Q: Where can I get Mean Green Orange Champ cleaner in Atlanta? I ran out a while back and don’t remember where I purchased it. It’s been a while. It comes in a spray and it’s great for cleaning patio furniture that’s been out all winter. Thanks. Gary Jones, email
A: This multi-surface cleaner with the fresh citrus fragrance works to get rid of stains, grease and general grime on a variety of items, including lawn equipment and decks. It even works on indoor jobs. You’ll find Mean Green Orange Champ in a 40-ounce spray bottle for $2.48 at Lowe’s, 1717 East West Connector, Austell, 678-945-5663. It’s located on aisle seven.
Q: My daughter has a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. I’m looking for a hair color product that won’t harm her scalp. I appreciate your help. Thank you. E. Pratt, email
A: Obviously, your daughter wants to avoid hair color containing harsh chemicals. You didn’t say whether she is lightening or darkening her hair. Many traditional hair dyes are formulated with paraphenylenediamine, or ppd, a chemical that might irritate the scalp if you suffer from psoriasis. Less problematic, but still potential irritants are bleaches and peroxide found in products that lighten hair. EcoColors is a local company that makes both home coloring kits and professional colors used in salons. The products are soy-based and contain no ppd, gluten, sulfites, resorcinol, ethanolamines, paraben or propylene glycol. Obviously, as with any hair color, it should be spot-tested, and she shouldn’t apply it if she’s in the middle of a flare-up. You can find Eco Colors for $18.29 at Rainbow Grocery, 2118 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-636-5553. Check out the website at ecocolors.net to find a salon in the event your daughter wants to go with a professional application.
Q: I am a huge fan of Utz brand pretzels. A lot of stores that I used to buy them at are not carrying them anymore. Wal-Mart on Roswell Road got them in again but not in the special dark, which is my most favorite. They are the sourdough pretzels. Please help me find them. Thank you in advance. Joyce Shetle, email
A: You’ll find 16-ounce bags of Utz sourdough specials extra dark pretzels for $2.99 each at Target, 3040 Shallowford Road, Marietta, 770-321-8545.
Q: I don’t eat pork, and I am looking for Italian sausage patties made with beef. The brand I would like is called Jack’s. These are frozen, not fresh. Thank you. T. Walton, email
A: Jack’s Gourmet sweet Italian beef sausage patties are kosher and contain no nitrites, gluten, MSG or fillers — simply ground beef and spices. You’ll find 16-ounce boxes of four patties for $12.79 in the kosher frozen foods section, along the back wall, at Kroger, 2205 Lavista Road, Atlanta, 404-633-8694.
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