For the Organic Fanatic.

Organic. By definition it means: of, relating to, yielding, or involving the use of food produced with the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides. (Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary)


Most of us today want to eat food and drink beverages that are not comprised of noxious chemical elements and that contain pure, fresh ingredients. There are many organic products on the market to choose from and it can be hard as a consumer to determine was is best for themselves and/or their families.

I introduced Maintal products not long ago in a post dedicated to rosehip. Today I am going to introduce you to Maintal Organic Fruit Spread. Not only is this product organic, it’s also vegan and all natural. This blueberry organic fruit spread is made with 40% fruit and is made in Germany. So what’s on the label? What are the ingredients? I’m happy to tell you:

Ingredients: Raw cane sugar*, blueberries*, water, lemon juice concentrate* (acidifier), pectin. *Denotes: Only from controlled organic agriculture.

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That’s a pretty basic and simple list of organic ingredients in this fruit spread. This fruit spread contains pieces of actual fruit, as it should, for being all natural and organic! While some fruit spreads with actual fruit pieces sometimes taste odd or may have a texture issue, there is none of that with this Maintal product! Delicious, fruitful and smooth!

The blueberry organic fruit spread is perfect for breads, cakes, pastries and more. According to Maintal’s website, there are approximately 1 million vegan Germans. The mindset of people consciously increasing the amount of vegan products in their diet has been growing. Those who have included vegan foods in their diet have been found to have noticeable effects on the well-being of people who suffer from allergies, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

Maintal’s production processes and techniques have helped to preserve as many vitamins as possible within the fruit spreads. The combination of organic and vegan benefits nature, as well as, providing a simple taste of organic food for gourmet connoisseurs.



Too Much Treating? We Have a Solution!

Did you do too much treating and not enough tricking on Halloween? Is your tummy not feeling so hot from all the snacks, treats and candies you’ve been nibbling on since yesterday? A little treat from The Ginger People just may help you out! Try Gin Gins! These little zings of ginger power come in a hard and chewy form. They also come in a variety of different flavors. All of their products are made with real ginger.


Why would ginger candies be good for you?

For thousands of years, ginger has been used to…

  • Relieve countless illnesses
  • Restore vital energy
  • Ease nausea, headaches & arthritis
  • Stimulate circulation

– From The Ginger People website

The chewy candies are interesting! They get really ooey gooey, and try to just let them melt and meld into your mouth. Some of the different flavors include Spicy Apple, Super Strength Ginger, Peanut, Hot Coffee and Ginger Spice just to name a few. The hard candy may be a better choice for folks who have braces or other issues teeth issues, as the chewy candies really work their way around the teeth!


The Ginger People make sure that all of their products are premium, sustainable, contain no artificial of GM ingredients, organic, and all natural. Take a peek below to see what the candies actually look like.


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So when you are in need of something to help soothe what ails you, try going for Gin Gins ginger candy made by The Ginger People! Ginger, ginger!

Fun Shaped Pasta Your Kids Will Love!

If you are looking for a healthy pasta that your kids will love, look no further than Alb-Gold Organic Kid’s Pasta! Make meals fun for the kids as a side dish or a main meal. This product is unique because there is no powdered sauces added, so you are free to make your own sauce!


This pasta comes in some adorable shapes: Safari Animals, Farm Animals and Dinosaurs. My youngest *loves* the farm animal shapes. He enjoys finding the farmer in his pasta and the many different animals on the farm such as pigs, horses, cows and roosters. My kids are pretty simple, they enjoy eating these noodles plain with just some butter. I enjoy knowing that my kids are eating pasta made from clean ingredients, something that is hard to find these days when it comes to pasta products. My son attends a farm preschool, so he just loves that he can go to school during the day, where he learns how to feed and take care of the animals. When he comes home he loves to find the animal shapes in the pasta in the evening!

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The past evening we stopped over to visit Grandpa and Grandma. Grandma usually makes some type of noodle for my youngest, so I decided to grab a box of the Farm Animals to take along with us while dad and big brother were at hockey practice. We didn’t cook the entire box, so there will be some extra for Grandma to have handy the next time she watches my kiddo! Surprisingly, Grandpa ended up with a bowl of the pasta and really liked it! So these fun pasta shapes aren’t just for the kiddos, the big kids – even Grandpa – liked eating them! He liked the flavor of the noodle and he too, just had them with butter and nothing else. Win win! And, these pasta shapes are certified USDA Organic for those of you looking for an organic option. Take a look at my youngest Nibbler as he nibbles away on the Farm Animals!