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New Products for Thursday, June 6, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-06-05T18:30:00Z 2013-06-06T11:06:49Z New Products for Thursday, June 6, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Summer fragrance

Flor Violeta by Avon is a summer scent best described as "joyful, bright and radiant." Even the flask the fragrance is bottled in is unique. Flor Violeta is features natural green apple extract, raspberry leaves and dewberry scents as its top notes, violet blossom, sun-ripened currant and pink peony, the latter in full bloom in yards right now, are middle notes,  with soft musk, cedarwood and warm sandalwood as base notes.

WHERE TO BUY: $28 available exclusively through Avon representatives or

Hot and cold

Haven Innovation, based in Grand Haven, Mich. has created the Hot Logic Mini, the perfect way to transport lunch to destinations and assure the ideal temperature is maintained, no matter what the weather or season is outside during the trek. This personal portable "slow heat" oven allow users to enjoy a delicious hot meal wherever their day takes them. Stored in an insulated tote, it comes with a heating platform, and power cord. Frozen meals, leftovers, or made-from-scratch cuisine are placed inside at the start of the day and heated to "a perfect serving temperature" in 60-120 minutes and maintained at a pathogenic safe temperature until ready to eat.

WHERE TO BUY: $39.95 at

Sweet equal opportunity

A new study by research group Mintel found while the link between women and chocolate remains a popular perception, men are catching up with the same craving, as 87 percent of men surveyed enjoy it, nearing the 91 percent of female figures. As a special incentive for the special dad in your life, award-winning Norman Love Confections is offering a 1-day 20 percent off offer any purchase at on Tuesday, June 11 starting at midnight EST and through 11:59 p.m. EST. These handcrafted milk, dark, white and truffle chocolate flavors come in boxes starting with 5-pieces to 50-pieces, chocolate gift baskets or a chocolate specialty like bark, nougats, chocolate covered nuts and fruits, toffee and turtles, or bars, including sugar free options.

WHERE TO BUY: Prices start at $4.25 up to $170 at

Here's the scoop

The Avocado Scoop helps avoid the mess of pealing back avocado skin. One push of the scoop along the inside of the skin lifts the entire avocado meat in one slow movement. Composed of 100 percent wood that is CO2 neutral, Scanwood products are the safest utensils to use for cooking due to natural enzymes that fight bacteria, with ability to dry out naturally and no chemicals or additives used in production, unlike plastic, porcelain and metal cooking utensils. The products are produced in Serbia, created from sustainable European production and available in bamboo, beech, maple and olive tree along with American walnut and acacia.

WHERE TO BUY: $7.95 at

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