TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bare Fruit Apple Chips

An apple never tasted better. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Our favorite packaged sweet snack, Bare Fruit apple chips has expanded the line to two new “flavored” chips. The lineup now includes Chili Lime Apple Chips Cinnamon Apple Chips Fuji Red Apple Chips Granny Smith Apple Chips Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips…
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PRODUCT: Blake’s All Natural Comfort Food

Lobster mac and cheese: elegant comfort food. Photo courtesy Blake’s All Natural.   Comfort food: does the term need an explanation? Those favorite foods from childhood, rich with nostalgia (and often, rich in calories), are so satisfying. For a brief period of time, they can make you feel that all’s well with the world. Apple…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

The bounty of summer produce encourages us to eat more fruits and vegetables. It seems like the healthy thing to do, and it is. But it’s also time to consider the issue of pesticide residues, and when you should buy organic versus conventional produce. Rinsing the produce does not remove all of the chemical residue.…
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PRODUCT: Equal Exchange Fair Trade Chocolate

Make your daily chocolate nibble fairly-traded. Photo of Equal Exchange Minis by Elvira Kalviste.   This year, we went Fair Trade for Halloween. That means that the chocolate we handed out was ethically produced. While you won’t see many articles about it, cacao is an agricultural product that uses child slave labor in the fields.…
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HALLOWEEN: Gnosis Raw Organic Chocolate

You’ve heard that chocolate is good for you, but those claims leave out two key points: Many of the flavanoids, the healthy antioxidants in cacao beans, are cooked out of the beans during the roasting process. Chocolate contains lots of refined sugar—milk chocolate and white chocolate have the most sugar, bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao or…
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