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Move over greasy, boring potato chips! All-natural and simply taste-tastic, Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips have now made their way to the mainland! Even if you are not vacationing on the islands of Hawaii this summer, your taste buds will not know the difference when crunchin’ and munchin’ on one of the four unique flavors offered!

Wasabi

Hot and spicy lovers will discover a new world of flavor when enjoying these bold tasting chips combined with the zest of wasabi root and a kick of horseradish on thickly sliced potato chips to create the ultimate island delight.

Sweet Maui Onion

For those who like onion flavor, but find onion rings to be too big for their liking, these crispy, golden chips are cooked to perfection, then seasoned with just the right amount of Sweet Maui onion flavor. Not too much, but not too little!

Luau BBQ

These were “Mom’s” favorite! The front of the bag says the chips are “Sweet and Spicy,” and yes – they do have quite a punch! If you like spicy fare, these chips are for you!

Original

For good, old-fashioned crunch! To capture the freshness and authenticity of the islands, this chip is slow cooked in the old Hawaiian tradition in a select blend of oils for a crispy, crunchy potato chip, finished with the just perfect pinch of salt to enhance the natural potato flavor. YUM!

To locate a retailer near you in time for your Hawaiian luau, visit www.hawaiianbrandsnacks.com.

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Elegance and whimsy grace every piece of wearable art in the Leakey Collection™! Zulugrass™ jewelry specifically offers the modern woman versatility in the gorgeous and bright strands of color that can be worn separately or together to compliment any look. Handmade by skilled Maasai artisans, each bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings captures the spirit and essence of the Maasai, and feels as though you are wearing a part of history itself. Brilliantly colored beads made from readily available and sustainable grass are hand-dyed, and then strung together with hand-blown Czech glass beads, and the outcome is simply gorgeous! Not only are the pieces truly one-of-a-kind, but the women crafting these pieces are given a chance to provide for themselves and their children through their natural talent and abilities. To learn more about the story of the Maasai, click here.

The Zulugrass™ Collection is simply beautiful! You can create your own look by twisting various colored strand necklaces together, wearing a bracelet as an anklet, or adorning your wrists with a variety of bangles! The possibilities are endless for this eco-chic collection. Plus, with every purchase, you are supporting an amazing cause by helping the Maasai women empower themselves by providing an opportunity for them to care for their families with grace.

To learn more about the Leakey Collection™, to locate a retailer near you, or to order online, please visit www.leakeycollection.com. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to find a stunning, eco-fabulous gift for the special Mom in your life that also gives back!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

New to the Manna Organics family of healthy and delicious organic breads are 3 hearty Bavarian Sourdough Breads! Not for the faint of heart (no white bread lovers here!), these artisanal breads are bold in flavor and made with whole grain organic rye flour. Certified USDA Organic, the three Bavarian Sourdough Breads now being offered are the Manna Organics Whole Rye Sourdough, Manna Organics Multigrain Flax Sourdough, and Manna Organics Sunny Sourdough. “Mom’s” favorite is the Sunny Sourdough, which is made with organic sprouted whole sunflower seeds & organic rolled oats , and is simply divine.

Handcrafted with care, these new breads are extremely tasty and can be enjoyed alone or in a variety of ways.

Suggestions from the Manna Organics team to enjoy their Bavarian Sourdough Breads:

  • Toast them.
  • Top them with fresh butter, cottage cheese, nut butters, or homemade jam.
  • Enjoy a toasted and buttered slice with soup, such as Curried Butternut Squash Soup or Tomato Basil. Perfect for dunking!
  • Make a hearty sandwich. Use your favorite sandwich recipe and substitute our organic sourdough bread with your usual fare.

Try these toppings:

Manna Organics Whole Rye Sourdough: Spread a little stone ground mustard, add a lettuce leaf, then a slice of swiss cheese (sub for Vgan: a meat free deli slice like tofurky), dust with paprika powder. Wunderbar!

Manna Organics Multigrain Flax Sourdough: Spread cream cheese on toasted bread and add fresh sliced red or yellow bell pepper, or fresh cucumber, top with a dash of fresh ground pepper – hearty and healthy!

Manna Organics Sunny Sourdough: The slightly nutty and rich flavor of this sourdough variety makes amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, which are quick-to-prepare.

Vegan versions: Use hummus instead of cream cheese or cheese. Soy cheeses and fried tofu/tempeh as a topping is simply amazing.

Manna Bread is available nationwide at Whole Foods Market, natural food retail stores and online at www.mannaorganicbakery.com.

About Manna Organics

Manna Organics, LLC is a family-owned and operated artisanal bakery. They currently produce signature breads exclusively for Nature’s Path. They use Old World baking techniques, high-quality ingredients, the highest integrity and organic passion to create hand-crafted, delicious and nutritious breads. The bakery is located in Lisle, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Along with their dedicated team members, they bake fresh Manna sprouted breads and their new artisan sourdough breads daily, with lots of love and care.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Just in time to beat the summer heat, Wolfgang Puck has introduced Organic Cold Brewed Iced Coffee in 4 tempting flavors! Boasting only 120 calories, these low-fat & organic creamy beverages are smooth and delicious, and taste A.M.A.Z.I.N.G…. Move over Starbucks!

Depending on what strikes your fancy, you can choose to sip on Cafe Au Lait, Creme Caramel, Double Blend Mocha or Vanilla Fusion. Each one is rich and decadent, and can be poured over ice or enjoyed right from the bottle. “Mom’s” favorite? Vanilla Fusion! It has just the right amount of Tahitian Vanilla, with a hint of sweetness.

To learn more about Wolfgang Puck Organic Cold Brewed Iced Coffee, or to locate a store near you, visit www.wolfgangpuckicedcoffee.com.

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For minimalist mamas – the new kigo curv gets high marks in cuteness but is built to be tough, too! Designed for athletic pursuits, commuting, or just everyday wear as you chase after the kiddos, this adorable Mary Jane was developed specifically for women as a stylish, flexible and oh-so comfortable shoe. Light as a feather at a mere 4 ounces per shoe and made from post-consumer and eco-friendly materials, the kigo curv features a durable rubber outsole with feminine details. Plus, the kigo curv is anti-microbial and extremely versatile, packing easily for travel for spur of the moment outings.

What are the key features of the kigo curv?

  • Minimalist weight of approximately four ounces per shoe
  • Traditional shoe styling for versatile minimalist comfort
  • Flexible, thin (1.5mm) rubber outsole with non-slip grooving
  • Breathable, stretchy upper made from post-consumer and eco-friendly materials
  • EPA approved water and stain resistance
  • Anti-microbial, removable EVA insole
  • Eco-friendly and post-consumer composition, including water-based adhesives, CYCLEPET uppers, recycled nylon lining and non-toxic dyes
  • Protective rubber toe cap
  • Fixed webbing loop on the heel for quick and easy on and off
  • Stretchy fixed strap and open top design
  • Six color combinations

To learn more about the kigo curv, or to view the other styles available, visit www.kigofootwear.com.

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Now you can master yoga poses with ease by using simple alignment guides drawn on this planet-friendly A-Line Mat from YogaForce! For the seasoned yogi and newbie alike, the patented A-line shape gives you more room to maneuver during your yoga practice in class. Not just a yoga mat, the A-Line Mat is an athletic tool to help anyone perfect their practice. Ergonomically-designed, the mat is free of latex and is fully recyclable, and can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.

The YogaForce A-Line Mat weighs a mere 4 pounds and features a comfortable, hands-free, & adjustable strap for carrying to and from class. Plus, it includes a removable wallet to hold valuables! The mat is also dual-sided, with the bright orange stripes for body alignment on one side, while the other side is free of stripes.

For more information on the A-Line Mat, please visit www.yogaforce.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Mama’s got a brand new bag! This roomy, stylish tote from Kolobags really does carry it all, with some serious style! You would never guess that this bright pink Hadaki Mega Tote is made from recycled paper. “Mom” has fallen head over heels for this gorgeous, eco-chic tote bag – whether hitting the gym, heading to a playdate at the park, or shopping at the mall, the tote has stood up to the test!

The Hadaki Mega Tote is aptly named, as it is extremely roomy, with one exterior zippered pocket and 4 interior pockets for all of your necessities, plus a key hook so that your keys don’t fall into its’ depths! The tote also features a zippered top to secure all of your valuables inside while out and about with little ones in tow. In addition, it stays upright when placed on the ground, with metal “feet” to keep the bag stable. Gotta love that! Planet-friendly, AZO-free, and made of recycled paper, this beautiful tote bag will soon be your favorite, too!

To shop for a fabulous bag that suits your needs and style, from eco-friendly insulated lunch bags to laptop bags, visit www.kolobags.com.

Kolobags is currently offering Tiny Green Mom readers an exclusive 10% discount on their purchase! Please use promo code TINYGREEN at checkout. Good through May 31, 2011.

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Check out this grooooovy new water bottle from CamelBak®! This innovative new water bottle is actually a portable filtration system which provides freshly filtered drinking water – no matter where you are! The CamelBak® Groove™ features a filter inside that provides approximately 3 months of fresh water by filtering ordinary tap water as you sip, so you can stay hydrated while enjoying your hike, trail run, workout, or even commute.

BPA-Free, The CamelBak® Groove™ is an extremely durable, reusable, and spill-proof bottle! It is available in 4 bright colors to suit your personality – Blush (pictured), Cool Blue, Graphite, and Seafoam. A Stainless Steel Groove™ is also available, and replacement water filters & bite valves can be purchased for the Groove™ online at www.camelbak.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

For those who want to add a hint of bling to the holiday season, JustJen.com offers high-quality rhinestone T-shirts for both moms and daughters! Get into the holiday spirit by donning one of their organic cotton t-shirts, customized with your choice of design. Made without chemicals or dyes in the USA, the organic cotton t-shirts are comfortable, ridiculously soft and just too, too cute!

JustJen.com holiday designs include: Christmas T-Shirts with sassy sayings like, Bah Humbug, Got Gifts?, Santa Baby, and Naughty or Nice. For those who just want to shimmer and shine, choose from classic winter designs with snowflakes, Santa hats, reindeer and wreaths.

Whether you are purchasing a t-shirt for yourself, or to give as a gift to a hip, eco-conscious friend , JustJen.com is sure to make the holiday season sparkle! Visit www.justjen.com.

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GreenSoul Shoes is on a mission to shoe 1 million children in 5 years! You can assist their efforts by purchasing a pair of their 100% up-cycled sandals to wear, and GreenSoul Shoes will give a pair away to an underprivileged, barefoot child in the same community that the shoes were made. It is that easy! The typical mode of transportation in many of these communities is by foot, and a pair of shoes can mean that a child can walk to school to receive an education without worry of infection or injury. Education is the first step in breaking the cycle of poverty, and the seemingly small gift of a pair of shoes can literally set the child on the right path.

This amazing, planet-conscious company works with local artisans from various developing nations to produce a comfortable, high-quality sandal that is entirely made out of inner tubes and rubber tires with absolutely no staples, pins or glues. What is even more exemplary is that this organization has decided to not only help place shoes on children’s feet, but they have considered the fact that discarded tires can take over 80 years in illegal dump sites to decompose, and become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which cause diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

In addition to their sandals, the artisans handcraft gorgeous bracelets and matching necklaces created out of magazines, as well as large and small-sized tote bags. “Mom” was fortunate to receive a matching bracelet and necklace set that is truly beautiful. The artisans chose to roll the same color of magazine papers into a gorgeous set that has everyone guessing what the jewelry is made from!

With their “Buy One, Give One” policy, GreenSoul Shoes is truly making an impact. To learn more about www.greensoulshoes.org, or to purchase a pair of sandals, please visit their website.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review*