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New Products for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

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2013-10-02T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

A perfect treat

This all-natural, gluten-free and GMO-free (genetically modified food) line of candies and fruit chews satisfies without any guilt. The Lovely Candy Company just launched, with a great selection of consciously crafted caramels, licorice drops, super fruit chews and traditional fruit chews. They are also soy-free and contain no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors are preservatives of any kind.

WHERE TO BUY: $5.95 at or in national retail chains like Bed, Bath and Beyond and Burlington Coat Factory

Smooth move

Tastefully Simple realizes summer has faded, but enjoying fruit smoothies is a menu must for a fresh taste of healthy goodness throughout the year. Whether using frozen or fresh fruit to add some extra zip or just using the provided flavorful taste in the powder packets custom created by Tastefully Simple, just add yogurt and ice for a rich and creamy smoothie filled with a sweet blended taste of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Mix up your morning routine by blending in a ripe banana, or add a splash of liqueur for a relaxing night in. Makes about 7 servings with each 9 ounce pouch.

WHERE TO BUY: $9.99 at while supplies last or (866) 328-6673 to find a local consultant

Guess what

This fall, GUESS introduces GUESS Girl Belle. Fresh and feminine, Belle's vibrant fruity notes linger with sexy floral tones. Made with Pink Champagne, Peony and Sandalwood – this fragrance is perfect when paired with a cocktail dress or for the captivating personality with "a full dance card."

WHERE TO BUY: $52 at retail stories, perfumery chains, department stores and

Holiday toast

Cava is a fine wine from Gonzalez Byass, a Spanish winery founded in 1835 as a Sherry producer. The winery, still owned by the founding family (now it is fifth generation), continues producing Sherry along with other high-quality wines. Cava is a bottle of bubbly perfect for guests at holiday parties and is great paired with seafood dishes. Cavas are wines that originate from the Catalonia region of Spain and have increased in quality over the years, yet they are affordable and carefully crafted in the same traditional method as Champagne.

WHERE TO BUY: $19 at

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