Started in 1999 as a coupon book to help Canadians save on organic and natural products and later in 2007 added e-coupons on their website. They have received many comments from customers that, through using their coupons, it has enabled them to try new healthy products they have never heard of or tried before. Co-founders, Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky, wanted to provide Canadians a healthier alternative to their diet.
The Healthy Shopper are back again this spring to show their top picks of "another assortments of natural, organic and green choices" that are available in your local grocery store. There is no need to shop at an additional store for these products. Their food top picks includes delicious organic coconut spread, organic salsas, and organic yogurt. Their personal care top picks includes homeopathic remedy for leg cramps, bruises, and eco-friendly products for moms and babies.
Their spring picks:
The certified-organic and 100% natural yogurt is from a Canadian owned and operated by Olympic Dairy. It comes in a range of flavours which includes: plain, strawberry, french vanilla, peach, blueberry, raspberry, lemon, coconut, blackberry, and mango.
Earth Balance is an award winning line of organic alternatives for butter, margarine, and shortenings. All their products are "100% plant-based, vegan, non-GMO, lactose-free, egg-free, casein-free, zero trans fat." The organic coconut spread is great for cooking, baking, and even on toast in the mornings. This organic coconut spread is ideal for "those with food sensitivities because it is free of lactose, soy, dairy, casein, and gluten."
Simply Natural are made by Chelten House and their Organic Salsas (470ml) are made from the finest organic ingredients. They meet the USDA standards and display their "certified organic" seal on their labels. Their "salsas don't contain high amounts of sodium, chemical additivies or preservatives and are available in Pineapple, Mango, Black Bean & Corn, as well as, mild and medium flavours."
Natracare meet the "highest organic, environmental and biodegradable standards." The Natracare's "100% organic cotton baby wipes (50 wipes) and intimate wipes (12 wipes) are infused with organic essential oils and natural extracts." These wipes are free from parabens, SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), alcohol and synthetic preservatives. The baby wipes could be used muliti purpose from removing makeup to wiping sticky hands. The new mother natural maternity pads "are extra-long, thick and absorbent" that is much needed to keep dry but also allows skin to breathe. They are "soft, certified organic cotton cover is synthetic-free and ideal for sensitive skin." They are also are "biodegradable, compostable, and are derived from sustainable, renewable resources and never tested on animals."
Zax’s original bruise cream (28g) all natural cream created by pharmacist to help to improve the appearance of unsightly bruises. It contains arnica, witch hazel, and menthol, as well as, paraben and propylene glycol free. An ideal product who has been injured or bruises easily.
Hyland's homepathic for leg cramps and is formulated "to relieve pain and cramps in the lower back, legs, and feet." The quick dissolving tablets helps "stimulate the body's ability to heal naturally and to ease the painful symptoms." This OTC (over the counter) homepathic is known to provide relief without any side effects, non-habit forming and drug free.
The Healthy Shopper provided great products for me to try and most of them I have never heard of. I absolutely love the baby wipes. It is soft and strong and smells wonderful. I can't wait to try the bruise cream since I am accident prone. Sometimes I get bruises and I have no idea where they came from. When I was pregnant, I always had major leg cramps. I wonder if this would have helped me. During the winter, I occasionally get foot cramps for no reason so this will come in very handy. For my next grocery shopping trip I can't wait to try an all natural yogurt or the coconut spread. You know how much I am crazy about coconut flavoured anything. I might have a spoon ready in the car during the drive home. Also, I can't forget to grab a bag or two of the tortilla chips so I can try the array of salsas, especially the pineapple and mango one.
*Disclosure - This product in this review was provided to me free of cost of the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.