Blue Bunny Intros New Low-Carb Products:
August 30 — NEW PRODUCT:
Blue Bunny has announced several additions to its Carb Freedom line of
yogurts, frozen dairy desserts and novelties. The new products include:
Carb Freedom Yogurt — Strawberry Banana, and Blueberry (5g net carbs)
Carb Freedom Frozen Dairy Dessert — Caramel Toffee (3g), Neapolitan (2g),
and Peanut Butter Fudge (3g)
Carb Freedom Frozen Novelties — Black Raspberry Bar (1g), Peanut Butter Bar (1g),
Candy Bar (3g), Vanilla Cone (5g), and Fruit Juice Bar (3g)
Atkins donates food to hurricane relief efforts:
August 25 — BUSINESS NEWS:
Atkins Nutritionals has donated over one million of its Atkins Advantage bars to the relief
efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Charley. In response to a request for help
from Feed the Children, representatives at Atkins wasted no time in releasing product to
the non-profit organization for distribution throughout affected areas of Florida.
Baja Bob's intros low-carb Martini mixes:
August 17 — NEW PRODUCT:
Baja Bob's Bar Mixes today announced the world's first line of low-carb Martini mixes.
Sweetened with Splenda and all-natural flavors, Baja Bob's Martinis will come in the latest
flavor combinations: Cranberry Cosmo, Sour Apple, luscious Lemon Drop and Blue Raspberry.
They contain 0-2 total carbs and 10 calories per drink (compared to the 30-40 carbs and
100 calories of a typical flavored Martini mix), allowing savvy consumers to "indulge in
the occasional libation without undoing their otherwise healthy habits."
All four flavors are scheduled for release in September.
T.G.I. Friday's expands low-carb menu:
August 24 — RESTAURANT NEWS:
Casual dining restaurant T.G.I Friday's today announced more low-carb items for
its popular Atkins approved menu. The new items are:
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Salad (shown at right): 10 net carbs;
Key West Grouper with a sparkling citrus splash and fresh-roasted vegetables: 12 net carbs;
Chicken La Boca with marinated artichoke and creamed spinach blended with bacon: 10 net carbs;
New York Cheesecake: 7 net carbs.
Low Carb Luxury partners with retailers:
August 13 — INDUSTRY NEWS:
Low Carb Luxury, America's leading low-carb consumer website and partner of CarbWire, has announced
a partnership with several low-carb retailers. Low Carb Luxury, CarbSmart, Low Carb Connoisseur,
and Low Carb Dieters have all formed an alliance called FTB: Low Carb Partnership (FTB stands for
"From The Beginning.")
It's the goal of the FTB Low Carb Partnership to enlist the support of other retailers and merchants
who care about the future of low carb and want to "clean up" the problems that now plague the industry.
FTB plans to be "The Good Guys." Click here to visit the FTB website.
As the 2004 Election draws closer, we encourage each of you to take an active role. Regardless of what side of any
issue you identify with; regardless of your party affiliation or leaning, you have both the right and the responsibility
to make your voice heard. We're amazed at how many people have told us over the last few weeks that they probably
won't bother to vote this year... most saying they weren't even registered and that they didn't have the time to
"look into that..."
Only You Can Silence Yourself...
Make them hear you. Register to Vote.
Registering to vote, and determining your polling place is not at all difficult. You can take those steps online
as you sit here reading this. Here's a list of sites that can walk you through it:
Watch Ray Romano's "Register to Vote" video from
Comedy Central and DeclareYourself.com. (Requires Quicktime.) [ There's a little message in there about carbs. ]
Also not to be missed:
Zack Braff (Star of NBC's Scrubs) advises you
(I couldn't stop laughing.)
NOTE: Low Carb Luxury does not support or endorse any political party
And Speaking of Voting. . .
Low Carb Luxury is Nomitated
for a Consumer Choice Award.
The Carbohydrate Awareness Council will present the CarbAware Consumer Choice Awards
to the companies and/or products, you the consumer, choose! Voting will be open
online from July 15, 2004 through September 10, 2004. Please take a moment to cast
your vote for Low Carb Luxury in the following categories:
And while you're at it...
- "Best Website for General Information about Low-Carb Diets"
- "Best Low-Carb or Low-Carb Friendly Publication"
Also up for an award is The Low Carb Connoisseur. This is a business that's been around since 1996 serving the
low carb community with honesty and integrity. We highly recommend you cast your vote for them for
"Best Online Merchant to Purchase Products."
Neil's Photo of The Month:
Click the image below to download a 1024 x 768 image to use as wallpaper!
Copyright © September 2004 Low Carb Luxury. Photography
Copyright © 2004 Neil Beaty.