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New Products for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

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2013-10-09T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Glass of greatness

Masi Agricola, a leading Venetian producer of wines is ready with the autumnal season and the brand's harvest red expressions such as Campofiorin. Robust red wines from the The Masi Agricola estate has a truly affordable luxury wine that emits intense cherries and sweet spices ideal for the season.

WHERE TO BUY: $18.99 at wine retailers or visit

Sweet idea

A new tasty innovation for Halloween treats give kids something sweet to enjoy that promises to improve oral health. SparX tiny bite-size fruit-flavored candies are a new sugar-free candy line sweetened exclusively with xylitol. Xylitol is an all-natural sweetener derived from corn cobs, birch trees and other natural sources, and is similar to sugar in taste and texture, but with unique health benefits not found in other sweeteners. Xylitol contains 40 percent fewer calories than sugar, has a net carb level of only 0.4 per gram, and has minimal impact on blood-sugar levels, making it an appropriate sugar substitute for individuals with diabetes. Made by Xlear, Inc., each bag contains 30 individually sealed packets in natural fruit flavors.

WHERE TO BUY: $7.49 at or at Vitamin Shoppe stores

Unwrapped riches

In either dark chocolate and dark milk chocolate, these truffles are a bold and innovative addition to the popular Alter Eco organic, fair trade chocolate bars. Alter Eco has reinvented the colorful round twist-wrap truffles seen at every grocery store checkout counter. They've taken these much-loved favorites and made them with organic ingredients, adding pure lauric acid-rich coconut oil, instead of palm kernel oil, to their famous fair trade chocolate. Even the packaging is compostable.

WHERE TO BUY: $7.99 at Whole Foods or\

Hair apparent

Whether outside in the snow or getting cozy by the fire with hot cocoa, Ouidad has just the whipped winter treat for strands. Gentle enough for daily use, the Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Styling Primer can be used as a conditioner, to soften and restore curls, or as a primer to serve as a foundation for styling. This whipped creation is ideal for winter and will instantly moisturize hair and smoothes frizz, while enhancing shine. It is Sulfate free and suitable for all hair types.

WHERE TO BUY: $26 for 8.5 fl ounce at, Ouidad salons and ULTA locations

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