PRODUCT: Chocolate Covered Beer Berries

What the heck are beer berries, one might logically ask. Better yet, what are chocolate-covered beer berries? Invented by Moonstruck Chocolate of Portland, Oregon, this innovative treat starts with German roasted malted wheat berries, which are typically used in the brewing process to make dark beers like Guinness and other stouts. Moonstruck tumbles the wheat…
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GIFT: Pretzel Perfection Gluten Free Treats

Delicious, fun, affordable holiday treats. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.   One of the tastiest new things we’ve tried this holiday season are the chocolate-covered pretzel clusters from Pretzel Perfection. The pretzels are gluten free, and made by a company that specializes in gluten-free flavored pretzel sticks—Chipotle BBQ, Garlic Herb, Lemon Toffee, Stoneground…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Have An Apéritif

What’s an apéritif? How does it differ from a digestif? An apéritif is an alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite. It is usually dry and low in alcohol. Some people have a cocktail (a mixed drink), but many modern cocktails are considered by gastronomes to be too heavy or too sweet…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Last Minute Gift

One of many thousands of ways to decorate a chocolate bar. Photo courtesy Chocomize.   If youve forgotten someone special, send an e-gift certificate for exciting gourmet chocolate bars from Chocomize. The giftee can decorate a standard 3.5-ounce or a heart-shaped chocolate bar with the toppings of his/her choice. First, the giftee picks the type…
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