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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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Granola, Sparkling Diet Cranberry & Great Snacks

[1] Rustic chic granola from Banner Road Bakery (photo courtesy Banner Road Baking Co.). [2] Yummy yogurt bars—refrigerated, not frozen—from Clio Snacks. The halved bars show the consistency of the yogurt (photos courtesy Clio Snacks). [3] Sparkling Diet Cranberry from Ocean Spray: just 10 calories a can (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   We’re fortunate that we’re able to try many […]

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PRODUCTS FOR CAMPERS: This Week’s Favorites

[1] Fairytale’s Magic Morsels are “bites,” one-quarter the size of a standard brownie (photo courtesy Fairytale Brownies). [2] Tasty healthfulness: delicious by themselves, with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee (photo courtesy Kristin Hostetter | SNewsnet). [3] Are low-sugar gummy bears guilt-free? Pretty much (photo courtesy Smart Sweets).   When we were away at summer camp, we […]

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