Summer might be almost done, but there's no need for sadness. The team here at Finance Foodie Media has been busy slaving away and trying a bunch of new drinks and food items for you guys (such tough lives we lead!). So put that red dress on tonight, do you hair up real big beauty queen style and check out these tasty morsels while going down the coast goin' 'bout 99.
|Don't be sad Lana - enjoy summer! (Source: Idolator)|
Seagram's Escapes Malt Beverages
These colorful bottles of fun make any day at the beach brighter and livelier. Whether in a cocktail concoction (their website has some fantastic options!) or on its own, these babies look and taste like what a steamy summer day should feel. New flavors that have debuted this season include my favorites - the Aloha Pineapple and Blackberry Breeze.
Honest, the company known for their amazing Honest tea (the honey green tea is my go to morning drink!), has a brand new line of zero calorie Truvia sweetened sodas called Honest fizz. In festive fruity flavors such as Orange Pop and Lemon Limey, these retro styled low calorie sodas will have you refreshed while still looking slim as you lounge by the pool.
Catering from this tasty, Mediterranean-inspired eatery is a must have for any summer picnic (especially for those those days when it gets too boiling to be slaving over a stove). Menu items are made fresh daily and cover the entire meal spectrum - from sandwiches and wraps to YaYa's Hand-Made Chocolate Cake - Zoes Kitchen is surely a crowd pleaser. To find a location near you, go to http://zoeskitchen.com/Location.aspx.
Lindt Chillable Summer Specialty Bar
Even though the Lindt Chocolate Company is older than my grandmother's grandmother, their Master Chocolatiers are always cranking out new, fun and innovative products. New this season are the chillable specialty bars that come in a variety of interesting flavors that can be enjoyed as a nice cool snack on a hot summer day. My favorite? The Ice Coffee naturally. Probably not the most calorie friendly way of getting my iced coffee fix, but sometimes you just gotta treat yourself!
Graeter's Ice Cream Pints
I first discovered Graeter's famous Black Cherry Chocolate Chip ice cream last year at my local grocery store in Texas, ironically, because the store was out of my favorite Blue Bell flavor of the same persuasion. Since then, I have fallen in love with the 4th generation family owned ice cream company and get pumped with anticipation every time a new seasonal flavor rolls out. One of my new faves is the Salted Caramel, which will hit grocery shelves this fall and will be available year-round afterwards (fun fact: Salted Caramel was actually one of the original parlor flavors that was sold in Graeter’s scoop shops for more than 100 years.) I'm a sucker for anything caramel - and this creamy sweet and super smooth dessert really hits the spot whether by the pool or at home on the couch. Although I have yet to make it out to one of their ice cream shops, I'm happy to know they are just a phone call away (as the #1 mail order ice cream in the country, they can ship you any flavor to your door with a click of your mouse or a tap on your phone keypad!)