7 new snacks and drinks to try this month, from canned makgeolli to plant-based ice cream

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These are the best new food and drink products the Home and Kitchen team at Insider Reviews tried this month.
Fitting for the hot summer season, they include plant-based ice cream backed by Michelin-starred chefs, and several different refreshing beverages.
See also: 12 home and kitchen product launches to shop now

In addition to testing and reviewing plenty of kitchen appliances and tools that make it easy to whip up delicious food and beverages — juicers, pizza stones, and Dutch ovens, just to name a few — our team also tries a lot of cool new snacks and drinks that are basically ready to consume.

We love coming across foods, desserts, beverages, and condiments with interesting flavors, backstories, and production methods, and we want to share them with you. They’re all available to buy online — in fact, some can only be found online — so you won’t be able to stumble across these products during an ordinary trip to the grocery store.

Check back every month for more of the best new snacks and drinks to shop — we’ll be updating this article as we try them.

Here are 7 of our favorite new snacks and drinks right now:
The creamiest plant-based ice cream I’ve tried

Eclipse Cookie Butter Ice Cream
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Though I’m not vegan or lactose-intolerant, I do find dairy-free ice cream desserts interesting and have tried a few. I had yet to find one I liked — until Eclipse. I was really impressed with how creamy these plant-based ice creams are, even right out of the freezer (no sitting around or microwaving required). The base is made from a combination of oats, corn, potatoes, cassava, cane sugar, and non-GMO canola oil, and you can find more detailed ingredient information here.

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I finished the Cookie Butter flavor the fastest, and the Vanilla came in at a close second. Right now, Eclipse has a cool Chef Collection that runs through the summer and the next round is expected to drop the first week of August. The first collaboration featured flavors from Flour Bakery in Boston (Sticky Sticky Bun), State Bird Provisions in San Francisco (Toasted Almond Thyme), and Olmsted in Brooklyn (Blackberry Taragon), among others.

Produce boxes from local farms

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Now that going to a physical grocery is no longer a leisurely endeavor, online grocery services and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs are rising up to fulfill shoppers’ needs. CropSwap offers CSA-style “CropBoxes” that get you fresh, affordable, and super local produce on a one-time or subscription basis.

I received a $35 box ($50 with delivery) filled with beautiful fruits and vegetables from a farm in Fillmore, CA, which is less than 100 miles from my …read more

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