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NEWS: Bad Crops Lead To Higher Cacao Prices

Cacao BeansCacao beans: victims of El Niño.   According to the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO), the world’s current cocoa shortfall is now 55% larger than previously thought, due to adverse weather conditions that caused crop reductions over the 2006/2007 season. The global production deficit is now estimated at 242,000 tonnes. Severe dry and windy conditions affected Africa at the end of 2006, and output declined 10% (Africa supplies 70% of the world’s cacao). Over the same period, El Niño temperature fluctuations led to crop declines of 8% in the Asia and Oceania region, and 6% in the Americas.
However, the ICCO states that demand has not decreased and remains at a record high. World cacao consumption has grown on average 3.8% each year over the last five years, and 2.5% over the 2006/07 season. This demand, combined with moves by some manufacturers to stocking up on cacao, has led to average price increases of 12%. Expect to see prices reflected in everything from bars to cocoa powder to baked goods.

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TRENDS: The World Of Cookies

Are you a standard cookie eater or a trendsetter? Although the overall $5.9 billion U.S. cookie market sales increased 14% in value from 2002 to 2007, standard cookies are losing ground and niche cookies are trending up. According to a new report by research firm Mintel, standard cookies still represent 57.5% of sales. But this figure has been declining over the five year period covered by the report, suggesting that more specialized cookies are gaining in popularity. What are “specialized” cookies?
Health orientated cookies. These include cookies that consumers consider to be healthy, made with natural or organic ingredients, and/or in smaller portion sizes.
Cookie bars. This category has grown a whopping 57% over the five years of the report. Future category growth could be driven by cookie bars, and new manufacturers may enter the category offering hybrid product lines such as energy and meal replacement cookie bars. What’s slowing?
  Organic Cookies - Liz Lovely
Liz Lovely cookies are riding the trends of organic and supersized. Read our review.
Sales of premium and luxury cookies, the “indulgent” products. It’s not that consumers are moving away from indulgent cookies, the researchers say, but the premium genre will move towards producing cookie bar and health-orientated cookies (all natural and organic), causing a blurring of segment lines. Two surprise demographic findings:
– Baby boomers in the 55 to 64 age group will experience the strongest consumption growth up to 2012, preferring treats that contain heart-healthy dark chocolate, antioxidant-rich fruits, and nuts and whole grains.- Men apparently eat cookies more often than women. This indicates opportunities for more “manly snacks,” such as oversize cookies with large chunks or chocolates or nuts. Apparently, the U.S. will be in supersize mode for some time to come.

If you’re now hungry for a cookie, click on over to the Cookies, Brownies & Bars Section of THE NIBBLE online magazine to see some of our favorites.

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FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Panettone

PanettonePanettone makes great French toast! Photo by Gabriel T | Sxc.   Did you get a panettone for Christmas? Panettone is the Italian version of fruitcake, a fluffy, sweet yeast bread dotted with raisins, candied lemon and orange peel (called pan dulce in Latin America). In Italy, this tall, dome-shaped, airy Christmas yeast bread, which dates to Medieval times, is very popular for the holidays. The classic accompaniment is a sweet hot beverage or a sweet wine such as spumante or moscato (but any dessert wine will do). Some Italians add a side of crema di mascarpone, a cream made from mascarpone cheese, eggs and Amaretto (or substitute zabaglione). If you have more panettone than you can enjoy, cut it into slices and freeze it: After seconds in the microwave, it’s deliciously warm and fluffy again. We enjoy it toasted—buttered for breakfast or made into a luxurious piece of French toast, and for dessert with a scoop of vanilla or rum raisin ice cream. And it makes one heck of a bread pudding (there’s a recipe in Giada’s Family Dinners, by Giada de Laurentiis).Merry Christmas from all of us at THE NIBBLE.

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REVIEW: Liz Lovely Cookies

If you haven’t yet gotten gifts for your favorite organic food fans, print out our review of Liz Lovely Cookies, wrap it in a recyclable box (or send an email with a link to the review, saying “Here’s what I got you for Christmas—they’ll arrive fresh-baked in January”), and point out that the gift will be arriving when the onslaught of holiday baking is over. Then, they’ll be able to properly focus on these delicious, jumbo organic cookies. Liz Lovely Cookies taste like Vermont, the state in which they are lovingly made. Although these soft, chewy jumbo cookies are not health food, each bite seems wholesome and healthy. Nevertheless, you’ll feel good giving these organic and Fair Trade Certified cookies to kids or adults, and eating half a cookie (the suggested portion size) yourself. The line is also certified vegan (dairy free, egg free) and is trans fat free and low sodium. The sugar level is relatively low as well. For grab-and-go convenience or lunch boxes, the cookies are packaged two to a bag to “share the love and make a friend.”   Peanut Butter Cookies
Liz Lovely’s lovely, organic, Fair Trade certified Peanut Butter Classics.
You can send the variety pack, including Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal chocolate chip with hard chocolate icing piped across the top and totally covering the bottom), Cowgirl Cookies (soft chocolate chip cookies, one step above eating cookie dough), Ginger Snapdragons, Mochadamia Mountain and Peanut Butter Classics. There’s a Green Gift Basket in a totally recyclable gift package: Everything is reusable (the tin tub, the ribbon, the tissue) recycled and/or recyclable (the card is printed on recycled paper). It’s certain to be a popular gift—and sharing those cookies will help make new friends! Find more of our favorite organic foods in the NutriNibbles Section of THE NIBBLE online magazine.

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RECIPES: Last Chance Easy Holiday Recipes

Chocolate Peppermint Pie
Who can resist Chocolate Peppermint Pie?
  Still searching for that special recipe for Christmas or New Year’s Eve?
– Turn your cheese tray into a Cheese Christmas Tree.
– Serve this crowd-pleasing Chocolate Peppermint Pie.
– Entertain the adults with this Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Float—impressive and made in seconds.
– Make elegant Cranberry Poached Pears, served with the delicious new Häagen-Dazs Caramelized Pear and Toasted Pecan Ice Cream.
– Try different egg nogs: Classic Rum Egg Nog, Chocolate Egg Nog, Coconut Egg Nog and Diet Egg Nog.
– For seasonal cocktails, we recommend a Cranberry Mojito and a Pomegranate Martini.



Find more recipes in THE NIBBLE online magazine. Go to Main Reviews, pick the food category of your interest, and check for recipes.

 

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FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Shortcake

Use your cookie cutters to make a special holiday “ice cream cake.” Slice regular or chocolate pound cake into 1/2″to 3/4″-thick slices and use cookie cutters to cut shapes into the cake—trees and stars are especially nice. Top with vanilla, mint or candy cane ice cream, fresh strawberries and mint leaves, and drizzle with chocolate sauce if you like. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters and other theme shapes to make this special (and easy) dessert for every holiday. If the poundcake isn’t dense, you may have to toast it lightly in order to cut out the shapes—but toasted cake is just as delicious. Click here for a pumpkin mousse recipe—another lovely, seasonal dessert in the Desserts & Ice Cream Section of THE NIBBLE online magazine.   Snowflake Cookie Cutter
Buy a poundcake, cut shapes with your cookie cutters, and turn them into “holiday shortcake”
with whipped cream and berries.
 

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REVIEW: Sweet Muse Brownies

BrownieSweet Muse brownies are melt-in-your-mouth fudgy.   Need brownies? Sweet Muse makes hand-baked, individually wrapped gourmet brownies that are “inspirational indulgences,” because each is wrapped with an inspirational or philosophical quote. The moist fudge brownies are large enough and rich enough so that they can be shared with a friend and still provide satisfaction. Baked by an actress, the brownies “perform,” and are sure to get a round of applause from both children and adults—assuming the children you know are keen for toppings like toffee, coconut almond and peppermint candy. Read the full review. And find more of our favorite brownies in the Cookies & Brownies Section of THE NIBBLE online magazine.

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REVIEW: Michael’s Cookies

Michael’s Cookies’ dough was awarded first place for best product in the “Outstanding Foodservice” category by the National Association for the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT). But the cookies are available ready-baked for consumers, and are beautifully packaged for corporate gifts or for your favorite cookie lover. They’re also certified kosher. Of the 20 different flavors available, we tried five, plus the gluten-free chocolate chip cookie for people on restricted diets. These homestyle cookies taste like you just baked the yesterday (and in fact, Michael’s bakes to order). We enjoyed all of the flavors: Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a good hit of espresso, Maple Pecan (a terrific flavor that the marketplace should provide more of), Oatmeal Cinnamon, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Cranberry. As much as we liked the regular cookies, we prefer the gluten-free cookies from Curious Cookie, a specialist in the area. Read the full review, and find more of our favorite cookies in the Cookies & Brownies section of THE NIBBLE online magazine. You can find more kosher products in our Kosher Nibbles section.   Michael’s Cookies
Maple Pecan Cookies: Attention must be paid!
 

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TIP OF THE DAY: National Cupcake Day & Cupcake Recipes

Chocolate Cupcake
If you don’t want to bake, you can order these
cupcakes from Divvies.com, a NIBBLE Top Pick
Of The Week. Read our review.
  Today is National Cupcake Day, so enjoy a cupcake—in fact, make some with a chocolate “surprise.” Fill the cupcake liner halfway with batter, then insert a piece of chocolate from your favorite gourmet chocolate bar (the size should be equivalent to a miniature-sized chocolate bar, about 1″ x 3/4″). Then top off the cup 2/3 to 3/4 of the way with batter and bake as instructed. The chocolate bar will melt during the baking process. After you ice the cupcakes, you can add another piece of chocolate to decorate the top. We love making a chocolate cupcake recipe and using a spicy “Aztec” chocolate bar, like Jacques Torres’ Wicked Way Bar. Or, enjoy this recipe for vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
 

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REVIEW: Chukar Cherries Gourmet Brownie Mix & Pie Filling

Chukar knows cherries. The company specializes in cherry products. We’ve previously reviewed their lovely preserves, toppings and barbecue sauces and scrumptious dried cherries. How would they do with baking mixes? Much better than other mixes we’ve tried! If you want to whip up a batch of Black Forest Brownies (chocolate chips and dried cherries) that taste homemade, just add butter and eggs. If you’re set on making a cherry pie, cobbler or tart, this is the cherry filling to use (you’ll never be able to look at a can of that supermarket pie filling again). We also used the cobbler filling in crepes, omelets, with a pork roast and to top ice cream. The products are all natural and certified kosher. Read the full review in THE NIBBLE online magazine. And learn more about the charming cherry in our Cherry Facts article, which includes a Cherry Tiramisu recipe that would taste even better with Chukar Cherries cobbler filling.   Cherry Pie

Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy boy? In a cinch, with scrumptious Cherry Cobbler Filling from Chukar Cherries.
 

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