Welcome to What’s New, our column where we round up the latest in food products, beverages, and kitchen and cooking tools.
New for July, learn about the new reusable silicone storage bags from Ziploc, a cooler with all the bells and whistles from Yeti, and the coriander vinegar we’re putting on everything. As a reminder, some of these items we’ve tried, and some are so new that we haven’t gotten our sweaty little hands on them yet. Regardless, all of the products mentioned are from brands that we know and love. Whether you’re in search of a gift for your favorite dinner party host or you just like to keep your pantry on trend, consider this a timely shopping guide.
While I didn’t technically drink this stuff from the bottle, I did mix it with seltzer and a bit of maple syrup for a take on a switchel. This citrusy, gingery coriander vinegar is a limited edition collaboration between two of my fave small food businesses, and it arrives with three of Diaspora Co.’s ethically sourced spices—including the Gujarati coriander that flavors the vinegar. Use it in a salad dressing, to bring a punch of acid to Instant Pot carnitas, or swig it straight. —MacKenzie Chung Fegan, senior commerce editor
According to BA contributor Alex Beggs, when it comes to hard coolers it’s Yeti or bust. The new Yeti Roadie 48 has all the bells and whistles, and it can go with you almost anywhere. Take it as you navigate through the tailgate, go for a picnic, or hike rocky trails. From the strong retractable handle to the impact- and puncture-resistant wheels, this thing was made with max durability. Not to mention it has permafrost insulation that’ll keep the contents (up to 41 cans) ice cold. —Tiffany Hopkins, commerce writer
We love Kinfield Natural Bug Spray. You love Kinfield Natural Bug Spray. And now, you can get this best-selling product in the form of travel-friendly wipes. Like the spray, these are made with Indonesian citronella, vanillin, and cloves, so you can keep the bugs away and smell good, too. —T.H.
Yes, the cake mixes from The Caker are expensive compared to grocery store options. But the frosting/toppings are included in the box, there are no weird additives in the ingredients list, and the elegantly disheveled results rival a cake from that bakery you follow on Instagram. Their latest kit includes everything you need to make a banana cinnamon cake except for bananas, butter/oil, and, if you’re me, chocolate chips.
We’ve got a lot of canned drink options to choose from. But I’m a picky drinker. To me, most canned bevs are either too sweet or not sweet enough. I mostly gave up on finding my perfect canned drink until I tasted Lolo Hops. These non-alcoholic sparkling beverages are infused with organic hops to create a concoction that’s refreshing, floral, and slightly bitter with just the right amount of sweetness. Choose between Cascadia Field Blend, Pomelo Sage, or Yuzu Orange Blossom. —T.H.
We love our Zip Top and Stasher bags, but reusable silicone food storage bags can be expensive. Not anymore. Ziploc just released their own line of reusable pouches and containers made with food-grade silicone, and they’re more affordable than the competitors. They’re oven-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe, and you can even sous vide with them. Find them in small, medium, and large. —T.H.
We’ve been fans of Fila Manila’s savory offerings for a while—do try their kare-kare sauce, stat. Now they’ve added ube jam to the lineup, which taps into the sweet side of classic Filipino flavors. Made with a combination of real purple yam and coconut cream, this jam is meant to be dolloped over your toast, pancakes, ice cream, and halo-halo. It’s gluten-free and dairy-free, and unlike many other ube products, it’s made without artificial flavors and excess sugars. —T.H.
Hard seltzer is not my drink of choice, but I am intrigued by these limited-edition cans featuring Asian flavors developed in collaboration with some of my favorite New York restaurants. I don’t know what salted kumquat tastes like in boozed-up, carbonated form, but the flavor was developed by Calvin Eng at Bonnie’s, so you know there’s MSG in there. (No really, there’s MSG in there.) Find them in New York at Jeju Noodle Bar, Win Son, and Bonnie’s. —M.C.F.