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46 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | September 2016 2016 Editors' Picks Food Best d amn c herry c ola $9.61/6-pack bottles www.bestdamn.com Anheuser-Busch has a winner with its latest entry in the popular hard-soda category. Sold under the beer giant's Best Damn Brewing Co. brand, this spiked cherry cola aims to capture preferences shifting away from traditional beers, especially among Millennials, and toward beverages with sweeter taste profiles. We enjoyed this hard pop, which the maker says is aged on cherries after brewing and combines caramel and cola spice notes with a delicious cherry taste. Better4U Poppy s eed & o nion Bread Bowls $4.99 better4ufoods.com Turnkey entertaining is on trend right now, and these bread bowls from Better4U are a timesaver and an inspiration for creativity. They're sold in two unfilled shells per package, presenting a host of serving options — soup, chili, stew, dips, sauces and even egg scrambles. The bread bowls also come in Multi-Grain, Wheat, and Cornmeal & Jalapeno varieties. Body Armor s uper d rink Blackout Berry s ports d rink $1.49 www.drinkbodyarmor.com Following a super-challenging workout, one needs a super-hydrating beverage. And considering that today's consumers don't want products sporting ingredient decks loaded with hard-to-pronounce words, a more natural beverage would do better helping today's consumers recover from workouts. Body Armor SuperDrink provides not only natural ingredients — made with natural flavors, natural sweeteners and electrolyte-rich coconut water — but also the contents needed to recover from the most strenuous of workouts, with vitamins A, E, B 6 , B 12 and C, in addition to the electrolytes. We tried Blackout Berry, a new flavor made in conjunction with star athlete Kobe Bryant, an investor in the brand, and found it both refreshing and replenishing without the overly salty flavor some sports drinks possess. We also didn't detect any sour or salty flavors some coconut waters have. We'd be happy to hit the gym more frequently if it means recovering with this tasty beverage. Boulder o rganic c hicken Vegetable c hili $4.49 boulderorganicfoods.com Boulder Organic teams restaurant quality with Boulder Organic teams restaurant quality with a free-from sensibility to create this hearty an a free-from sensibility to create this hearty and delicious chili that's easy to prepare, enhancin delicious chili that's easy to prepare, enhancing shopper choice in the deli refrigerated section shopper choice in the deli refrigerated section. Made in small batches, the chili is both certifie Made in small batches, the chili is both certified organic and gluten-free, as well as Non-GMO Project Verified. It's a flavorful blend of pinto, kidney Project Verified. It's a flavorful blend of pinto, kidney and garbanzo beans, enriched with organic chicken, tomatoes, corn, carrots and zucchini. This filling item offers a satisfying kick that doesn't overwhelm the flavor. Brownie Brownie Brittle Brittle Brownie Brittle o rganic Flavors $4.99/5-ounce package browniebrittle.com Brownie Brittle already has legions of fans enamored of its sensible decadence, and it's sure to attract more now that there's an organic version of the popular treat. Made with USDA certified-organic ingredients, the new line consists of two unique flavors: Chocolate & Toasted Coconut and Dark Chocolate & Pretzel. We liked the sweet-and-salty combination of the pretzel variety, and chocolate and coconut is always a great pairing. These two varieties come in 5-ounce resealable packages; a Chocolate Chip flavor also is available in a 16-ounce club-size bag.