NEWS: Carbonated Soda Sales Fizzle

Fewer tops are flipping as consumers switch from carbonated soda to water, juice and tea drinks.   Consumers in both the U.S. and the U.K. are turning away from carbonated soft drinks and opting for healthier beverages, according to a new report by independent market analyst Datamonitor. Are you one of them? Our own personal…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cocoa Garnishes

For another variation, add chocolate confetti curls to your hot chocolate.   Place cute character cookies (the gourmet version of animal crackers) on the whipped cream topping of a cup of hot chocolate. Look for small, lightweight cookies with interesting shapes in your specialty food store. But don’t stop there. – See 25 ways to…
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FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Banana Hot Chocolate

Don’t monkey around: Purée a ripe banana and add it to hot chocolate. One banana is enough for two eight-ounce cups (it stretches further if you want just a little banana flavor). Here’s the simple recipe, We’re not saying this is a health drink, but it combines potassium and antioxidants and it sure is a…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Evamor Alkaline Water

A water that neutralizes your stomach? Doctors say “No es possible.” Got reflux? Have an acid stomach? Are you always reaching for the Tums, or supporting an expensive Prilosec habit? Can a water with “pH balance” help you? Accredited medical sources say no, and explain why nothing can enter the body and neutralize the pH…
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