sandwich bags

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The Joy of Sacks
Sometimes mothers are the mother of invention. Three of them, appalled by their families' plastic sandwich bag use (and the country's—estimated at more than 20 million a day), created LunchSkins, cheerful, reusable, dishwasher-safe sandwich and snack sacks.

$8, 3GreenMoms,
whiskey stones

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Stone Cold
Enjoy your drinks on the rocks—literally—by using cubes of pure soapstone in place of drink-diluting ice in scotch or bourbon. Leave them in the freezer for three hours, and they'll gently chill your favorite libation.

$20 for nine, Teroforma,

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Just Add Milk
What's for breakfast? You tell us. At Me & Goji, you can create customized cereal online from 50+ ingredients, like granola, pecans, and blueberries. Click and drag them into a virtual bowl; a nutrition "label" instantly tallies the benefits. A recyclable canister of your signature cereal will arrive within a week.

$5 for 21 ounces, Me & Goji,
strawberry sorbet

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Chill Out
Ice cream and sorbet in flavors like strawberry daiquiri and crème de mint chip taste as sweet as childhood sundaes, but with a welcome—and very adult—twist.

$9.50, Silver Moon Desserts,

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License to Dill
Rick's Picks rose to fame using unexpected ingredients (smoked paprika, wasabi, orange juice) in their pickled products, but this new garlic dill is pure nostalgia: tangy, snappy, well-balanced—and low in sodium.

$8, Rick's Picks NYC,
cherre juice

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Cherry good
We took a sip—then went back for seconds, thirds, and fourths. This potent elixir from Michigan contains the antioxidant-rich juice of pure, tart cherries. And with no apple or grape filler, it's 100 percent good stuff.

$3.50, Verry Cherre, available at grocery stores

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Hot Slaw
In traditional Korean culture, a bride adopts her mother-in-law's recipe for kimchi—think spicy, garlicky sauerkraut. Lauryn Chun acknowledges that tradition with the name she gave her version of this probiotic-rich condiment.

$20 for two jars, Foodzie,
pinecone-bud syrup

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Pine Away
Drizzle mugolio, a pinecone-bud syrup from Italy, over soft, mild cheeses or thick Greek yogurt; it adds mysterious herbal and woodsy notes that bring out the rich dairy flavors, plus a touch of honeyed sweetness.

$24, Market Hall Foods,