Check It Out

by Karen Plourde, Weavers Way Communications Staff

Going On in Grocery

Hop aboard the cauliflower train in Ambler. And a new local honey to howl over.

Even during its reign as Veggie of the Moment, no one was doing with Brussels sprouts what folks are doing with cauliflower — pizza crust, steaks and now, crackers and pretzels. From the Ground Up offers two flavors of crackers and mini pretzels made primarily of cauliflower flour. They’re vegan and non-GMO. Find them on a front endcap in the Ambler store.

Honey, especially the local kind, keeps getting more interesting. The latest entry is Hound Dog Honey, from Glenmoore, Chester County, available packaged in all three stores. Seasonal selections include goldenrod, star thistle, cranberry and raspberry blossom. Want to taste a couple kinds? The Incredible Bulk in Mt. Airy has 2-ounce honey-bear bottles in assorted flavors for $3.15. Chestnut Hill and Ambler also sell 5-ounce handled jars for $5.99. All locations carry one-pound jars for $10.99.

All Wellness and Good

Andalou introduces hemp-infused products for hair and skin.

Novato, CA-based Andalou Naturals is now incorporating hemp into a line of their hair and skin products, available at all three wellness locations. CannaCell™ formulas feature Cannabis sativa antioxidants cultivated from hemp stem cells. They’re naturally occurring phytocannabinoids extracted from the mature stalk of the hemp plant. As superpowered antioxidants, they help counteract free radicals, oxidative damage, sun exposure, pollution and premature aging. All CannaCell products are vegan, non-GMO, and THC free.

Ambler and Across the Way carry the full line of CannaCell items, including facial serum, beauty oil, Happy Day and Dreamy Night moisturizers, toner, scrub, facial masks, D Puff eye cream, and Sun Buddy SPF 30 sunscreen. They also stock their shampoos, conditioners, body lotion and shower gel, and the mens line of face wash, face scrub, body lotion and body wash. Due to space constraints, Next Door is only carrying the men’s line for now.

Bulk & Beyond

GT’s Cannabliss takes over the kombucha taps in two stores. And more variety for almond lovers in Ambler.

Weren’t we just talking about CBD? Well, you can drink it too. GT’s, the king of kombucha, now offers Cannabliss, a blend of pineapple, ginger, turmeric, lemon, CBD and black pepper, on tap in Mt. Airy and Ambler.

Almond fans, take note: Sierra Dunn, Ambler bulk manager, has responded to customer requests by bringing in organic, completely raw almonds from Sicily. They’re $14.99 a pound. In addition, she’s added organic lemon almonds for $17.99 a pound. They’re tossed with organic lemon oil, and the taste is similar to a lemon tea cookie, without the sweetness. They can punch up a salad, top off a cake or tart or add zing to your homemade granola or trail mix. Toss them with olive oil, garlic and lemon zest for a snappy side or main dish.