Posts Written On May 19, 2018

7 Summer BBQ & Entertaining Delights!

What are the most delicious, fresh new finds for summer backyard barbecues & entertaining? We recommend some of the latest gourmet eats and treats as the weather starts to warm up!


Brand new to the US market and tagged as the world’s healthiest coconut oil blend, Cocavo is a careful combination of extra virgin coconut oil and extra virgin avocado oil. Cocavo contains 17% less saturated fat than regular coconut oil, has all the health benefits of avocado oil, and all the cooking qualities of both oils…making it an ideal oil for everyday use! With delightful flavors such as Lime & Ginger or Cilantro, perfect for marinating, drizzling on salads and more, Cocavo is this summer’s newest culinary must-have!

Cocavo is a combination of unrefined extra virgin coconut oil and extra virgin avocado oil. In addition to being high in lauric acid, Cocavo also offers the added health benefits of avocado oil which includes high levels of mono-unsaturated fat, vitamin E and plant sterols. Cocavo has a very high smoke point, which makes it ideal for cooking, grilling and enhancing flavors. The taste is very appealing and lends itself to a wide variety of cooking styles…from whipping up scrambled eggs to creating your favorite ethnic dish!

Cocavo is available in 5 delicious, unique varieties, including Original, Light, Turmeric & Lemon, Cilantro, Lime & Ginger, and Chili & Lime. You can learn more about Cocavo at

Modern Pop – Whole Fruit Popsicles

Just in time for summer fun, Modern Pop whole fruit popsicles are a treat everyone will love to indulge in as the weather warms up! Modern Pop offers new twists on old classics, with their whole fruit popsicles made by flash freezing fruit, allowing them to keep all of the healthy nutrient density without compromising the fabulous taste of real fresh fruit. That’s what Modern Pop is all about… whole fruit at its best!

It’s hard to choose a favorite pop with 6 delicious flavors, including Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Pomegranate, Pineapple, Mango, Tropical, and Fruit Punch. All flavors are fat-free and naturally gluten-free and contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Only 45 – 60 calories per bar. Pure goodness! Modern Pop is currently available nationwide at a variety of retailers as well as online at

BAO Cultured Sauces

Add a healthy, flavorful twist to your BBQ experience! BAO Cultured Sauces add an extra flavor boost to your sauce, salad dressing, marinade and more. Packing a powerful dose of flavor and nutrition, the BAO Cultured Sauces 6 Pack includes Bao-B-Que, Sour K’Chup, Original Hot Sauce, Chipotle Hot Sauce, Mango Hot Sauce, and Jalapeno Hot Sauce. Fermented foods are usually rich in umami, the deep earthy flavor that makes you want to eat more. BAO is a blend of briny, tart, spicy, and umami…and a little goes a long way. 1-2 tablespoons is usually enough! Each bottle or jar of BAO is packed full of organic ingredients and vibrant probiotic bacteria. All BAO products are gluten-free, certified organic, vegan and fermented.

BAO Cultured Vegetables

Move over cole, there’s a new slaw in town! Fermented food, such as BAO Cultured Vegetables, is full of flavor and is a great addition to a burger, sandwich, stir fry, salad, pasta…you name it! BAO Raw Slaw is available in 7 flavors, including Giardiniera, Green Slaw, Spicy Slaw, Tangy Slaw, Red Beets, Pickles, and Sour Pickle Relish. Whether served on top of your game day hot dogs, on top of a salad, or as a healthy side, BAO Cultured Vegetables add tangy depth and flavor! Each jar of BAO is packed full of organic ingredients and vibrant probiotic bacteria. All BAO products are gluten-free, certified organic, vegan and fermented.

RESPECT™ Turkey Burgers & NEW RESPECT™ Wagyu Beef Burgers

Bringing WOW to the dinner table, RESPECT™ Turkey Burgers and new RESPECT™ Wagyu Beef Burgers are made with you in mind… with simple, wholesome & all-natural ingredients, instead of chemicals and preservatives! Having just added Wagyu Beef Burgers to the company’s line, dinner has never been tastier!

Take your beef burgers to the next level of taste and quality with our authentic Wagyu Beef Burgers, made from 100% vegetarian-fed, Midwest-raised cattle. Wagyu is a Japanese cattle breed known for its amazing buttery taste and abundant marbling. Next time you’re grilling, surprise your guests – and their tastebuds – with these premium burgers. Made from 100% Wagyu beef that has NO antibiotics or added hormones.

These burgers are pure goodness thanks to turkeys raised the right way and just two other simple ingredients (sea salt and rosemary extract). The goodness comes from choosing the best turkey meat to achieve a juicy texture and savory taste. Build a burger with or without a bun or creatively slice the patties for use in salads, pasta, rice, or anything you love. Made from turkey raised with NO antibiotics and fed an all vegetarian diet.

Made in the USA, Respect Wagyu Beef and Turkey Burgers can be purchased at Wegmans in the Northeast, with additional retailers coming soon. Packaging is 100% recyclable. Learn more about Respect Foods and their mission at

sanaia applesauce

Completely re-imagined with exotic flavors, and a more decadent texture than traditional applesauce, sanaia is the perfect accompaniment to a favorite glass of wine after dinner, or a striking addition to a charcuterie board. Designed for the millions of adults who love applesauce, sanaia applesauce is a hand-crafted, artisanal treat for discerning palate! Reminiscent of the founder’s childhood in the tropics, sanaia applesauce is made exclusively with whole organic green apples – there are actual ribbons of apple in every jar – and island-inspired superfruits, botanicals and spices. It is both healthier and tastier than any applesauce currently available.

sanaia applesauce offers a higher fiber content than traditional applesauce, as well as additional nutrients and vitamins than traditional applesauce due to the superfruits and spices added to each batch. The range of flavors from sanaia applesauce now includes botanicals and fruits from almost every continent, so you experience both the familiar and the exotic in every spoonful. Delightful flavors include NEW Gingerbread Maple, NEW Blackberry, Sweet Ginger, Hibiscus, Guava, Tamarind, and Lavender Pear. Sold in single-serve glass jars, both individually and in a gift set.

Meatcrafters Artisanal Skinny Salamis

From placing this slow-cured salami in a bloody Mary or arranging beautifully on a meat & cheese board, Skinny Salamis are high in protein, low in calories, and gluten-free! Skinny Salamis are lovingly made in small batches from the highest quality meats and the finest herbs and spices. They are slow cured, antibiotic free and have no added hormones. Available in six delicious varieties using Duroc Pork, Black Angus Beef, and All-Natural Lamb.