While BuzzFeed celebrates Black History Month, we also believe in celebrating the value and contributions of Black people year-round. Please enjoy our BHM-themed shopping lists from BuzzFeed Shopping, the Black entrepreneurs who create these products and services, and know that you can #BuyBlack well beyond this wonderful, dedicated month.
Cheese-Filled Toasted Ravioli – Trader Joe’s Breaded Fried Ravioli is Battered and Deep Fried (TrendHunter.com)
Trader Joe’s Breaded Fried Ravioli is a toasted ravioli dish that can be prepared in minutes, as the hard work of stuffing, battering and deep-frying and flash freezing the pasta shells has already been completed. The quick and convenient dish takes cues from legends that say fresh ravioli was once added to a deep fryer instead of a pot of hot water.This version of toasted ravioli by Trader Joe’s is made with a base of semolina pasta and five kinds of cheese (ricotta, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, Asiago and Parmesan.) The novel pasta dish can be prepared using a number of different kitchen appliances, including the oven, skillet or even the air fryer for crispy perfection.
Self-Serve Beer Stations – The BeerMatic Dual Tap DBF-AS65WE from Hoshizaki is Intuitive (TrendHunter.com)
The BeerMatic Dual Tap DBF-AS65WE has been developed by Hoshizaki in collaboration with Victor Manufacturing to offer a mobile, self-service solution for serving up fresh pints of beer. The beer station boasts an all-in-one functionality that can easily handle payments and pouring thanks to a completely automated system within. The system makes use of a self-contained design that hides a beer keg along with a CO2 cylinder and glasses within to deliver pint after pint of freshly poured beer.Director UK & Ireland, Hoshizaki UK Simone Frost boasted about the new BeerMatic Dual Tap DBF-AS65WE saying, “We have already received significant interest in the mobile, self-serve ‘Beer Station’ from a wide variety of operators including professional sports clubs and leisure venues who recognize the convenience and staff cost savings this innovative solution offers. The ‘Beer Station’ can incorporate a variety of payment systems including contactless, ApplePay or credit cards and couldn’t be easier for customers to use – they simply pay for their drink, place their glass in the holder and press a button. Then a perfectly poured pint or half pint is ready in just 15 seconds.”
Satisfying Rice Cake Snacks – The Kallø Cocoa, Date & Vanilla Rice & Corn Cake is Sweetly Finished (TrendHunter.com)
The new Kallø Cocoa, Date & Vanilla rice & corn cake from Ecotone UK is an offering for consumers who are in need of an alternative to conventional dessert options on the market as they look to curb their intake of these sweets.The vegetarian-friendly snack is achieved with a high-quality range of ingredients, while also being free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and gluten. The product is positioned as a perfect biscuit replacement that will satisfy without the need for large amounts of sugar or unwanted ingredients in the mix.Kallø Brand Controller at Ecotone UK Hayley Murgett spoke on the new Kallø Cocoa, Date & Vanilla rice & corn cake saying, “The cocoa, date and vanilla rice and corn cakes are an exciting addition to the Kallø product portfolio. It hits the spot for those who want the taste of something deliciously sweet, but without any hidden nasties. The rice cakes are ideal for an evening snack or as an alternative to a sugary biscuit. We expect the SKU to be popular with the growing number of flexitarians seeking plant-based options.”
Prescription-Strength Eye Drops – The Alaway Preservative Free Antihistamine Eye Drops are Effective (TrendHunter.com)
The Alaway Preservative Free antihistamine eye drops from Bausch + Lomb are a new product from the company focused on providing effective relief from a range of symptoms.The product, as its name denotes, is made without the use of preservatives in the mix and have been approved by the FDA just in time for allergy season. The eye drops off ra prescription-strength formula that will block the release of histamines for up to 12-hours with a single dose.US President of Bausch + Lomb Joe Gordon spoke on the new Alaway Preservative Free antihistamine eye drops further saying, “As we head into spring, millions of Americans with allergies will experience itchy eyes, one of the eye symptoms that affects approximately 80 percent of people with allergies. With the availability of Alaway Preservative Free antihistamine eye drops, consumers now have a new over-the-counter option that provides fast, lasting eye itch relief without the use of preservatives.”
Quick-Mix Cocktail Beverages – The Neon Zebra Cocktail Mixers are Made with Real Fruit Juice (TrendHunter.com)
The Neon Zebra cocktail mixers are a new range of beverages from PepsiCo that will offer consumers with a quick way to prepare their favorite cocktail from the comfort of home. The non-alcoholic drink mixers come in four flavors including Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita, Whiskey Sour and Mojito, which are each made with real fruit juice and no artificial sweeteners in the mix. The drinks will be launching in March at a price point of between $6.99 to $7.99 a pack.Vice President of Innovation and Capabilities at PepsiCo Beverages North America Emily Silver explained the new Neon Zebra cocktail mixers further saying, “With at-home cocktail consumption on the rise, we saw an opportunity to build and disrupt this fast-growing category with a product that meets consumers’ needs for convenience — to cut out time and mess without compromising on quality and taste. Neon Zebra adds a new level of personality in the cocktail mixer category with its bold flavors and colors and easy-to-use, recyclable mini-can format. We’re thrilled with this new venture and all of the opportunities to come in the mixology category.”
Spiced Pistachio Snacks – These New Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Flavors are Arriving Soon (TrendHunter.com)
These new Wonderful Pistachios No Shells flavors are being launched by the brand to offer consumers a health-focused way to enjoy some familiar snack food flavor. The new Sea Salt & Vinegar and BBQ flavors both draw inspiration from some of the most popular crunchy snack options out there, and contain six grams of protein per serving. The flavors join the existing range to offer a total of six options to choose from when in search of a tasty yet healthful way to fuel up.Senior Vice President of Marketing for Wonderful Adam Cooper spoke on the new Wonderful Pistachios No Shells flavors saying, “If you crave the classic and beloved flavors of barbecue and salt and vinegar, but you want a healthier way to indulge, Wonderful Pistachios has you covered. BBQ and sea salt and vinegar join our lineup of No Shells — now featuring six flavors in total — that gives people even more choice when it comes to selecting a healthy and delicious summer snack.”
Bubble Tea-Themed Pizzas – The Pizza Hut Singapore Bubble Tea Blossom Pizza is Sweetly Finished (TrendHunter.com)
The Pizza Hut Singapore Bubble Tea Blossom Pizza is a new offering from the brand that pays homage to the namesake bubble tea drinks and offers consumers a sweetly finished option to choose. The pizza features a blossom-shaped crust that is stuffed with cheese and topped with a brown sugar milk tea sauce, while the main section has mozzarella cheese along with sweet boba and mini marshmallows. These ingredients work together to create a pizza that is sweet, slightly savory and achieved with a range of different textures to explore.The Pizza Hut Singapore Bubble Tea Blossom Pizza is available now at participating locations, but only through March 30, 2021 to make it an end of winter treat to pick up before it’s gone.Image Credit: Pizza Hut Singapore
The ‘Emojoe’ app is a motivational habit club solution for users who are looking for a way to help build a better routine and stay accountable to themselves as well as other members. The app is focused on a range of healthy habits including exercising, reading, meditating and more that users can join to pledge themselves to partake on a regular basis. This will act as a way to build habits that are hard to keep on one’s own and utilizes the power of the crowd to do so.The ‘Emojoe’ app is part of a growing community of health-focused consumers who are looking towards their friends, family and peers in their bid to improve their daily life when they are apart from one another.
Sleep-Optimizing Technology Glasses – EliteX Advanced Blue Light Glasses Have a Wrap-Around Design (TrendHunter.com)
Weariness surrounding blue light continues to increase as consumers spend more time than ever using their favorite technology products, which is increasing the demand for products like the EliteX advanced blue light glasses.The eyewear features a specialized wrap-around design that will work to provide holistic coverage around the eyes in a comfortable manner. The lenses will work to block out 99.95% of all blue light thanks to their specialized design, which is reported to help with sleeping by preventing the light wavelength from affecting a person’s circadian rhythm or melatonin production.The EliteX advanced blue light glasses are crafted with an aircraft-grade magnesium alloy frame and have antireflective coating on the lenses to further enhance their durability.