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Healthy, Delicious Veggie Fries

posted on March 28th, 2016 by Roger Arechiga

Every once in a while, I'll have a craving for crispy, salty French fries but before I satisfy my craving, the guilt of enjoying this favorite American snack takes over and I pass on my craving. I was happy to discover Veggie Fries, which are a great alternative when it comes to French fry cravings. With three active and busy kids, the Peters family had a challenge—find healthy yet convenient meals the whole family would enjoy. That challenge led Dave and Cristina Peters to create Veggie Fries—nutrient-packed French fries made from farm-grown vegetables, beans, and potatoes. In fact, each 14-oz bag of Veggie Fries boasts nine servings of vegetables! Yes, nine! And, low in sodium, Veggie Fries are also a good source of fiber, packed with protein, plus vitamins A, C, and K. But that’s not all. Veggie Fries are also gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO verified, and free of the top eight allergens, including wheat, dairy, soy, and nuts. For more information about Veggie Fries, visit… Read More

Nomva Fruit & Vegetable Snack Pouches

posted on February 29th, 2016 by Roger Arechiga

The creators of Nomva share the simple belief that the food we eat should empower and inspire us. Created by two 22 year old entrepreneurs desperately in need of real food fuel to take on the go, they quickly realized that the frustrations--as well as the desire for something different--was shared by a whole generation that's thinking differently about food. People who consider what we eat to be a core part of who we are, and a fundamental component of a healthy, active, sustainable life. With this, Nomva set out to build an organic food company that gives the community the nutrition they need in the way they need it. The line of Nomva Packs are ultra convenient for grab and go, probiotic fruit, and vegetable blends. Easy, additive-free nutrition. At its heart, Nomva is a brand dedicated to empowering its customers to live the lives they want. They hope to do that not only by creating great products, but by fostering a community of people looking for new ways to eat right, have fun… Read More

LOV Organic Teas

posted on February 23rd, 2016 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

If you are a lover of tea, then you are going to love Løv Organic teas! I was first drawn in to the Løv Organic line of teas through their beautiful tin can packaging in vibrant colors, but then I tasted the teas and felt I discovered something truly special. Each flavor is so delicious - below are a few flavors we offer in store: Mango Passion Fruit - Organic white China tea A delicate White Downy tea with an enchanting taste of mango and acidulous hints of passion fruit, strewed with marigold flowers. This blend, presented in an elegant green and iridescent tin that evokes the wild nature of the Tropics, is an invitation for an exotic getaway! Linden-Rose - Organic herbal tea This unique brew combines the sweetness of flowers and linden leaves, the delicate fragrance of rose and a hint of mellow and sunny lavender. Perfect in the afternoon for a moment of refined pleasure. Almond Roobois - Organic herbal tea Very popular in its native South Africa, rooibos, a plant which has a… Read More

Bristol's Own Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

posted on February 4th, 2016 by Mike McMahon

Bristol Farms' Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has finally arrived and boy are we excited!! With all the fantastic uses and benefits apple cider vinegar offers, we thought we would share one of our favorite drink recipes with Mardi Gras just around the corner. Fat Tuesday is coming up and we have the perfect cocktail for you to serve as you “laissez les bon temps rouler!” This Sage and Cranberry Shrub is refreshing and not contrary to your fitness goals for the new year as it has just a little bit of sugar per serving. This shrub, also known as “drinking vinegar,” is made with our own organic apple cider vinegar, which contains natural probiotics. The fresh cranberries in this shrub also add many health benefits. Make shrub cocktail with a mixture of club soda and vodka, or you can enjoy a refreshing anytime drink using club soda only. However you choose to mix it, this is the perfect drink after a long day at work. Come by and pick up a couple bottles to incorporate into your… Read More

Bristol's Own Dark Chocolate Treats

posted on January 15th, 2016 by Mike McMahon

Looking for an escape from the seemingly endless winter? A trip to the dark side may be the ticket! Dark chocolate has long been celebrated for its rich and memorable flavor, but it’s also becoming health enthusiasts’ favorite sweet treat. Do you know just how beneficial dark chocolate is to your health? Depending on the cocoa content, a bar of dark chocolate can contain a substantial amount of fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium. Bristol Farms’ decadent 72% Dark Chocolate Bar makes all those marks and then some! Dark chocolate is also an excellent source of antioxidants. Pairing it with the power of blueberries, acai, and other berries, as we’ve done in our Dark Chocolate Mixed Berry bar, it’s hard to find a reason NOT to indulge. Whether trying to lower your blood pressure or the risk of cardiovascular disease, or possibly even avoiding sun burn while you’re out on the slopes, the effects of dark chocolate are… Read More

Broguiere’s Eggnog – Simply the Best!

posted on December 16th, 2015 by Roger Arechiga

As we count down the days to Christmas, don’t forget to give yourself the gift of gold - “ LIQUID GOLD” that is, as in Broguiere’s Eggnog.  Broguiere’s Eggnog has been a holiday favorite for years at Bristol Farms, and for our customers. If you plan to serve eggnog at your holiday gatherings this year, this is an item that you do not want to leave off your holiday shopping list. Broguiere's creamy, decadent gold concoction is a must-have at holiday parties, and makes a great gift as well. Broguiere's Eggnog is available for a limited time, so come on down to Bristol Farms and pick up a bottle before it’s all gone. Broguiere’s Eggnog is locally produced by Broguiere's dairy, located in Montebello, California. Their fresh, great tasting milk can be found on our shelves year-round, but for a brief period at the end of each year (October – January), Broguiere’s dairy produces their famous eggnog. Their eggnog is packed in the familiar old-fashioned glass milk bottles… Read More

Crown Maple Syrups & Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Recipe

posted on October 23rd, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

If you are a lover of conventional, inexpensive maple syrups (typical national brands) that are used and dispensed in millions of households and eateries around the country, then let us open your eyes (and tastebuds) to a quality, pure, 100% authentic maple syrup that you are sure to love even more. Crown Maple Syrup from Madava Farms in Dutchess County, New York, create syrups that will make your palate explode! This artisanal crafter of small batch syrups has taken the eating experience of a fine maple syrup to an exceptional height. If you consider yourself an adventurous “foodie,” who by definition revels in finding exceptional, special, unique and artisanal products, then you too will fall in love with this product. So, what goes into the process of the fine syrups made by Crown Maple Syrup? We're glad you asked. Here are some of the fun facts: • It takes roughly 40-50 gallons of sap to create 1 gallon of syrup (think about that) • Crown Maple Syrup products are… Read More

Pylos Poems – Flavors from Greece

posted on September 8th, 2015 by Mike McMahon

Pylos Poems was named after a small town in the southwest end of Greece, combined with the inspiration by the flavors of their products in that the composition was like the lyrics of a beautiful landscape-inspired poem. Pylos Poems’ products are of excellent quality, high innovation, high nutritional value, uniqueness in taste, and all in accordance to what the Messinian land offers. Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Authentic Balsamic Vinegar, and Kalamata Olive Spreads are just a few of the beautiful products by Pylos Poems that can be found at Bristol Farms. The olive groves producing the fruit that goes into Pylos Poems products are in a historic place, where nature and climate are in striking harmony. Proper development of the trees are closely monitored by specialized personnel, checking the fruit during each stage of growth and production to ensure an exceptional product is made, such as their Extra Virgin olive oil, a product for which… Read More

Bristol's Own Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

posted on August 10th, 2015 by Mike McMahon

2015 has been a big year for us and our continuous effort to build upon our extraordinary line of private label Bristol's Own products. We are constantly searching for products in each category that meet our quality standards and are offered at a great value. During this search, we have found what we believe is the perfect pair - we are proud to introduce Bristol's Own Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar!   Bristol's Own Extra Virgin Olive Oil A little piece of California gold! Bristol's Own Extra Virgin Olive Oil is freshly pressed fruit juice with no high heat or solvents. Our olive oil is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union, and certified extra virgin by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC). With flavors of tropical fruit and fresh artichoke, our EVOO is great for salad dressings, fresh pesto, or drizzled on bruschetta. This is truly one of the highest quality olive oils we've ever taste-tested. We encourage you to experience the same.   Bristol's Own… Read More

Konditori Dill Sauce

posted on July 16th, 2015 by Mike McMahon

From it's humble beginnings in 1959, Konditori was opened by Mrs. Frati with the simple idea of serving good 'ol fashioned opened face sandwiches and special recipes from her home of Sweden. They soon hosted many of Hollywood's elite of that era, Gary Cooper came on the second day and it wasn't long after that they would regularly have such notables as William Holden, Glenn Ford, Richard Widmark, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Rock Hudson, Julie Andrews, Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, just to name a few. The sauce was used with poached salmon and the gravlax (cured salmon) sandwiches, but everyone wanted it with every single item that was served, even the warm Swedish meatballs. Now a local favorite, the dill sauce became the house tossed salad dressing and customers couldn't get enough of it so they finally put the sauce in jars which is where they are today. Still the same recipe from 55 years ago but with today's standards, Konditori is now Kosher certified and Gluten Free. Konditori… Read More

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