Next Fresh Food: New Products at HL (South Burlington, VT)

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Check out these new and fabulous products coming down the pike!


Organic Red Bartlett Pears – Red Bartlett pears are basically identical to green Bartletts, they just have a beautiful color ranging from striped, bright red, to dark red.  Ready to eat when they are slightly soft to the touch. Check the neck of the pear (near the stem) for ripeness by pressing softly.

Conventional “Champagne” Mangoes – Also known as “Honey Mangoes” all Champagne mangoes are the Ataulfo mango variety, but not all Ataulfo mangoes are Champagne.  Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, B, and C, as well as dietary fiber.  They are ripe when the skin is bright yellow and slightly wrinkled—once ripe they will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.  Ataulfo mangoes in general are softer textured and less fibrous than a regular round mango, and if properly ripe, are much sweeter.

Conventional Campari Tomatoes – Regarded as some of the sweetest and most flavorful tomatoes on the (winter) market, Campari’s are known for their excellent acid/sugar balance and great texture. These deep red, hydroponically grown tomatoes are classified as a “cocktail tomato,” because they are slightly bigger than a cherry tomato and rounder than a Roma.

Conventional White Grapefruit – White grapefruits are thin skinned, juicy, and are one of the sweeter types of grapefruit— always great for breakfast! The pink and red varieties of grapefruit that you see most often today are descended from the white grapefruit, and have largely pushed this variety out of the market, though some remember them fondly and have requested that we carry these.

Organic Swiss Chard – From Lady Moon Farms. Swiss Chard has a milder flavor than the pigmented varieties, giving it the nickname “butter chard.” The white stalks are equally edible, lacking in the bitterness common of other varieties.

Conventional Pixie Tangerines – Ojai Pixie tangerines are grown by a co-op of 52 small-scale family farms in the Ojai valley in California. They are super sweet, seedless, easy to peel, and actually are much smaller than a clementine.

And in other news, the first new spring greens of the season for VT are coming in this week! We get started pretty early here.

Local Organic Mesclun Mix, Kale Mix, and Braising Greens – Jericho Settlers Farm 

Local Organic Spinach – Full Moon Farm 

Local Organic Black Garlic 3 oz.- Pete’s Greens 

Local Organic Burgundy Sweet Potatoes – Burnt Rock Farm 


Kimberley – Handcrafted, barrel-aged wine vinegar, and balsamic, traditional balsamic, cabernet wine vinegar, chardonnay wine vinegar.

Domaine de Provence – Enjoy these wine and fruit vinegars: sherry vinegar, champagne vinegar, raspberry red wine vinegar—most excellent on greens.

Republic of Tea has a several new items from their Active and Wellness line.

Their names say it all:

get charged tea

get some zzzs tea

get clean tea

get soothed tea

get maternal tea

get wellness tea

get heart tea

get relaxed tea

get probiotic tea

get active tea

get burning tea

get restored tea

Tori & Howard organic fruit chews – Comes in assorted, lemon raspberry, orange honey, and pomegranate nectarine.

Lance – This is a Gluten-free peanut butter sandwich cracker. Yum!

Honey Acre – Clover honey straws. A sweet little treat.

South Coast pasta sauces – Three delicious flavors coming your pasta’s way: tomato & artichoke, puttanesca, tomato basil

Jansal Valley – white soy sauce

Jansal Valley – shichimi tagarashi, which is also know as, Japanese 7 spice. Intrigued?

Rigioni – dolcedi apple-based low glycemic sweetener.

Owl – energy bars now come in “pellet” form. Try these two flavors: original, and cherry almond

Wow Baking – These gluten-free cookies are making a return in three flavors: lemon burst, snickerdoodle, and chocolate chip.

Magic Spoon Bakery – Seedsational Granola Bar: This new Granola Bar we developed, so we all can have a healthy, tasty guilt-free snack. Full of good nutrition and healthy seeds from Mother Nature, this granola bar has a delicate touch of unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate to satisfy health-conscious chocolate lovers. Best of all, it is gluten free!


This is an exciting week for the cheese shop in Vermont, with a lot of new items for our guests this week.

Excalibur Huntsmen-This is a great cheese. A concoction of two classic cheeses produced in the English countryside. Double Gloucester is a firm, mellow and tangy cheese made only from the milk of Gloucester cows in Southwestern England. The Stilton layer is a blue-veined, strong, smooth and creamy cheese with a distinctive flavor profile. This is a match made in cheese-heaven.

Vivaldi DOP Grated Parm 

Vella Dry Jack 

Henri Hutin Brie Couronne- The only true lactic French Brie on the market. Slowly ripened from the outside to the center, just as a raw milk Brie would. This is more of traditional Brie, as compared to a stabilized one. Made from hormone-free milk and doesn’t contain any gluten.

Cypress Grove- I met the owner of this company in a seminar she had about cheese making. This cheese was conceived in a dream of hers. Each handcrafted wheel features a distinctive ribbon of edible vegetable ash. Buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous overtones, and a clean citrus finish. As it matures, the cream line develops the flavor and intensifies.

Beehive Barely Buzzed, Big John’s Cajun– A fabulous cheese! The owner of this company is really passionate about quality. The barely buzzed is a must-try for everyone. Espresso and Lavender hand-rubbed with subtle notes of butterscotch and caramel with a real creamy texture. Big John’s Cajun is of course a spicy rub, which packs a heated punch as you near the rind.

Kerrygold Cashel Blue- Just in time for St Patrick’s Day! This Irish-farmhouse cheese is amazing.

Mccalls Irish Cheddar- Here’s another line just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. We’ll be doing the whiskey cheddar and the porter cheddar. This is also on sale at both stores this month at $2 off a pound.

Bella Maria Marcona Almonds- A more price-friendly option on Marconas for our guests. We’ll be doing the regular Marcona almonds, and the Piedras de Chocolate, which are Marconas dipped in chocolate.

Babybel minis- Classic babybel’s are in! A favorite with the kiddos.

Rogue Creamery Blue Heaven Blue Cheese Powder- Healthy Living’s own Paul Hoffman famously calls this “shaky cheese”, which he strongly recommends sprinkling on your popcorn. There are many uses for this delicious product.

Vermont Farmstead Lile Bebe- This one of my favorite cheeses from them. Just delicious.

La Bonne Vie- We’ll be doing the goat Brie, Chante Original and Garlic, and the Triple Cream Brie.

Vermont Homestead Gourmet Goat Cheese Spreads- Super tasty spreads in Maple Cranberry and a Garlic Olive. Be on the look out for them to be demoing soon.

Green Mountain Creamery YoYummy 4 packs- We sell these in single serve, and now we have a four-pack!

Forager Cashewgurt- We now have a cashew-milk-based yogurt, dairy free, and organic.

Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Cultured Cottage Cheese- Loaded with probiotics, this is good old-fashioned creamy cottage cheese. We recommend using it in cottage cheese pancakes!

Rhapsody OG Natto- We now have a Vermont certified organic Natto! Natto, for those who might not know, is fermented soybeans.

Immaculate Baking Gluten-Free Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough- Fudge, Brownie, Cookie Dough and gluten free? What’s not to love.

Odwalla Quenchers and Shakes- New and super tasty; for the quenchers we have: Honey Lemonade, Strawberry Honey Lemonade, Peachy Ginger, and Hotter-Melon. For the almond milk shakes we have: Snickerdoodle and Mocha Latte. They’re all excellent.

Ben and Jerry’s Pint Slice 3 Pack- They’re finally here, folks, in all 4 flavors. In single serves we offer cookie dough.

Ben and Jerry’s Non-Dairy- Cherry Garcia, Coconut Seven Layer Bar and Caramel Almond Brittle.

Ben and Jerry’s New Flavors- Check out these new flavors!: Truffle Kerfuffle, and Urban Bourbon came in last week. Chocolate Cherry Garcia is the limited time flavor of the quarter.

Mojo Cold Brew Coffee-  A New Orleans secret family recipe goes into this bottle. Must try.


Mychelle  Protest your skin with sun-shield liquid tint spf 50 for face, comes in nude & natural tan.

Badger- By special request, we bring you sea buckthorn facial cleansing oil.

Jarrow Beyond Bone Broth – beef & chicken. Bone broth is all the rage for it’s excellent health benefits. We now carry Bone-up Powder and Yum-Yum-Dophilus, now in chocolate

Natural Factors – Chewable ginger tabs and many bonus packs: arginine, carnitine, lysine, vitamin D, vitamin E, ginkgo, milk thistle, and cranberry

New Chapter – For perfect hair, skin and nails, try this vegetarian formula, 30 & 60 ct

Deva Nutrition – A vegan evening primrose oil

Sambucol- Still have the lingering winter sniffles? Try these cold-relief tabs


Foley Brothers Stone Milled Pale Ale

Firestone Walker Bravo Imperial Brown Ale

Long Trail Limbo IPA 4 pack Cans

Almanac Valley of the Hearts Delight

Almanac Hoppy Sour Mosaic

Drop In Brewery Heart of Lothian Scotch Ale

Casita Cerveceria

Palafrenero IPA


Fongoli – Rossofongoli

Rocheterrier – Bordeaux