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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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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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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