Metromint Water

Metromint water is a great new addition to my fridge. Created by the husband and wife team of Rio Miura and Scott Lowe (who are also behind David Rio teas), Metromint is made with only two ingredients: pure water, and mint from Washington. The flavor is just right– a notch or two above subtle, and way below intense. I’ve been bringing it to the gym …

Fran’s Smoked Salt Caramels

I'm a fan of all things that mix sweet and salty, so when I first tasted the rising confectionary trend combining chocolate, sea salt, and caramel, I was hooked. Fran's Chocolates, a company based out of Seattle, just kicked it up a notch with their introduction of a version that utilizes smoked Welsh sea salt. Sweet and complex, the savory punch perfectly compliments the buttery …

Cocoa Coal

I'm really excited that more and more companies are creating "adult" food products that hit the sweet spot without pummeling you with extra sugar, HFCS, additives and preservatives; companies like GuS, and Fizzy Lizzy come to mind. Add to this growing cateogory my new favorite popcorn snack, Cocoa Coal from LesserEvil. Once you get beyond the name and the packaging you'll discover popcorn that is …