of carrots, peas and white beans along with parsley and thyme, while Golden Curry Millet Medley has a warm mixture of lentils, peas and golden raisins seasoned with turmeric and cayenne. Savory Mushroom Millet Medley offers up the earthy, comforting tastes of mushrooms, herbs and roasted vegetables, while the Fresh Greek Millet Medley’s garbanzo beans, Kalamata olives, red onion and sun-dried tomatoes accented with parsley and mint provide an authentic taste of Greece.
Hilary’s new Millet Medleys are available at conventional and natural grocery stores nationwide and in Canada, as well as online for a suggested retail price of $4.99 per package.