There are certain times during the year when it's worth it to brave the labyrinthine lines at Trader Joe's. And each one of those times happens exclusively during the fall, when pumpkin spice and caramel apples crawl out from the floorboards and descend from the rafters to claim their annual shelf space.
"Will it pumpkin spice?" is the new "Will it waffle?" And, apparently, the answer is always a resounding yes. But some products lend themselves better to cinnamon and cloves than others--which is why we have tasted our way through all the pumpkin spice goods out there to find the best ones. Step aside, Skeleton Jack: These are the real kings of the pumpkin patch.
Do you eat KIND Bars, those ubiquitous fruit and nut bars wrapped in distinctive striped packaging? There's a good chance you do since they are the fastest growing snack company in the US. Last week, I heard Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND Snacks, speak here in Jerusalem about his vision as a corporate citizen, and I was encouraged by what he said.