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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.

Solex Catsmo Home: The Only NJ Food Delivery Service You Need

Solex Catsmo Home: The Only NJ Food Delivery Service You Need

There’s nothing more disappointing than trying to eat healthily during this pandemic and dealing with roadblocks. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve placed an order for grocery delivery, only to see that half or more of the things we ordered be unavailable; or worst yet, subpar (we can’t tell you how many times we’ve had to throw things away). Our goal to have restaurant-level meals at home wasn’t always being met until we discovered Solex Catsmo Home, the only food delivery service you need if you live in the Bergen, Essex, and Hudson counties in New Jersey.

Solex Catsmo Home: The Only NJ Food Delivery Service You Need

Solex Catsmo Home is a new home delivery food service that provides some of the best meat, fish, produce, dairy, bread, pasta, truffles (and more!) direct to homes in New Jersey. When many top restaurants had to close in March 2020, CEO, Markus Draxler, and his team decided to do what they know best; to provide exceptional and high-quality products to a vital new customer – YOU, the home cook!

This outstanding grocery delivery company is two well-respected companies in the foodservice industry. Solex Fine Foods and its sister company, Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse, come together to bring you the highest quality food products. Ingredients so high grade, they were favorites of Michelin-starred, NYC restaurants like Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, and Le Bernadin.

Solex Catsmo Home: The Only NJ Food Delivery Service You Need

Solex Catsmo Home has everything you might need to cook your favorite meals. They provide a variety of Dairy and dairy-free products; New York State, Vermont, Italian, and Spanish Cheeses; the freshest of fruits, vegetables, and French Summer Truffle; pantry staples like maple syrup, tuna fish, coffee, Caviar, etc; farm-to-table oatmeal, authentic Italian pasta, and locally made pizza and bagels; a variety of oils and vinegars; amazing and top-quality cuts of meats like Wagyu, ribeye, chicken, Wild Game; and last but not least, an assortment of seafood (like the delicious smoked salmon above or the Chef Daniel Boulud’s prepare-at-home Bouillabaisse dinner below) that will make every meal special.

Solex Catsmo Home: The Only NJ Food Delivery Service You Need

Don’t worry if you don’t know what to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as Solex Catsmo Home provides easy to follow cooking recipes you can follow to make your chef-quality meals.

Solex Catsmo Home Food Delivery

All home orders are contactless and scheduled for Wednesday and/or Saturday delivery. Place your order no later than 8pm Tuesday for Wednesday delivery, and no later than 8pm Friday for Saturday delivery. The date selected at checkout is the date you will receive your delivery. While times are not slotted, you can expect your delivery to arrive between 9am and 3pm. Could Solex Catsmo Home save you from subpar foods and ingredients as it saved us? There’s only one way to find out. Visit their website and schedule your own home delivery of high-quality food offerings.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

About this time last year, we were neck-deep in food trends at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Learning about all the wonderful food trends we’d all be enjoying this year. One of those trends is something we’re very familiar with – the Hibiscus flower, one of the top food trends we highlighted last year. The main thing made with the Hibiscus flower is tea; a bold red tea with lots of health benefits that boasts slightly sweet and tart flavors. We were recently introduced to a new refreshing Hibiscus flower tea drink, Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Caveman Coffee Co. is the buzzed-about Amazon brand known for healthy, nutritious specialty coffees and they have expanded their line to include something different in the cold brew category. The brand’s original cold brew beverage is the number one best-seller with the stats to back up its title. This delicious, caffeine-free sparking tea is an herbal beverage brewed cold with hibiscus flowers, lemongrass, and organic natural flavors. Because it’s a natural adaptogen, it is packed with antioxidants and has been linked to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

The Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea is lightly sweetened and carbonated after cold-brewing for 12+ hours for optimum flavor. Some benefits of drinking Hibiscus tea include helping to reduce body temperature, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol; This naturally calorie and caffeine-free tea is also used to help in the treatment of heart disease, sore throats, and can help with weight loss. Another great fact is the effect a cup of hibiscus tea can have on cramping and bloating during your period. It helps ease the pains of cramps, as well as elevating your mood and has a calming effect.

Must Drink: Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea

Although recently launched, Caveman Coffee’s Sparkling Hibiscus Cold Brew Herbal Tea is already receiving great reviews. Available in 11.5 oz cans, the 6-calorie drink is refreshingly delicious when served cold. The shelf-stable herbal tea is available in 12 packs for $30.00 and is available at Whole Foods, Amazon.com, and on their website, www.cavemancoffeeco.com.

BlendJet Pocketable Blended & Mixed Drink Maker

Blending on-the-Go: BlendJet, a Pocketable Blended & Mixed Drink Maker

As we see several states begin to open up and several people making the mad dash to enjoy restaurants and bars, but some of you may still be leary about partaking. For those of you not in a rush to head out to the crowds for smoothies and mixed drinks, there is Blendjet, the pocketable blended and mixed drink maker.

BlendJet Pocketable Blended & Mixed Drink Maker

Whether you’re holding up inside your home, backyard or fire escape, the park or just walking, the Blendjet portable blender makes it really easy to cool down with some fun, fruity, blended, or mixed adult beverages. With BlendJet, you can make an unlimited of healthy smoothies, whether you use your own ingredients or their variety of ready-to-blend Jetpack Smoothies. These delicious smoothie blends, all made with real fruit, include Banana Blueberry, Raspberry Dragon Fruit, Mango Matcha, Green Peach Ginger, Mocha Chia, and Tropical Blue.

BlendJet Pocketable Blended & Mixed Drink Maker

This powerful, portable blender also serves double duty; it’s capable of making a dozen tasty cocktails on a single charge. Grab your favorite ingredients and spirits and blend away to some delicious adult beverages. Below are just a few super easy and tasty examples of what you can make.

CITRUS RUM PUNCH

BLENDED CITRUS RUM PUNCH

1/8 cup spiced rum
1/8 cup light rum
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
Lime juice from 1/2 lime
Add all ingredients to your BlendJet portable blender, and blend for 1 cycle. Serve over ice and enjoy!

CUCUMBER COCKTAIL

BLENDED CUCUMBER COCKTAIL

3/4 cup cucumber juice
1/4 cup vodka
1 Tbsp agave
Juice of 1 lime
2 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to your BlendJet portable blender, and blend for 1 cycle. Serve in a glass and enjoy!

TROPICAL BLUE PINA COLADA

BLENDED TROPICAL BLUE PINA COLADA

1/4 cup white rum
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 Tropical Blue JetPack
1/4 cup optional ice
Add all ingredients to your BlendJet and blend for 1 cycle. Serve in a cocktail glass and enjoy!

CRANBERRY MARTINI

BLENDED CRANBERRY MARTINI

1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup Malibu rum
3/4 cup cranberry juice, unsweetened
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp agave
Add all ingredients to your BlendJet portable blender, and blend for 1 cycle. Serve in a fancy glass and enjoy!

GRAPEFRUIT COCKTAIL

BLENDED GRAPEFRUIT COCKTAIL

1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup vodka
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 1 lime
2 tbsp pomegranate juice
2 tbsp agave
Add all ingredients to BlendJet and blend for 1 cycle. Serve in a cocktail glass or sip it right out of the BlendJet!

Now that you see what you can create, what delicious drinks will you make on-the-go?

Versatile Pantry Staples From Mighty Sesame Co. and Wissotzky Tea

Versatile Pantry Staples From Mighty Sesame Co. and Wissotzky Tea

If you’re experiencing what we have been during this stay-at-home order, then you’re looking for groceries and pantry staples that multitask. With many basics still sold out or unavailable, it’s time to look to foods that are versatile. While this can’t be done with fresh fruits and vegetables, you can with pantry staples. Thankfully, Wissotzky Tea and Mighty Sesame Co. have come to the rescue. The shelf-stable products from these two brands will add variety and versatility to your meals and snacks.

Versatile Pantry Staples From Mighty Sesame Co. and Wissotzky Tea

Our go-to for stressful times have always been tea, so of course, we were excited about the Wissotzky Tea offerings. Whether you’re reading a book or catching up on your shows, nothing relaxes you like a delicious cuppa; plus tea is full of antioxidants. You may not know, but Tahini is teeming with great health benefits. It is full of healthy fats, is anti-inflammatory, protects over and kidney functions, has antibacterial properties, and like tea, is rich in antioxidants.

Wissotzky Tea (Nana Mint, $3.99; Chai $4.99)

Versatile Pantry Staples From Mighty Sesame Co. and Wissotzky Tea

Wissotzky Tea Company has dozens of varieties of teas to satisfy any mood on every occasion. Its Artisan Spiced Tea collection artfully pairs hand-selected premium black tea leaves with market spices, herbs, and other natural ingredients. Enjoy their Salted Caramel Chai, Ginger, and Turmeric, Spiced Nana Mint, Pumpkin Spiced Chai, or any of Wissotzky’s premium teas and infusions – hot or iced. With these pantry staples, you can indulge in a trip around the world without leaving your home.

Mighty Sesame Co.

Versatile Pantry Staples From Mighty Sesame Co. and Wissotzky Tea

The Mighty Sesame Tahini creamy spread is a game-changer for sandwiches, marinades, dips, baked goods, desserts, salads, and even cocktails. It’s great to use in soups or drizzled over meat and fish. Grab the 10.9 oz. bottle for 5.99.

The creamy Tahini spread isn’t the only must-try from Mighty Sesame. For those with a sweet tooth, the yummy TahiniBars are a great snack option. With three varieties of all-natural tahini bars, Pistachio, Cocoa Nibs, and Vanilla, you get a delicious snack that’s only 100 calories per bar. Like their squeezable cousins, these addictive grab-and-go treats are premium-quality snacks that are good for you. They are gluten- and dairy-free, vegan, kosher, halal, non-GMO, 100% guilt-free, and delicious. Grab your favorite flavor(s) for $3.99 per box of 6 individually wrapped 0.63 oz. bars.

The Mighty Sesame products and Wissotzky teas are distributed by Kayco, the leading Kosher food distributor in America. You may be familiar with other kosher brands they distribute, including Kedem and Manischewitz. Now that you’re familiar with these great pantry staples, how can they rev up your meals?

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this pandemic, it is to be mindful of what you’re touching. Be it your face, elevator buttons, door handles, and communal things like breakroom microwaves. Until this pandemic, we never thought about how often we use the microwave, or how clean the outside is. Even if you work in a small office of 20-30 people, if only half of these people use the microwave, that’s a lot of fingers touching those buttons. Add in elevator buttons, door handles, etc, and you’ve got many instances of possibly spreading a virus. As we now do, the lesser our exposure to communal items, the better off we’ll be. We’re going to introduce you to a product that will reduce your exposure; specifically, your exposure to the communal microwave. The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes provide a more convenient way to warm and cook your food while minimizing your exposure.

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes uses slow and low conduction heating through its SmartShelf Technology, which evenly cooks or reheats fresh or frozen meals, meats, and vegetables. Even leftovers are cooked to a safe temperature and held there until you are ready to eat. Get ready to say goodbye to food splatter, cold or still frozen centers, and burnt edges. HOTLOGIC perfectly heats and holds your food for hours without overcooking.  You can use any flat-bottom container made of glass, plastic, Tupperware, or metal as long as it has a sealed lid. It’s like your own personal, portable oven. Just pop your meal in the bag, plug it in, and go about your day. Your meal will be ready to eat in an hour or 8 hours later (if you’re not ready to eat yet.) Your food will be cooked (or reheated) to perfection.

The thought of going back to the breakroom environment is not only stressful, but it’s no longer considered safe, said Bill McKendry, Chief Marketing Officer, HOTLOGIC. People are looking for no-touch or low-touch solutions. HOTLOGIC is not only a good option, it’s actually a breakroom breakthrough.

HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes: Goodbye to the Breakroom Microwave

The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes provides a healthier alternative to takeout food, storing your food in the “community” refrigerator, and using the breakroom microwave for cooking. It provides five reasons why you should say goodbye to the breakroom microwave:

1. No buttons to push – it’s more sanitary
2. No waiting around or in line – healthy social distancing
3. No overcooked meals – more appetizing, more nutritious and keeps you healthy
4. No frozen centers – the food’s safe and ready when you are
5. No food splatter – no germs spreading

HotLogic Mini 3-in-1

The HOTLOGIC totes are available in Mini and Casserole sizes in an array of modern designs and colors, with easy carrying and extra padded handles, and added leather details. They are available in wall and car-plug models, making it convenient for commuters. There are no buttons, dials, or timers so its impossible to screw up a meal! The HOTLOGIC Food Warming Totes are a great no-touch or low-touch solution to this pandemic.

H2rOse Rose Water and Saffron Beverage

H2rOse Rose Water Beverages: Stay Hydrated! Be Beautiful

We can personally attest to an increase in wine intake during this pandemic; we’re not surprised since we’re all stressed out and bored with the drastic change to our lives. Of course, surviving through this devastating pandemic means taking care of yourself. Remember while you’re tossing back those cocktails and glasses of wine, it is essential to stay properly hydrated. While drinking water is good for you, it is vital to also boost your immune system to help your body fight the coronavirus. One way we’re staying hydrated and boosting our immune system is by enjoying the delicious H2rOse Rose Water beverages.

H2rOse Rose Water and Saffron Beverages

H2rOse Rose Water beverages is a specialty beverage uniquely made of rose water, saffron, and other natural ingredients. Are you already familiar with the amazing benefits of rose water? Rose water’s many benefits include improving skin appearance, reducing stress and anxiety, and promoting better sleep; it also enhances your mood, plus it not only tastes good but smells good too! You may know Saffron as a taste enhancement in food; did you know it helps to ease digestion and curbs your appetite? A definite plus if you find yourself barreling through your groceries. The combination of both of these distinct ingredients and the refreshing taste of H2rOse Rose Water beverages provides you with a delicious beverage that allows you to reap the benefits of beauty and health from within.

H2rOse Rose Water and Saffron Beverages

Other benefits include helping to reduce bloating and menstrual cramps, promotes better sleep, is a strong natural antioxidant, and reduces inflammation.

H2rOse Rose Water is available in four delicious flavors: Mango, Peach, Apple, and Wild Berry. The 16.9 fl oz / 500ml beverages boast 40 calories, 10g of sugar per bottle, and is sweetened with 100% organic evaporated cane sugar. The rose water and saffron beverages are vegan, kosher, and are non-GMO. They are available in single flavor 4-packs for $18.00, 12-packs for $28.00, and multi-flavor 12-pack for $30.00 on www.drinkh2rose.com.

H2rOse donates a portion of its annual proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, and the ALS Association.

 

Veestro 100% Plant-Based Foods

Veestro 100% Plant-Based Foods: Meals Delivered Right to Your Door

You may have seen the numerous memes about the elevated amount of cooking we’ve had to do. In other words, we’re a bit over having to cook. If you also add in empty grocery shelves, increased prices on staples and scarce food deliveries, lunch and dinner options are dwindling. We’ve personally seen meat and chicken prices increase, which mostly leaves everyone with plant-based foods; but fresh produce is still hard to come by, which leaves you with limited options. Slowly but surely, we are being pushed into a plant-based diet but what can you when produce is limited? The answer, Veestro 100% plant-based foods.

Veestro 100% Plant-Based Foods

With all the grocery stores running out of food, why not order some pre-cooked meals straight to your doorstep? And what better time than the celebration of Earth Month to highlight delicious, organic, healthy, sustainable food, made from plants. With the Veestro meal delivery service, there is no chopping, no cooking, and no cleanup required. Simply heat up your Veestro plant-based meal in the oven or microwave. For those who still enjoy the act of cooking, some of the meals can be heated on the stovetop. The 100% plant-based foods are made with fresh ingredients and no preservatives. We had the pleasure of trying out a few of the meals: Red Curry with Tofu, Country Fried Chick’n, Enchilada Casserole, and Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce. As life-long carnivores, we can attest to how delicious they are.

Veestro 100% Plant-Based Foods Red Curry

We began our plant-based adventure with the Red Curry with Tofu; this mouth-watering and hearty meal is a delicious mix of broccoli, carrots, tofu, coconut curry sauce, and brown rice. The savory and sweet sauce gives this hearty meal a bold flavor that you, vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore, will absolutely enjoy.

You can choose from different flexible meal plans and dietary preferences that Veestro has, including gluten-free, low-calorie, nut-free, kosher, soy-free, and high protein. The meals are prepared fresh and shipped frozen, which allows you to eat them within 8-10 weeks. We highly recommend you at this stay-at-home savior to your list, especially as grocery shelves continue to be sparse and just as a break from the task of cooking.