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Packaged Food Sweets

TIL There’s A Healthy Alternative to Skittles

Not too long ago, Project 7 unveiled a line of gummies that were each inspired by a classic alcoholic cocktails. What set the snack brand apart was their dedication to keeping products all-natural. Well, those of you with a sweet tooth for candies such as Skittles now have a healthier option to choose from.

Project 7‘s new Gourmet Chewies are an all-natural answer to Skittles, for those looking to cut back on sugar and preservatives.

Like Skittles, they boast a crunchy exterior and a chewy interior. However, the candy chews are organic, non-GMO, gluten free, free of artificial colors, free of preservatives, and free of artificial flavors. Each 2-oz package contains about 34 grams of sugar, compared to Skittles’ 46 grams of sugar per 2.17 oz bag.

Flavors include Front Porch Lemonade, Fairytale Fruit, Coconut Lime, Birthday Cake, and Rainbow Ice.

As someone who subconsciously pampers his sweet tooth, especially on candies, these Gourmet Chewies are definitely something I’d want in front of me.

You can find Project 7 Gourmet Chewies at their online store, in 2-oz and 4-oz packages. Each bag contains about 60 candies.

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Packaged Food Sweets Technology

First-Ever Maple Syrup Spray Can Aims To Prevent Food Waste

When adding syrup to my breakfast, more often than not, I’ll spout more of the maple nectar onto my pancakes and waffles than I actually need. In fact, most of my finished plates leave behind a shallow layer of that golden brown ambrosia.

In an effort to help reduce food waste and craft a precise delivery system for maple syrup, Coombs Family Farm created what’s believed to be the first-ever syrup spray can called the Maple Stream.

Here’s how it works:

The Vermont-based company spoke about how parents would often see their kids over pour syrup, not only wasting the product, but also forcing them to settle for cheaper syrups because of it. With the Maple Stream, children and parents are both able to add syrup to their foods with the precision of a surgeon.

Its airtight design also prevents the crystallization of the syrup as well and the growth of mold. Practical and delicious.

You can find the Maple Stream and other products through this retail locator here. Need to get my hands on these before my next pancake party. Imagine the amount of waste that could be prevented from over pouring.