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Energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine plus other plant-based stimulants (like guarana), amino acids (like taurine), herbs (like ginkgo biloba) and vitamins. They were introduced in the US in 1997. Their caffeine content ranges from 50 to 500 milligrams a serving, compared to approximately 95 milligrams in an 8-ounce cup of coffee. The … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. MyCoffee Double Wall Glassware is an elegant, inventive product. When we first opened the package and saw tumbler-like glasses, the first thought was coffee mugs? The MyCoffee clear tumblers are double-walled … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Avocado Leaf Tea is made from the leaves of the avocado plant, sourced from California. It is an interesting new addition to the tea family. The tea is packaged in pyramid-shaped … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets.  Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Glasstic Water Bottle is a portable, reusable bottle that combines a 16-ounce glass insert in a shatterproof, BPA-free, plastic shell. There is a screw-on base that protects the bottom of the … Read More

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. Researchers in Malaysia examined how steeping time and water temperature affected the antioxidant levels in tea. Antioxidants are potent chemicals found in food that provide protection in the body against harmful compounds. Tea is rich in antioxidants. What did the researchers discover? White … Read More

Kids as young as 10 know about energy drinks and perceive them as cool to drink with their friends, but few understand anything about their negative consequences. The use of energy drinks by teens is a global issue seen in the US, Europe, the Middle East, South America, New Zealand and Australia. Boys are more … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea not only is a unique brand but it has an interesting back story as well. Begun in 2014, Wize Monkey repurposes an underused part of the coffee … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. O’Tim Sweet is a monk fruit-based, zero calorie sweetener. Monk fruit also known as lo han guo, is a plant native to south East Asia. It was approved in 2009 by … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Brandless, a company launched in July 2017, with a new business model that wants to provide everyday essential items – food, beauty, household and cleaning – all at very low prices, … Read More

  We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some dont measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. An ecologically friendly blender, RevaBlend is powered by you. It is a non-electric, portable, 16-ounce, personal blender. When we receive gadgets like RevaBlend we always approach them with some skepticism, … Read More