Summertime Foodie Must-Haves

Summer isn’t over yet. Take your taste buds on a personal vacation with these international finds. Enjoy your tour!

Genuine Coconut

Originating from Thailand, this virgin coconut water offers a refreshing taste with a hint of sweetness. The flip tab opens easy and the accompany straw inserts into the organic coconut with ease.  The experience keeps getting better with each sip – simply a delightful beverage.

Size: 12 fl. oz.
Retail Price: $3.49-$3.99
Available: Europe and Canada at fine retailers such as Whole Foods and Costco. Coming to the United States this summer.

Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer

This non-alcoholic soft drink from England soothes the soul. The aromatic herbs excite the palate while the effervescent water tickles the nose. The fermented ginger root gives it a bold flavor that lingers on the tongue and warms the body. Ginger soda lovers rejoice!

Size: 275ml | 500ml | 750ml | 4 x 275ml
Retail Price: $1.99-$7.99
Available: Fine retailers, restaurants and bars worldwide

Wasa Crispbread Flax Seed
Great alternative to traditional bread and crackers – this crunchy, grainy bread from Sweden makes life easier when watching your diet. Its wholesome ingredients contain no sugar and a small amount of fat and sodium. The wholegrain rye pairs well with peanut butter, avocado slices, or tuna salad.

Size: 7.6 oz.
Retail Price: $3.99-$4.99
Available: Fine retailers worldwide

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Rekaya, aka The Food Temptress, is a freelance journalist, author and co-host of the sports podcast “Black Girls Talk Sports.” She has written content for Amtrak, Writer’s Digest Books and various lifestyle magazines. She also has penned seven books in multiple genres. In her spare time, she enjoys developing recipes and exploring Virginia’s 200+ wineries.