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New Products for Thursday, June 27, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-06-26T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, June 27, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Summer favorite

New Ball Park Lean Franks are available in two great-tasting varieties: Ball Park Lean Beef Franks and Ball Park Lean Pork Franks. Each are made with 100 percent Beef and 100 percent Pork and contain no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and no by-products. For the beef variety, each hot dog has 80 Calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. For the pork variety, each hot dog has 70 Calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. FYI:

WHERE TO BUY: Eight in a package, with beef variety priced at $5.49 and the pork variety for $4.49 in stores

Book branding

There's more movie banter this week that actor Robert Pattinson might be the actor lead for the much anticipated film version of the hit novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." In tribute to the steamy romance, there's now the Shades of Grey Kit, designed by The Experience Channel. Intended to give cupid a challenge to his traditional arrows, it arrives in a gift box for fans of the book's favorite characters couple Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele and includes a gray tie, satin blindfold, masquerade mask, riding crop and other favors.

WHERE TO BUY: $49.95 in stores or online

Chipping away

No matter how hot summer temps rise to, guests at Fourth of July parties and barbecues always reach for chips and dips as a classic taste favorite. Tastefully Simple offers some very yummy options to add a different twist. Two favorites are the Guacamole Dip Mix and Artichoke Dip Mix, with homemade flavor easy to whip up by just adding a couple easy ingredients. Perfect for dipping chips and crackers or using as a spread on sandwiches.

WHERE TO BUY: Dip mix sells for $7.49 and $8.49 at

Wash and go

In a recent study by the Journal of Environmental Health it was discovered only five percent of people wash their hands correctly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, to effectively kill germs, hands must be washed for more than 15 seconds. Ensure hands are cleaned properly with the new Kiss My Face Moisturizing Hand Soaps that combine natural botanicals to both cleanse and soften hands at once. These luxurious and affordable formulas, in new scents Pomegranate Acai and Coconut, keep the skin soft and supple, challenging germs one hand at a time.

WHERE TO BUY: Prices $6.49 at Whole Foods and

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