New Products

New Products for Thursday, March 21, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-03-20T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, March 21, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Feeling sheepish

A fun symbol of Easter and religious holidays or just a farm friend, nanoblock has a cute sheep theme kit for creating a 3D work of animal art with nanoblock stacks. These micro-sized building blocks enable an easy way to execute even the finest details. With over 120 assorted size and colored pieces, this would-be woolly conversation piece takes shape right with a few snaps. The finished size is 1.5-inches by 3-inches by 2.125-inches and fits perfectly in the palm of a hand. It includes detailed color instructions and is not designed for children under age 8.

WHERE TO BUY: $10.99 in stores or

A fresh catch

Lent is nearing an end but the new Premium Fish Fillet sandwich at Wendy's is staying around. Using the marketing them "not all fish sandwiches are created equal," Wendy's says while some competitors serve "non-specific fish sandwiches," this new offering is 100 percent North Pacific Cod hand-cut fillet, lightly breaded in a crispy panko crumb coating topped off with fresh crisp lettuce and creamy tartar sauce. Weighing in at 3.4 ounces, it will be available for a limited time. The Wendy's Company ranks as the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company and has more than 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and 26 countries and U.S. territories worldwide.

WHERE TO BUY: From $3.69 at Wendy's restaurants or visit

To root for

The LUSH Carrot Re-usable Bubble Bar is now a favorite Easter tradition for many. Just swish it around the bath by its green top to make bubbles and then pop it on the side for another time. The fragrance smells nothing like carrots, but instead, has the surprise of fruity oils like buchu, lemon and bergamot to intrigue. There is a little bit of nutritious carrot oil included as well, which is rich in vitamins and an extraordinary skin soother and rejuvenator. It's also vegan-friendly.

WHERE TO BUY: $7.95 at

Rolling along

No need for using a basket to pack for Easter travels. Ideal for traveling in style, Hadaki's Plane Hopping Roller has exterior zippered pockets, a large interior, retractable handle and two durable wheels. Roomy enough to hold all of those vacation essentials, yet compact enough to comply with most international carryon requirements, the lightweight Plane Hopping Roller is available in two fashionable prints including Mardi Gras and Mardi Gras Paisley.

WHERE TO BUY: $200 at

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