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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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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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Hot Chocolate On A Stick

During our childhood, our parents had tea with breakfast; we kids got hot cocoa. We craved it even in the warm weather. While Mom used Hershey’s or Droste’s cocoa mixes, our evolving palate led us to hot chocolate, a richer drink made from bits of shaved chocolate. With cocoa powder, half of the cocoa butter…
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GIFT: Gourmet Flavored Hot Chocolate

Chai & Mighty is one of four flavored hot chocolates from gourmet producer Lake Champlain Chocolates. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Hanukkah begins tonight, so today’s gift suggestion is kosher-certified. For Hannuakh, Christmas or other occasion, gourmet hot chocolate is a delightful gift during the chillier months. What makes hot chocolate “gourmet?”…
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