GIFT: 5 Sparrows Hot Chocolate With Stevia

White hot chocolate with stevia sweetener. Photo courtesy 5 Sparrows.   Five Sparrows is a line developed by coffee shop owners, who wanted commercial products created specifically for handcrafted beverages. They are now available to consumers as well. The company makes hot chocolate, chai and frappe mixes, which are available in versions sweetened with sugar…
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RECIPE: Cinnamon Chocolate Popcorn

We just published a gift idea for Brownie Points’ Candy Cane Crunch Popcorn. If you’re in the mood to make your own candy cane popcorn, pop it, butter it and toss with crushed candy canes or other peppermint candy. Not a peppermint lover? Here’s a recipe for equally festive Cinnamon Chocolate Popcorn from the National…
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RECIPE: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Float

Before those limited edition candy cane and peppermint ice creams disappear, have your last hurrah Pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City created this treat with Häagen-Dazs Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Float “I do not mess around with my hot chocolate,” says Chef Tosi. “As a pastry chef, it’s practically…
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GIFT: Gourmet Cocoa And Hot Chocolate

Winter Hot Chocolate is a classic cocoa mix with a touch of vanilla. Photo courtesy Lake Champlain Chocolates.   “Forget Christmas gifts this year,” said our friend Gerard, when he called to invite us to his annual party and gifting frenzy. “At this point in our lives, none of us needs another scarf, another basket…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: COGO Hot Chocolate

If you need a caffeine jolt but don’t like coffee (or get heartburn from the acid), we have a delicious solution. COGO extra-caffeinated hot chocolate has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. We’ve had caffeinated water and double-caffeinated coffee and caffeinated mints, but COGO is the first hot chocolate or cocoa we’ve come…
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