The Goods

By Christine Davis

Kuraidori Precision Cooker

Use the Sous Vide cooking method at home with this new device that ensures consistent, even cooking throughout your food without worry of burning steaks or undercooking chicken. Also suitable for use with vegetables. Available at Home Hardware. $129.97


Canada’s newest whole food protein bars are made with a short list of high-quality ingredients with a core base of egg whites, fruit and nuts. Each bar packs 12 grams of protein and is gluten free, soy free and dairy free. Available in six flavours. Available at and Twelve pack $35.97

La Petite Bretonne Raisin Cinnamon Croissants

La Petite Bretonne partnered with Sun-Maid to bring an interesting twist to traditional croissants that feature a flakey raisin cinnamon crust that’s perfect for breakfast or snacking. Available at major grocery stores. $4.99

Samsung N60 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Cancel out airplane and other background noises while you’re travelling this winter with these headphones from Samsung. The compact and wireless on-ear headphones offer studio-quality sound for listening to music and movies while tuning out the things you don’t want to hear. Available at Samsung Experience Stores and $399.99

Form circular yoga mat

This carbon-negative circular yoga mat is ideal for yogis of all levels. The shape allows the user to spend more time on the mat and eliminates the need to turn the mat during practice. The round shape can have a positive affect on the mind, while the grid is designed to help with alignment for common yoga and Pilates poses. Available at Amazon. $109

Keurig K-Latte

Use any recyclable K-Cup pod to brew coffee or make delicious lattes this New Year. With this new machine you can froth fresh milk, including skim, soy and almond. Conveniently, the frother base flips up to save counter space. Available at and Walmart. $149.99

Van Houtte House Blend Dark

Caffeinate your New Year with this new blend from Van Houtte. It’s deliciously aromatic with roasted nut, dark chocolate and woodsy aromas and will be just what you need to get through your day. Available in recyclable K-Cup pods. Available at and major grocers. Box of 12 $9.99; Box of 30 $21.49

CeraVe Skin Renewing Line

Replenish the skin barrier and reveal brighter and radiant-looking skin with a combination of retinol and essential ceramides in this line which includes Skin Renewing Day Cream SPF 30, Skin Renewing Retinol Serum and Skin Renewing Night Cream. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall. Day Cream $24.99; Serum and Night Cream $23.99 each

IBKUL Convertible Tunic

You’ll be set for the golf course, tennis court and beyond with this convertible tunic that’s suitable as both a shirt and dress thanks to the adjustable side rouching. Made with the brand’s signature ICEFIL fabric that quickly dries and wicks away moisture, it’s soft and comfortable. Available at and Glen Abbey Pro Shop. $118 US

Smartwool Men’s and Women’s Merino 250 base layers

Layer up for the slopes, trails or cold days with Smartwool’s warmest base layer. The pieces are slim fitting with interlock knit, flatlock seam construction and the bottoms have a wide, fabric-covered elastic waistband for comfort and fit. Available at Skiis & Bikes, Sporting Life, MEC and SAIL. Tops $124.99; Bottoms $119.99

Philips SatinShave electric shaver

This is the most advanced shaving system for wet or dry use. You’ll get the closest shave possible thanks to the five accessories to meet all your hair removal needs. Features a multiflex head with dual foils for fewer missed hairs and soft-touch comfort cushions for a smooth pass, even on curvy areas. Available at and Shopper Drug Mart. $79.99

Zincuta Skin Ointment

First made in the late 1800s by Dr. Josiah C. Case and sold in stores for more than 40 years, this skin ointment is suitable for helping heal burns, sunburn, chafes, abrasions, raw sores, insect bites and eczema. The original formula has been updated by herbalist Donna Penney to meet today’s standards and made with pure, natural ingredients. Available at Amazon. $12.50

Systane Complete

Don’t let dry eyes get you down this winter.  The first all-in-one drop from Alcon Canada for all types of dry eyes are doctor approved and can be used up to four times daily so you can instantly relieve burning, stinging, gritty, scratchy or uncomfortable sensations. Available over-the-counter at pharmacies. $14.99

Koena probiotics

Maintain gastrointestinal health and promote favourable gut flora with these multi-strain probiotic blends that are made in Canada. All formulas are vegan-friendly, dairy, soy and gluten free and do not require refrigeration. Available at major drug stores. $34.99

Philips OneBlade Face + Body

This fast-moving cutter trims, edges and shaves any length of hair in any direction without shaving as close as a traditional blade so the skin stays comfortable. Comes with three style combs and one body comb for sensitive areas. Available at, Best Buy, Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart. $64.99

Abbott FreeStyle LibreLink mobile app

Designed for use with the FreeStyle Libre sensor, the app was recently licensed by Health Canada for use with compatible iOS smartphones to measure glucose levels. The toonie-sized sensor is available through prescription and can be scanned with your iPhone to conveniently check your glucose, the last eight hours of glucose history, allows you to add notes, share with healthcare professionals and caregivers and can be used without wifi. Available at Sensor by prescription; App free

Nature’s Touch Frozen Fruits

Add delicious fruit to your New Year routine simply with these assorted frozen, organic fruits. Perfect for adding to smoothies, yogurt and recipes, they’re sure to sweeten your day. Available at Loblaws and Costco. Various prices