Rhyme Report

Published on January 13th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz

With everything happening in the world, there is still a lot of uncertainty going around. But everyone needs to stay nourished and healthy, and there is no shortage of exciting food, drink or health offerings to order online. If you are searching for new food, drink and health-related discoveries, you have come to the right place as I have been monitoring the latest and greatest from online retailers. Here are 25 items you can order online today, with direct purchase links included below.


In April 2004, Michael Quinttus founded VINTUS based on his desire to develop a focused portfolio of exceptional, family-owned, estate-based producers of hand-crafted wines. Quinttus was previously a senior executive at Kobrand Corporation, where he managed their wine portfolio. Every visitor to this website knows that wine uniquely enhances the quality of life. One of wine’s most thrilling dimensions is the seemingly endless range of aroma, flavor and texture profiles it offers, depending on vineyard sites, grapes used, climate and vinification. As wine consumers and professionals become more experienced with wine, they relish this diversity and savor new flavor and style experiences.

The E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017 — carrying a suggested retail price of $18.00 — offers tremendous warmth, spice and pleasure, but in a decidedly-individual fashion. It is, unlike virtually every other Côtes du Rhône, based on Syrah, a Northern Rhône approach that lends greater aromatic intensity and structure, though is far more difficult and costly to produce in the Southern Rhône. This deep and dark red is intensely aromatic on the nose with black fruits and spices. Overall a complete wine, with a long finish, with elegance and finesse accompanying the abundance of fruit and well-balanced tannins.


Glaceau Smartwater is a brand of bottled water owned by Energy Brands. Introduced in 1996 in the United States, by 2016 it was one of the top 5 brands of bottled water in the States. Last year, smartwater — in partnership with comedian, writer, actor and producer Pete Davidson — helped America hit refresh after the 4th Of July holiday weekend with the first-ever Rehydration Day, a day dedicated to getting the nation back on its feet, rehydrated, replenished and ready to drink in the rest of the summer. This included events at Brooklyn’s Domino Park and Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Pier, where smartwater debuted smartwater-filled kegs, or “smartkegs.” One of these kegs currently sits in my kitchen, awaiting post-Rehydration Day enjoyment.

Well, your friends at smartwater aim to help everyday people rehydrate to jump start 2022 right. They kindly sent me a smartkeg — a mini keg of smartwater to motivate all my hydration needs — which was about a foot and half tall and half a foot wide. It fits easily in my kitchen, even in my fridge. Thus, hydrating like a boss this week has been a bit easier.


SunDaze is a delicious 100 percent Valencia orange juice beverage aiming to give champagne and OJ a run for its money. Featuring simple ingredients, low sugar content and reduced ABV, each cocktail contains 100 percentof your daily dose of Vitamin C, antioxidants and probiotics, while also gluten-free, vegan and sugar free. The brand’s debut product lineup features 3 refreshing flavors including: Classic, Botanical and Spicy.

818 Tequila

Here is a 818 Tequila cocktail recipe courtesy of Kendall Jenner: 818’s Tequila Après Ski. This one can easily be described as a “warm cinnamon and creme de cacao meet 818 Blanco for smooth sips after the slopes.”

– 2 oz. 818 Tequila Blanco
– 0.5 oz. Creme de Cacao (preferably Tempus Fugit)
– 0.75 oz. Lime Juice
– 0.25 oz. Cinnamon Syrup
– 1 Egg White
– Garnish: Angostura Bitters

– Shake all ingredients together without ice for 30 seconds.
– Add a large cube of ice and shake for another 15 seconds .
– Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
– Top with several dots of Angostura Bitters.
– Run a toothpick or cocktail pick through the center of each dot to create a connecting pattern.

Middle West Spirits

Middle West Spirits is located in the heart of the Ohio River Valley, on the same aquifer as renowned Kentucky distilleries, in Columbus, Ohio. Prime farmland, Ohio-grown corn and soft red winter wheat, and a favorable climate create a unique terroir that is exhibited in Middle West’s award-winning whiskeys, vodkas, and gin. Proud to be named “2020 Distillery of the Year” by Wizards Of Whiskey, Middle West Spirits is Ohio’s largest craft distillery and a sought-after facility for producing and blending many celebrated spirits brands. Founded by fourth generation distiller Ryan Lang, Middle West Spirits’ artisan products honor their roots and reflect their originality as makers, integrity as producers, and passion for producing spirits from grain to glass.

In late 2021, Middle West Spirits announced the launch of its new Double Cask Collection whiskies, each of which embodies distinctive characteristics of both casks and the terroir of its origin grain. Now available in 32 U.S. markets, Middle West Spirits Double Cask Collection features 3 premium craft spirits, including, Sherry Cask-Finished Bourbon, Oloroso Wheat Whiskey and Ported Pumpernickel Rye Whiskey. Released just in time for holiday giving and celebrations, this elegant family of double-cask whiskies features elevated packaging with the sophisticated bottles slipped into an elegant black, navy and green canisters. Beautifully-boxed decanter gift sets are available in single or 3-bottle packages. Each whiskey is also available in cask strength.

Hershey’s a2 Milk

Published research suggests a2 Milk that naturally contains the A2 protein may help avoid stomach discomfort in some people. This research was followed by the great announcement that the a2 Milk Company and The Hershey Company’s co-branded Hershey’s/a2 Milk Chocolate Milk is now available for purchase. In turn, the new Hershey’s a2 Milk® pairs America’s #1 milk chocolate brand with one of America’s fastest-growing premium milk brands to provide a natural chocolate milk that uniquely combines the taste, nutrition and all-family appeal. Said a2 Milk comes from cows that naturally-produce only the A2 protein rather than the combination of A1 and A2 proteins contained in most dairy products. Best of all? It tastes great.

Keoni CBD

Keoni CBD gummies are a safe and natural relief supplement offered in the form of gummies. They are an all-natural composition available as flavorful gummy bears with unique and safe ingredients. The Keoni CBD gummies contain 100 percent organically full-spectrum extracted hemp oil extract featuring safe and potent Cannabidiol compounds, while also pure and free from contaminants.

A whole Keoni CBD gummies bottle contains 500mg of water-soluble CBD, and each gummy comprises 20mg of CBD. The Cannabidiol compounds in these gummies are made for high absorption rate and potency. Keoni CBD gummies have a unique formula comprising edible flavors that make them super easy to consume. In turn, they offer are a unique blend of 100 percent organic and herbal CBD ingredients. Highly-recommended stuff.

Campbell’s Soup

Long-time fans of the Campbell’s brand may have noticed the brand’s red and white labels and keepsake Campbell’s nesting cans alike being unveiled for the 2021 holiday season. Packaging aside, Campbell’s contains to offer great soup-based recipes via its website that chefs of all levels can prepare with ease. This includes a Green Bean Casserole, a Cast Iron Scalloped Potatoes with Shallots dish, and a Savory Sweet Potato Bake. Recipes and more can be found by clicking here.

Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish Crackers

Goldfish recently introduced new Goldfish Mega Bites, a bigger, bolder, cheesier reboot of the classic Goldfish you know and love. Twice as big with robust cheddar flavor and a crispier, flakier texture, Mega Bites are now available in 2 craveable varieties: Sharp Cheddar and Cheddar Jalapeno with a touch of heat. Created with adults in mind, Mega Bites pack a punch across taste, texture and size to deliver the ultimate cheesy, crispy, indulgent snacking experience that adults crave. In fact, Goldfish were first developed as an adult snack in 1962, and the brand is admirably-returning to its roots with Mega Bites.

Truly Hard Seltzer’s Margarita

We are less than 2 weeks into the New Year and Truly Hard Seltzer has already dropping a bold new innovation: Margarita Style Hard Seltzers. Inspired by the classic margarita but re-imagined into seltzer form, this new line comes in 4 flavors that bring the bold, zesty flavors of a margarita to the crisp, refreshing taste of Truly: Classic Lime, Strawberry Hibiscus, Watermelon Cucumber and Mango Chili. All are made with real lime juice, real agave nectar and sea salt, and carry 5.3 percent ABV, 110 calories and 1g sugar while being gluten-free. All are now available nationwide in the Margarita Style Mix Pack.

Jameson Orange via Cocktail Courier

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA., reportedly the world’s second-largest spirits and wine company. The company’s leading spirits include such prestigious brands as Absolut Vodka, Avión Tequila, Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlúa Liqueur, Malibu, Beefeater Gin, Monkey 47 Gin, Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Smooth Ambler Whiskey.

This week, Jameson Irish Whiskey announced a new flavored expression — Jameson Orange — to the U.S. market and its existing, core range of product offerings. The latest innovation in the Jameson family builds on the brand’s commitment to craft, taste, and flavor and delivers a standout whiskey-forward taste experience with a unique twist. Jameson Orange combines the finest triple-distilled Jameson Irish Whiskey with natural orange flavor. Bottled at 30 percent ABV and bursting with flavor, the new release introduces a whiskey-forward, differentiated liquid, with a subtle sweetness that will continue to help fuel the growing flavored spirits category. This one is part of an excellent new kit from Cocktail Courier.

Lifted Made’s Delta 9 Urb Rocks

Lifted Made is a THC-related brand I have written about multiple and with good reason: it makes top-notch, affordable offerings. Lifted Made’s URB Rocks are hemp-derived and fully-compliant with Federal Law. They are now available in 2 delicious flavors — Blue Razz and Strawberry Lemonade — and both contain 15 mg delta-9 THC. Highly-recommended, like everything else I have tried so far from Lifted Made. Simply put: “Adult Pop Rocks done well.”

Pure Synergy

Pure Synergy is a 100 percent certified organic nutrition B corp company with vegan supplements on the market. Aiming to keep you healthy on your journey, its offerings include D3/K2 (a rare vegan formula that includes K, a necessary nutrient to help D navigate to the right places in your body), Bone Renewal (a threepart formula features plant-based nutrients, minerals and bone-nourishing extracts to support mobility, bone density and strength), Vita-Min-Herb for Women (fruits, veggies and herbal extract blend in this capsule promote balanced, sustained energy and a clear, focused mind for women) and Super B (made with organic fruits and veggies and activated with enzymes and probiotics). Great products from a company helping to make the world a better place.

Camo Zebra Boa from At Home With Ray

Priced at $114.00, anyone ought to love this new slinky and delicious scarf from At Home With Ray. You can wrap it, drape it, or let it swing behind you. Measuring at 203 x 15cm (80″ x 6″), the scarf features 100 percent silk satin and 100 percent silk velvet for the perfect Valentine’s Day 2022 aesthetic. Looks great, feels great.

Béis’ The Cooler Backpack

Sure, we are now in the dead end of Winter 2022, but the warmer months of the year are less than 6 months away. And what hot summer day is complete without a cool beverage? Literally not one! Hence, the genius of The Cooler Backpack. Its full interior is lined with insulation to keep your favorite beverages and snacks cool for hours. Its lightweight canvas and padded shoulder straps let you load this one to its full capacity without breaking your back and the front zip pocket and 2 side pockets keep small items organized and ensure you never forget your bottle opener.

Ritual Zero Proof

This time of year, more Americans are prioritizing their health and wellness, and per a recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ritual Zero Proof, 47 percent of Americans recently expressed a desire to reduce their alcohol consumption. A quality non-alc spirit alternative, Ritual Zero Proof can serve as both a hosting and gift solution — and a secret weapon — in promoting balance, without sacrificing the holiday celebration or cheer. The great-tasting product can now be purchased online at ritualzeroproof.com, via Amazon and at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.


Cheribundi is reportedly the leader in natural performance beverages specializing in one of the most effective and functional tools for recovery: 100 percent all-natural tart cherry juice. Cheribundi’s juices contain 40-60 tart cherries, the most antioxidant-rich superfruit in the world and are scientifically-proven to reduce muscle soreness, increase recovery, support immunity, reduce inflammation and provide better sleep. Cheribundi’s juices and concentrates are sourced and made in the USA using a proprietary extraction process developed at Cornell University that retains the cherries’ beneficial nutrients, including phytonutrients and antioxidants for optimal results. 300+ professional and collegiate sports teams are said to be users of Cheribundi these days, including the Golden State Warriors and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Cheribundi is admirably-backed by a Recovery Advisory Council.

Ponzi Vineyards

Founded in 1970, Ponzi Vineyards was instrumental in putting the Willamette Valley on the map as a world-class wine region. Today, the winery continues to set the standard in Oregon Pinot noir and Chardonnay, elevating the region’s reputation as a premier wine country destination. The methods, philosophies and winemaking passion established nearly 50 years ago are still practiced today under the family’s second generation, as carried on by the Ponzi family’s second generation: President Anna Maria Ponzi and Winemaker Luisa Ponzi.

Its Amici di Ponzi wine club celebrates the Ponzi family tradition of warm hospitality and love of wine. With Ponzi wines carefully-selected by winemaker Luisa Ponzi, these wines delivered directly to your door on a regular basis, free of any membership fe. Shipments occur 3 times per year: March, May and October. More info can be found via the Ponzi Vineyards website.

Lakrids by Bülow

On 07.07.07, the first Lakrids by Johan Bülow shop opened in Svaneke. The idea was to cook the licorice in the shop, making sure that you could smell it within a radius of 100 meters. That idea worked, as everything was sold out within 2 hours; the last customer even bought the sample bowl on the counter. Lakrids by Bülow have taken an innovative twist by coating their licorice in chocolate, resulting in deliciously creative flavor combinations like passion fruit, salt & caramel, dark & sea salt, and coffee. In turn, Lakrids by Bülow is redefining licorice as we know it.

This Valentine’s Day, you can express your affection with Danish confection via the brand’s Love Selection Box, as available on Amazon and Food52. The heart-shaped Love Selection Box from Lakrids by Bülow is complete with 6 handcrafted flavors from fruity and fresh to sweet and salty, and even beloved caramel. The excellent from Lakrids continues via the Love Selection Box.

Unity Underwear

Last but definitely not least… the Unity Underwear Co. was founded in 2017 by Nikola Maharajh in Winnipeg, Canada. Maharajh was passionate about designing eco-friendly and comfortable underwear for men and women, and the company’s concept all started when he worked in nightclubs and thought it would be funny to make underwear that had pictures on them. As soon as he dove into that idea, he realized underwear materials and design were lacking and he wanted to reinvent the best design, and the most comfortable underwear, so that when you hop out of the shower to put it on, you can’t wait to wear it all day.

Its Men’s Premium Underwear is 95 percent Bamboo and 5 percent Spandex, both incredibly-soft and comfortable. Eco-friendly, naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, thermo-regulating, highly absorbent and durable, these wares are available in the following colors: deep black, original grey, royal blue, true red, simply white, and pear green. Now priced at $25.95 each or $59.95 per 3-pack.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being “Editor At Large” for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018’s “Pocket Change: Your Happy Money” (Book Web Publishing) and 2019’s “Good Advice From Professional Wrestling” (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world’s only known podcast about David Lee Roth, “The DLR Cast.”


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