CONTEST: Spice It Up

Most people don’t realize they should throw away their spices regularly. Others hate to throw things away on principle. But McCormick, the largest spice company in the world, is offering a spice check challenge. First, you can test the age of any McCormick product on their website, SpiceCheckChallenge.com. Just enter the code on the bottom…
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PRODUCT WATCH: Rastafarian Chocolate

Zion Collection: You don’t have to be Rastafarianto enjoy this Jamaican-flavored truffle collection.   Vosges Chocolates wants to bring out your inner Rasta through its Zion collection, a seasonal group of truffles inspired by the Rastafarian culture and the words of Bob Marley. The flavored ganaches let you experience the spices, fruits and flowers of…
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PRODUCT WATCH: New Recchiuti Artist In Burnt Caramel

Every six months or so, San Francisco chocolatier Michael Recchiuti adds a new Bay Area artist to his Artisan Collection, an “edible chocolate gallery” of limited edition chocolates. The artist creates four representative images, and both the chocolatier and his customers have a new way to support the arts! A new collection has just debuted,…
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NEWS: Hot Stuff Is Healthy Stuff

  “Chile heads”—people who can’t get enough hot habañeros in their daily diets—are on a healthier road than the rest of us, according to new medical research. Capsaicin, the heat component in chiles, is an antioxidant and a proven anti-inflammatory just like Aleve and Tylenol. It also kills cancer cells, prevents sinus infections, provides gastric…
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PRODUCT WATCH: The “Original” Energy Bar

When Native Americans and European immigrants hit the trail and needed energy, they carried the original energy bar, pemmican—a mixture of meat, fat and dried fruit.   Now, The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Company has gone back to its ancestral roots for a healthy, natural alternative to the energy bars now on the market: the…
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