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Chocolate-covered croutons

Croutons are small pieces of bread – usually cubes - that are toasted and used to garnish soups and salads. A variety of cheeses and spices are often incorporated for an extra kick of flavor. Chocolate is not generally one of these components, but a company called Marcy’s, which specializes in salad dressings and croutons, has decided that the time for chocolate and croutons to come together. ... Read More »

Vosges introduces bacon chocolate bar

vosges bacon chocolate bar

At the end of last year, I notedon Slashfood that there were a tremendous number of bacon-themed and bacon-flavored products out there that you wouldn’t expect – and that people were coming up with new ones all the time. Bacon cereal, bacon breakfast cookies, bacon sandwiches and bacon wallets are just a few. But the vast majority of the bacon creations were homemade ones (like ... Read More »

Funfetti brownie mix

funfetti brownie mix

I’m not necessarily one to endorse using boxed mixes instead of baking from scratch, but there are certainly some decent mixes out there to choose from. Brownie mixes tend to be consistently good, for example, and it’s not bad to have one on hand for chocolate emergencies (especially if you have kids who don’t really want to wait around while you fiddle with butter and ... Read More »

Fried Ice Cream ice cream

fried ice cream ice cream

Fried ice cream is just what it sounds like: deep fried ice cream. It’s pretty easy to find on the menus at mexican chain restaurants, where a crispy coating of cinnamon, sugar and crumbled cornflakes seems to be the standard. If you want to fry your own, it’s a good idea to start with balls of ice cream that are as cold as you can possibly ... Read More »

Bloom Energy review


Bloom Energy is a new, fruit juice-based energy drink from Del Monte. Each lightly carbonated beverage has 100 calories per 10.5-oz can and delivers a full serving of fruit, as well as Vitamins B, C and D, calcium and a boost of antioxidants. They are also naturally caffeinated using white tea extract and guarana. Every can has about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee ... Read More »

Black is the new… black, in food coloring


How often do you reach for food coloring and what colors do you use? Most of my food colorings go into icings for cakes and cookies, with some going into the cakesthemselves. I tend to stick with the red, yellow, green and blue colors that come standard in boxes of food coloring, or dilute them slightly for shades of pink, orange and purple. I don’t ... Read More »

Self-heating drinks back on the market

Months ago, Wolfgang Puck released a line of shelf-stable coffee drinks that were packaged in self-heating cups. The heavily insulated plastic containers had a button on the bottom that, when pressed, caused a small amount of water to be released and mixed with calcium oxide stored in a compartment within the package. Long story short, the reaction between the two caused the temperature of the ... Read More »

Reeses Pieces Eggs, reviewed

easter candy innards

As much as I enjoy Easter candy, even the newer ones don’t really surprise me like they used to when I was a kid. Perhaps I’ve just become a bit jaded, as the “limited edition” this and “New!!!” that don’t seem nearly as special or new as they should. I will admit that I was surprised, however, when I first bit into one of the ... Read More »

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