Written By Sara Lilkas, Marketing Intern One of my favorite rainy day activities is to curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and a really good book. Even though I am now an avid coffee consumer, I grew up drinking tea and it is my go to drink when I want to feel comforted and relaxed. Tea has many soothing qualities and even though there are plenty of caffeinated varieties, as a general rule I do not drink it in the morning. I prefer to drink tea throughout the day or at night before I go to bed. Growing up I used to drink tea when I was not feeling well or I used it as a way to stay up later and talk to the adults. Since I was a child I used to dump what now seems like pounds of honey or sugar into the tea, so I really missed out on Cup of tea with biscuits and book on the blanketappreciating the different layers of flavor that can be found in a cup of tea. There are so many different varieties that I will probably never be able to try them all in my lifetime. Now that I am old enough to know that not everything needs to be coated in sugar to be considered tasty, I can actually appreciate a lot of the flavors. Now the large variety of tea is not only limited to flavors. Tea is made with a wide array of ingredients that have many different properties. There are teas that help with relaxation, your metabolism, and one’s that can help soothe your stomach and more. I however don’t usually pick a tea for those reasons, I am strictly a flavor girl. I am a sucker for a steaming cup of English Breakfast or Earl Grey Tea. However my all-time favorite is a spiced chai. Not only are chai teas delicious, but they also smell amazing. As a general rule I prefer black teas (like the English Breakfast and Earl Grey), but every once in a while I will choose to go with a green tea. When drinking green tea I usually choose a variety with fruit infused flavors, such as blueberry and acai (my personal favorite when it comes to green tea at least). I always try to keep my tea cabinet well stocked, so I almost always have what I am in the mood for available. When drinking tea it is important to remember that contents are VERY HOT. I really do not know how I forget this, especially when going through the motions of boiling the water and steeping the tea etc. But I have burned my tongue and the bridge of my mouth one too many times and I want to save you some pain. (Even though I will probably not follow my own advice and end up burning myself abigelow pic stichgain since I lack patience.) Patience is a virtue when it comes to tea. One must wait the proper amount of time for the tea to steep (usually included in the directions on the box) and then one must wait again so it is cool enough to drink. Now if you are not sure which teas you enjoy and you reside within the Capital Region the Bigelow mobile tea bar will be visiting Market 32 in Clifton Park on October 22, 2015 and Market 32 in Wilton on October 23, 2015. At both locations the mobile tea bar will be brewing from 11am to 6pm with personalized tasting opportunities as they debut some new flavors. Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs

RED ROSE SIMPLY INDULGENT TEAS

              Red Rose Indulgence Teas deliver rich decadent flavors that demonstrate their passion for truly superior taste experiences.  From the quality of the tea leaves to the carefully blended flavors, you will be consumed by the allure, the aroma and the taste of these indulgent teas.  From Red Rose – a well trusted and respected brand for over 120 years!  Look for Red Rose Indulgence Teas on the Tea aisle! Available in 4 unique flavors: Cinnamon Streusel: Real cinnamon and the natural essence of sweet crumbly streusel for a decadent blend that is both sweet and savory.redrosesimpindteacim#162616 Lemon Chiffon: The natural essence of Lemon Chiffon is the perfect complement to the rich undertones of carefully selected tea leaves. Crème Caramel: The world’s finest tea blended with the luscious and natural essence of sweet caramel. Peach Cobbler: Natural essence of peach cobbler brings to life a one of a kind taste experience.

REV FROM HORMEL

           hormelrevpepperonipizzawrapRunning late?  Need something fast and full of energy to get you through your day?  REV from Hormel is what you need!  These 3 oz. wraps containing meat, cheese and a light flat bread can be eaten on the go, warm or cold and pack in a minimum of 14 grams of protein to help you feel fuller longer and full of energy at any time during your busy day.  Choose from 6 varieties that can be found for just $1.99 in the Lunchmeat Section of the Meat Department – Pepperoni Pizza, Spicy Italian, Meat Lovers, Italian Ham, Ham n Cheese and Pepper Turkey.
Written by Jane N. Golub
 Director In-Store Marketing Programs
 

            FARMER’S GARDEN by VLASIC

Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic, a new line of farm fresh artisanal pickles, is available in the Pickle aisle.  Inspired by the homemade tradition of the brand’s pioneering founder, Joseph Vlasic, the Farmer’s Garden recipe uses fresh, hand-packed ingredients that are free of artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Each jar of Farmer’s Garden is hand-packed with fresh extra-large U.S. grown cucumbers marinated in a special brine and paired with carefully selected garlic, carrots, peppers, herbs and spices for an authentic flavor experience. The classic mason style jar packaging showcases the honesty of the ingredients and all the goodness packed inside.  Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic is available in five delicious varieties: Kosher Dill Spears, Kosher Dill Spears, Zesty Garlic Chips, Bread & Butter Chips and Deli Style Halves.

LIPTON TEA & HONEY

Lipton is on a mission to inspire people to live on the bright side of life, everyday, all day!

Consumers are increasingly opting for “better for you” beverages – and tea with its perceived goodness has clear competitive advantages versus many other beverages.  Lipton Tea & Honey offers the benefits consumers are looking for: made with Real Tea, sweetened with honey, made from natural fruit flavor, contains no added preservatives and no artificial flavor or coloring.  And it’s only 5 calories! Lipton Tea & Honey is made from Black and Green Tea with six great flavors to choose from – including a Decaf offering.  Lipton Tea & Honey is available in 6 / 10 count to go sticks flavors and 4 / 6 count pitcher flavors.  You can find Lipton Tea & Honey in the Tea aisle.
Written by Jane N. Golub
 Director In-Store Marketing Programs
 

            FARMER’S GARDEN by VLASIC

Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic, a new line of farm fresh artisanal pickles, is available in the Pickle aisle.  Inspired by the homemade tradition of the brand’s pioneering founder, Joseph Vlasic, the Farmer’s Garden recipe uses fresh, hand-packed ingredients that are free of artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Each jar of Farmer’s Garden is hand-packed with fresh extra-large U.S. grown cucumbers marinated in a special brine and paired with carefully selected garlic, carrots, peppers, herbs and spices for an authentic flavor experience. The classic mason style jar packaging showcases the honesty of the ingredients and all the goodness packed inside.  Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic is available in five delicious varieties: Kosher Dill Spears, Kosher Dill Spears, Zesty Garlic Chips, Bread & Butter Chips and Deli Style Halves.

LIPTON TEA & HONEY

Lipton is on a mission to inspire people to live on the bright side of life, everyday, all day!

Consumers are increasingly opting for “better for you” beverages – and tea with its perceived goodness has clear competitive advantages versus many other beverages.  Lipton Tea & Honey offers the benefits consumers are looking for: made with Real Tea, sweetened with honey, made from natural fruit flavor, contains no added preservatives and no artificial flavor or coloring.  And it’s only 5 calories! Lipton Tea & Honey is made from Black and Green Tea with six great flavors to choose from – including a Decaf offering.  Lipton Tea & Honey is available in 6 / 10 count to go sticks flavors and 4 / 6 count pitcher flavors.  You can find Lipton Tea & Honey in the Tea aisle.