This month, between travels to Seattle, New Orleans, and Cape Cod, we’ve picked up a few great items along the way! We hope you discover some new to you products and brands in this section of New This Month! If you do, make sure to show them some love. 

TABASCO Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

While in New Orleans, we consumed our fair share on hot sauces. They were on every restaurant table we dined at! At Dooky Chase’s restaurant we fell in love with Crystal, the local hot sauce, but the one brand we obviously saw a lot of was TABASCO. Made in Louisiana, I don’t have to tell you much about the brand since we all know it. But let me tell you about this Raspberry Chipotle Hot Sauce: it’s spicy, sweet, with a little tartness from the raspberries and a touch of smoke from the chipotle peppers. It’s so good, you’ll be dashing it on everything!



Fantastic World Foods: Organic Whole Wheat Couscous

This Whole Wheat Couscous is some of the fluffiest couscous we’ve ever cooked at home! The fact that it’s organic and non-GMO project verified makes it the perfect choice for families looking for staples in their menus. Try making this Spiced Couscous and Walnut Salad next time you make a batch of it!



CherryValle Farms: Pumpkin Spice Bread Mix

The holiday season quickly approaches and the wave of invitations for parties, get togethers, and coffee dates are coming at us at full force. And 80% of the time, you’ll need to bring a dessert to share with friends and family. Hey, I’m all for baking from scratch – heck I went to culinary school just to do that! But realistically we don’t always have the extra time to gather ingredients, scale, and bake and that’s when this Pumpkin Spice Bread Mix comes into play: it’s quick and easy, with organic flour and sugar. All you need to add is pumpkin puree, oil, and water! The flavor is outstanding and the product really does make life simpler!


Once Again: Organic Sunflower Seed Butter

There are only three ingredients in this Once Again butter: Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Sugar Cane and Salt. Just like you’d make it at home, only conveniently packaged in a glass jar, my friend Rebecca of Foodie with Family gifted me this jar and although I’ve honestly only eaten it by the spoonful, I am looking forward to making pancakes with sunflower seed butter swirled into them.



Fruition Chocolate: Toasted Almonds with Smoked Sea Salt

I’m a fan of Bryan Graham’s chocolates from day one. Heck, even before that when he was our Teacher’s Assistant at CIA, we all admired the shine and amazing temper of his chocolates! These Toasted Almonds with Smoked Sea Salt were included in Jackie’s Chocaberet show rewards and oh my are they addictive! The slightly smoked taste, the nuttiness of the almonds, and the sweet chocolate all become one in your mouth and you won’t be able to stop. Good thing I got a picture before the bad disappeared!



G.H. Cretors: Chicago Mix Popped Corn

Nothing as satisfying as sweet caramel corn….but when it’s mixed with cheesy popped corn, it’s the blend that definitely takes you to heaven! We first discovered the Chicago Mix, where else but Chicago? We’d see the endless lines for what…? Popcorn! Made in old fashioned copper pots, the blend of sweet and salty is the perfect winter snack while watching the first snow fall!




Equal Exchange Holiday Bazaar

Last, but not least, I wanted to share some information about this amazing Equal Exchange Holiday Bazaar going on and how YOU can be a part of it. Sign up to host an Equal Exchange Holiday Bazaar and get a FREE starter kit and be entered to win $500 in free products! Plus, I love that they are constantly helping and ensuring cacao farmers from all over the world are taken care of. Their latest trip took them to my home island of the Dominican Republic!

Why host a holiday sale with Equal Exchange?

• Sell tasty products that people will enjoy giving and receiving as gifts

• Easy ordering and friendly customer service

• Each purchase supports small farming communities around the world

• Plus, when you sign up you’ll automatically be entered to win $500 in free products for your holiday bazaar – including a tablecloth, gift wrap, two boxes of chocolate minis, two cases of candy bars, a case of our new canned coffees, and more! Find giveaway rules here.


Don’t miss out on the past New This Month sections – a great place to discover new and upcoming products! 

January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013, August 2013, and October 2013.

Disclaimer for New This Month: Most of these products were purchased, given to me as a gift from a  friend, or sent as samples in the mail.  I was under no obligation to review them but as you can see, I fell in love with them! Products in ‘New This Month’ are 110% personally recommended. If you have any questions or make a similar awesome product, email me at marnely at gmail dot com! 

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