PRODUCT: Annie Chun’s Rice Express ~ Black Pearl & Multigrain Rice Bowls

We love black pearl rice, so we were happy to try Annie Chun’s new microwavable rice bowls, Black Pearl (mixed with sprouted brown rice) and Multi Grain, a mix that includes sprouted brown rice, Indian and regular millet (a grain-like seed, high in magnesium, protein and B vitamins) and the Black Pearl rice. Both products…
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PRODUCT: Flamous Falafel Chips

Falafel lovers are in luck: We can now enjoy falafel in chip form. The new Falafel Chip line is all natural, kosher, and gluten-free; the plain chips are also available in an organic version. And yes, the chips taste just like falafel—only crunchy! They’re relatively low in sodium, too—100mg per one-ounce serving. Read the full…
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TRENDS: Hot Flavors For 2009

Each year, industry experts predict the hot flavors of the following year. With the first predictions for 2009, international research firm Mintel forecasts that manufacturers and restaurateurs will reach for the following exotic fruits and flavors to tempt jaded palates (astute eyes will notice that some of these have been on annual lists for several…
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GOURMET NEWS: EAT-JAPAN Sushi Awards

The winner: a sushi made of seven different treatments of rice. Last year’s winner, Golden Shooting Star, was also a vegetarian sushi. Award-winning chefs from Japan, Russia, Scandinavia, the U.K. and the U.S. competed on October 6th at Sushi Awards 2008 for the Sushi Of The Year Award, a unique creation developed for the event.…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Long Kow’s Crystal Noodle Soup

An easy way to eat your greens. The crystal noodles are underneath the veggies. Shown above: Vegetables & Eggs variety.   With Long Kow’s Crystal Noodle Soup, and all you need to do is provide the boiling water and the spoon (chopsticks or a fork are helpful to manage the noodles) to enjoy a bowl…
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