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TIDBIT KETO, SUGAR FREE, CBD MERINGUES – YES PLEASE

February 8, 2021

I found a snack to satisfy all my sweet tooth cravings. TIDBITS are perfect little meringue bites with basically no calories as far as I am concerned! A whole bag is around 40 calories – no joke. My kids and I can’t get enough!

“We began in 2010 and we have spent years developing a line of healthy meringue bites that offer a sweet treat without the guilt. Our product is sugar-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, soy-free, non-GMO, and made with all natural ingredients. We are proud to offer our customers a better option for healthy snacking.”

    • Perfect little meringue cookies are great to snack on anytime and anywhere.
    • Dive into a sugar-free meringue bite whenever you’re craving a sweet treat.
    • These snacks are perfect for those wanting to lose weight or have diabetes.
    • Gluten-Free
    • Sugar-Free
    • Lactose-Free
    • Soy-Free
    • No Artificial Colors
    • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
INGREDIENTS:
  • Maltitol
  • Egg whites
  • Rice flour
  • Natural Flavor
  • 2% or less of cream of tartar
  • Agave syrup (adds trivial amount of sugar)
  • Salt
Contains: Egg

 

A New Coldbrew With Nootropics And Adaptogens, Yes, Please!

January 11, 2021

There’s a new coldbrew in town and it’s divine.

Pivot Coldbrew, is a ready-to-drink coffee with nootropics and reishi and you can grab it in LA….from Erewhon to Earthbar.

Developed by local entrepreneur David Stroud, Pivot Coldbrew features
locally-roasted beans and cognitive enhancers designed to minimize jitters
and eliminate the caffeine crash.

WHO:

LA local and former entertainment executive David Stroud took the leap to entrepreneurship in 2017 when he began developing Pivot Coldbrew. This premium coffee was designed to fill a gap in the market of ready-to-drink, bottled cold brews. Stroud and his team found that most bottled coffees tasted overly-roasted, while also leading to a jittery feeling and inevitable caffeine crash. They also couldn’t find flavored coffees that weren’t loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients, masking the coffee’s natural flavor.

A lifetime coffee lover and passionate optimist, Stroud lives by the belief that “good energy makes great things happen,” and he was determined to develop a product that would allow his customers to live their lives to the fullest, while addressing the pain points within the market.

“While life throws us challenges, it’s how you pivot to something better that’s most important,” says Stroud. “When we feel good, we do good. That’s the whole idea behind Pivot Coldbrew and the guiding force in developing our proprietary energy stack, in collaboration with a renowned ethnobotanist.”

WHAT:

Pivot Coldbrew is a new approach to bottled coffee, offering the caffeine we all crave with the balancing and transformative effects of nootropics and Reishi, a powerful adaptogen. Their proprietary formula of “cognitive enhancers” was developed to optimize the functional effects of caffeine, while eliminating the jittery effects to yield a more sustained and relaxed energy for greater mental clarity and focus. For the coffee itself, Pivot sources single-origin, 100% Arabica beans from Central and South America, and partners with a 120 year-old local family roaster. The coffee is roasted to a medium level, allowing natural flavor notes like chocolate and citrus to shine through in every bottle.

Proprietary Energy Stack ingredients with clinically proven benefits:

– Cognizin® Citicoline (nootropic): fuels and nourishes the brain for greater mental stamina

– Alpinia Galanga (nootropic & botanical): natural caffeine amplifier – extends energy with no crash

– L-Theanine (nootropic): calm focus

– Reishi (adaptogen): immunity booster

– L-Ergothioneine (nootropic): natural cellular protection

– Formula is never heated (which diminishes efficacy) and is 100% soluble for optimal taste and texture

Premium Coffee Details:

– Well sourced, carefully curated single origin 100% Arabica coffees from Central and South America

– Optimally roasted to produce distinct coffee roast levels with notes of citrus and Chocolate

– Perfectly brewed to craft a great tasting cold brew with a rich body and smooth finish

Flavors and Nutrition Facts:

– Fearless Black: 5 Calories and 0 Sugar

– Laid-Back Black: 5 Calories and 0 Sugar

– Perfectly Sweet: 25 Calories and 5g Sugar

– Harmonious Vanilla: 40 Calories and 5g Sugar

– Rejuvenating Ginger: 35 Calories and 7g Sugar

WHEN:

Pivot Coldbrew is now available at retailers throughout Los Angeles, with a direct-to-consumer online launch slated for January 2020.

WHERE:

Erewhon (all locations), Earthbar West Hollywood, Rainbow Acres Natural Foods, OP Market (Santa Monica), The Farms (Santa Monica), Glen Market, Vicente Market Brentwood

Full list of retailers here.

About Pivot Coldbrew: For people who want to live life to the fullest, Pivot is the world’s first chillbrew. A precision-crafted blend of cold brew, with proven adaptogens, nootropics and botanicals to transform cold brew into good energy. Born and brewed in Los Angeles, CA, Pivot Coldbrew produces small batch cold brew at their state-of- the art facility in Commerce, CA. Pivot Coldbrew sources coffee beans from a local 120 year-old family roaster and has worked with coffee and formulation specialists to achieve the premium high quality product. The proprietary energy stack was formulated by a renowned ethnobotanist. We believe in creating good energy that radiates and always adds to others’ lives.

Connect with Pivot Coldbrew on social media @pivotcoldbrew. Learn more at www.pivotcoldbrew.com

 

Naked Nutrition – Nutrition With Nothing To Hide

January 6, 2021

Naked Nutrition – I love this brand of clean protein powders, supplements and so much more. I also love that they come in simple, clean, non-flavor flavors – so you can get creative and make your own without piggybacking on a chocolate or vanilla, for example, that you’re not in love with. That being said, I love both of those from Naked Nutrition.

For example – check out what’s in my fave WHEY powder:

Naked Whey is sourced from small California dairy farms. Our cows are grass-fed year-round, and raised without growth hormones like rBGH or rBST. Each serving includes 25 grams of protein and 5.9 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). Naked Whey is completely free of additives and artificial sweeteners. .

Same for the collagen – CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN:

Naked Collagen has only one ingredient: Bovine hide collagen peptides sourced from pasture-raised cows in Europe. It is odorless, tasteless, and easy to mix in with your favorite drinks. Each serving includes 9 grams of protein and only 35 calories. Naked collagen is free of additives and artificial sweeteners. We are committed to shortening the steps between our farms and you. Don’t let the supplement industry fool you; additives are for their bottom line, not your health.

And if KETO is your thing – check out this Keto Fat Bomb – avail in “plain”, vanilla and chocolate.

Naked Keto is a premium keto fat bomb designed for a ketogenic or low carb diet. We’ve combined high oleic powdered sunflower oil and powdered MCT oil for two specific reasons. High oleic sunflower oil powder supports muscle growth, preserving lean muscle mass, and reducing body fat. MCT oil powder promotes better metabolism to aid weight loss. No additives or artificial sweeteners. Don’t let the supplement industry fool you; additives are for their bottom line, not your health.

Better Rhodes, The first premium AF Marketplace (That’s Alcohol Free!)

November 29, 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that drinks bring people together, so this holiday season why not give the gift of indulgence without a hangover?

Meet Better Rhodes, the first alcohol-free marketplace that is on a mission to highlight the exciting world of zero booze beverages. Its website features over 125 varieties of “dry” beer, wine and spirits which makes it a one-stop shop to explore, sample and enjoy alcohol-free drinks.

Alcohol Free Cocktails Through its holiday assortment of gift boxes and curated collections, Better Rhodes showcases the best of alcohol-free beverages that will have you ready for your holiday toasts, festive mocktails, not to mention something special for the ‘Nice’ people on your list.

Better Rhodes has created seasonal mocktail kits along with some curated collections that will make the 2020 holiday season your most festive and flavourful yet!  Whether you are looking for something for the mocktail fanatic or the novice, these offerings are sure to delight friends and family:

For the Ultimate Mocktail Enthusiast-Master Class Hosting.  There is a mocktail for every occasion and this kit contains everything you need to create magical mocktails. It includes 2 IPAS, 2 Ales, Ritual Whiskey, 2 Dry Soda Ginger, Nosecco Brut, Vin (zero) Merlot, Bin, Fruit, Fruit-small, 2 Mason jar glasses and some recipes so one can become a master of their own mixes.   $99.99 + shipping.

Set up a Picture-Perfect Mocktail Station with the Holiday Hosting 101 Box. A good host/hostess knows that a guest needs something to sip on – have a variety of options, mixers and AF beverages, which are a must-have on any holiday hosting checklist, that way there is something for everyone. With an Ariel Cab Sauv, an Ariel Chardonay, stemless wine glasses, fruit, 2 IPAs, 2 Ales and 2 Stouts, this gift contains all the essentials you will need to create mocktails at home.  $49.99 + shipping.

The Brunch and Bubbly Collection. Bring on the Bubbles and celebrate with friends and family with this delicious Mimosa Collection, zero alcohol and zero compromises. Make this an alcohol-free treat for a friend or for yourself. It includes a Brut Blanc, Brut Rosé, 2 mixers and recipe cards. $35.00 + shipping.

The Baby Bump Boxtail Kit.  This kit features a variety of bump-friendly beverages, mixers, snacks and accessories that have been carefully curated for maximum flavor and fun. The box is ideal for new moms or moms simply wanting to explore the exciting world of alcohol-free refreshments. It retails for $94.99 + shipping.

The Perfect Hostess Gift. Impress your hostess with a party in a bottle such as AF alternative, Hill Street Vin (Zero) Brut Rosé. Retails at $12.99 + shipping.

Lean in on the zero booze trend this holiday season and give a gift that will let one clink glasses and sip some goodness while embarking on a healthier lifestyle without cutting back on fun.  At Better Rhodes one can learn how simple it is to have a good time without alcohol, make authentic connections while sober and spread some holiday cheer! For more information on how to elevate your gift-giving and enhance one’s wellness long after the holidays, please visit BETTER RHODES!

Move Over CBD, Make Room For CBN

October 13, 2020

It’s safe to say that the pandemic has created a shift in all of us to some degree or another. Many have struggled with adapting to the work from home environment, new or old found anxieties creeping in and adjusting to a new sleep schedule for those no longer having to commute to and from an office. More than ever, people have been looking for ways to remedy any discomfort they might be feeling. CBD is a cannabinoid that has been known to alleviate stress and anxiety while also providing many other benefits to our bodies. As we learn more about the magic healing powers of hemp and cannabis, we learn more about other cannabinoids and their functions. CBN is a minor cannabinoid known for helping induce and optimize sleep.

Potli, a California based wellness company, is stepping into the world of CBN with their newest product, “Dream” Honey. “Dream” is a CBN-forward honey that helps you get to and stay asleep. Add to tea before bed or enjoy straight from the spoon to unwind, relax, and drift off into restful slumber. Dream” is a full-spectrum formula including CBN, CBD, and either melatonin or THC to promote deep, rejuvenating rest. Potli’s raw, wildflower honey is harvested on their own hives. The hemp derived honey retails for $32.00 and the 4oz includes 120mg CBN, 60mg CBD and 6mg Melatonin. They tested many different ratios of CBN and CBD, and found this 2:1 ratio was just perfect for helping you relax and fall asleep without any grogginess in the morning.

Potli is the premium purveyor for the modern, CBD-enhanced kitchen pantry. Potli strives to bring a top quality, delicious, and easy to integrate cannabis edibles products to your kitchen to help you embrace plant-based wellness and self care every single day. Founded in 2017, Potli is a brand of premium hemp infused products which are differentiated from other edible CBD products by an obsession with quality and craftsmanship. Their products include hemp infused Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chili Oil and Sriracha. Their story begins with honey, which is harvested in their own hives in the Bay Area of California. The  flagship honey product was created for co-founder Felicity Chen’s mom, an asthma patient and a first generation immigrant, who had been deterred from exploring the health benefits of cannabis by its once negative reputation. With her in mind,  Felicity and her partner Christine Yi,  set out to craft a product you could trust, where quality or dosage was undoubtedly clear and apparent. Potli hopes to change the emotional response to cannabis in so many from intimidation and uncertainty to excitement and joy.

“We’re a modern wellness brand with a mission to heighten your kitchen and daily rituals with the benefits of cannabis and hemp. Ever since we launched our CBD honey, the most common customer feedback we heard was that they loved using it before bed for sleep. As we thought about how to make our products more functional yet keep the integrity of simple, easy to integrate products, we wanted to lean in more to the need for a good night’s sleep and add melatonin and CBN to make it even more restful.”

Tell us a little bit about how Dream came about?

Potli started because my co-founder, Felicity’s father started beekeeping to harvest healthy, hyper local honey for her mother. It was our first product and still a fan favorite, and we’ve heard since 2017 that people love to use the honey in tea before bed. One of our first customers told us that through our honey she slept without interruptions for the first time in 4 years! Dream is a way to formulate specifically to that use case and help our clients get great sleep. It’s formulated with CBN, CBD, and just a touch of melatonin to help you fall and stay asleep.

What is CBN?

CBN is a minor cannabinoid that I think will become a staple in health in the next few years for its sleep-promoting properties. Much like CBD, it’s non-intoxicating and great for inflammation and pain.

How is it different from other cannabinoids?

Many cannabinoids have overlapping health benefits like pain relief and anxiety relief, but CBN in particular is known for inducing sleep. From my personal experience in experimenting with it, I view it similarly to melatonin but without any grogginess which I often feel with too high of a dose with melatonin.

How does Dream align with other Potli products?

Like the rest of our products, Dream is still super meticulously sourced, high quality, and delicious! I think it fits into our portfolio in that this is our first product specifically made for evenings.

What is the benefit of incorporating Dream into your routine?

With all that’s going on in the world right now, we all need to get the rest we deserve. Dream not only helps you fall asleep but I’ve also experienced a huge increase in the quality of my sleep. When I wake up I feel truly well rested and I’m ready to go. Now when I take Dream I know it’s time for me to relax and unwind.

Given the pandemic and so many people are struggling with new sleep patterns and other mental health problems- how can Potli products help?

Dream (and other Potli products) are great mental and physical health aid. So Potli helps you feel more centered and relaxed, but I think even just the intention setting when using Potli products- adding some self care in the AM when adding our CBD honey to your coffee, or beating afternoon slump with Potli olive oil, or even using our THC products (available in CA dispensaries) to demarcate when work ends and relaxation begins is so impactful when we’re spending more time inside and isolated. Potli’s core philosophy is intentionality and self care, so in a way the stressful environments we’re operating in now are exactly why we do what we do!

Potil retails at many dispensaries in the Los Angeles and Bay Area, but “Dream” will be available exclusively online at https://www.potlishop.com/ on September 28th, 2020.