In Grocery, Raymond has brought in The Neat Egg, an all natural egg substitute made from chia seeds and garbanzo beans. It's 100% vegan, non-GMO, soy-free, and gluten-free. We also have New Zealand Premium Beef Jerky from free-range, grass-fed cattle. This jerky is Non-GMO Project Verified and comes in three varieties: Original, Peppered, and Teriyaki. Doughkies, the tasty doughnut-shaped, cookie-like almond treats, are proving to be quite popular here at SLO Natural Foods. Doughkies are locally made here in SLO County and they come in several flavors. They're GMO-, gluten-, dairy-, soy-, and egg-free. Doughkies are definitely a staff favorite! Tell us which flavor you like best.
In last month's newsletter, we profiled Larry Kandarian and his non-GMO and organic ancient grains, seeds, herbs, spices, legumes, and pollens, but Tatiana wanted to mention that she uses Larry's Ethiopian Blue Tinge Farro in the Wheat Berry Salad, available in our Grab-n-Go case. Farro and spelt, though not gluten-free, are often tolerated by people with gluten and wheat sensitivities.
There's plenty of warm weather remaining this summer, so Jennie wants to highlight some refreshing desserts in the Chill department. In addition to Negranti Creamery and Omega Creamery (highlighted in previous newsletters), we have Steve's Ice Cream, made from organic coconut cream. It's gluten-, egg-, dairy-, soy-, and GMO-free and we have three flavors: Dark Chocolate Salty Caramel, Speculoos Cookie Butter, and Cold Brewed Cinnamon Coffee. Luna & Larry's Organic Coconut Bliss Bars are dairy-, soy-, gluten-, and GMO-free. They're vegan and sweetened with agave. We also have Brio Frozen Dairy Dessert, a more nutritional option than conventional ice cream with vitamins, minerals, and even prebiotic fiber. Flavors are Spring Strawberry, Mellow Dark Chocolate, and Tropical Mango.
In Wellness, Jessica has brought in a new bulk oil: Organic Calendula Oil from Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals. It's very gentle and soothing for even the most sensitive skin. SLO Natural Foods is now carrying Coconut Gods High Potency Probiotic, loaded with several different species of bifidobacteria and lactobaccili -- the good guys for gut health! It's cultured in coconuts, mangoes, and oranges, and is made right here in San Luis Obispo.
Lonnan has brought in some delicious produce from a new vendor. The good people at Achievement House are now providing the Co-op with leafy greens: Romaine and Red Leaf Lettuce, Spinach, and Green, Red, and Dinosaur Kale. They're grown hydroponically without any pesticides or fertilizer, so while not certified organic, this produce is clean. These big, beautiful greens are sold with the rootball still attached and so are easy to keep fresh. This produce from Achievement House can only be found at SLO Natural Foods!