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PRODUCT REVIEW: Nip ‘n Tang

Nip ‘n Tang
Cousin to a spicy honey mustard, Nip ‘n Tang adds the bite of horseradish.
  Perhaps one of the most versatile condiments around, Nip ‘n Tang combines fruit and horseradish for a sweet and spicy profile—sweet fruit and spicy/tangy horseradish. If you like peach and mango salsa and honey mustard, you’ll like Nip ‘n Tang. The flavor combination makes it versatile as a spread, dip, salad dressing and marinade component, meat and poultry glaze and unusual topping (try the sweeter flavors with plain or vanilla yogurt or on vanilla ice cream). The line is all natural, allergen and fat free and certified kosher. We particularly like the Blueberry and the Cranberry Orange, both of which would be terrific on turkey sandwiches this Friday. Read the full review.

Read about more of our favorites in the Condiments Section and the Salsas & Dips Section of online magazine.

 

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Sticky Fingers Easy Scone Mixes

Blueberry Scone
Just add water: It’s ready in 12 minutes.
  We’re not too keen on most scones—they’re dry, crumbly and leaden, requiring a slathering of butter and jam. But Sticky Fingers Bakeries has pulled off a minor miracle, with a line of English scone mixes that are moist, flavorful and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. All you do is add water, stir and drop the dough onto a baking pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and serve warm to appreciative family and guests. Two days later, kept in a zip-sealed bag, our scones were still moist and tasty! In addition to the regular line that we tried (12 flavors), there’s a separate line that’s kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union (6 flavors). The line is all natural: no preservatives, no trans fats, no saturated fats and no cholesterol; the kosher line was developed for natural food stores and has no refined granulated white sugars.
Read the full review in THE NIBBLE online magazine. You can see more of our favorite bread products in our Breadstuffs Section.

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Dagoba Organic Chocolate

Dagoba Organic Cacao Nibs
Dagoba organic cacao nibs—full of antioxidants.
  Dagoba (pronounced duh-GO-buh, meaning “temple of the gods”) was founded in 2001 by “head alchemist” Frederick Schilling. His philosophy states, “You can deprive the body, but the soul needs chocolate.” Metaphysics aside, Dagoba creates some of the finest organic chocolate our tongues have ever encountered—28 dark chocolate and milk chocolate bars, three hot chocolates (call the Fire Department—the Xocolatl is hot, hot stuff, as is the chocolate bar by the same name), four delectable varieties of cacao nibs (the pure nibs are shown in the photo) and chocolate bricks and drops for baking—great gifts for your favorite baker. The line is certified kosher, and some of the products are Fair Trade Certified—a fact that should ease your conscience as well as feed your soul. It was tough to decide where to begin, but intrepid tasters that we are, we plowed ahead. Read our full review of this extensive line, which includes some important—though not always pretty—background information on cacao farming and the conditions of cacao workers, and what Dagoba is doing to ease the plight. This is a line of chocolate you can feel good about eating.
Read more about our favorite chocolate in the Chocolate Section of THE NIBBLE online magazine, about our favorite organic products in the NutriNibbles Section and about our favorite kosher products in Kosher Nibbles.

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PRODUCT WATCH: Wagatha’s Dog Biscuits—Organic, Kosher & Allergy-Free

Wagatha’s Organic Dog BiscuitsWag for Wagatha’s!
  Wagatha’s of Vermont has just introduced three wheat-free flavors to its line of 100% organic and kosher premium dog biscuits. Many of the ingredients found in Wagatha’s treats are people food, like eggs, extra virgin olive oil, herbs, honey and tomatoes. The biscuits contain vitamins D, E, and B complex as well as calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. The new wheat-free flavors are ideal for all dogs, but are espcially perfect for dogs with allergies. The flavors include Breakfast Biscuit (maple oatmeal with bananas & apples), Cranberry Cheddar and Tuscan Tomato & Herb.
The treats are available online at Wagathas.com and at retail in 30 states nationwide. A 9-ounce, reusable canister is $8.95, suitable for new puppy gifts, holiday gifts and just as an special treat for favorite four-legged friends. Wagatha’s also offers a monthly shipment program that will ship a predetermined amount of Wagatha’s Organic Dog Biscuits to you (or a gift recipient) each month. Shipping charges are waived for all orders over $50.00.

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REVIEW: Kool Freeze Kulfi Bars (Indian “Ice Cream”)

Kulfi Ice Cream
Kulfi is rich, creamy, and has less fat than ice cream.
  Kulfi, an Indian frozen dessert similar to ice cream but made without air (overrun), is now available in cool and refreshing ice cream bars. Made in California by Kool Freeze for American palates, they’re richer, creamier and less grainy than traditional kulfi. They’re also made with cow’s milk instead of water buffalo’s milk; so if you haven’t enjoyed kulfi you’ve had before, there’s a good chance you may like these bars. In exotic flavors like Chikoo, Faluda, Malai and Saffron, plus the more familiar Coconut, Mango, Pistachio and Strawberry, Kool Freeze Kulfi Bars are an experience in satisfying your sweet tooth, with a flair that transcends the typical frozen dairy bar. The bars seem very rich, despite the fact that kulfi doesn’t have high butterfat content like premium ice cream—the bars are 160 to 180 calories apiece. They’re also all-natural and certified kosher. Read the full review in THE NIBBLE online magazine. For more information on the different types of frozen desserts, read our Ice Cream Glossary.
 

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