FOOD FUN: Candy Pop & Cookie Pop Popcorn: M&Ms, Oreos, Twix, Snickers & More

[1] New Candy Pop Snickers (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Snack Pop). [2] The original: Cookie Pop with Oreos. [3] M&M Minis and popcorn. [4] A combo pack of individual servings, available at Sam’s Club (photo © Sam’s Club).   Friends and family know that we don’t enjoy “newsstand” candy, with three exceptions (Hershey’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and […]

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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mary’s Gone Crackers

Mary’s Gone Crackers is a brilliantly-crafted line. Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, non-GMO, with no hydrogenated oils or trans-fats: These delicious crackers are the poster food for everything that is trending in specialty food today. Yet, the brand dates to 1994, when Mary Waldner discovered that she and her son were allergic to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye […]

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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Honey Stinger, Nature’s Bakery

[1] Nature’s original energy food, honey, is sandwiched between thin, crisp waffle cookies (photos #1 and #2 © Honey Stinger). [2] You can purchase individual waffles or 12-packs. [3] If you’re looking for a better Fig Newton-type bar, look here (photos #3 and #4 © Nature’s Bakery). [4] These fig bars have less added sugar and more natural flavor than […]

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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Wolferman’s English Muffins

[1] Pace yourself, and try the 15+ flavors of Wolferman’s English Muffins (all photos © Wolferman’s). [2] Yes, please: Chocolate Chip English Muffins. [3] Peanut butter and bananas for breakfast. [4] English muffin pizza! [5] It’s Pumpkin English Muffin season. There are also Cranberry Citrus muffins. [6] English crumpets. You can bake your own with this recipe from David Lebovitz […]

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HALLOWEEN CANDY: Childhood Treats In Gourmet Chocolate From Theo

Our favorite Halloween candies were mini Almond Joys, Mounds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Skor bars. But our palate has since progressed beyond their childhood charms. Thank goodness for Theo’s artisan chocolates. Theo has brought these and more into the quality-chocolate universe. Coconut Bites (an upgrade of Mounds) Coconut Bites Salted Almond (an upgrade of Almond Joy) Milk Chocolate Peanut […]

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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Michelle’s Maccs, Gourmet Coconut Macaroons

[1] Michelle’s Maccs in Orange Zest (both photos © Michelle’s Maccs). [2] Michelle’s Maccs in Espresso.   If your idea of a heavenly bite is a coconut macaroon, we’ve discovered the best: Michelle’s Maccs, tender coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate—dark, milk or white, depending on the coconut flavor. And the flavors: ooh la la, magnifique (or should that be Maccnifique?). […]

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