[1] Like your coffee black? Wild Ophelia’s Jet Black Coffee Bites have a center of black coffee and liquid chocolate (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). Wild Ophelia’s Sea Salt Caramel Latte Cold Brew Bites. Have some with a caramel latte (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). [3] Great for gifting (photo courtesy Cold Brew Chick). [4] […]

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People have asked us to recommend chocolates for Mother’s Day, and this year’s recommendation is William Dean Chocolates. We first encountered the brand at a chocolate show in New York City, a short time after its founding in 2007. The chocolates were—are—stunning, and the story of the chocolatier, Bill Brown, even more so (William is […]

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[1] Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee (both photos courtesy Fowler’s). [2] White Chocolate Cashew Toffee.   We love toffee/buttercrunch (here’s the difference). So when we receive a gift of it, we tingle with anticipation. Sometimes that tingle pays off on the palate, sometimes not. When you’re a food writer who has tasted thousands of products a […]

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[1] Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookie (all photos courtesy Gooey On The Inside). [2] A new classic cookie: Birthday Cake. [3] Red Velvet and cream cheese. [4] A terrific party favor or stocking stuffer: Molten Cookie In A Jar.   Have you ever had “the best cookie ever?” It’s not hyperbole; in any individual flavor there […]

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[1] Pernod created what is now called Pernod Classic in 1915, when a component its absinthe liqueur, wormwood, was declared illegal. See the history of absinthe (photo courtesy Liquor.com). [2] Pernod is a delicious addition to seafood dishes like this bouillabaisse, as well as cream sauces with seafood (photo courtesy Pernod Ricard). [3] Use Pernod […]

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We were thrilled to receive sample bags of Maddy & Maize, small batch gourmet popcorn handmade in St. Paul, Minnesota. More accurately, we were thrilled when we tasted them. Could they be the best flavored popcorns anywhere? The line is all-natural, which means no artificial flavors and color, no HFCS, non GMO, peanut-free. And most […]

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It seems that once or twice a year, a new brand of artisan ice cream pops up in a local store. Ice cream lover that we are, we try every one. They’re all good, but aside from the occasional groovy flavor, they don’t distinguish themselves from all the other good ice cream in the freezer […]

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