Posts Written On May 28, 2020

Protein Snack with Old Trapper

Old Trapper has launched their 18-ounce family sized bags of beef jerky to meet consumer demand for larger format snacks. 

All four of Old Trapper’s signature flavors including Old Fashioned, Peppered, Teriyaki and Hot & Spicy will be available in the larger format size.

Old Trapper Launches 18-Ounce Family Sized Bags of Its Handmade Beef Jerky 

Family Sized Packages of Beef Jerky Meeting Consumer Demand for Larger Format Product 

Forest Grove, Ore. – April 2020 – Old Trapperhas won legions of dedicated fans by a steadfast commitment to the highest standards of quality.The company’s latest release, 18-ounce family size bags (the largest package on the market todate!), of its authentic beef jerky, fulfill the oft-repeated request for more product. All four of Old Trapper’s signature flavors including Old Fashioned, Peppered, Teriyaki and Hot & Spicy will be available in the larger format size. 

According to a report from ABC news, “food portions have been gradually getting larger because that’s what many consumers want. It’s called value sizing — getting more food for the dollar. Another report from Forbes, provides insight into the trends of snacking. Specialty jerky and meat snacks, grew 26% in recent years. “Snack foods are growing because they encompass many overarching trends like convenience, protein, better-for-you options and healthful eating.” 

Old Trapper’s newest family sized bags of beef jerky give snackers plenty of the quality beef they crave in a larger size that can be shared with friends and family alike, used to stock pantries or taken along on road trips and other outings. The larger format bags feature Old Trapper’s signature clear packaging enabling consumers to clearly see the quality and amount of product they are receiving when purchasing.  

“Customers always want more jerky in their bag, so we decided to give them the biggest bag we’ve ever made and the responses from retailers and consumers have been nothing but joy,” said Robert Leary, Director of Marketing. “We feel like we’ve really delivered on their requests, while maintaining our commitment to quality with our signature clear package concept.” 

Old Trapper 18-ounce family sized bags of beef jerky can be found at club warehouses across the country. They will also soon be available for purchase at grocery and convenience stores nationwide.

Families of all sizes who want a high-protein, low-carb snack option that will last a while can learn more about Old Trapper’s new 18-ounce family sized bags of lean, high-quality beef jerky online at


About Old Trapper Smoked Products

Old Trapper Smoked Products has produced its signature line of authentic handmade beef jerky from its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon since 1969. That 50 years of experience, complemented by continued investments in state-of-the-art processes, result in top-quality products that are distributed nationwide. A family-run business, Old Trapper offers a full line of high-quality, naturally smoked meat snacks using only the best lean strips of beef, the freshest seasoning ingredients and real wood-fired smoke. For more information, please visit



Summer is coming. I believe it is the time to show off all your beautiful shoes. But I believe all of us have the same problem sometimes, those most beautiful shoes are not quite fit in. Why it always fits perfectly when we try them at store, but feels small after a while? I guess it is the time to prepare an important tool in our closet.
Formé is the first and only shoe shaper that safely stretches shoes up to a half a size, eliminating the pain that occurs when the toe box gets tight as the day wears on. You can customize the amount of stretch and they work in any shoes (heels, flats, boots, sandals, sneakers) of any material (leather, fabric, even synthetic). Or use this sleek, lightweight device simply to help shoes keep their shape when you’re not wearing them.
Designed by a woman for women, Formé shapers give new life to shoes
  1. You love but don’t wear because they never fit quite right,
  2. Become uncomfortable after just a short time on the feet.

Formé wings expand the toe box up to a half size, relieving numb and cramped toes.

  • Dual stretching and shaping capabilities
  • Works in any shoe style, flats to 6 inch pumps
  • Made of strong, stiff, impact-resistant thermoplastic polymer and stainless steel, yet lightweight for travel
  • Controlled, customizable fit with our patented 7-fold technology, clinically proven to relieve footwear pain

National Olive Day June 1: Bel Lavoro Olive Orchard Donates 100% of Sales

Artisan Olive Orchard
to Donate 100% of all Sales of Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
and Steep Echo Tea on June 1, 2020 to Feed America
National Olive Day on June 1st not only celebrates the olive itself, it celebrates the many ways that the olive enriches our lives via food, oil and tea (yes tea). This year, with so many families impacted by Covid19, Bel Lavoro Olive Orchards (family owned/operated), home to Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Steep Echo Tea, will mark National Olive Day by donating 100% of all sales on June 1, 2020 to Feed America via the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County.
“We are so fortunate to be able to grow, harvest and sell our olives right from our home, but we know that there are so many families being impacted by the Covid19 pandemic right now so we wanted to mark this year’s holiday by using our bounty to help others,” notes Kim Branum, owner of Bel Lavoro. “We are going to donate 100% of all sales of Cut1886 and Steep Echo Teas on June 1st to our local Food Bank of Santa Barbara County which is part of Feed America.  It is our hope that we can help make a difference in the lives of members of our community and beyond.”

100% of all purchases of tea and olive oil from 12:00 am-11:59 pm on June 1, 2020 will be donated to the Food Bank Santa Barbara County (

Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
Now delivering its first exclusive batch of 2500 cold-pressed bottles for sale, certified organic and harvested by hand, Cut1886 was blended by a Master Miller to extract the most beautiful flavor profiles and colors from the trees. Medium bodied with a mix of herb and nut flavors and a touch of spice, the oil is perfectly balanced, crafted from a small batch and in limited quantities based on the fruit yields and the health of the trees.
Steep Echo Tea:
Steep Echo is a collection of the finest all natural olive leaf teas. Each of the teas brings together hand-harvested organic oliveleaf with a collection of natural botanicals curated by the best artisans in the trade. The fusion of these ingredients thoughtfully present a rare blend of detail, depth and nuance that elevates each flavor and accentuates the health benefits of the olive leaf.

Featuring five caffeine free blends (Tend, Ascent, Bloom, Hush and Repose) that have been tailored to match any moment. Steep Echo is one of very few tea makers worldwide to exclusively use the olive leaf for its production.

To find Bel Lavoro, one must venture onto a winding road leading to a hideaway and homestead that features over 350 olivetrees growing naturally on the hills above the not-to-distant sea below. It is in this picturesque location that nature has delivered a well-spring that ends its journey at the orchard’s doorstep. Combined with a grow-friendly climate that mixes cool ocean breezes with the warm sunlight, Bel Lavoro finds itself in the exact right spot in which to create the organic olives that have become the main ingredient in its two new artisan, olive-based products.

About Bel Lavoro:

Owned and operated by the Branum family, Bel Lavoro was purchased sight unseen by this then Seattle-based family in 2010, and upon their first visit, the Branum’s discovered that olive trees surrounded their new home. After years of research, education and trial (and error), Kimberly Branum and her son Brandon dedicated themselves to developing products that are harvested by hand through timeless practices.

Their calling has become their occupation and today they are ready to share the fruits of the labor: a collection of the finest organic teas and oils, drawn from fruits, vegetables and herbs irrigated by natural spring water.