27 Foodie Finds to Make August the Tastiest Yet
Though we're approaching back-to-school season at an alarming rate (pumpkin spice products are already on store shelves, people!), August is still very much Summer, and we fully intend to soak up every last ray with these new foodie finds. From Rosé-flavored chocolate to a cookbook that celebrates spiralizing every veggie under the sun, these products run the gamut from indulgent to light, but they all receive an editor's stamp of approval for tastiness.
Justin's Honey Peanut Butter Blend With Banana Chips Snack Pack
"Though I'm not going back to school, I have a new snack obsession and it's Justin's Honey Peanut Butter Blend With Banana Chips Snack Pack ($2). The crunchy not-so-sweet banana chips are the ideal accompaniment with the honey PB. You'll feel like a kid again." — AMR
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Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Squeeze Packs We hear chocolate cravings can hit pretty hard (not that we would know firsthand or anything…). When they do, grab one of these portable packs. They’re filled with the creamiest, chocolatiest hazelnut spread we’ve tasted—and the convenient squeeze pack makes it mess-free, no spoon required. Dip berries into it, or just squeeze it right into your mouth; we wouldn’t judge. If anyone balks, just let them know that hazelnuts have more folate than any other tree nut (so there).
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There’s nothing better than a good snack… especially one that makes you feel as good as it tastes. Our friends at Justin’s just launched a delicious new version of their Snack Pack—the Banana Chip Snack Pack—that will keep you guys full until the next meal. Plus, they taste amazing (we are down for anything with banana chips).
To celebrate Friday, because why not, Justin’s is giving away an array of Snack Packs to five lucky winners to keep them fueled throughout the week. Andy Gray will send a pack to the 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th and 250th person who emails him (firstname.lastname@example.org) the name of the singer who stopped traffic on Sixth Avenue so he could play ping-pong. The answer was in A.M. Hot Clicks. Please make the subject line Justin’s.
8 HEALTHY POST-WORKOUT SNACKS YOU CAN STASH IN YOUR GYM BAG
FUEL UP FAST
After you totally shred a workout your body is in a state of recovery. And while you may feel too revved up to actually have much of an appetite, eating a healthy snack will help you get the nutrients you need to restore your energy and repair your muscles. If you're a gal on the go, here are a few tasty, low-cal choices to stash in your bag.
JUSTIN’S SNACK PACKS
Who doesn’t love peanut, almond, and hazelnut butters? They not only taste great, but they’re loaded in healthy fats. Best of all these snack packs are the perfect serving size, dairy free, preservative free and comes with pretzels for on-the-go dipping.
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This Couple Trusted Their Gut to Reinvent an Organic Grocery Store
“I’ll never forget my initial meeting with Bo,” Justin Gold says. The two of them were standing in Lucky’s receiving warehouse, talking about Gold’s new line of nut butter, called Justin’s. This was 2005, and Gold’s brand was new back then. He was constantly touring around trying to get it onto shelves, and usually he had to go through an elaborate pitch and a mess of paperwork. Bo wasn’t interested in any of that. “There wasn’t a formal review process; simply a handshake and the opportunity to prove myself,” Gold says. “Bo and Trish are themselves entrepreneurs, and their willingness to try new items has helped launch a lot of brands, including my own.” (And to great effect: In May, Hormel bought Justin’s for $286 million.) And so, the Sharons didn’t need to think much about stocking Justin Gold’s nut butter, or many of the other thousands of small-batch products they’ve stocked over the years. “Justin in particular had an incredible passion for food and his product when he started out,” Bo says. “I think fellow entrepreneurs find inspiration in each other, which I have always found in Justin. He was going to make his nut butter empire a realization no matter what.”
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Between weekend road trips and beach-bound vacations that you’re finally making time for, summer seemed like the perfect time to finally learn how to pack. Because: You’re finally an adult when you can pack like one, right? We think so! (Though we must confess that we had still yet to learn how to properly pack for a trip before we embarked on this most recent journey.) To learn how to pack like a pro, we turned to a fashionable jet-setter, designer Jennifer Fisher, to find out what her ultimate tips, tricks, and must have items are when you’re getting ready to take a trip away from home.
Who doesn’t love peanut, almond, and hazelnut butters? They not only taste great, but they’re loaded in healthy fats. Unfortunately it’s very easy to overdo it and eat way more than one serving size. Justin’s has a solution with their portion controlled snack packs. The butters contain less sugar than competitors and no emulsifiers or preservatives. They're also dairy-free and each pack comes with pretzels for on-the-go dipping.
When you're craving: Something creamy.
Grab this -> Nut Butter Packets
When you have the hunger monster perched on your shoulder, grabbing a jar of nut butter and a spoon can be a serious calorie hazard. That's why you should stock your pantry and car glove box with portion-controlled nut butter packets. Simply rip open the top and suck back a creamy nutrient bonanza.
Nut butters, like almond and peanut, provide a winning mix of protein and healthy fat to silence a growling tummy and put the brakes on any maniacal munching episodes that could spiral into excessive pregnancy weight gain.
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Smoothies (or blends with benefits as we like to call them) are a great and fun way to enjoy something cool, tasty and as far as we can see it, nutritious. Justin’s takes smoothies to a whole other level in its first-ever cookbook, Justin My Kitchen, that can easily be made at home or in your office kitchen. Heading outside to catch some rays? Before breaking out your sunnies, grab your blender and treat yourself to this getaway in a glass. Refreshing and delicious, your taste buds will be transported to the sandy shores in no time.
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
A morning mocktail for those days when you’d rather be waking up on a beach in Hawaii. It’s like a tropical getaway for your taste buds. Aloha
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New Products we're excited to see at the 2016 Sweets and Snacks Expo
Justin’s Snack Pack
The Snack Pack provides convenient nutrition for kids and adults alike with 4-6 g of protein for just 180-190 calories per pack. An on-the-go, packable snack that provides delicious and convenient nutrition for all. One side of the pack features Justin’s nut butter and one side features delicious, wheat pretzels, and it contains no hydrogenated oils and nothing artificial. Available in three mouthwatering varieties – Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and Pretzels; Classic Almond Butter and Pretzels; Maple Almond Butter and Pretzels. S.R.P.:$1.99
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7 Nut Butter Breakfast Recipes That Seriously Taste Like Candy
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes (ft. Justin's Classic Peanut Butter)
Almond Joy Chia Pudding (ft. Justin's Classic Almond Butter)
Check out the recipes!