Published on August 16th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


25 Recent Healthy, Fun And/Or Delicious Food & Drink Discoveries You Can Order Online Today

With everything happening in the world, there is still a lot of uncertainty going around. But everyone needs to eat, and there is no shortage of exciting food and drink offerings to order online. If you are searching for new food discoveries, you’ve come to the right place as I have been monitoring the latest and greatest from online retailers. Here are 25 recommendations available for ordering today.

ProNutz Pistachios

Have you tried topping or even mixing your ice cream with flavored pistachios? Not only are ProNutz pistachios already shelled, but they are also even healthier for us with added probiotics. You can choose from a variety of flavors including dark chocolate and milk chocolate or if you like living on the edge, Habenero flavored shelled pistachios. They are certified by the American Heart Association’s food certification program while also gluten-free, Non-GMO, kosher, and free of preservatives. Perfect for both snacking and cooking.

Vite Ramen

Vite Ramen is the world’s first all in one nutritionally-complete ramen. Every serving of Vite Ramen is packed with 25 percent of the daily value of all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to get you through the day. Each packet contains up to 31 grams of complete protein, 9 grams of prebiotic fiber, ALA Omega-3s, and is formulated with a calculated macronutrient and fiber approach, which helps adults sustain optimal energy levels. Vite Ramen is made without deep frying, preservatives or tons of salt. Vite Ramen is available in 6 and 9-packs within the following flavors: Garlic Pork Tonkotsu, Roasted Soy Sauce, and Vegan White Miso. It is made in the USA, shelf-stable, and delicious right out of the packet.


Launched in Chicago in 2012, Chomps was founded by personal trainer Pete Maldonado and business management consultant Rashid Ali. Within months of getting into its stores, Chomps became of the fastest-selling snacks at Trader Joe’s. In 2017, with Maldonado still the company’s only full-time employee, Chomps sold nearly $10 million dollars worth of meat snacks. In 2018, Chomps started selling in retailers like Safeway, Albertsons, Fresh Thyme and 7-Eleven while introducing a new turkey variety. All of the company’s meat-based snacks are non-GMO, while the meat itself is additive-free and grass-fed. Its Sea Salt Beef and Italian Style Beef varieties, as unveiled in 2019, are not just paleo by nature but certified to be friendly to those following an autoimmune protocol diet.

Lidl’s Peach & Mirabelle Plum Fruit Spread

With over 10,000 stores across Europe and the United States, Lidl was founded in 1930 by Dieter Schwarz. A place to get upscale food and other household necessities, Lidl announced further expansion into the U.S. market with the the acquisition of 27 Best Market stores in late 2018.

August 2020 is National Peach Month and what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing peach flavored creation? Lidl has a selection of unique peach flavored items at a budget-friendly price. Its Peach & Mirabelle Plum Fruit Spread is made with peaches and mirabelle plums imported from France. This french-style peach and mirabelle plum fruit spread is an irresistible addition to your morning toast, dessert or charcuterie board. You ought to love every sweet bite. Meanwhile, its naturally-flavored Peach Tea is refreshing and a perfect beverage for a hot sunny day. It is made with natural cane sugar and has no artificial sweeteners, flavors or certified synthetic colors.

Even if I don’t want the Summer 2020 season to go away, I am very much looking forward to checking out the pumpkin-centric fall products that are anticipated to be coming to shelves soon. I’m already aware of the following items, which I hope to try ASAP: Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee, Pumpkin Pie Gelato, Cinnamon Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Chips, Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, Candy Corn Flavored Drizzled Caramel Corn, Halloween Trail Mix, and Organic Pumpkin Spiced Maple Syrup.

Uber Chill Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker

Looking to make your own ice cream and sorbet? Well, Uber’s Sorbet & Frozen Ice Cream Maker makes it quick to just that. It is easy to use with 3 simple steps, thus you can have fun being creative making your favorite frozen treats with ease and minimal cleanup. It also comes with a recipe book included with healthy options and a 4piece popsicle mold for treats to be enjoyed later.

ONE Brands Bars

ONE Brands has excellent plant-based protein bars on market under the ONE PLANT moniker. These bars bring superior taste and texture into plant-based snacking. As made with high-quality ingredients, each ONE PLANT bar provides 12 grams of plant protein and only 1 gram of sugar. Its plant line features Banana Nut Bread, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Churro and Carrot Cake flavors. Plant-based bars aside, ONE has a Chocolate Lovers Variety Pack available online, which includes the pun-oriented That’s What Cup (think Reese’s) and Tough Cookies Only (think chocolate chip cookies) flavors.

Halloween has come early for ONE Brands as it is bringing back its popular fall flavor, Pumpkin Pie. The bar delivers 20 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar for a guilt-free autumn snack. Like all ONE products, the Pumpkin Pie bar is made with high-quality, gluten free ingredients to keep your eyes on the pies and enjoy a better-for-you bite for breakfast, pre and post workout, or anywhere on-the-go. Pumpkin Pie will be available to the public starting in late August.

Crystal Farms Cheese Wraps

Whether you are trying to avoid carbs, or you just love cheese that much, our Crystal Farms’ Cheese Wraps provide a tasty and novel way to wrap your favorite ingredients. Keto and Atkins-friendly, 6 1-ounce slices come in each package. With 7 or 8 grams of protein per service, these Cheese Wraps are available in 2 flavors, Mozzarella and Marble Jack. Thus, they are both nutritious and delicious.

Addictive Wellness Chocolate

For chocolate lovers who are health-conscious and don’t want to give up their favorite treats, Addictive Wellness offers sweet, exquisite options to satisfy their cravings. This chocolate is made with love and is sugar-free, dairy-free, GMO-free, nut-free, paleo, keto and vegan. Addictive Wellness uses high-quality heirloom Arriba Nacional cacao, a variety that is extremely special and comprises less than 1 percent of all cacao production in the world. Addictive Wellness brings wellness-focused indulgences to you. These healthy, decadent chocolate creations bring together the best of South American superfoods, Ayurvedic, Thai and Taoist tonic superherbs and cutting-edge holistic health science. Healthiness and great taste aside, Addictive Wellness donates 5 percent of net profits to support and protect the rainforest through The Rainforest Trust.

Farmrich’s Mickey & Minnie Mozzarella

A division of Rich Products, Farm Rich is one of the nation’s leading frozen snacks and appetizers brands. The new Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends Mozzarella Shapes from Farm Rich mark an interesting collaboration with Disney. Each serving of the new snack includes 100 percent real mozzarella cheese and a whole grain rich coating 25 percent that provides of your needed daily calcium intake. It is a good source of protein at 13 grams of protein per serving. The new Mickey Mouse & Friends Mozzarella Shapes mark the second collaboration between Disney and Farm Rich as last summer, during the release of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Farm Rich featured Toy Story 4 Mozzarella Shapes with characters from the classic film.

Eckrich Meat

Founded by Peter Eckrich in 1894, Eckrich has a rich heritage starting from a small meat market in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to one of the most recognized regional premium deli and meat brands on the market today. Through it all, Eckrich’s meats have been recognized for their great taste and supreme quality, craftsmanship, care, and pride. Whether you are planning a pool day and need a cooler full of sandwiches, or are hosting a backyard BBQ with the family, Eckrich likely has you covered with its wide selection of deli meats, smoked sausages and franks — all made with quality ingredients, the right blend of spice and available in a variety of flavors. Eckrich is available at a variety of major retailers including Kroger, Sam’s Club and Walmart, and its website is also full of fun recipes.

Oath Pizza Meal Kits

Oath Pizza takes pride in offering what it calls “100% feel-good pizza.” Beyond its light avocado oil crust, you can expect thoughtfully sourced ingredients from Oath Pizza. Beyond its physical locations in Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C., Oath Pizza also ships meal kits through its website. Shipping nationwide, this delicious pizza company has “meal kits” and “care packages” available; the “4 pack” edition of the “Classic Cheese Pizza Care Package,” priced at $60, is intended to feed 4 to 6 folks, including 4 Chocolate Chunk Cookies beyond the pizza.

Saffron Road

Saffron Road’s global journey began with a core belief that traditionally pure foods can be a safe medium to compassionately-inspire and inclusively-connect diverse cultures together. Regardless of language, religion, or culture, everyone loves authentically delicious, wholesome foods. Saffron Road debuted nationally in July 2010 in Whole Foods as the world’s first Halal-certified, antibiotic-free and humanely-raised frozen entrée. It has since become the fastest-growing natural frozen food brand. Last month Saffron Road announced the launch of 2 new restaurant-quality, healthy frozen entrees to its Thai cuisine product line: Thai Basil Noodles and Thai Red Curry Chicken. Both meals are made with premium authentic and responsibly-sourced ingredients, like chicken raised without antibiotics and grass-fed beef, and are free from anything artificial while also Halal and Gluten-Free certified.

Herbivorous Butcher

Aubry and Kale Walch are a sibling duo who opened a vegan butcher in Minnesota, The Herbivorous Butcher. Growing up in a Guamanian family, meat and fish were always key staples of the Walch family meals. Now, this sister and brother double act are on a mission to uphold their family’s traditions while creating plant-based “meat” that tastes great and has the added health benefits of plants.

The Walchs and The Herbivorous Butcher are notably working with Upfield, a leader in plant-based foods. Upfield recently launched a new platform to demonstrate how sustainable, healthy diets can be accessible and enjoyable, encouraging people to try a plant-based diet, A Better Plant-Based Future. That platform kicked off with the launch of a docu-series in partnership with VICE Media featuring plant-based pioneers from around the globe as they share their stories about why they chose to make the switch.


Made with real fruit, low calories and no added sugar, GOOD GOOD’s line of delicious jams are currently available in 4 flavors: Blueberry, Apricot, Strawberry and Raspberry. With just 4 to 5 calories and 4 grams of sugar per serving, these jams are perfect for satisfying any sweet cravings. Plus they’re all keto-friendly and suitable for plant-based, diabetic and consumers. Beyond those jams, GOOD GOOD also makes a Belgian Choco Hazel spread — think Nutella — with no added sugars. Also interesting from GOOD GOOD is its Sweet Drops Of Stevia intended for those who just want a little bit of extra taste of sugar, which come in Caramel, Vanilla, Coconut, Lemon, Strawberry, Peppermint, Cinnamon and Raspberry.

Baked Cravings

Love Cookies & Cream-flavored ice cream but hate the brain freeze? Well, thanks to Baked Cravings, you can enjoy your favorite dessert in cupcake form, as are Baked Cravings’ “Cupcakes in a Jar” offer the best of all sweet treat worlds. They have taken Oreos, the classic crème filled chocolate wafers, and combined such with their mouth-watering signature chocolate ganache cake made from scratch. Thus, you can savor the rich, moist chocolate taste mixed with the sweet, soft creamy texture.

OMNOM Chocolate

Omnom is Iceland’s first and only bean-to-bar chocolate maker. Its handmade, small-batch chocolate offerings include single-origin selections from Madagascar, Tanzania, Nicaragua, and Peru. Omnom’s newest superfood creation is the SuperChocoBerryBarleyNibblyNuttylicious flavor, a delicious, nutritious dark chocolate bar made from organic Tanzanian cocoa beans, as sprinkled with cranberries, salted almonds, puffed Icelandic barley and cacao nibs. Omnom chocolates — as featured within the first episode of Zac Efron’s Netflix series Down To Earth — are available on Amazon, while select flavors are also available online through Murray’s Cheese.

Ancient Harvest

Ancient Harvest founders Stephen Gorad and Don McKinley were the first to bring quinoa to the U.S. market close to 40 years ago. It all started when Gorad was vacationing in South America. While in a market in La Paz, Bolivia, he saw a woman selling quinoa out of a sack. He asked what it was and ended up buying a kilo of it from her. He was eating a macrobiotic diet at the time, so he often looked for unusual or unique grains and was intrigued at the texture and taste when he cooked it. Gorad and McKinley formed relationships with local farmers, provided funds to build infrastructure, and began importing the product to sell at boutique supermarkets, health food stores and eventually major retailers as quinoa’s popularity spread. Today, Ancient Harvest still sources its Royal Quinoa from Bolivia, offering an heirloom seed that has not changed since the Incas cultivated it.

Heat & Eat Quinoa is the latest offering from Ancient Harvest, a leading quinoa brand in the US. Available in 3 flavors and made with simple, all-organic ingredients, each serving has up to 11 grams of protein. It can be used to make easy recipes right in a dorm room such as Quinoa Tabbouleh, Southwestern Quinoa Salad, and Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Jars.

Outstanding Foods’ PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds

Built on the burning desire to make plant-based foods “tasty as hell,” Outstanding Foods creates foods for everyone without sacrificing taste or texture. Beginning with wholesome 100 percent plant-based ingredients, packed with protein and other health benefits, each product is skillfully prepared for superb taste and superior texture, and is free from gluten, soy, GMOs, trans fats and cholesterol. The brand also gives back, partnering with non-profits that help improve the well-being of farm animals, the environment, and the health of the communities it serves. The plant-based brand has Los Angeles Laker JaVale McGee among its impressive roster of celebrity investors.

The newest PigOut flavor is Salt & Vinegar. I have always avoided “Salt & Vinegar” as a flavor, but in the case of PigOut, I actually enjoy it and can finish a whole bag of PigOut with that flavoring.

Carne Collective

Carne Collective is the first Argentinian beef delivery company in the U.S., an eco-friendly Argentinian meat delivery service delivering directly to American consumers. Carne Collective is offering U.S. consumers a first taste of Argentina’s finest beef with pre-sale of its subscription boxes available online at with 3 different boxes to choose from: Gaucho Box, Asado Box and Campo Box. Carne Collective sources its meat from Grade A Angus cows directly from Argentinian ranches that are grass-fed, grass-finished and rotationally-grazed. Premium cuts offered including New York Strip, Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Flank Steak and traditional Argentinian Picanha, while Carne Collective presently offers both subscription and a la carte purchase options.

Cape Cod Potato Chips

Cape Cod Potato Chips this year is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a special limited-edition 40th Anniversary Capsule Collection, specially designed for chip-lovers everywhere. The limited-edition merch is available on the brand’s first-ever online merchandise store, which opened earlier this month. The brand is also celebrating this milestone with a special thank you to their local community, with a $40,000 donation to the Cape & Islands United Way organization. Through this donation, Cape Cod Potato Chips hopes to help bolster the next 40 years and beyond on the Cape.


Undressed founder Anne Klassman had trouble finding savory green snacks that she could throw in her purse or gym bag. Inspired by the simplicity of salad stripped down to its essence, she created Undressed: salad in bar form. With a full serving of vegetables in every gluten-free bar, Undressed offers an opportunity for everyone to get their greens on the go with no sugar added. Available via Amazon, Undressed’s website and select Whole Foods, Undressed comes in 4 flavors: Chipotle Cranberry, Cilantro Lime, Honey Mustard and Sesame Ginger. These greens-based goods are simultaneously a great source of potassium, fiber, iron, zinc and magnesium.

Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix

Pamela’s is a leading provider of great-tasting, gluten-free products, Baking and Pancake Mix. This baking mix is natural and gluten-free with 8 grams of whole grain per serving, as made with almonds grown in California. Use it to make far more than waffles, including Red Velvet Waffles, Sugar Cookies, Banana Bread Muffins, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, and Instant Pancakes In A Jar, per recipes found on its website. Reportedly still the #1 gluten-free pancake mix, the Pamela’s website sells it in both 24-ounce and 4-pound bag offerings.

Casas De Hualdo Olive Oil

Casas De Hualdo is an award-winning Spanish olive oil company and sustainable farm located in rich area on the shores of the Tagus River, 30 kilometers away from the historical town of Toledo. Modern cultivation and irrigation systems allow Casas de Hualdo to craft unique oils, while preserving their natural heritage. The olives are 100 percent sourced from the Casas de Hualdo estate in central Spain, and the oil is extracted at the on-site mill within no more than six hours of harvest. To ensure freshness, the estate bottles the oils only on-demand.

My favorite offering from Casas De Hualdo is the Reserva De Familia offering, limited-edition and presented in numbered bottles. This special first day of harvest blend is made of 4 varieties (Arbequina, Picual, Cornicabra, Manzanilla). Complex, intense and with very long after-taste, it is ideal as finishing oil for arugala salads, radish and fresh onions. Taste it in full simplicity by dipping whole grain bread or pour a drizzle on cured sheep cheeses and tapas boards. Or choose it for more complex preparations like stews, stuffed peppers and lasagna.

Jelly Belly’s BeanBoozled Fiery Five

National Hot & Spicy Food Day is coming up on August 19th. Just in time for that, the Jelly Belly Candy Company launched BeanBoozled Fiery Five, a line of increasingly hot jelly beans featuring the true-to-life flavors of sriracha, jalapeno, cayenne, habanero, and Carolina reaper, all falling on the Scoville Scale. Available on Amazon, and at retailers nationwide, the BeanBoozled Fiery Five lets brave taste-testers explore the world of spice one bean at a time. Players can use the new Beanboozled app that allows Jelly Belly fans to virtually “spin the spinner” and try their luck at which hot bean they will have to try.

Nature Valley’s Packed Bars

As Nature Valley’s website will tell you, they “believe that what you put in is what you get out.” Thus, “when you need to be great out there, you can” rely on the brand “for real energy, wherever and whenever you need it.” I had the pleasure of trying Nature Valley’s new Packed bars, which are billed as “Sustained Energy Bars.” Made with creamy almond butter, crunchy nuts and seeds and chewy blueberries, these bars carry 240 calories and 7 grams of proteins apiece. And if you don’t love them — which I don’t see how you wouldn’t — there is a “money back guaranteed” refund policy shown on the Packed box.

Lundberg Family Farms’ Organic Rice Cake Minis

Lungberg Family Farms’ rice cakes make for a light, bite-sized treat. A guilt-free, smart way to snack, these rice cake minis are made with organ­ic whole grains and are care­ful­ly-craft­ed to be thin, light­ly crunchy, and full of flavor. New to the product line is an Apple Pie flavor. Only 130 calories per 1-ounce bag with only 3 grams of sugar. The Apple Pie offering is organic and Non-GMO, although due to its whey content it is not dairy-free.

Earnest Eats’ Protein & Probiotic Oatmeal

Last but definitely not least is Earnest Eats’ Protein & Probiotic Oatmeal. Each box of this greatness from Earnest Eats includes 6 oatmeal packets, and each packet features hearty super grains blended with powerful whey protein and probiotics. Truly adaptable oatmeal, you can make a packet with hot water or milk, or in the microwave. I am a big fan of both the Apple Crush and Mighty Maple flavors from the brand, which also makes “Vegan Superfood Oatmeal Cups,” “Superfood Oatmeal Bags” and “Almond Butter On-The-Go Bars”; I haven’t yet tried those “On-The-Go Bars,” but we all have goals, don’t we?

BetterBody Foods’ Plant Junkie

BetterBody Foods — the same company that brings you PBfit — recently unveiled a new Amazon-ready line of plant-based condiments that are 100 percent plant-based, vegan-friendly and delicious. Offering a variety of salad dressings and mayonnaise alternatives, Plant Junkie is dairy, egg, soy, nut and gluten-free, making Plant Junkie the go-to options for those with food allergies.

Plant Junkie’s range of salad dressings feature ranch dressings made with avocado oil and vinaigrettes made with expeller-pressed canola oil. These offerings include Plant Junkie Plant Based Thai Peanut Vinaigrette, Plant Junkie Plant Based Chia Ranch, and Plant Junkie Plant Based Pomegranate Chili.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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