Alter Eco, a wonderful company that provides a good livelihood for independent producers of chocolate, sugar, rice, and quinoa, has just re-vamped their packaging. Each bar’s cardboard box is colored with a semi-retro palette that makes it much easier to tell them apart. So, if I know my favorite bar is their Dark Quinoa, all I have to do is find its melon-colored box. Easy-peasy.
While we’re talking about Alter Eco, I am a big fan of their quinoa, especially the red and mixed varieties. This ancient, protein and fiber rich grain is absolutely delicious (just be sure to rinse it before cooking to remove the natural saponins that protect the grain, but can create a bitter taste if left on).