Lollyphile, the crazy company behind the Absinthe, Maple-Bacon and Wasabi-Ginger suckers, has launched Candyphile, a candy-of-the-month club. Available in 4-month ($96), 6-month ($120) and 12-month ($204) subscriptions, you'll get a 4-pack of unique candy the first week of every month. But this isn't stuff like Twix and Butterfinger. Instead, you'll be getting hand-picked and hard-to-find candy that isn't distributed to most parts of the country. Get your mouth ready for some tasty, teeth-rotting surprises.
This sunday, don't just fix any old wings for your NFL-watching, beer-drinking crowd: fix the original hot wings with Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce ($6/12 oz.). Made using Teressa Bellissimo's original recipe from 1964, the sauce is a true original famous the world 'round. We don't know whether it can make your wings the "best in the world," but sure couldn't hurt.
Protein bars usually contain as much sugar as a doughnut and have an ingredient list that requires a doctorate to pronounce. RXBARs are different. With no more than eight ingredients, each bar contains only real, whole foods and delivers 12g of quality protein without any added sugar. At the core of every bar is a mixture of egg whites, fruits, and nuts — which they print right on the front of the package — and each of their nine flavors are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Our favorites are Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter, but we recommend starting with the sample pack, which lets you try all the flavors. Keep a few of these in your gym bag, office drawer, and kitchen pantry for when you need a snack and resist the urge to scarf a candy bar.
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Matcha green tea is a great coffee alternative. It delivers a comparable energy boost, without the jitters or caffeine crash. It's also a superfood packed with health benefits like antioxidants and metabolism support. PANATEA Instant Matcha packets are the perfect new way to enjoy this clean green energy on the go. Made from premium Japanese matcha green tea powder, these packets dissolve instantly in hot or cold water, making them ideal for those of us who don't have the time to wait for coffee to brew.
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Finally, the reason for Cookie Monster's hyperactivity has been revealed: Buzz Strong's Caffeinated Cookies ($5). Made with Brazilian coffee, Tahitian vanilla, and Swiss dark and white chocolate chips, these cookies are all-natural and have a shelf life of nine months despite their lack of preservatives. And with four cookies offering the caffeine equivalent of drinking a full cup of coffee, you're sure to "buzz strong" for a while.
Sunflower seeds are boring. Zotes Sunflower Seeds ($2) are not. Made for the seed connoisseur, Zotes' flavors include Salt & Pepper, Roasted & Salted, Dill Pickle, Beer Baked, Hot Wings, Spicy Nacho, Tequila Lime, Jalapeno, Garlic Roast, and Energy. Not only are they super-spiced, but they come in a bottle instead of a sure-spillable bag. [Thanks, Chad]