New and Healthy Food Finds in Specialty Food


To help you maintain your wellness regimen for 2018, I have curated my favorite healthy food finds in Specialty Food for 2018. Several of these companies exhibited at the Winter Fancy Food Show this past month in San Francisco, highlighting new and innovative packaging and products. The roundup includes soups, energy, bars, herbal tea and more.

Hope Foods

Plant-based foods are set to become the new ‘organic’ in 2018. Hope Foods Organic Hummus is packed with an abundance of flavor to help give that extra boost of fiber in your daily diet. Made with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients, Hope Foods offers a wide selection of hummus and dips including Thai Coconut CurryBlack Garlic and Kale Pesto to name a few. Find Hope Foods at a location near you.

Hope Hummus

The Republic of Tea

Their new tea collection, which were introduced at the Winter Fancy Food Show, include The Crown® Teas inspired by the award-winning Netflix Original Series and Peter’s Garden Tea inspired by Peter Rabbit. New teas include the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Single Sips, Organic Daily Greens Single Sips, Saffron Rose Tea, Organic Fennel SuperHerb Tea, Organic Peppermint SuperHerb Tea, Organic Detox Green SuperGreen Tea, and Earl Greyer Vanilla Tea. You can purchase their entire collection, including, Peter’s Garden Tea, online.

Peter Republic of Tea

MadeGood Foods

Made Good Foods, a family business, came from their life long relationship with healthy foods. They wanted to create products that provide exceptional nutrition and respects the environment and the people in the community. Their Granola Bars and Minis are organic, school safe and contain the nutrients found in one serving of vegetables. Their Crispy Squares are free from the 8 common allergens, organic and non-GMO with just rice crisps and cane sugar syrup for snacking perfection. Purchase online at Amazon, Walmart, or in store at Stop n’ Shop, ShopRite, Meijer, Hannaford, and more.



FAWEN is a new collection of ready-to-drink soups packed with 16 vitamins and minerals. Drink straight from the fridge or at room temperature, no spoons or heating required. An exceptional choice for eating on-the-go, FAWEN’s organic and vegan soups contains up to 85% less sugar than cold-press vegetable juices and fruit and vegetable blended smoothies. FAWEN comes in three flavors: Broccoli & Cauliflower, Beet & Cabbage, and Sweet Potato & Red Lentil. Purchase FAWEN on Amazon or directly from their website.

Fawen Soup

R.e.d.d. Superfood Energy Bars

Redd Bar announced a new flavor at the Winter Fancy Food Show: Salted Caramel, adding a fifth flavor to their line. Hailing from Portland, Maine, Redd bars are packed full of good-for-you ingredients, and clean protein. Take your bars to the gym for a post workout treat, to work to keep you motivated throughout the day, and on long trips. Redd is available nationwide including at Sprouts, Gelson’s, New Seasons, west coast regional Whole Foods Markets, and online.

Redd Family

Blount Bowls

This past fall, Blount Fine Foods introduced a new line of Asian-inspired noodles and rice bowls. The four flavors of Blount Bowls are: Chicken Ramen Noodle, Coconut Chicken & Noodle, Hibachi Chicken & Rice, and Vegetable & Rice (gluten-free/vegan). Blount Bowls creates products that are all organic and non-GMO. Blount Bowls can be found at Earth Fare, Shaws, etc., in addition to other locations across the country.

BB-veg rice


Once I open a bag of PopCorners, I can’t seem to put it down! A leader in popped snacks, PopCorners introduced bold and colorful new packaging at the show, as well as a new fiery Spicy Queso PopCorners flavor made with the same wholesome ingredients and crunchy texture PopCorners fans know and love. Few ingredients with a big pop of taste. PopCorners is sold at CVS, King Kullen, Stop n’ Shop, and more.


Casey’s Krunch

Based in Manhattan, Casey’s Krunch granola comes in four varieties: Weekend Warrior, Work Hard to Play Hard, Fitness Freak, and Social Butterfly. Choose your granola depending upon where you are and where you are headed! Sign up for their mailing list and get 15% off your next order. Purchase online or check out their retail locations. Free shipping over $40.

Casey's Brunch Granola

*Photos, with the exception of Casey’s Krunch, are credited to the respective companies. 


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