Spring Inspired Sips and Snacks

Zippy Sandler
9 min readMar 29, 2024

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Get ready to sip and snack your way into springtime bliss with a lineup of treats that’ll have you feeling like you’re frolicking in a field of flowers! From refreshing teas that awaken your senses to smoked cocktails bursting with fruity flavors, there’s a drink to suit every springtime mood. And when it comes to snacks, think light and crunchy veggie chips, vibrant fruit salads, and decadent cheese platters that pair perfectly with your favorite beverages. So grab a blanket, find a sunny spot, and let these spring-inspired sips and snacks transport you to a world of sunshine and joy!

Bark and Barware

Bark and Barware transforms ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences. Great for entertaining or simply sitting by the fire, Bark and Barware’s Cocktail Smoker Kit lends elegance to the simple pleasures that come from sipping a well-crafted cocktail. And with Easter/Father’s Day around the corner, the kit makes an affordable housewarming gift (under $50) that creates memories for the whole family. (I just received mine and, as you can see on the site, it’s beautiful.)

Tropical Fruit Box

Taste the Exotics $149 for an immune-boosting, flavorful medley including the novel PinkGlow™ Pink Pineapple which is sustainably sourced and grown on a carbon-neutral farm in Costa Rica, Soursop, Cherimoya, Sapodilla, Passion Fruit, Blood Oranges, Cacao, and our newest addition…the purest Florida Wildflower Honey.

Founded in 2019 by Cuban American, Desiree Pardo Morales, Tropical Fruit Box procures tropical and exotic fruits from all over the world and delivers them directly to the customer’s door. The online home delivery resource for exquisite and rare fruits and roots sources fresh tropical and exotic fruits from local family farms in the fertile soils of mostly Florida, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Fruit lovers can choose from single fruit boxes or curated variety boxes with freshness-guaranteed delivery in the continental U.S.

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This makes a beautiful hostess gift as well as a great way to introduce your family to tropical fruits.

Wedderspoon

Manuka Honey Pops: The perfect healthy and energizing lunch box addition, desk staple, or stocking stuffer for a sweet surprise. Delicious, mess-free, and made with simple, natural ingredients, Manuka Honey Pops offers the sweetness kids (and adults alike!) crave, without the sugar and less-healthy ingredients that traditional candy commonly has.

Manuka on the Go: Take-anywhere, travel-sized individual snap packs are the ideal choice for today’s busy lifestyle — especially for those who are always on-the-go — providing a boost of natural energy and immune support so you can buzz with vitality wherever your day leads you (PS — these are a Harry Styles favorite!). The convenient design of these packs makes them easy to throw in your purse/briefcase, carry-on or kid’s lunchbox (or Easter basket!) and go!

Schofferhofer Happy Pac

There’s just something about spring — abundant colors everywhere and an air of happiness unfolds with the promise of longer, warmer days ahead. Whether it’s an Easter egg hunt in the park or the 1st barbeque of the year — you’ve been waiting all winter long for the first tastes of spring — and you can’t wait to drink in the sunshine.

Schöfferhofer’s got you covered with their wildly successful “Happy Pack” — loaded with 4 delicious flavors that will quench your thirst and make it undeniably clear that spring…and summer too…is almost here.

Featuring a rainbow of colors, Schöfferhofer Happy Pack offers 3 slim cans each of

  • Grapefruit
  • Pomegranate
  • Passion Fruit
  • Wild Cherry

All are made with Schöfferhoffer’s world-famous authentic hefeweizen beer — each with a lower alcohol content 2.5% ABV. Together with their latest flavor (Juicy Pineapple), Schöfferhoffer has something for everyone.

  • Check out https://www.schofferhofer.us/ to learn more!
  • And stay tuned, because their newest flavor will be hitting store shelves in just a few more weeks

Symbi

As the season changes and we embrace the energy of spring, what better way to support wellness than with a soothing cup of tea?

Crafted with care and precision, Drink Symbi’s Anti-Inflammatory Tea is a harmonious blend of organic herbs carefully selected for their anti-inflammatory properties. With the ingredients turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and lemongrass, each sip offers a delightful fusion of flavors that not only tastes good but also provides a gentle boost to your well-being.

This tea isn’t just about indulging in a delicious beverage; it’s about nurturing your body and soul. Whether enjoyed as a morning ritual to kickstart your day or as a calming evening treat, Drink Symbi’s Anti-Inflammatory Tea promises to invigorate your senses and promote a sense of balance and harmony within. Give the gift of wellness this spring with Drink Symbi’s Anti-Inflammatory Loose Leaf Tea. It’s the perfect way to show your loved ones that you care about both their health and happiness.

Ripple

There’s a new milk alternative in town and it’s pea protein-based, with MORE protein and calcium than regular dairy too! Adults, kids, and all in between will love it! Yes, it’s the perfect milk alternative drink for any age!

With a NEW kids line and new individual shelf-stable launching soon, Ripple will be perfect for on-the-go travel, and the perfect snack for home and lunchboxes. FYI, their half-and-half alternative is INCREDIBLE!

And their everyday milks — both cold and shelf-stable are the BEST Vegan options out there and fantastic for anyone with dairy allergies as well.

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Light, Fire, and Abundance

Harness the Power of Food and Mindful Cooking to Nourish the Body and Soul by Misty Bell Stiers, Photographs by Juan Patino, and a Foreword by Dawn Aurora Hunt

Stay present in the kitchen and nourish the heart and soul with 120 intention-driven recipes that embrace the everyday magic of food to heal, connect, uplift, and inspire.

Crafted with intention and the right ingredients, food infuses our lives with love, creativity, joy, peace, and abundance. But making magic in the kitchen, preparing meals that meet our needs and those of our loved ones, requires a little know-how. In Light, Fire, and Abundance, Misty Bell Stiers, the celebrated author of Witch, Please: Finding Magic in Modern Times, opens her grimoire and reveals her 120 most powerful (and mouthwatering!) recipes, ones lovingly developed by her and her family members, along with guidance on the benefits of a wide range of ingredients and the sacred rituals she relies on.

That Time We Ate Our Feelings

150 Recipes for Comfort Food From the Heart

  • by Lisa Lucas and Debrianna Mansini
  • Photography by Penina Meisels

From ‘Sunnier Days Ahead Meyer Lemon Squares’ to ‘I Wanna Be Curled Up On My Couch with the Cats Stuffed Meatloaf’ and ‘Salt Roasted Potatoes to Get You Through the Night,’ this warming, judgment-free collection of 150 mouthwatering recipes proves that a good meal heals all.

The stars of the hit Facebook sensation Corona Kitchen know that good food and good stories are like a warm, healing hug, and we could all use one right now. Add seasoning, a dash of hilarious (and relatable) personal anecdotes, and the troubles of the day — pandemics and politics to name a few — seem to fade.

Outspoken television pros Lisa Lucas and Debrianna Mansini shared their kitchens, hearts, anxieties, and good humor and broadcast their culinary adventures during the Covid-19 lockdown and the dark days that followed, and in the process connected with a hungry audience that spans the globe. Here they share their most beloved dishes along with never-before-shared creations and the top-voted dishes of members of the Corona Kitchen community, and the result is a colorful cookbook and cathartic read all in one.

This quirky, hands-on volume features original recipes for all meals of the days, plus snacks, side dishes, cocktails and mocktails, and options for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. It will meet you where you are, no matter if you are stressed, sad, thriving, or nostalgic, and in the spirit of spontaneity, resourcefulness, and all things unscripted, all you have to bring to the table is yourself.

Caribbrew

If you’ve never had Haitian cocoa, then you’re in for a treat! This creamy, aromatic hot chocolate is not only delicious, it’s better for you, versatile, and direct trade! It’s made with simple ingredients to be a guilt-free treat that is both dairy-free and sugar-free! Caribbrew is bringing the centuries-old coffee and cocoa flavors and aromas of the Caribbean to the states. The socially conscious company pays tribute to its culture by offering an exclusive line of products with the bountiful flavors and rich aromas of Haiti, a purveyor of some of the finest blends in the world. Enjoy a cup of Caribbean coffee, cocoa, and tea, as well as coffee-based skincare products that are premium single-origin and direct trade. Feel good and know that this black-owned brand with Haitian roots is making a social impact one cup at a time.

Pickle Juice®

Pickle Juice has made a name for itself as pioneers in providing scientifically proven methods to prevent muscle cramps and dehydration.

While Pickle® Juice certainly isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a gift to give (or receive), you’d be surprised how it comes in handy.

Pickle Juice® (different than pickle brine; it actually contains no pickles) believes in providing natural and healthy aid to the physical aches and pains that interfere with the daily activities. Their functional beverages are USDA Organic certified, sugar, gluten, and caffeine-free, non-GMO, non-carbonate, provide instant cramping relief by blocking the neurological signal that triggers muscle cramps, and contain no artificial colors of flavors. Pickle Juice® is scientifically proven to stop muscle cramps, a condition that affects an estimated 60 percent of adults. Even more, it has 10x the electrolytes of common sports drinks and is used by a variety of professional athletes.

Each Pickle Juice® shot contains a proprietary blend of grain and vinegar — putting a halt to muscle cramps before they even start. They are great before long trips, to keep on your bedside table for foot cramps at night, or to chug before intense activities.

Now in Chili Lime flavor

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Kitten D’Amour

This vintage-inspired candy bar from Kitten D’Amour makes for the perfect sweet addition. It not only tastes delicious but will look adorable in any easter basket! This is one of Australia’s favorite Chocolate Bars…the ‘Scorched Peanut Bar’ is now available online at Kitten D’Amour!

This iconic chocolate bar is made to the original 1928 recipe and they will also soon be available in each Kitten D’Amour Boutique! The famous ‘Scorched Peanut Bar’ is packed with roasted peanuts, lovingly wrapped in toffee, and then covered in rich milk chocolate!

Kitten D’Amour has partnered with ‘Cooks’, an Australian, family-owned confectionary company based in Albion Park, NSW to bring you these delicious chocolate bars in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. To celebrate the launch of this iconic Australian treat, all ‘online’ orders (over $100 on Full-Priced Designs) will receive a FREE ‘Scorched Peanut Bar’!

As we take this journey through the delightful world of springtime sips and snacks, may these culinary inspirations infuse your days with the essence of the season. From crisp sips that refresh the palate to delectable fruit snacks that tantalize the taste buds, each suggestion is crafted to elevate your springtime experience.

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Zippy Sandler

69-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!