New Finds!

January 9, 2014


Everyday something creative, delicious and/or innovative is imagined and created. Here are a few I’m digging!

MilkMade Ice Creams! Former Charlottesvillian Jacqueline emailed me to ask if I wanted to sample some of the MilkMade flavors. Next thing I know, four pints were singing Christmas carols on my doorstep. MilkMade is a membership club for ice cream enthusiasts and features crazy good flavors like: Pop Tarts Ice Cream, Key Lime Pie, Maple Pancake, Salted Watermelon, Strawberry Shortcake, Spiced Apple Cider Donut, White Russian Chip. The milk is from grass-fed cows, and they use the best natural, sustainable, hand-crafted ingredients around. Right now membership/delivery is only available in NYC, but soon – if the Lickstarter campaign goes well – they will be shipping! You can learn a lot more on their Lickstarter, which ends on Friday!


So what were the flavors they sent me? I am WILD about the O Christmas Tree – pine and cranberry! It tasted like the smell of a pine tree and I totally loved it (no bitterness at all). The Red Velvet was amaaazing – like frozen frosting and cake. The Roasted Chestnuts and Pretzel were both some of the best ice cream I have had. I was so excited about these that I backed with a pledge myself, FYI!


Up next: Stack wines! Have you seen these? When they first came out I saw them in a magazine and almost bought some online until I realized how much I would pay in shipping. So I declined and waited patiently for them to be in stores. Just recently I found some at World Market! They are cute little single-serving wines that come in their own stemless glass. Perfect for picnics! Or for a night when you just one a few sips instead of a few glasses. I liked the Cab! Mazen loves the plastic cup when the wine is all gone.


A friend of a friend here in Charlottesville makes Wünderbars – pretty tins of amazing moisturizer and/or massage medium made from organic ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil and essential oils.


I don’t know about you, but my hands get SO dry in the winter, and so far my Wünderbar is keeping them soft. Astrid sent me the Rosemary and Peppermint flavors and they are both lovely, especially for winter. To use you put a little of the bar in your palm and rub it around to soften – then it goes on smooth. It lasts through hand washing too, which impressed me.


Sun Cups!! If you can’t eat peanut butter, give these a try. The company sent me these four flavors to taste and they were all delish. My favorite was the milk chocolate actually – like a classic sunflower butter “peanut butter” cup! The caramel and mint were both smashing as well though.


And finally, Rachel Hofstetter wrote to me that she is the author of the new book: Cooking Up a Business: Lessons from Food Lovers Who Turned Their Passion into a Career — and How You Can, Too. It profiles top food entrepreneurs and the lessons they learned in launching their business, including the team behind the blog-popular Love Grown Foods, Justin’s Nut Butters, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Vosges Haut Chocolate and Popchips. I’m curious to read it!


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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

My hands get so dry! Well really, my skin in general. I use coconut oil as a moisturizer and I’m pretty sure I put so much on, I’m slippery for a few hours. ;)


2 Ella P January 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

It works magic on locks as well ;)


3 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige January 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

I need to find those wonder bars! And the ice cream. Cool beans :)


4 Maureen January 9, 2014 at 8:25 am

I’m really interested in the Stack Wine! Sometimes I hate to open up a bottle, but really want {or need} a few sips of wine! I’ll check my local World Market next time I’m there. :)


5 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 9, 2014 at 8:29 am

CHESTNUT ICE CREAM!? That sounds incredible! I absolutely love chestnuts so I can only imagine them being delicious in ice cream form! I am sure pretzel was delicious as well with the sweet n’ salty combo going on!


6 Jackie January 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

Wow those sun cups are so cute!!!! The ice cream sounds delicious!!


7 David @ From Ballparks to BBQ January 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

Those ice cream flavors look incredible!


8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 9, 2014 at 8:48 am

omg those ice cream flavors sound amazing!!! I got to try some really great ice creams when I was in Kansas City at a restaurant called Rye, they had a ton of homemade ones!


9 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life January 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

An ice cream subscription is definitely something I can get on board with! I think the redvelvet and the pretzel sound amazing! :)


10 Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties January 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

Those ice cream flavors sound SO GOOD!


11 Laura@SneakersandSpatulas January 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

Wish I could get that ice cream in NC, it sounds amazing!!!


12 Katie January 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

I must find that wine! And the sun cups sound good too!


13 Elizabeth January 9, 2014 at 9:48 am

I love those wine stackers! I found them at World Market as well and bought 3! They are so great for parties and just fun to take to an outing! :)


14 Shel@PeachyPalate January 9, 2014 at 9:51 am

Those suncups sound amazing!!! Sunbutter always beats PB! :)


15 Mom January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

Everything looks wonderful. LOVE the book cover!


16 Megan January 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

I read the book and it’s AWESOME. The insights the author got from her conversations with the founders of the various businesses are fascinating.She tells their stories in such a great way!! Now I feel personally invested when I see evol burritos get a mention on the Today Show or when I see Hint Water is sold in the cafeteria at work. :)


17 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

I wish I lived in NYC now so I could try that ice cream!! Those flavors sound ah-mazing :D


18 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 9, 2014 at 10:50 am

Everything looks great! I want that ice cream :) And that book looks like a great read!


19 Jesse January 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

the pretzel ice cream sounds ridic. i hope you drizzled it with warm almond butter.


20 Ali January 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

All those products look like good stuff. Poptart ice cream sounds delicious! Holy cow.


21 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run January 9, 2014 at 11:27 am

I watched a video about the MilkMade company — sounds SO SO delicious! If only I lived in NYC, I would certainly have regular ice cream deliveries.


22 Alex @ Kenzie Life January 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Those ice cream flavors sound amazing, I’ve always wanted to try the sun cups, and the Wunderbars look like I need them in my life! Colorado is surprisingly dry and I’m always looking for something moisturizing but not greasy.


23 Allison @ Life's a Bowl January 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

This is the second post I’ve read today with something cool from World Market – I possibly may trade my trip to the gym for a trip of shopping! Those stackable single-serve wine glasses are too cool!


24 Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog January 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

An ice cream membership club sounds amazing… and dangerous. I can never turn down a little bit of ice cream, especially in those delicious sounding flavors. Book sounds great too – I’ll have to add it to my list.


25 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner January 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Those ice creams look amazing! I am especially intrigued by ‘O Christmas Tree.’ But I actually laughed when I saw those single-serving wines in the store, because I thought they were a little silly and wasteful. I guess they could be good for picnics, though.


26 Leah January 9, 2014 at 1:48 pm

A subscription for ice cream that comes right to your door??? Sign me up please lol. You always have the best finds.


27 Livi January 9, 2014 at 1:56 pm

those ice creams look so awesome! I ned to get some!!


28 Liana@RunToMunch January 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I recently tried some sun cups too! They were amazing!


29 Tracy January 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Lots of fun stuff! Always love these posts! Thank you :)


30 Irene January 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I was excited about the stackable wine too but actually hated the taste. :( I’m a big wine drinker too.


31 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Oh my gosh, those ice cream flavors sound amazing! Yum!!


32 Jenn January 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm

I’ve seen the wine at Meijer, too! Looks alone make me want to buy it:)


33 trang January 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Thanks for this post!! This is one of the many reasons why I keep reading your blog!!


34 Stephanie @cookinfanatic January 9, 2014 at 11:15 pm

these are great – that ice cream sounds incredible (esp the pop tart flavor)!!! and i picked up some of those cute to-go wines at world market too – they made fun little xmas gifts for the ladies in my family!


35 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork January 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Stack Wine is an amazing find! I hope I can find it around me! Thanks for sharing!


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