[1] Chalo’s Masala Chai mix, ready for hot water and your milk of choice (photos #1 and #2 © Chalo). [2] Three of the four flavors of Chalo (not shown, Lemongrass). [3] Chai pairs well with most desserts, and is delicious with chocolates (photo © Charles Chocolates). [4] Chai latte has become popular in the […]

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[1] A crunchy layer of potato chips—waffle chips are a nice touch—adds texture and flavor to the Bacon Chili Crunch Burger at San Diego-based Slater’s 50/50 (photo © Slater’s 50/50). [2] Fried chicken skins on the Blanco Burger at Lucky Rooster in Hilton Head (photo © Lucky Rooster). [3] Crunch pork rinds on a burger […]

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Two products worthy of your attention are the new Coca-Cola With Coffee and a fun fusion snack mix, 4505 Cheese-Charrones, chicharrones blended with Whisps cheese crisps.     1. COCA-COLA WITH COFFEE Finally, Coca-Cola with Coffee (regular and diet) has come to the U.S. Available in Japan since 2018 and in 48 other countries, this […]

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[1] Five lovely chocolate oxen are waiting to celebrate the Year Of The Ox with you (photos #1 and #2 © Burdick Chocolate). [2] The wood box is a “keeper.” [3] Celebrate the Year Of The Ox from February 12th through February 18th (photo © Liu Ziang | Panther Media).   Have you ever eaten […]

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Veganuary is a food event that began in the U.K.: an annual challenge run by a U.K. nonprofit that promotes and educates about veganism. It encourages people to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. The event began in 2014, and participation has more than doubled each year. Some 400,000 people signed up […]

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National French Fry Day is July 19th, but this recipe is winter comfort food. Duck fat fries are a special treat, beloved among chefs. They’re a great accompaniment to grilled meat, roasted chicken, and yes, duck. In this recipe the fries are pan baked, resulting in a crisp duck fat crunch and an aromatic blend […]

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A few years ago we suggested sweet potato toast as an alternative to avocado toast, beet toast, eggplant toast, hummus toast, mushroom toast and green pea toast. We provided a recipe from Chef François Payard, who put a gourmet twist on the sweet potatoes with caramelized onions, balsamic vinaigrette and sliced roasted sweet potatoes instead […]

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[1] Sovány is the only organic sparkling fruit-flavored water (all photos © Sovány Beverage Company). [2] Whether straight from the fridge or chilled on ice, the flavors are most refreshing—and very low in calories. [3] Add fresh fruit and/or herbs for a fizzy mocktail. [4] In addition to individual cans, you can buy Sovány in […]

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[1] Make mini popcorn balls in your favorite colors (photo © National Popcorn Board). [2] You can buy bags of popcorn or pop your own (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Popcorn trail mix is easy to make. Here’s the recipe (photo © Delicious Meets Healthy). [4] You can flavor popcorn with herbs […]

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