New Products

New Products for Thursday, July 18, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-07-17T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, July 18, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

A great fit

The new Baller's Bag is the ideal travel bag designed for the tech savvy, amateur or professional athlete on-the-go. As the official bag of the ABA (American Basketball Association), convenience meets style and durability when the ability to fit footwear up to size 22 inches in an outer pocket on each side of the bag. Instead of individual designs for each sport, the same Baller's Bag design accommodates gear for basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, boxing and can even fit a helmet. Other features include dual water bottle mesh pockets, a file compartment, comfortable shoulder pads and more. The padded and TSA friendly laptop pocket can fit an iPad/Tablet or a 15 to 17- inch laptop.

WHERE TO BUY: $49.99 at

Smart snack

A new line of Jolly Time Butter and Butter Light Microwave Pop Corn is made with Smart Balance. Using these unique blend of oils, each flavor offers a traditional melted buttery goodness, but with zero grams of trans fat and no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Jolly Time Pop Corn is a gluten-free and classified as a whole grain snack. The new Jolly Time Pop Corn made with Smart Balance is available this month in stores in 3-pack boxes.

WHERE TO BUY: $2.69 in stores or visit

Flavor summer sensations

Schwan's brings the best in unique ice cream flavors delivered right to the door. New Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream is a creative flavor now sold in cartons combing cheesecake flavored ice cream, in tribute to the rich and sweet signature cream cheese frosting, blended with swirls of cinnamon filling and cinnamon sugar bits. Equally delicious is Smores Ice Cream, featuring toasted marshmallow flavored ice cream with a graham cracker swirl and milk chocolate pieces.

WHERE TO BUY: $5.98 at (888) 724-9267

Proper dosage

Prescription medicines are an important component of health management. There's now a new remedy to the old fashioned pill box for people who simply forget to take meds, are confused about the proper dosage and timing, or lack the personal organization to carry out the daily task. Martin Cooper created a talking system of remembering daily medications using the date of the month, resulting in his The Med Center system. This system emphasizes the "date" rather than just the "day of the week." The "date" is located on each Pill Box and Pill Cavity and a visual display of the Clock with audible alert messages.

WHERE TO BUY: Priced $69.95 at or (866) 600-3244

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

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