Sustainable sandwich bags
Re-Usies are cloth sandwich and snack bags with velcro closures that are easy for a child to open and close. Cost-effective and good for the earth, the bags come in 21 different designs (from flowers to football helmets) and can be laundered in the washing machine or the dishwasher.
- Dianna Marder
Re-usies, $15.50 for a two-pack (large is 7.5 by 6 inches; small is 6 by 5) available at reusies.com/.
Licorice grows up
Natural Vines is taking soft licorice to a more sophisticated level for adults. Packaged in 8-ounce reclosable bags, it is notable for what it does have - great taste - and for what it does not: artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, trans fats, or high-fructose corn syrup.