This week’s 5 Local Brands To Try This Week — brought to you by Naturally Chicago and SPINS — is a salute to the wide range of products in our region’s Good Food and Natural Products space. Meet (and taste):
Terlato Kitchen: Italian food products from a legendary wine-making family.
Great Lakes Gelatin Co.: Based in suburban Grayslake, this company has been making collagen-based dietary supplements for almost a century.
Lifeway Foods: A pioneer in kefir, a probiotic dairy beverage. (Those of you who attended Naturally Chicago’s Winter Wellness Party at Vital Proteins on January 30 had the opportunity to see Julie Smolyansky, Lifeway’s CEO, discuss the health benefits of probiotics.
Gilbert’s Sausage: It’s grilling season… sample Gilbert’s delicious chicken sausages in a wide variety of regional and international flavors.
The Original Country Bob’s: All-purpose and BBQ sauces, and seasoning salt, from a guy named Bob, so it has to be good.