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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, which makes ice cream mochi in 19 flavors, offers mochi fun in limited-edition holiday flavors:

  • Eggnog
  • Gingerbread
  • Peppermint Candy
  • Pumpkin (photo #1)
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    When you just want a bite of sweetness, a piece of mochi hits the spot.

    DISCOVER MORE AT BUBBIESICECREAM.COM.
     
     
    JIF POPPERS

    Years back, we had a Combos habit: a pack a day of the pretzel nuggets with a cheddar cheese filling (and since then, seven additional fillings).

    At some point, we gave them up, but now we have a new habit: Jif Poppers (photo #2).

    This new stack combines mini pretzels with large nuggets of crunchy popcorn coated with peanut butter. We can’t resist them.

    There are three flavors:

  • Chocolate Poppers, with chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Peanut Butter Poppers, with plain pretzels
  • Strawberry Poppers, with dried strawberries instead of pretzels
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    For us, the clear winner Chocolate Poppers. We’re not sure why the same snack was made without the chocolate pretzel coating; are there really that many people who don’t want chocolate? But, they’re delicious nevertheless.

    Strawberry Poppers are not for us. To our palate, the dried strawberries don’t have synergy with the PB-coated popcorn. Long live Chocolate Poppers!

    The line is certified kosher by OU.

    FIND A STORE NEAR YOU AR JIF.COM.
     
     
    3. WATERLOO: COCONUT SPARKLING WATER

    Waterloo makes sparkling waters in seven flavors (plus Original). Based on how natural they taste, we like some better than others.

    For us, the star of the collection is Coconut Sparkling Water (photo #3). We say this as someone who likes coconut, but isn’t attracted to conventional coconut waters.

    Natural coconut flavors and zero calories: We just bought a carton of 12 cans.

    The line is certified kosher by OU.

    FIND A STORE LOCATOR AT DRINKWATERLOO.COM.

     

    Bubbie's Pumpkin Mochi
    [1] Bubbie’s holiday mochi in Gingerbread.

    Jif Chocolate Poppers
    [2] Jif Chocolate Poppers from Jif.

    Waterloo Coconut Sparkling Water
    [3] Waterloo coconut sparkling water.

     

     


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