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BOM BOM Fully Baked: The Very First Alcohol with Hemp Milk

There was a time when milk-based treats were foods and drinks left many lactose-intolerant and vegan consumers without a way to enjoy said products. Now with the introduction of plant-based milk like Hemp Milk, that has all changed. While there are many Hemp Milk product to enjoy, there’s never been a Hemp Milk based alcohol to enjoy……….until now. BOM BOM Brands, the award-winning premium adult beverage company who introduced us to their premium Caribbean rums, BOM BOM Coco Mochanut and Nilli Vanilli, proves to be far from a two-hit wonder. With the introduction of BOM BOM Fully Baked, a creamy and delicious blend of chocolate chip cookie and brownie flavors with premium Caribbean rum and Hemp Milk, vegan and lactose-intolerant cocktail lovers can truly rejoice.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you will get high off this delicious rum drink. Hemp Milk has increasingly become a healthy alternative for vegans and non-vegans alike, as it’s produced from the seeds of the hemp plant. However, hemp milk does not contain the chemical THC, found in marijuana. So a glass of BOM BOM Fully Baked is only full of pure rum deliciousness and enjoyment.

As our title states, BOM BOM Fully Baked is the very first alcohol product made with Hemp Milk. It boasts a 14.2% ABV, only slightly higher than RumChata and Bailey’s Almande.  There are lots of great cocktail recipes to enjoy with Fully Baked. Here are a few of our favorite summer cocktail recipes, perfect to keep you cool on a hot summer day or night:

    • Shake 3 parts BOM BOM Fully Baked and 1 part vanilla vodka. Strain and pour into glass. Garnish with shaved white chocolate or cake sparkles for a festive touch.
    • Blend 3 parts Fully Baked, 1 part Banana Liqueur, and ice in a blender… garnish with cinnamon and sliced bananas.
    • Mix 3 oz. Fully Baked and 3 oz. coconut water together and pour over ice. Serve in a tall glass or coconut.
    • Brew coffee and allow to cool. Pour Fully Baked and coffee into a tall glass with ice. Try it in the blender for a frozen coffee treat.

“We are thrilled that talking about Fully Baked is no longer on a ‘weed-to-know basis,'” BOM BOM Brands founders Kevin Mowers and Eva Maria Janerus said jokingly in a joint statement. The new flavor’s inspiration comes from the couple’s favorite ice cream flavor, Half Baked. “We decided to take Half Baked all the way with Fully Baked” they shared. “We want our company to always evolve and we never settle for just good or even just great, which is why Fully Baked uses Hemp Milk. Not only is it lower-calorie and vegan, like our Nilli Vanilli, but it’s nut-free as well and has no artificial flavors or preservatives.”

BOM BOM Fully Baked is sold in 750 ml sizes, with a suggested retail price of $19.99-$21.99 with a 50 ml trial size following in July.

Health & Nutrition: The New Hummus Shake from The Hummus & Pita Co.

Once in a while, there’s a new item launch that completely blows us away. While we have enjoyed many a delicious beverage, nothing has caught us by surprise as much as the new Hummus Shake from The Hummus & Pita Co. In all honesty, while we love chickpeas, we’re actually not fans of Hummus (it’s a strange predilection). So when we attended a tasting of The Hummus & Pita Co.’s new Hummus Shake, which launches on National Hummus Day, we did so with some trepidation. After one sip, all our apprehension was gone. To say we were pleasantly surprised by how delicious and amazing the thick, creamy drinkable dessert is an understatement.

The Hummus & Pita Co. is known for bringing healthy, homemade Mediterranean cuisine all made-from-scratch on in-store using only the freshest ingredients. The addition of their new Hummus Shake continues that healthy practice.

The Hummus Shake is vegan, FREE of dairy and gluten, and packed with good-for-you ingredients that are high in protein, fiber, and vitamins, but low in calories. This guilt-free dessert starts with just FIVE all-natural, simple ingredients (chickpeas, tahini, banana, dates, and almond milk) that are perfectly blended for a sweet treat that tastes decadent and indulgent, all the while regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and providing anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy effects.

The Hummus Shake is available in five flavors: original, chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and butter pecan. Just in time for National Hummus Day, The Hummus & Pita Co. will be offering free samples of this innovative, guilt-free drinkable dessert at all Hummus & Pita Co. locations on Sunday, May 13. To keep celebrations going all week long, The Hummus & Pita Co. will be offering a buy one Hummus Shake, get one free promotion from the May 13th launch date through Sunday, May 20.

A 12 oz cup of the innovative Hummus Shake will be available for $5.00 at all Hummus & Pita Co. locations nationwide, both currently in operation and those slated to open in the coming months. The brand has partnered with Taylor Machines to develop a batch recipe and machine dispenser to ensure the Hummus Shake is replicated perfectly each and every time.

So Delicious Launches Almond Milk Based Products

Have you tried the So Delicious brand of products? The name just says it all. I wrote about them last year when I was first introduced to them, you can revisit my post here – Snack Happy, Snack Healthy. Since then, I have enjoyed several of their products including their yogurt, eggnog, ice cream bars & sandwiches and of course their delicious pints of ice cream, all of which are 100% plant based with no artificial sweeteners, trans-fats or hydrogenated oils, and many are made with certified organic ingredients. As I’m writing this, I am devouring a pint of their amazing Cherry Amaretto Coconut Milk Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert.

If you’re lactose intolerant, this rich and creamy coconut milk based, dairy-free frozen dessert is distinctively amaretto flavored with delectable chunks of cherries throughout – it’s absolutely heavenly. And if you have tried their yummy Coconut milk based products, then you’re going to fill out over their new Almond Milk based collection of products. More than a dozen new products and flavors launched including beverages, frozen desserts and “yogurts” will be available in this line of truly innovative almond milk products.

So Delicious® Almond Milk Frozen Dessert Pints

Unlike other almond milk frozen desserts which ARE NOT soy free, So Delicious® Dairy Free introduces seven almond milk frozen flavors. These pints are lower in fat, calories, sodium, and sugar than other almond milk frozen desserts. Sweetened with monk fruit, So Delicious® Dairy Free is able to reduce the amount of sugar, which ranges from just 6 to 10 grams per serving, depending upon the flavor. Additionally, So Delicious® Dairy Free delivers a delicious creamy dessert with half the fat of other almond milk frozen desserts. And because they’re made with chicory root extract, these pints deliver 5 grams of fiber per serving.

So Delicious® Almond Milk Frozen Dessert Pints Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chip, Cherry Amaretto, Cookies ‘N Cream, Butter Pecan (not pictured), and Mocha Almond Fudge. These delicious treats retail for $5.99 each.

So Delicious® Almond Milk Frozen Novelties

Like the So Delicious® Almond Milk Pints, these desserts are dairy-free, soy-free and made with non-GMO verified almonds. They are also lower in calories, fat, sodium, and sugar than other almond milk frozen desserts. And they are made with chicory root extract, which provides additional fiber. The mini vanilla sandwiches are a sweet treat for less than 100 calories. A box of this deliciousness only goes for $4.49.

So Delicious® Almond Milk Frozen Novelties Flavors: Vanilla Bar, Mocha Almond Fudge Bar with Almonds, Vanilla Sandwich.

So Delicious® Almond Plus™

This truly innovative (and delicious) almond milk beverage offers five times more protein than any other almond milk available – a full 5 grams of protein per serving! And, So Delicious® Almond Plus is uniquely dairy-free and soy-free, because it is fortified with a blend of pea and rice protein. This special protein blend allows So Delicious® Dairy Free to maintain its commitment to producing only plant based products while delivering a protein that is easy to digest and tastes – well, so delicious. This complete protein delivers the nine essential amino acids that our bodies need for healthy growth as well as muscle and tissue rejuvenation. So Delicious® Almond Plus contains about half the sugar of dairy skim milk. The Vanilla flavor contains about half the sugar of other almond milk vanilla beverages and less sodium.

So Delicious® Almond Plus Flavors: Refrigerated 64 ounce Original and Vanilla, Shelf Stable 32 ounce Original and Vanilla, Shelf Stable 8 ounce Single Serve Vanilla 4pack. These retail for $3.99 and $6.49 for a 4 pack of the 8 ounce vanilla single serves.