PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Chocolate Poppers, Coconut Sparkling Water, Ice Cream Mochi

This week’s favorites, in alphabetical order:   BUBBIES: MOCHI ICE CREAM IN HOLIDAY FLAVORS We love mochi, a Japanese sweet treat consisting of a round pouch of rice dough, traditionally filled with red beans or other paste. In the U.S., ice cream often replaces the red beans. If you’re not familiar with mochi (MOE-chee), here’s the scoop. This year, Bubbie’s, […]

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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Sandwich Crackers From Lance & Honey Stinger Snack Bars

November 3rd is National Sandwich Day, and we’re taking on a different type of sandwich: sandwich crackers. From our perspective, sandwich crackers (photo #1) get pushed into the kids’ snacks category, even though they’re tasty fun for everyone. We rarely come across them at our local news stands or supermarkets. In fact, the penultimate time we thought about sandwich crackers […]

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TIP OF THE DAY: Things To Do With Rice Vinegar For National Vinegar Day

November 1st is National Vinegar Day. While we’ve written about the different types of vinegar, today we’re focusing on rice vinegar, also called rice wine vinegar though it’s not made from rice wine. Rice vinegar, made by fermenting rice, is the prevalent vinegar in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Basic rice vinegar ranges from colorless to pale yellow. There are […]

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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Matzo Project, Delicious Flavored Matzo

Matzo, variously translated from Hebrew as matzoh, matza, matzah, matztzah and other spellings, is a 3,000-year-old accidental recipe.   SOME MATZO HISTORY As anyone who knows the story of Exodus will remember, in the time of Moses, Egypt’s pharaoh* finally agreed after much appealing, and then the 10 plagues, to let the enslaved children of Israel go. The Israelites left […]

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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Better-For-You Snacks From Ceres, Fairlife & MaraNatha

This week’s picks are better-for-you snacks that have become part of our snacking repertoire. All will be welcomed by adults and kids alike.     1. CERES: SMOOTHIES TO GO Ceres fruit juices are among the best you can buy. So when they offered us samples of their new Smoothie To Go line, we jumped. These fruit purées—which include small […]

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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Raw Chocolate, Spicy Sea Salt & Compostable Drinking Straws

[1] Sea salt with chile spice from A. Vogel. [2] Fine & Raw Chocolate Bars are portioned for daily enjoyment. [3] Say good-by to environmentally harmful straws with these look-alike alternatives from Repurpose Compostables.   Our favorite products of the week, in alphabetical order: 1. A. VOGEL SPICY SEA SALT A. Vogel makes a popular herbed sea salt. Joining it […]

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