What’s New? Staff Picks on the Latest Products

Fresh reviews on the latest products straight from our staff

Acetaia Cattani White Balsamic Vinegar

“You can taste the sweet grapes in this vinegar. It has a rich flavor but is not as mouth-puckeringly tart as a darker brown balsamic vinegar.

Whisked into extra virgin olive oil with a little dijon mustard, Cattani  White Balsamic Vinegar makes a delicious salad dressing. It’s also fabulous drizzled over avocado or tossed with pasta.

Check the ingredients. There’s no caramel color, and the concentrated grape must is listed before white vinegar instead of after, as in lower quality balsamics.”

— REBECCA P.
WEDGE LYNDALE
GROCERY

Cadence Cold Brew Coffee

“Cadence Cold Brew Coffee is exceptional for several reasons. For starters, Cadence offers three unique and delicious varieties: Rhythm, Tempo, and Single Origin. They are among a select few cold brew coffees that have been ranked by Coffee Review and received extremely high ratings of 91, 93, and 95. Their flavors range from subtle, bright and citrusy, to smooth, bold, and rich. They also infuse each can with nitro leading to a smoother, creamier feel — think high quality cold brew served from a tap at your favorite coffee shop. Aside from being a delicious coffee, they are a local company based out of Madison, Wisconsin.”

— EVAN B.,
LINDEN HILLS
GROCERY MANAGER

Figgy Pops

“Need a super snack? Give our NEW Figgy Pops a try! Quick, delicious and nutrient-rich, these little balls of goodness are made with whole and organic ingredients like figs, cashews and coconuts. And with flavors like Tart Cherry Fig or Choco Crunch, Figgy Pops will keep you satisfied all day. The sweet bonus? They’re virtually mess-free.”

— HANNAH E.,
WEDGE TABLE STAFF

Hippeas

“What can’t they make out of chickpeas?! Have you tried Hippeas? They are organic chickpea puffs—think crunchier cheese puffs. My favorite flavor is the Vegan White Cheddar, but they are also sold in Sriracha Flavor. Virtually a guiltfree snack—vegan and gluten free, plus a little extra protein to power your day. I could definitely eat the whole bag if I weren’t paying attention. Addictive and delicious.”

— ANGELA R.,
WEDGE TABLE STORE
STORE MANAGER

WedgeMade Snack Packs

“Did you know that the Wedge Lyndale store sells Snack Packs assembled by our Meat and Seafood staff? They’re like Lunchables but made with, you know, actual food. My favorite is the Smoked Turkey, Dried Cranberries, and Almonds. Our Meat and Seafood team recently added a Smoked Salmon, Cheese Curd, and Fig option, featuring Castle Rock organic cheese curds. These snack packs are perfect to tide you over on a quick break at work, for the kids’ lunches, road trips, picnics…you name it. You can find them in the Grab & Go cooler across from the Hot Bar. Snack to it, y’all!”

— NATHAN C.,
WEDGE LYNDALE
FRONT END COORDINATOR

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Mix: Think with Lion's Mane & Chaga

“I adore this new product! I’ve tried it on its own in hot water, but I’m excited to try it in a smoothie as well. I can’t get over the lovely taste! Winter is coming and this will be great to have in place of hot cocoa or burnt coffee because it’s so warming. This mix has Lion’s Mane (great for the brain), Chaga (supports the immune system) and Rhodiola (helps with stress), which really clears my mind. All around, I feel great after drinking it.

Four Sigmatic’s website is a good source for info on the shrooms they use and has free training videos. This product is incredible, and I can’t wait to try their mushroom elixirs, too! YAY MUSHROOMS!!!”

— TRACIE L.,
LINDEN HILLS
HEALTH AND BODY CARE BUYER

Hidden Stream Farm Cottage Bacon

“Hidden Stream Farm is a small family-owned farm in Elgin, MN that specializes in non-GMO naturally raised pork and let me tell you – this pork is delicious! It has a deep smoky flavor that pairs perfectly on a toasted english muffin with a slice of Red Barn white cheddar cheese and a Larry Schultz organic egg. Breakfast of Champions!”

— JESSICA P.,
DIRECTOR OF BRAND MARKETING

Artikaas Pumpkinseed Gouda

“This seasonal cheese is perfect for fall. It’s a creamy gouda with crunchy pumpkin seeds, flavorful garlic and warming ginger, so it’s especially delicious on hearty crackers or sliced with local apples. Its bright orange rind makes it a festive addition to a cheese tray. Artikaas’ Pumpkin Seed Gouda is only available seasonally and definitely worth the wait! Come pick some up at the Wedge for your next get-together! ”

— LEIGH M. ,
OWNERSHIP & OUTREACH COORDINATOR

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