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Wax Orchards’ Fudge Sauces

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Today, I’m cleaning and reorganizing my pantry.  My new no-fat vegan lifestyle requires some major changes in there!  Away go the convenience foods that contain a formidable array of fats used in food manufacturing (oils of all types, lecithin, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated). It is stunning to realize that practically every baking mix, cracker, canned soup and salad dressing – virtually every single jar, bag or can in my pantry – contains fat. I am truly getting a sense of how the food industry’s manufacturing processes can contribute to heart disease and obesity without awareness on my part as the consumer.

Imagine my surprise and delight though, at the discovery of a jar of completely fat-free fruit-sweetened fudge sauce! I immediately went after it with a spoon, and (uh-0h) I’m in love.  Wax Orchards is a local Washington company who makes 5 amazing flavors of fudge sauce, 4 beautiful fruit syrups, and a fruit-based sugar/honey substitute called Fruit Sweet. I’ll get back to you on the Fruit Sweet after I’ve had a chance to use it in some baking, but in the meantime, for your morning mocha, your evening berries, or anything you eat that would be enhanced by warm fudge (which is everything, right?) get yourself a jar of Wax Orchards Fudge Sauce.

JJ Flats Everything Crackers

I keep looking for convenience foods that are vegan and also completely free of oils. For the category of crackers and snacks, there are shockingly few products available when I get the munchies.  I love JJ Flats Everything crackers because they are a good all around dipper with enough body to hold a chunky salsa, but also just the right amount of flavor to enhance a dip or eat plain.  FYI, depending on where you look on the internet, there are different ingredient lists published for this product.  I go by the actual packaging, which indicates no oil used in production. I get mine locally at Fred Meyer.