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New Products for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

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2013-07-31T18:30:00Z 2013-08-01T15:01:07Z New Products for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Zesty glow

Agraria of San Francisco offers the ultimate for healthy hair with unmatched shine. Agraria Lemon Verbena Shampoo and the option of Agraria Lemon Verbena Conditioner are best described as "bright and brisk." A key ingredient comes from the lemon-scented verbena leaves, enhanced with a touch of citron. Simply massage the lush shampoo, as well as the conditioner, into wet hair with a thorough rinse for results that earn notice.

WHERE TO BUY: $24 at


The New York Times Crossword Puzzle now ranks as a legendary feature that has entertained and engaged for decades. While crosswords became popular in the early 1920s, it was not until 1942 that The New York Times (which initially regarded crosswords as frivolous, calling them "a primitive form of mental exercise") began running a crossword in its Sunday edition, launching the first puzzle on Sunday, Feb. 15, 1942. St. Martin's Press has just released classic, spiral-bound hardcover editions of not only the New York Times Crosswords, but also Sudoku collections. There's "The New York Times Little Red and Green Book of Crosswords," "The New York Times Little Luxe Book of Crosswords" and "The New York Times Little Black (and White) Book of Sunday Crosswords."

WHERE TO BUY: $13.95 to $14.99 in stores or visit

Inside and out

Hershey's Simple Pleasures Milk Chocolate with Creamy Caramel are a bite-sized token of perfection, with smooth and delicious caramel surrounded by creamy milk chocolate. Even better, these delicious chocolates are 30 percent less fat compared to the average of leading milk chocolates. Just launched in May, they are summer's new sweet sensation.

WHERE TO BUY: $2.58 in stores or visit

Slice of life

Levi Goode of the Goode Company of Texas offers a line of signature recipe specialties delivered to the door. A family business tradition now for 35 years, from sauces to mesquite smoked turkey, every serving is satisfying and flavorful. Especially impressive and sensational is the Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie, a Texas holiday tradition. It arrives in pine gift box and serves a large crowd. It has been enjoyed by a range of professional athletes, movie stars, presidents and foreign dignitaries.

WHERE TO BUY: Pecan Pie priced at $36 at or (800) 627-3502

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