1. Siggi’s Yogurt
Siggi’s is widely popular on Instagram and that’s how I first learned about it. I love how Siggi’s Yogurt is all natural, non-GMO, does not contain a lot of sugar, high in protein and made with simple ingredients. While at Whole Foods one day, I happened to find Siggi’s Yogurt on sale – 4 for $5 – that’s a good price for Siggi’s. I was super excited to try the yogurt, but I was disappointed with the flavor and texture. While I’m happy there isn’t a ton of sugar in this product, the flavor is quite bitter and sour. Additionally, the texture is a bit chalky and way too thick for my liking. I really really wanted to like Siggi’s, but regardless of what I think, Siggi’s is clearly doing something right because they have a massive following on Instagram. I’ll give them one more shot before I completely give up.
2. Harmless Harvest Coconut Water
I had a chance to sample this delicious, organic coconut water at Whole Foods and I instantly loved it. The flavor is sweet and tastes just like real coconut water. I ended up buying a bottle of pink coconut water, and the pink color occurs when the antioxidants interact with light. Cool, right? So far I’ve been adding half a glass of coconut water to my post-workout smoothie with some protein powder and mixed berries. Love it.
3. Theo Cherry Almond 70% Dark Chocolate
As much as I love desserts, I can’t afford to eat them as often as I’d like. Instead I opt for a piece of dark chocolate with my evening tea. Theo’s is organic, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan, and the combination of cherry, almonds and dark chocolate simply tastes amazing. I’m so hooked and I look forward to trying other flavors. Again, bought at Whole Foods.
4. Ezekiel Bread Sprouted Whole Grain Bread
I am an avid follower of Food Babe, and I first learned about Ezekiel Bread on her site. I assumed Ezekiel Bread was gluten-free since it is flourless, but I assumed wrong. For those of you who can handle gluten, this is one bread to try because it doesn’t cause bloating in addition to being organic, high in fiber, vegan, and made with real wholesome ingredients (no enriched flour). The taste was surprisingly good, and I didn’t miss the taste of my regular whole wheat bread. Ezekiel Bread is expensive at Whole Foods, so get it at Trader Joe’s for about $4.50 a loaf. I freeze my bread since I only eat it a couple times a week. I’ll definitely be purchasing this bread again.
5. Eataly’s Caffe Vergnano’s Decaf Coffee
Sometimes I like having coffee at night and I prefer decaf during this time. It took me forever to find a decaf coffee that I actually like. When I headed to Eataly in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, I stumbled upon Caffe Vergnano and decided to try out their decaf coffee. I’ve been very happy with it to say the least. Medium-bodied and robust flavor.
What are your thoughts on Siggi’s Yogurt? What’s your favorite grocery or gourmet item at the moment?