Celebrate the season with organic Theo Chocolate’s festive holiday flavors, made locally in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.
Each bar is made with rigorous attention to detail and high standards. Theo only uses ingredients that are verified as organic and grown without synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers, that do not contain genetically modified organisms, and have not been irradiated or exposed to industrial solvents or food additives. The bars are also soy free and certified Kosher. Dark chocolate bars are also vegan.
Now on sale are Theo’s limited release holiday flavors: Gingerbread Spice and Coconut Mint are a milk chocolate lover’s dream at 45% cocoa, while Nutcracker Brittle and Peppermint Stick contain 70% cocoa. Each is delicious in its own way and never seems to last very long once it’s opened and offered…
Looking to enjoy the final days of summer with a stimulating and tasty drink? Try a twist on sparkling refreshments by adding pickled ginger for a salty, sweet, and spicy kick. No need to pick some up at the local sushi restaurant, the Co-op’s Grocery department carries some carefully fermented ginger from Eden Select company.
Similar to the popular sushi condiment made from shaved ginger root, Eden Selected offers an exquisite all natural version made from thin slices of fresh ginger pickled with red shiso leaves. This tasty condiment also contains rice vinegar, ume plum vinegar, mirin, and sea salt to create a naturally fermented rich flavor. Free of added sugar, dyes, and preservatives, these ginger slices make a great addition to your pantry and a wonderful accompaniment to many protein rich dishes and soups.
And how perfectly it pairs with citrus! Pick up some Santa Cruz Organic Limeade or Lemonade (on sale now for a limited time!) and add a few slices of ginger for a zesty cocktail. Get adventurous and you may find more uses for this lovely sweet-spicy pickle.
Recipe for Pickled Ginger Lime Sparklers Read more Pickled Ginger Sparkler Recipe …
Perhaps you’ve noticed the ongoing popularity of coconut water? Coconut water (or juice, depending on the brand) is a nectar from the center of a young, green coconut. This naturally gluten free liquid contains high levels of electrolytes such as magnesium and potassium, and is touted as “nature’s energy drink.” Coconut water has a mild, slightly sweet coconut-y flavor and a slightly cloudy appearance.
The Skagit Co-op is now proud to carry a different type of coconut water, from a small independent company called Harmless Harvest. Their coconut water is certified organic and raw. Read more New Raw Coconut Water …
It is Definitely that time of year – and the super sweet Shuksan sstrawberries from Hedlin Farms are so Very worth waiting for… Kai Ottesen from Hedlin will be sharing some of these beauties with us live in person in our Produce Department on Saturday June 22nd from Noon-2pm, serving up Strawberry Sauce with the Co-op’s own Vanilla ice cream and Deli scones. (This event was impetus for our Deli to start packaging up their delicious scones in 4 packs, for you to take home…!)
We will be kicking off a super special on the 24th, featuring Hedlin’s organic strawberry pints for $1.49 during the last week of June.
See you on Saturday – come say Hi to Kai!
We know it can be particularly hard when you love a product and then it disappears from our shelf. Often times, we can special order an item – but other times – that treasured lotion or must-have supplement remains out of our reach.
There are so many reasons for this. We do discontinue slow sellers, but more often products are dropped by a distributor. When that happens the only way for us to get the product is to create a one-to-one direct buying relationship with that smaller company. We have literally hundreds of small vendors we work with, and we love it! It can be very time consuming to manage so many small accounts, so we like to make sure you really, really want that product before we do all the leg work. Read more Organic Essence Lip Balm is Back! …