Blue Sky Ginseng Creme Soda

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This week I tried out Blue Sky’s Ginseng Creme Soda and was pleasantly surprised. Not only does it taste good (soda products with ginseng are almost universally… not so good), but it actually has some nutrients. Yeah, yeah, it’s still soda so it has a load (39g in a 12 oz. can) of sugar, 100% of the RDA for vitamin C, 50% of your daily vitamin E, and 25% of your daily vitamin A. Not bad. Plus there’s that little “ginseng rush” afterwards.

No doubt, there are better ways to get your vitamins, but I guess if you’re going to drink soda, this would serve you better than a Coke.

Down Under, McDonald’s healthy options sell very well

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Do you think McDonald’s in the United States will take notice of this somewhat surprising trend in Australia’s McDonald’s?:

McDonald’s Australia Ltd chief executive and managing director Guy Russo said the salads, yoghurt and vegetarian burgers introduced alongside the restaurant chain’s Cheeseburgers and Big Macs two months ago had proven to be a hit.

“Customers are buying the products – we have probably in the first four weeks sold what we thought would take three months to sell.”

What more proof could McDonald’s need that a veggie burger should be added to their menu?

Vegan Marshmallows

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The latest VRG e-mail newsletter has some good news for vegetarians looking for marshmallows (regular marshmallows contain gelatin): there are two new products on the market. The newsletter says:

The marshmallows from Pangea Vegan Products are in between the large “jet puff” sized and the mini “hot coco” sized marshmallows that you may be familiar with. Pangea’s marshmallows have the rounded shape and fluffy texture associated with commercial, non-vegetarian marshmallows.

The marshmallows from Vegan Essentials are made by Vegan Supreme Marshmallows. Cut into generous sized cubes, the marshmallows have a smooth, almost creamy texture. Regular and peanut butter Vegan Supreme Krispy Rice Treats bars are also available.

I’ve got to score me some of those!