Serendipity

I’ve been trying to perk up my boring Greek yogurt these days. People say it’s fine plain, but I really can’t stand the sour flavor. The protein count, however, makes it worth it. Recently, I stopped in at a health food store in Santa Cruz and found a jar of Serendipity Saucy Spreads. I chose Boysenberry (without sugar). Agave Nectar is instead added to sweeten it up, and at 26 calories per tablespoon, neither a calorie or sugar coma awaited me. The result—my bland yogurt was transformed into something that tasted like boysenberry pie filling. Fantastic. Sure, the price is a little higher than the average grocery store brand (this gourmet style sells for around $10 a jar) but those mass market jams are loaded with gobs of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Serendipity Saucy Spreads, on the other hand, are made by a dynamic and sweet mother/daughter team in Santa Cruz, Kristen and Lynette Cederquist, and their jams and spreads boast all natural ingredients. Check them out: serendipityspreads.com.