CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

While many spirits have seen some modern updates, vodka and rum come in many flavors, whiskies and bourbons come in new finishes, and wines are made with fruits other than grapes; one spirit that hasn’t much changed is Cognac. Until now! Until CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac! Cognac is a brandy variety specifically made from wine that comes from Cognac, France. It is required to meet certain production methods and legal requirements and CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac does meet all those requirements but it offers something a bit more. Something other cognacs do not offer, a double maturation in Oceanic and Tropical climates.

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

Camus Caribbean Expedition is a one-of-a-kind small batch Cognac. It is stunningly amber-colored with golden highlights. You will immediately pick up on its fruit and spicy aromas of banana, pear, cocoa bean, and nutmeg. Side note: We’re looking forward to a later edition of this cognac will be after extensive aging in the barrels. Upon the first sip, this cognac opens up with a noticeable kick but then rounds out to an elegant mouthfeel. Expect lots of aromas, soft tannins, and more exotic fruit with this divine spirit.

The journey to this unique cognac is an adventurous one. In its 4th year of aging, 10 sealed casks were loaded on the De Gallant ship, which then sailed the Transatlantic route to Barbados. For 45 days, the cognac in these barrels was exposed to multiple environmental factors, like motion and variation in temperature, humidity, and air pressure, enhancing its intensely aromatic notes. A nod to the 18th and 19th centuries when the Cognac trade around the world was made by ship? During those times, oak barrels left their cellars in France and reached their final destinations after months of sailing. Here’s a breakdown of the ways motion, Oceanic climate, and air pressure affected the liquid.

  • The continuous movement of the ship while sailing, amplifies the contact between each molecule of the liquid and the wood staves, accelerating the extraction of aromatic components from the barrel.
  • As the ship crossed different climatic areas, entering into very warm zones, some of the crucial processes of maturation, such as oxidation with the formation of aldehydes, had the chance to happen sooner.
  • Lastly, the continuous change in the atmospheric pressure increased the mechanic effect of contraction and expansion of the oak wood staves, accelerating the process of oxygen consumption. While most of the 10 casks were loaded in the hold of the ship, two of these (no.5 and no.8) were deliberately tied down on the bow, in the open air, to maximize the exposure to external atmospheric agents.

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

At the end of those 45 days, the Cognac was entrusted to the tropical conditions of Foursquare Master Distiller Richard Seale for 1 year of further maturation. The very unique climate of Barbados accelerated changes in color and flavor profile; this created a Cognac with a distinctive, highly aromatic taste that is an absolute first in the history of the category. The casks were kept in traditional Bajan cellars, stacked one on top of the other vertically. In the Bajan climate, the tannins from the barrels gave greater structure and complexity to the cognac compared to a cognac of equal maturation in a continental climate. The result is a cognac with higher aromatic components, more fruit and spice on the palate, and an array of flavors no European cognac possesses.

CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac: A Distinct Cognac Like No Other

This unprecedented and special finish in the highly distinctive environmental conditions is the fruit of an experimental vision by CAMUS; the brand is looking at exploring the boundaries of Cognac-making to enhance the intensity of aromas. This limited edition cognac is a must to experience, especially if you’re a cognac connoisseur. Forewarning, only 4500 bottles of CAMUS Caribbean Expedition Cognac are currently available and it’s been obtainable since September 1st. To add the groundbreaking cognac to your home bar, visit the CAMUS e-shop, www.camus.fr.

 

App-Connected Earbuds Can Stimulate Vagus Nerve to Improve Wellness

App-Connected Earbuds Can Stimulate Vagus Nerve to Improve Wellness

As humans, we try a lot of things to improve our overall wellbeing. Whether it’s taking vitamins in an attempt to enhance memory or contributing to the $111.4 billion spent on furniture and bedding to help us sleep better, we’re continuously striving to improve our health. The newest innovation on this path to wellness is a platform called Xen that uses non-invasive ear-based Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) to deliver a variety of lifestyle and wellness benefits.

Made by Neuvana, a team of wellness practitioners, physicians, and expert engineers, Xen is designed to be used as you go through your daily activities. While you’re watching television, listening to music, or commuting to work, Xen safely and gently stimulates your vagus nerve.

App-Connected Earbuds Can Stimulate Vagus Nerve to Improve Wellness

Unknown by many, the vagus nerve is an important communication pathway between your brain and the major organs in your body. When you stimulate your vagus nerve, you activate your body’s parasympathetic nervous system, which controls the “rest and digest” functions of the body. By activating this system, you can promote a calm, positive mood, enhanced focus, balanced breathing, and improved digestion. You can even encourage better sleep. About three-quarters of people say they get a more comfortable night’s sleep on sheets with a fresh scent, but you can also get this type of high-quality sleep by regularly toning and strengthening the vagus nerve.

One of the most common ways to stimulate the vagus nerve, and experience its calming effects, is through chiropractic care. However, Xen now offers a more sustainable method of stimulating the nerve, as you can incorporate it into your regular activities instead of having to make appointments with your chiropractor.

Xen by Neuvana is science-backed and physician-invented. Richard Cartledge, MD, FACS, is the Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Boca Raton Regional Hospital as well as an inventor who has over 100 patents. He is also the inventor of Xen. Dr. Cartledge was familiar with the vagus nerve and after reading multiple studies on stimulating it, he became passionate about finding a way to make VNS available to everyone.

App-Connected Earbuds Can Stimulate Vagus Nerve to Improve Wellness

Xen by Neuvana provides VNS to anyone who wants it by sending a gentle, calming electrical signal to the part of the vagus nerve located in the ear through specially designed earbuds. The platform offers multiple waveforms in the Neuvana app. All the user has to do is pair Xen with their music library or streaming app and then the music selection will drive the calming signal. The experience is highly personalized in this way, as the signal syncs to the pace and harmony of the user’s chosen song.

App-Connected Earbuds Can Stimulate Vagus Nerve to Improve Wellness

The signals from Xen will also sync to television shows and even ambient sounds. This allows the platform to drive optimal VNS based on the user’s unique environment. As VNS helps you reach a state of calm, this platform integration allows you to achieve this calmness as you enjoy your favorite activities, whether that’s attending a concert, watching a movie, or just walking around your neighborhood. If you live in Manhattan, where the average sale price for a condo is $1.9 million, Xen gives you the opportunity to turn what can be stressful city sounds into stimulation that calms your entire being. You can restore balance and calm to your life wherever you are without having to add an activity like yoga or meditation to your to-do list.

If you want to invest in your wellness, do so through Xen. You can pre-order Xen by Neuvana today by visiting www.neuvanalife.com.

Never Delay Opening a Bottle of Milam & Greene Whiskey

Never Delay Opening a Bottle of Milam & Greene Whiskey

There’s a quote about never delaying to open a bottle of whiskey and it accurately describes our experience with Milam & Greene Whiskey. Although relatively new, this craft whiskey brand is becoming one of the fastest-growing whiskey brands in the U.S. Three of their offerings, the award-winning Milam & Greene Triple Cask Straight Bourbon, Milam & Greene Port-Finished Rye, and Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Single Barrel Straight Bourbon are hitting shelves in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin now. Hitting stores just in time for the holiday gifting season.

Never Delay Opening a Bottle of Milam & Greene Whiskey

What better way than the gift of a great craft whiskey to help someone de-stress while living through the holidays during a pandemic. By now you’re studying these whiskey bottles closely; which means you may notice these are not Kentucky whiskeys and you’re correct. While Kentucky has a long, rich whiskey history, they’re not the only source of great American whiskeys. Milam & Greene Whiskey is proof that a Texas craft whiskey can make you detour away from Kentucky and Tennessee; especially when it has a Kentucky connection.

Never Delay Opening a Bottle of Milam & Greene Whiskey

Under the direction of master distiller, Marlene Holmes, Milam & Greene Whiskey distills using a 300-gallon copper pot still in Blanco, Texas as well as in continuous stills in Holmes’ home state of Kentucky. The team travels to Kentucky to distill using its own mash bill, yeast recipe, and distillation processes. The whiskey is matured in both Kentucky and Texas. In addition to distilling on-site and off-site, the team blends, batches, sources, finishes, and hand-bottles bourbon and rye whiskey to age to maturity in the unique Texas climate. The only craft distillery in the USA that openly embraces all these elements to make stunning whiskies. The distillery produces the three above mentioned Milam & Greene whiskies, which until now were only available in Texas. Join us as we explore these grain to glass whiskies created using the distinct processes of the great distillers of the past. Today we give them a proper nationwide welcome:

Milam & Greene Triple Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey, $44.99

 Milam & Greene Triple Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This rich made from Texas corn, Pacific Northwest malted rye from Oregon and Washington, Wyoming barley, and their proprietary yeast recipe from Kentucky and Texas. Each bottle of Milam & Greene Triple Cask is a batch of three hand-selected straight bourbon whiskies: a 2-year-old premium Texas bourbon for a pop of spice; married with a 3 to 4-year-old Tennessee whiskey for vanillas and fruits; and a 10 to 11-year-old Tennessee whiskey for structure and tannins. It is then proofed to be tasted and bottled on site. This bourbon has a deep golden color, along with refined and elegant aromas with pops of vanilla, floral, and spice. The palate is creamy and soft, surprisingly smooth for a 94-proof spirit. It has a medium warm finish with structure and tannins.

What’s the best way to enjoy this whiskey? Try the above M&G MANHATTAN, created by award-winning USBG Mixologist, Kelsey Caudebec.

2 oz. Milam & Greene Triple Cask Bourbon
½ oz. Luxardo
½ oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash peach bitters
Stir with ice. Strain onto fresh ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon twist

Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Single Barrel Straight Bourbon, $121.99

Milam & Greene Single Barrel Straight Bourbon

The hand-selected and evaluated Single Barrel Straight Bourbon has the discerning whiskey drinker in mind before bottling by Milam & Green’s crack whiskey team. No two casks are exactly the same for this one-of-a-kind, small-batch Texas whiskey. Holmes, Greene, and head brewer, Jordan Osborne, look for whiskies that demonstrate elegance and personality. Each year the team selects single barrels that include gems found around the U.S. in addition to their own grain-to-glass casks. This year’s lot, a deeply flavored bourbon previously sold only in Texas, comes from Tennessee and has already won numerous double gold medals in international competitions.

What’s the best way to enjoy this whiskey? We loved it neat with a fat ice cube and with a splash of water to proof it down.

Milam & Greene Port Finished Straight Rye Whiskey, $49.99

Milam & Greene Port Finished Straight Rye Whiskey

Port wine fans, we’ve found your perfect whiskey. This Double Gold winner at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition is a gorgeous ruby-colored whiskey with luscious aromas of cinnamon, chocolate, and dark fruits such as black currants and blackberries. Its robust flavors are carried in a rich, velvety whiskey with a long warm finish. The casks used are brought from Indiana to Texas where this liquid gold is first batched in the Blanco rickhouse and then finished in old Port wine casks from Portugal. Because some casks take longer than others, these are meticulously curated and vatted for consistency, and monitored for flavor. The casks are then batched together and proofed before bottling. The Texan sun and varying humidity levels also influence the rate and strength of flavor imparted into this 94-proof whiskey, making this a tricky whiskey to produce.

What’s the best way to enjoy this whiskey? The boldly flavored HILL COUNTRY HIGHBALL is perfect. It too was created by USBG Mixologist, Kelsey Caudebec.

2 oz. Milam & Greene Port Finished Rye
1 oz. Averna or other rich Amaro
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
1½ oz. ginger beer
Shake with ice and serve on ice in a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with fresh blackberries.

Whether you’re a fan of classic or specialty whiskey, these Blanco, Texan-bred whiskies are sure to delight all during and after the holiday season. Keep an eye out for Milam & Greene at your local alcohol retailers in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin. Happy sipping.

Crofter’s Organics Delivers More Fruit & Less Sugar in Every Jar

Crofter’s Organic Delivers More Fruit & Less Sugar in Every Jar

We’re welcoming the fall season with lots of deliciousness. The cooler season brings to mind harvest time and when we think of harvests, we’re reminded of the jams and fruit spreads that are ready to eat. While we can’t go traipsing through orchards or have access to farmer’s markets, we have the next best thing; delicious jams we’ve enjoyed since we were first introduced to them six years ago – Crofter’s Organic Jams and Fruit Spreads.

Crofter’s Organics Delivers More Fruit & Less Sugar in Every Jar

Crofter’s is the #1 organic jam in North America. The jams and fruit spreads are made with specific and heritage fruit varieties chosen for their superior flavor. They are certified organic, Non-GMO, vegan, and vegetarian, allergen-free, and have no added color or high fructose corn syrup. Crofter’s uses fair-trade sugar from the Green Cane Project to sweeten and support soil restoration; they support 8,500 acres of sustainable organic farmland; uses their own wastewater treatment plant to reduce water consumption by over 85%; and recycle 99% of raw materials’ packaging.

This small, family business has been tantalizing the palates of families since 1989. We’ve enjoyed Crofter’s Organic jams and fruit spreads in many ways: on crackers and bread but our favorite is with a spoon, right out of the jar. You see each of their scrumptious Premium and Just Fruit spreads features 33% less sugar than your average jam, so you can experience the full flavor, aroma, and health benefits of their specially selected varieties of organic fruit.

Crofter’s Organic Delivers More Fruit & Less Sugar in Every Jar

Crofter’s offers a vast offering of flavors of organic spreads, twenty delicious flavors to be exact. Out of those twenty, there are three superfruit offerings. Blueberry Blast and Pomegranate Power from their Premium Spreads, all bursting with more antioxidants than a bottle of red wine; and their original Superfruit Spread from their Just Fruit range. The rest of the offerings are a variety of organic spreads that includes Mango, Morello Cherry, Peach, Raspberry, Black Currant (our favorite), Strawberry, Blackberry, Apricot, Seville Orange, and Wild Blueberry. Fair warning, one taste, and you too will be reaching for a spoon to eat right of out the jar.

Crofter’s Organic Delivers More Fruit & Less Sugar in Every Jar

Crofter’s Organic products can be purchased online, as well as retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Safeway, Kroger, Walmart, and more!

Vision Wine & Spirits Launches Del Professore Vermouth & Spirits

Vision Wine & Spirits Launches Del Professore Vermouth & Spirits

As we continue our new normal, we have to thank the spirits industry for continuing to keep us sane. With the stress of the pandemic, unrest, and the election, a delicious cocktail can calm the nerves. We gleefully raise a glass whenever there is a new wine or spirits launch. It means the industry is surviving and people are still gainfully employed. It also means after a stressful day, week, month (this year as a while), there’s something delicious to look forward to. Which is why we’re super excited about the distribution agreement between Vision Wine & Spirits, and Slocum & Sons in Connecticut, and Winebow in New York and New Jersey. This agreement brings the rich and complex offerings of Del Professore Chinato, Aperitivo, and Bitters Vermouth to in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

Vision Wine & Spirits Launches Del Professore Vermouth & Spirits

Named after Jeremy Thomas, the original mixologist, and cocktail pioneer, aka “The Professor”, Del Professore Vermouth is one of few vermouths available made solely from wine and ingredients produced in-house. This ensures the intensity and authenticity of the aromas. The makers oversee the entire process from grape and herbs to the finished product. The one thing that stays with us about Del Professore’s range of liqueurs is the nose.  The aroma of each varietal captivates your senses; you can taste them on your palate just by inhaling their delicious layers of flavors and spices. Not a big surprise for an aromatized wine; these ready-to-drink Aperitivos are perfect for those who love a mix of earthy bitterness, sweetness, and robust flavors.

“I love preserving and enhancing the aromas, colors, and flavors of the raw materials I work with, just as I love waiting patiently for them to mature naturally,” says Carlo Quaglia, Distiller, and liquor maker.

The full lineup of Del Professore products includes Classico, Rosso, Bitter, Aperitivo, and Chinato Vermouth. These high-quality, award-winning vermouths are delicious in cocktails but are especially delicious served chilled and neat. Although they offer five varieties, we’re highlighting the Chinato, Aperitivo, and Bitters Vermouth. Let’s get to know these enticing liqueurs.

Vision Wine & Spirits Launches Del Professore Vermouth & Spirits

The Del Professore Chinato Vermouth combines the delicate bitterness and fortifying virtues of Cinchona Calisaya with the classic sweetness and aromas of vermouth, and Barbera wine to create a beverage that is perfect as an aperitif or after-dinner drink. Fans of sweet vermouth will love this varietal because boasts just a touch of bitterness.

Speaking of bitter, the Del Professore Bitter is crafted from an exclusive recipe that includes a fresh bitter orange peel infusion. If you’re a gin fanatic, this is the Del Professore for you. This unique blend creates a unique spirit with a natural ruby red color and juniper, cinnamon, and other spice aromas. You’ll enjoy the hint of pepper, especially complimentary if enjoying a thick, juicy steak. It also boasts the typical flavors of citrus, cascarilla, rhubarb, and gentian on the palate.

Vision Wine & Spirits Launches Del Professore Vermouth & Spirits

If you’re a fan of aperitivo like we are, you will adore the classic Del Professore Aperitivo liqueur. A fine craft infusion of mandarin, lemon, gentian, and other spices; this naturally colored liqueur releases intense aromas of fresh citrus, sage, and flowers with a hint of gentian and other delicately bitter herbs. Created form an original Italian recipe, it boasts potent, long-lasting flavors, well-balanced alcohol, and a delicately bitter aftertaste. A perfect sipping drink to enjoy if you’re pairing with salty snacks.

 

Will You Be Prepared For The Second Wave Of Covid-19?

Will You Be Prepared For The Second Wave Of Covid-19?

In case you haven’t heard, it looks like we’re heading for the second wave of Covid-19. As the weather gets colder and we enter cold and flu season, we’ll all be more susceptible to the Coronavirus thanks to weakened immune systems. This means we must continue to protect ourselves with the tools we in place – face masks and hand sanitizers. While many thought wearing face masks and carrying bottles of hand sanitizer was a temporary inconvenience, it looks like we’re in for the long haul. With that said, we thought we’d help you stay ahead. While we hope you’re continuing to strengthen your immunity with vitamins and supplements, today, we’re concentrating on the preventative measures you should never leave home without.

Will You Be Prepared For The Second Wave Of Covid-19?

As new health stapes, we present the following essential health and wellness musts from Casupo, Milk Makeup, Wakamono, and Elyptol; all available now to help you beat the second wave Of Covid-19.

Casupo Face Masks, $25.00 & Mask Chains/Lanyards $5.00 – $32.00

Casupo Face Masks & Mask Chains/Lanyards

Handmade in Los Angeles, Casupo creates one of the most environmentally conscious, reusable face masks. These washable, dual-layered face masks are durable, breathable, and comfortable to wear. They’re made with premium cotton and soft elastics for maximum comfort and can be worn behind the ears or behind the head. The boasts filter pockets, toggle adjusters for a better fit and they are reversible. They’re also available in solid, but we’re truly enamored with the above floral and greenery prints.

Casupo also offers a variety of mask accessories like mask chains and lanyards for those who have a bad habit of losing or forgetting their face masks. They are a stylish way to keep your mask around your neck or hanging in a safe place away from any dirty surfaces. It’s fashion meets function.

Milk Makeup Hand Sanitizer, $6.00

Will You Be Prepared For The Second Wave Of Covid-19?

If you thought your need for hand sanitizer was going away, think again; in fact, as cold and flu season comes upon us, you’ll need it even more. This on-the-go liquid hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs with 70% ethanol alcohol while moisturizing and softening your hands and providing an uplifting sensorial experience via three unique blends of all-natural essential oils. Plus, with every purchase, you’ll be helping others be prepared for the second wave of Covid-19.

Spicy Herb: A crisp, energizing blend of spicy pink peppercorn and herbaceous buchu leaf oil balanced by relaxing sage and rich cedarwood oils.
Bright Citrus: Lush, citrusy arrangement of juicy grapefruit oil, stimulating lemongrass oil, and floral ylang ylang oil rounded out by creamy vanilla.
Warm Rose: Warm floral combination of blooming rose oil and spicy coriander seed oil complemented by fruity bergamot, sweet tonka bean, and woodsy akigalawood.

Milk Makeup has partnered with longstanding partner, The Center, and will donate one Hand Sanitizer for every one purchased to four local LGBTQ+ organizations. These LGBTQ+ orgs include The Center, God’s Love We Deliver, Housing Works, and Callen-Lorde Health Center.

Wakamono Anti-Coronavirus Surgical Mask, $79.99 (box of 50)

Will You Be Prepared For The Second Wave Of Covid-19?

As the second wave of Covid-19 hits, we may experience another shortage of PPE, and we must be ready. Many companies are working as fast as they can to keep us safe. One such company is Wakamono who has just launched an antimicrobial medical mask created to not only filter viruses and bacteria but to kill them on contact. Wakamono’s mask utilizes a Gecide fabric layer that is covered with millions of organic nanoparticles that “trap”, weaken and destroy viruses and bacteria upon contact. What you’re seeing is the world’s first Nano Biotech application mask.

This mask has been shown to be effective against 99% of the strains of SARS-CoV-2 which is the Human Coronavirus strain causing the COVID-19 pandemic. This unique mask is also capable of self-killing Coronavirus strains including strain NL63, 229E, and inactivates influenza A H1N1 – the enveloped viruses and Poliovirus-I – the non-enveloped viruses. In addition to the antiviral properties, the Wakamono mask meets and exceeds the highest FDA standards of the US: ASTM F2100 level 3, and European CE EN 14683 Type IIR. It is also certified biosafety (according to tests for in vitro cytotoxicity) and made with organic and natural components. The masks are free from any metal nanoparticles and have been tested/certified by independent labs including FDA, Eurofins and Pacific BioLabs, and more. The masks are available for $79.99 (box of 50), 2-4 (50 boxes) for $45.00, and 5 and more (50 boxes for $29.00 at www.wakamonobio.com.

Elyptol Hand Sanitizer, 16oz $13.99

Elyptol Hand Sanitizer

Thanks to the healing properties of eucalyptus oil and naturally-sourced pure ethanol, Elyptol brings you a hand sanitizer that sanitizes in a healthy and eco-friendly way. In fact, did you know they made the first Type 1 eco-certified and professionally registered hand sanitizer? Despite its gentle feel, this hospital-grade natural sanitizer’s efficient formula is powerful enough to kill 99.9999% of bacteria, fungi, and other common germs that cause disease. It is EWG Verified and available in gel and spray forms. This award-winning endorsed, and FDA registered hand sanitizer is available in a 24-pk 0.5oz gel for $23.76, 16oz gel or spray for $13.99, 6-pk 2oz spray for $29.34, 60-count wipes for $6.99.

Add these to your fall and winter must-haves and you’ll do fine during the second wave of Covid-19.

Bokksu Box Brings Unique Japanese Snacks To American Consumers

Bokksu Box Brings Unique Japanese Snacks To American Consumers

Anyone who loves to travel knows how easy it is to fall in love with a different country’s food. You discover all kinds of snacks and goodies while you’re there, helping make your trip feel truly special. When you get back on your shores, however, you’re left feeling a deep disappointment after you realize that none of those treats are in the international aisle at your grocery store.

Danny Taing had this exact experience after living in Japan for many years. He fell in love with Japanese delicacies, as well as the community that formed around them. When he returned to America and could no longer enjoy those tasty treats and the culture surrounding them, he became one of the 400 million entrepreneurs around the world by starting a monthly subscription box for Japanese snacks.

Bokksu Box Brings Unique Japanese Snacks To American Consumers

Taing’s company is called Bokksu and its tight-knit team curates a box of gourmet Japanese snacks every month. Bokksu sources these snacks from artisan makers in Japan, so when you get a Bokksu box you know that you’ve supported local businesses in Japan and not international corporations. The company even partners with the artisans in Japan to create new Japanese snacks exclusively for its customers. This authentic touch, combined with the deliciousness of the snacks, has spurned the success of Bokksu, which sold half a million snacks to customers in more than 75 countries in its first two years of business.

To give customers a wide diversity in flavor and experience, the snack box revolves around a different theme every month. When a customer orders their first box, however, the team at Bokksu will handpick a variety of snacks that represents the four seasons in Japan so that you can get an authentic taste of the country.

Bokksu Box Brings Unique Japanese Snacks To American Consumers

Japanese snacks are made with high-quality ingredients. This is unlike many common American snacks, the unhealthy and processed ingredients in which have contributed to obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, which are among the leading causes of preventable death. The high-quality, richly-flavored ingredients make the treats you can find in a Bokksu box ranging from traditional Japanese desserts, known as wagashi, to modern confections.

When you open up a Bokksu box, you’ll find a variety of sweet and savory treats. These include mochi, edamame senbei, red bean doughnuts, matcha chocolate stick cakes, rice crackers, and so much more. If you find a snack that you can’t get enough of, you can shop a la carte items at the Bokksu Market so that you can stock up on your favorites.

Bokksu Box Brings Unique Japanese Snacks To American Consumers

You have a few different options when it comes to choosing a plan for your Bokksu Japanese snacks subscription box. You could do a monthly rate, a 3-month rate, a 6-month rate, or a yearly rate. Whichever you choose, you can rest assured that your financial information is secure. Although researchers believe that 4 billion records were exposed in data breaches in the first half of 2019 alone, Bokksu keeps your sensitive information safe in their secure e-commerce platform. Invest in local Japanese businesses while getting a taste of authentic cuisine by signing up for your first Bokksu Japanese snacks today.

Fall Beauty Musts: 5 Skincare Products With Unique Twists

Fall Beauty Musts: 5 Skincare Products With Unique Twists

It’s a new season, so you know what that means? New skincare! Much like we change our clothing every season, so do must we change our skincare, and today we’re highlighting five skincare products that wow you with their unique capabilities and ingredients. Trust us when we say, your skin will love you. As we all know, changes in seasons, temperature, etc affects your skin; so you need products that will provide as many benefits as possible and these do.

Fall Beauty Musts: 5 Skincare Products With Unique Twists

Today, we present the incredible skincare products from Payaru Skincare, Ollie Belle, Elevé Cosmetics, Dazey CBD, and PhilanthroBee. From skin-softening facial scrubs to invisible blemish-fighting barriers and a moisturizing sunscreen, these five skincare products are a must for the changing season.

Payaru Skincare, $12.00

Payaru Skincare Mung Bean Facial Scrub

Payaru introduces a different type of facial scrub, one powered by the mighty mung bean. If you didn’t know, mung bean is great for acne-prone skin. It also hydrates, brightens, and is a great natural, anti-aging solution. We fell completely in love after one use. We still can’t stop touching our face; it feels buttery soft for hours afterward. The way it sloughs off the dead skin and leaves behind total softness… it’s incredible!

Each of Payaru Skincare products contains only 3 or 4 natural ingredients, all of which are non-toxic, vegan, and biodegradable. These two scrubs are products you can trust and feel comfortable putting on your delicate face. Payaru sees the crushed mung bean not only as a gentle exfoliant but one that enhances the health of your skin. As a bonus, it saves freshwater and ocean life from added microplastics in the process.

Ollie Belle, $26.95

Ollie Belle Acne and Blemish Barriers

It’s time to say goodbye to unwanted blemishes. Covertly! Ollie Belle is unlike any other dot acne treatment on the market. Not only is it FDA-registered and produced in the US, but Ollie Belle also offers you medical-grade acne care at an affordable price. Their dots are flexible, durable, and ultra-thin. No one will know what’s under your makeup. We love that Ollie Belle’s acne and blemish barriers work with our everyday needs so you feel like your most confident whether you’re lightly painted or wearing a full beat.

Elevé Cosmetics Vitamin Sea, $49.00

Elevé Cosmetics Vitamin Sea

No matter the season, sunscreen is an important addition to your beauty arsenal. The Elevé Cosmetics Vitamin Sea mineral antioxidant sunscreen with SPF 28 is a thoughtfully curated sunscreen made for everyday protection. Not only will it help prevent sun damage and skin cancer, but it will also leave you with a healthy, moisturized glow thanks to turmeric, shea butter, and vitamins C and E.

Dazey CBD, $45.00 – $108.00

Dazey CBD

We’re all been enjoying the calming effects of CBD beauty products. That enjoyment should definitely continue into the cooler seasons. Known for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, CBD is great for reducing redness, irritation, and uneven skin tone. Dazey is a natural beauty and wellness brand that believes in the power of hemp and it shows in their wonderful products.

Their full-spectrum CBD oil is tested by a third-party lab and contains absolutely zero preservatives, sweeteners, or added flavors. It counteracts free radicals, protects against environmental stressors, and nourishes the skin with vitamins and fatty acids. Our lives may not be completely stress-free, but your kin should feel and be stress-free.

PhilanthroBee, $38.00

PhilanthroBee BeeCause Body Bar

One thing we don’t like about the colder seasons is the way it leaves our skin feeling – tight, flaky, itchy, or angrily inflamed. The last thing you want is to layer chemically treated thick creams on top of your already irritated skin. That’s why PhilanthroBee’s BeeCause Body Bar works with your body heat to melt into your skin. Using the power of natural bee products, it soothes, replenishes moisture, promotes skin health, and protects your skin against damage.

Their ingredients are simple. Organic raw honey, unrefined beeswax, and bee propolis are harvested right from their hives in California and are medicinal by nature. They penetrate deep into your skin for lasting moisture and then create a bacteria-fighting barrier to lock in hydration and protect your skin from irritation. With its melty texture and creamy color, the BeeCause Body Bar feels like it just bee-longs on your skin.

We hope you add a few or all of these five skincare products to your fall beauty arsenal. Their unique twists will benefit your skin greatly and help you survive the subtle and dramatic effects the change in season has on your skin.