Favorite Products of 2008 – Food

Posted on January 7, 2009 by Allie

Most of my favorite foods aren’t things that are branded and packaged.  Bulk organic popcorn from the natural foods store, avocados, homemade apple butter, and squash from our CSA don’t have websites I can link to, but they are among my favorite foods.

But of the branded/packaged foods we enjoy, here are my current favorites.

  • Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas – My husband can eat wheat and doesn’t love these, but since I can’t, these are a constant on my grocery list.  For me, the worst part of not eating wheat was no more burritos!  So these wheat-free wraps are such a gift.  Some black beans, a little cheese, some sliced avocado, and a whole bunch of hot sauce, and I’ve got my favorite lunch.
  • Mount Hagen Instant Organic Café - This coffee is a camper/backpacker/traveler’s dream.  Super easy to make and just as good as brewed coffee.
  • Woodstock Farms Organic Pickles – Bread & Butter or Dill, either way, I’m happy.  Until I learn how to make my own, these will be a mainstay.
  • Frontier Simply Organic Pasta Sprinkle – I put this on so much more than just pasta.  Popcorn, quesadillas, pizza, baked potatoes . . . so so good.
  • Equal Exchange Hot Cocoa – This is hot cocoa for grownups.  It’s basically liquid dark chocolate.  So rich, but it’s fat-free.  And your purchase helps farmers in three countries.

What are your favorite foods?

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  1. Gotta admit–I’m having a hard time giving up the Claussens for organic pickles. They just don’t measure up, but I haven’t tried Woodstock Farms yet. I wonder if anyone here carries them–I’ll have to look.

    January 7th, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    Comment by Amy
  2. We have local pickles called “Spacey Tracey’s.” They’re quite good, although I feel like I never think to eat pickles, even though I love them.

    Last year a friend of mine experimented with making his own after getting a bumper crop of cucumbers, and all I have to say is that I wish he had waited to share with me until he had experimented some more. I think I can still taste the garlic.

    January 7th, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    Comment by Noelle
  3. Avocados are definitely on my favorite foods list as well. Oh, and baby carrots with hummus. I am addicted. (If only I weren’t also addicted to so many bad-for-me things, I’d be doing a lot better with this “sensible eating” goal!)

    January 7th, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    Comment by stefanie
  4. That cocoa sounds good.

    January 7th, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    Comment by The Modern Gal
  5. I just ate breakfast, so nothing sounds all that great to me right now. I did have a salad last night that was really good for some reason. Maybe because I put tomatoes on it. And pretzels.

    January 8th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    Comment by mickey
  6. Pasta sprinkle, eh? I may have to check that out.

    January 8th, 2009 at 5:16 pm
    Comment by courtney
  7. Okay, Equal Exchange is going on the watchlist; sounds lovely.

    My favorite? Hmm. Just now, I think I’ll have to say

    Loquats! I’m sure there _are_ some branded products (my local chain grocery carries canned ones in their upscale house brand), but I prefer mine fresh. Which is a good thing, seeing as how very hard they are to find any other way. They go well in chutney, though I’ve never seen a retail version, and I’d be willing to try them pickled.

    …counting each and every burgeoning blossom…


    January 8th, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    Comment by DSF

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