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New Products for Saturday, April 5, 2014

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2014-04-05T00:00:00Z New Products for Saturday, April 5, 2014Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Creature comforts

The Addams Family clan from TV, movie and cartoon fame would love the launch of new Creature Cups. Microwaveable and dishwasher Safe and created by Yumi Yumi, a group of designers based out of Brooklyn, N.Y., the serving cups make staring into morning coffee more fun. There are three different design collections of creatures who peer back from inside each cup from the categories of "Sea," "Earth" and "Creepy," with 19 different creatures available. From the "Sea," there's the options of octopus, pelican, crocodile, sea otter, shark and lobster. From "Earth," there are frog, elephant, monkey, triceratops and T-Rex. And from the world of "Creepy," there's a spider, skull or the mythical creature Cthulhu.

WHERE TO BUY: Available in regular (11 ounce) and large (15 ounce) sizes priced at $14.99 to $19.99), as well as sets for $26.99to $35.99 at

Gluten gone

Crispy homemade pizza with dough that's ready in 10 minutes is a quick and easy idea for anytime menus. Tastefully Simple has just added a gluten-free pizza crust kit, including provided sauce. Just add olive oil and water for the crust, and some tomato sauce and olive oil for the sauce components, and it's a delicious diet-careful homemade pizza ready for the oven. It serves six and is only available for a limited time for the 11.9 ounce kit.

WHERE TO BUY: $9.99 at

Brushing up

Time to give Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber the brush off during the morning routine with Brush Buddies. It's also a chance to make brushing fun with a complete line-up of singing toothbrushes featuring some of today's hottest artists, songs and celebrities including WWE and Ylvis with their hit "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)," along with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and others.

WHERE TO BUY: $9.95 available online at or call (877) 274-8358 for retailers


A new brand from Diageo Chateau & Estates has just announced The Great American Wine Company and a trio of new wines from the winemaking team at Rosenblum Cellars that brings a spirit of commitment to American heroes. The brand has committed to a generous annual contribution to military charities to support active troops and veterans. In 2014, the USO will be the primary recipient, and will receive $100,000 donation to support its efforts to provide thousands of programs for U.S. troops and their families worldwide. The collection includes a Red Blend made predominantly of Zinfandel (the signature grape of Rosenblum Cellars), a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay – all sourced from coastal California vineyards. 

WHERE TO BUY: Available in stores nationwide and at at a suggested retail price of $12.99

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. He can be reached at or (219) 852-4327.

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