FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Better Virgin Marys

January 1st is Bloody Mary Day. But after last night’s celebration, you may be better off with a Virgin Mary. Most Bloody Mary mixes are made to complement vodka and can be very salty. We find it easier to make a mix that can be drunk Virgin Mary-style—spare the vodka and pack in lots of…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Great Zero Calorie Soft Drinks

Add some grapefruit juice for an energy spritzer.   Do your New Year’s resolutions include losing weight? One standby is diet soda. Some people like it, some people endure it. Try these two boutique carbonated drinks: zero-calorie carbonated beverages with great flavor that we previously reviewed. If you haven’t gotten to know them yet, now’s…
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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…
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PRODUCT WATCH: Kettle Chips 100-Calorie Packs

Keep your potato chip snacking under control with Kettle Chips’ 100-calorie packs.   Starting January 1, Kettle Bakes Lightly Salted Potato Chips will be available in 100-calorie packs, at delis and supermarkets nationwide. The bags contain 18 chips with 65% less fat than regular potato chips. As part of a movement by manufacturers to provide…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Best Diet Holiday Gifts

Dr. Andrew Weil for Tea, from Ito-En, shows how special and delicious calorie-free iced tea can be.   We’ve rounded up great gifts for friends and family members who love good food—but happen to be watching their calories, or need sugar-free options. This year, the calorie-free (or low-calorie, or sugar-free) things we’d like to receive…
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