NEW for the Summer: The Sugarfina x COOLA Stay Tropical Gift Set

Summer Must-Have: The NEW Sugarfina x COOLA Stay Tropical Gift Set

Just because we’re currently stuck indoors, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the upcoming summer season. Believe it or not, we have found paradise. We’re celebrating the season of tropical temperatures with a must-have summer gift set from Sugarfina and COOLA. Sugarfina, known for its luxury candy, and COOLA, the award-winning skin and suncare brand, have teamed up to bring you an on-trend and limited-edition set bursting with sweet, summer-ready flavors. Join us in indulging our senses with the Sugarfina x COOLA Stay Tropical gift set.

NEW for the Summer: The Sugarfina x COOLA Stay Tropical Gift Set

The Sugarfina x COOLA Stay Tropical gift set, housed in an exclusive reusable pouch, features tropical indulgences from both brands. Thanks to Sugarfina, you will yield to the most incredibly yummy Piña Colada Bears; bursting with rum, pineapple, and coconut cream flavors, you’ll think you’re on an island escape. Your palate will also thank you for their refreshingly tart and sweet Island Pineapple Gummies. The delectable pineapple-shaped gummies are made with pineapple puree for a vegan and delectable island-inspired treat. COOLA further gratifies your senses with its water-resistant, natural piña colada scented, organic Classic Body Sunscreen Spray SPF 30. This must-have sun protection comes in a travel-ready package perfect to take with you. Find your paradise with the Stay Tropical gift set, whether you’re heading to the park, backyard, or front porch.

NEW for the Summer: The Sugarfina x COOLA Stay Tropical Gift Set

“We are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Sugarfina, an innovative, like-minded Southern California brand whose treats we adore! Based on a shared desire to surprise and delight our fans, we’re excited to introduce our signature tropical scents in delicious gummy form. Yum!” said Chris Birchby, Founder and CEO of COOLA.

“We are consistently innovating and leading the marketplace in both packaging design and product in the luxury confections industry,” Said Scott LaPorta, CEO of Sugarfina “So when the opportunity arose to partner with our favorite sun care brand to deliver a sweet luxury experience in gift set form, we couldn’t resist!”

With gourmet candies and organic skincare, the Sugarfina x COOLA Stay Tropical gift set offers the perfect dose of summer extravagance. The gift set retails for $30.00 and is available now on www.COOLA.com, www.sugarfina.com, at Sugarfina boutiques, ULTA, and Nordstrom.

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Bottle in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Bottle in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

Did you know May is Military Appreciation Month? A time to remember the sacrifice and service those in and out of the military have made to this country. Who better than a brand started by a serviceman to celebrate the servicemen and women during Military Appreciation Month. In conjunction with their ongoing partnership with the United Service Organization (USO), Sailor Jerry Rum has launched a limited-edition bottle commemorating our military heroes.

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Bottle in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

The Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum’s limited-edition bottle wrap exemplifies Founder Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins’ spirit and the servicemen and women’s dedication to serving our country. From his time in the Navy, Collins discovered his passion for tattooing; after WWII, he tattooed the many sailors who came through his Hawaii tattoo shop. Bottled and blended in America, the limited-edition bottle wrap represents Collins’ flash artwork and honors our nation’s servicemen and women. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate Military Appreciation Month, especially as Fleet Week is canceled due to Covid-19.

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Bottle in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

“We are honored to continue our partnership with the USO, to serve as a Force Behind the Forces® and to show support to the troops who serve our country,” said Josh Hayes, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Senior Brand Manager. “The limited-edition bottle wrap is a bold representation of Collins’ iconic flash artwork and is a must-have collectible for any Sailor Jerry fan.”

Limited Edition Sailor Jerry Bottle in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

To show support of the USO efforts, Sailor Jerry and Anchor Media are donating $150,000, the largest amount yet. This amounts adds to Sailor Jerry’s total contribution of $1,000,000 supporting the USO and other military organizations since 2016.

“We are thankful to continue our partnership with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and have been excited to see the partnership grow year after year,” said Chad Hartman, USO Vice President, Development and Corporate Alliances. “The Sailor Jerry team has helped us to host great events that express our appreciation for our troops and the company also helps rally other military supporters to give thanks and give back to service members and their families.”

The connection between Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and the USO started in 2016. It was then that Sailor Jerry partnered with Fleet Week New York, throwing a party on U.S.S. Intrepid to toast the troops. Since that initial Military Appreciation Month event, Sailor Jerry has invited celebrities such as Norman Reedus, Glen Powell, and Alabama Shakes to toast the troops at Fleet Week events in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These events gave Sailor Jerry the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for military organizations. These organizations help many servicemen and women who sacrifice their lives for our country every day.

With a suggested retail of $14.99, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum’s limited-edition hits shelves before Memorial Day. It will be available at national and local liquor stores across the U.S. all summer; so you can raise a glass in honor of Military Appreciation Month all summer long.

Hälsa Oatmilk Yogurt Love Song Contest

Hälsa Oatmilk Yogurt Launches Song Contest to Inspire and Spread Love

If there ever was a time to be inspired, this is it. As we spend more time at home with family, it can be tough to keep occupied throughout the day.  As a result, boredom, while we’re all staying at home, has led to some very interesting and creative results. So companies are thinking of new ways to keep the creativity going. Hälsa Oatmilk Yogurt, the maker of the first and only 100% clean oatmilk yogurt, wants to inspire families and help spread some love with the launch of the Hälsa Summer 2020 Love Song Contest.

Hälsa Oatmilk Yogurt Love Song Contest

Hälsa wants to know, what does love mean to you? Your response may win you lots of money; something we can all benefit from as most are unemployed and many are still waiting on unemployment checks. In an effort to bring us closer together as a family, Hälsa Oatmilk Yogurt is asking all households to share what love means to them through an original song contest for a chance to win up to $3,000!

“For us at Hälsa, love means making 100% clean and plant-based food – food that can truly nourish your body,” said Helena Lumme, Hälsa President and Co-founder. “Love is something we need now, more than ever. As we continue to offer consumers our nutritious, organic oatmilk yogurts nationwide, we’re excited to deepen our mission through our song challenge to spread love—for each other, for our bodies and for our planet.”

Hälsa Oatmilk Yogurt

The first-place winner will be awarded a grand prize of $3,000; the second place will receive $1,000; the third-place winner will receive $500. Ten honorable mentions will each win a Hälsa Love T-Shirt. To Enter the contest, write an original love song, and post it on YouTube or Vimeo before May 31st! Hälsa will judge on the basis of originality, creativity, and how well the song conveys Hälsa’s message of love (it being the most important ingredient).

For more entry details, visit www.halsafoods.com/halsa-love-song-contest. We wish you all lots of luck and may the best love song win.

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

We all know how essential hand sanitizers have become. It is now the most important personal care item to have in your bag. While we’re reaching for this essential product more and more during this pandemic, we definitely see continued use after Covid-19 is long gone. We anticipate lots of growth in this category, especially as on its own, hand sanitizers are very drying and have quite a very overpowering scent.

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

Of course, changing hand sanitizers a bit to be more skin-friendly is the next logical step; a step that will most likely move this personal care item to the skincare category. Some brands are already taking this step. We see the addition of ingredients to moisturize the hands and as well as making hand sanitizers more nose-friendly. Check out how Truly, American Provenance, and Every Man Jack are changing hand sanitizers to become more user friendly.

Truly Hand Sanitizer (Germ Killin’ Gel), $6.00

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

The Truly moisturizing hand sanitizer will leave your hands feeling cleansed, refreshed, and hydrated. With its 70% alcohol and Aloe Leaf ingredients that work as a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins, it helps to protect your skin. It hydrates hands while the gel continues to fight off, and kill germs; plus its chic design will fit perfectly in all on-the-go accessories!

American Provenance Hand Sanitizer, $5.00

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

Made with 80% Ethyl Alcohol, American Provenance’s NEW Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer exceeds the World Health Organization’s standards, all while supporting our American Farmers! Additionally, it’s the perfect travel size (meets TSA guidelines) while you’re on the go-to. Pop in into your car console, purse, and backpack. It is effective against 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, and because it is unscented, you can be protected without the overpowering scent all day long.

Every Man Jack Citrus Hand Sanitizer, $8.00

Are Hand Sanitizers the Next Big Thing in Skincare?

The Every Man Jack hand sanitizer comes in a Citrus formula and protects against 99.9% of most common germs! It has a coconut oil base to help moisturize the hands and is scented with lemon and citrus essential oils for a refreshing aroma finish. This product was created for the purpose of an antiseptic, or preventative against the growth of disease-causing microorganisms, and is an alternative to washing your hands when you’re unable to do so. The Every Man Jack hand sanitizer is cruelty-free, boasts 50% PCR content, gluten-free, vegan, and recyclable.

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.

Cinco de Mayo at-Home Cocktail Recipes from Casamigos Tequila

Cinco de Mayo at-Home Cocktail Recipes from Casamigos Tequila

We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with four at-home cocktails from Casamigos’ family of tequilas. If you’re a beginner bartender or cocktail-making connoisseur, these delicious Casamigos specialty cocktails will make everyone happy. Whether you prefer margaritas, Palomas, or frescos, we’ve got you covered with these Casamigos Tequila drink recipes you can easily make at home.

Cinco de Mayo at-Home Cocktail Recipes from Casamigos Tequila

The Casamigos Blanco Tequila rests for 2 months and is crisp and clean with a long smooth finish. Casamigos Reposado Tequila is aged for 7 months in the finest American oak barrels and is soft, slightly oaky with a medium to long smooth finish. Casamigos Mezcal, available in Joven (or Blanco), is balanced and elegant, offering harmonious hints of tamarind, pomegranate, banana, and mango with the right amount of smoke.

CASA PALOMA

Casamigos Casa Paloma Cocktail

2 oz. Casamigos Reposado Tequila
.75 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.25 oz. Agave Nectar
Splash with Grapefruit Soda
Garnish with Grapefruit Slice
Combine all ingredients, except grapefruit soda into a shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously, and strain in a rocks glass. Add fresh ice, top off with grapefruit soda, and garnish.

REPO FRESCO

Cinco de Mayo at-Home Cocktail Recipes from Casamigos Tequila

2 oz. Casamigos Reposado Tequila
1.5 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz. Agave Nectar
3 Cucumber Slices
8-10 Mint Leaves
Top with Soda Water
Garnish with Mint Sprig and Cucumber Slice. Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker, except soda water. Muddle fruit/herbs. Add ice. Shake vigorously. Fine strain into a collins glass. Add fresh ice. Top off with soda water. Garnish with mint sprig through cucumber slice and place on top of the glass.

SPICY STRAWBERRY BASIL MARGARITA

Casamigos Spicy Strawberry Basil Margarita

2 oz. Casamigos Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 Full Strawberries OR .25 oz. Strawberry Puree by REAL
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
4 Basil Leaves
2 Serrano Slices
2 Dashes Peychauds Bitters
1/2 Thick Rim Equal Parts Salt/Sugar/Tajín
Garnish with a large basil leaf and Serrano slice. Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle fruit/herbs. Add ice, shake vigorously, and fine strain into a rimmed rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish.

SMOKY CASA MARGARITA

Casamigos Smoky Casa Margarita

2 oz. Casamigos Mezcal
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.75 oz. Agave Nectar
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
Garnish with a Flamed Orange Peel
Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Add ice. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass. Add fresh ice. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

We hope these delicious Cinco de Mayo cocktails bring you a little joyful fun during these times of uncertainty. What are you drinking today?

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.