Move Over, Nutella!

Justin's Nut Butters are a revelation — your breakfast routine will never be the same! These organic, gluten-free, and sustainably harvested products come in six vegan variations, including Maple Almond Butter and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, both of which are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Additionally, the company carries vegan, organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups that are yummier than what you would find in any candy aisle. Guilt-free guilty pleasures are hard to come by, but Justin's products fit the bill!

Justin's products can be found at popular retailers, including but not limited to Hannaford, Safeway, and Whole Foods. To learn more, visit <>, or contact the company at (303) 449-9559.

Written by Amanda Matte, VRG Intern.

Breakfast Baking Mixes: Instant Homemade Decadence

Mom's Vegan Kitchen has succeeded in concocting what they call “critter-free comfort food:” easy-to-prepare Pancake & Waffle Mix, French Toast Mix, and Biscuit Mix. The time-pressed, those not keen on baking, or those too tired in the morning to rustle up their own recipe can now rejoice in the mouthwatering, made-from-scratch deliciousness of vegan breakfast comfort foods.

Drizzle the top of the moist, golden pancakes or Mom's French toast with maple syrup to create a decadent morning feast just like Mom used to make — only better! Use the biscuit mix to whip up freshly baked, fluffy rolled, quick or dropped biscuits that, when spread with vegan butter, taste exactly like the homemade biscuits you always wished you could make.

Contact Mom's Vegan Kitchen at info@momsvegan kitchen, or learn more by visiting <>. You can also call them at (971) 340-5100, or write to them at 1125 Southeast Division Street #201, Portland, OR 97202.

Written by Shelby Jackson, VRG Intern.

Just Fruit, And That's It!

That's It Fruit Snack Bars offer a convenient way for anyone to obtain the recommended two to four servings of fruit per day without added sugar, fat, or artificial flavors. So, exactly what are these products? Think of fruit leather but thicker and shaped like a granola bar!

That's It Fruit Snack Bars come in three flavors: apples and apricots, apples and cherries, and apples and pears. In each of the flavors, the bar is only 100 calories and provides 3 grams of fiber and many antioxidants. These bars are also a perfect choice for various diets because they are kosher, vegan, and gluten-free.

That's It Fruit Snack Bars are available online at <>. For more information, contact Superfood Nutrition, LLC, by email at You can also contact the company via phone toll free at (888) 305-7910.

Written by Amanda J. Gilley, VRG Intern.

Give Vegan Kids a Treat with Divvies

When Lori Sandler found out that her son is allergic to milk, eggs, and nuts, she strove to make baked goods that he could enjoy. The result is Divvies, a company that is 100 percent dairy, egg, and nut-free.

Their crumb-free cookies are perfectly chewy and come in six flavors, including Oatmeal Raisin, Molasses Ginger, and their soft Choco-Lot Brownie cookies. Divvies also makes two flavors of chocolate bars: semi-sweet dark chocolate and mint chocolate that are sweet and geared toward children's taste buds. In addition, bakers will love that Divvies sells bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and the Divvies Bakery Cookbook will guide you in making treats such as cupcakes and fudge for yourself.

You can order Divvies products online at <>, call them at (914) 533-0333, or write to them at 700 Oakridge Common, South Salem, NY 10590.

Written by Rebecca Kaplan, VRG Intern.

Revolutionary Vegan On-the-Go Meals

Looking for convenient, filling fare that can be eaten virtually anywhere? GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals have got you covered with their vegan boxed meals requiring zero preparation and no refrigeration. A well-balanced meal with a whopping 25 grams of protein, the hummus and crackers meal includes fruit & nut mix, dry roasted edamame and an Endangered Species Dark Chocolate bar. Similarly nutritious and satisfying is the sunbutter and crackers meal, containing creamy sunflower seed spread, seed & fruit trail mix, tropical fruit bites, and a double chocolate cookie.

Information on this product can be found online at <>.

Written by Shelby Jackson, VRG Intern.

Free Discount Card for Prescriptions, Vision, Hearing, and Dental Services

The free WellCardRX provides discounts for prescriptions, vision services, hearing aids, and dental work. Download the following PDF for your free card, as well as additional information about the program and how to link to a list of participating providers:

If you aren't able to download the card, or would like additional cards to distribute, email your request to or call (410) 366-8343.

This is not insurance. This free discount card program is not an insurance plan. The card is only valid at participating providers and may not provide the lowest discount. Compare to receive the best price.

Experience a Blissful Vegan Bed and Breakfast

Situated among 70 acres on Washington's South Whidbey Island, Someday Farm Vegan Bed and Breakfast is a nature-lover's paradise. Each cozy suite is fully appointed with a stocked vegan kitchen, WiFi, and a flatscreen TV. Wake to a healthy breakfast of fresh vegan baked goods and fruit each morning, then take advantage of the beautiful scenery! There are biking, hiking, and walking trails right on the property, and plenty of sweet animals to visit with around the grounds. This is a getaway not to be missed!

To learn more or make a reservation, contact Someday Farm at, or call (360) 331-2864.

Written by Amanda Matte, VRG Intern.

Handy Granola Snacks

Earnest Eats has created seven wonderful granola snacks, each of which has a delightfully sweet and salty mixture of flavors that you won't want to miss. They offer substantial granola bars called Granola Planks in Maple Almond Crunch, Blueberry Vanilla Crackle, and Pomegranate Walnut Crisp flavors. Additionally, Earnest Eats makes delicious Baked Whole Food Bars, which have a cookie-like texture, in Almond Trail Mix, Apple Ginger, Choco Peanut Butter, and Cran Lemon Zest varieties. Granola Planks and Baked Whole Food Bars are highly recommended.

To learn more, visit <> or call (888) 264-4599. Earnest Eats is located at 444. S. Cedros Avenue, Suite 260, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Written by Eric Kantor, VRG Intern.

Sensational Seitan!

Upton's Naturals makes four styles of seitan that vegetarians should keep in the refrigerator at all times. The traditional and ground varieties put delicious spins on conventional mock meats, and the Chorizo browns nicely to make an authentically beefy taco filling. However, the company's premier offering has to be its Italian Sausage-Style Seitan, with zesty Mediterranean spices like anise. These crumbles make a perfect pizza topping, and they amplify the flavors in even the blandest store-bought marinara to create an exquisite no-meat sauce. The result was so irresistible that our test subjects didn't wait to add the sauce to their pasta but rather consumed it straight from the bowl!

Upton's Naturals products are available from many Whole Foods locations, co-ops, and select online retailers. Write to the company at 1939 West Fulton, Chicago, IL 60612, or call (312) 666-7838. More information is available on the company's website, <>.