By Jess Arcand, Community Coordinator at Venturepark Labs
We are well into October and the air is crisp with the aroma of apples, pumpkin, and cinnamon. While the weather may be getting colder, warm autumn colours and indulgent baked goods are here to provide us with the comfort we need.
Whip up some new recipes or embrace a fall-inspired beauty routine with our must-have products, brought to you by a few of our accelerator companies who love fall just as much as we do.
More Granola comes in three (soon to be four!) dessert inspired flavours, but there's one flavour in particular that should be added to every grocery list this fall. With chunky pecan pieces mixed into a buttery, cinnamon spice granola, More Granola's 'Pecan Pie' flavour offers a healthy take on the sweet and salty classic.
Start your day off with some Pecan Pie granola topped pancakes or crumble it onto your favourite pie dish to add an extra crunch. Made with real, simple ingredients, More Granola is also lightly sweetened, plant-based, gluten-free, and vegetarian-friendly, for the whole family to enjoy!
Do you enjoy indulging in pumpkin spice lattes, but find yourself tired of the mid-afternoon crash from the extra caffeine and additives? Seeva has cornered the market with its one of a kind natural pumpkin seed milk that will keep you feeling refreshed and elevated. Its elixirs are packed with super-food ingredients, including 20 grams of plant-based protein. Grab a can if you're on the go or use Seeva's protein powder for your post-run smoothie.
While pumpkin may be the key ingredient in this beverage, it also incorporates a few underrated fall-inspired flavors like mushrooms, chai spices, & cacao to refocus your energy before the cold snap.
Whether it's used for a sweet treat or a savory dish, Drizzle's cinnamon spiced honey is equally versatile as it is delicious. With their unique flavors and colours, Drizzle honey has taken a basic pantry staple to a new level.
As part of Drizzle's Craft Honey Collection, the product is completely raw, bee-friendly, and supports Canadian beekeepers. Keep things simple by adding cinnamon spiced honey to your morning coffee to start your autumn day off on the right note. If you are looking to pick up a new dish for fall, we suggest trying their Baked Brie recipe that will be all the rave at your next dinner party.
This season, we are incorporating bold, warm colours into our beauty routines. Elate Cosmetics released their newest low waste, high impact multi-use eye pencils as part of their 'Evolve' collection. 'Strive' is a luxurious gold that can enhance a minimalist day-time look and 'Merit' incorporates rusty copper tones for an alluring and glam statement eye.
In addition to being the trendiest colours for fall, Elate Cosmetics has ensured that this collection is in line with their vision of sustainability and health, with minimal ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.
For more information on our accelerator program and past cohort companies, please visit www.ventureparklabs.ca.