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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Top Picks Of 2007

Tuna Sandwich
No sandwich will ever taste the same once
you switch to Ojai Cook mayonnaises.
  Our final Top Pick of the year is actually the Top Picks of 2007, five products we wrote about earlier this year that continue to bring happiness to our table. These are not fancy boxes of chocolate or special foods for entertaining, but everyday foods that have become part of our every day life. One of our goals is to introduce you to foods you might not have discovered on your own. So if you aren’t familiar with these special products, we hope you’ll have the opportunity to try them in the coming months. You can read the Top Pick Of The Week with capsule summaries of each product, or click on the links below to read the full reviews.

Cypress Grove Chevre, a northern California cheese maker, creates a broad variety of creative fresh and aged goat cheeses, including the popular Humboldt Fog.
Peeled Snacks Fruit & Nut Mixes, of New York City, makes nutritious, grab-and-go fruit and nut mixes in innovative packaging that keeps the fruits moist and the nuts crisp. Better than a candy bar!

The Ojai Cook Gourmet Mayonnaises, of California, reinvents mayonnaise into something flavorful, fabulous and worth every calorie. Made in a variety of flavors from lemony to Latin, any recipe that these mayos touch will be vastly improved.
Pierre Marcolini Confitures (Jam), the only import on the list (from Belgium), are jams unlike any in the marketplace. Using so little sugar that diabetics can enjoy them (20% or less), these velvety, spreadable fruits have the richness of a curd without curd’s calorie- and cholesterol-laden eggs and butter. Truly a jam miracle.
Starr Ridge Bread Sticks, from Phoenix, are so flavorful that they require no embellishment—although a tapenade or other dip makes a splendid hors d’oeuvre. The five flavors—Asiago Cheese, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese With Black Pepper, Roasted Garlic and Seed—can be served at elegant dinners or for casual snacks.All of the Top Picks Of The Week (dating back to 2004) are archived on TheNibble.com.

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PRODUCT WATCH: Michael Gagné Cream Cheese Biscuits

Michael Gagne’s Robinhood Free Meetinghouse Biscuits
Our favorite biscuits—try them and you’ll be
hooked, too.
  The formal name of this product is Michael Gagné’s Robinhood Free Meetinghouse Biscuits—perhaps the longest-named food product in the world. Michael Gagné is the chef, the Robinhood Free Meetinghouse is the historic building in Maine that houses his restaurant, and Biscuits are, well, the product. It’s a lot of name, and there’s more to come, because there are three flavor varieties that add up to four more words. But then, it’s a lot of biscuit. The 72-Layer Cream Cheese Biscuits are our favorite biscuits in Biscuitdom: worth every cent and every calorie. When we first named them a Top Pick Of The Week, they had very limited distribution and the shipping cost as much as the biscuits (still, worth it!).
Now, Michael Gagné has bi-coastal distribution, with additional expansion underway. Look for the biscuits at Costco, Earth Fare, Hannaford, Harris Teeter, Kowalski’s, Metropolitan Market (Seattle), Treasure Island Foods, Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods Markets and Wild Oats. They are also available in smaller specialty stores. And, there are Five-Herb Biscuits and Cinnamon Rolls, both made from the same cream cheese dough. But it’s the Classic 72-Layer Cream Cheese Biscuits that have our heart. We’ve shown you the packaging instead of a beautiful biscuit shot to make them more easy to recognize in the store’s freeze case. Read our full review in THE NIBBLE online magazine, where you’ll see plenty of delicious biscuit photos.

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