We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Mars Chocolate, the maker of M&M’s, first introduced M&M’s Crispy as a limited-edition flavor back in 1998. According to records from the Mars Consumer Care department, it is the number one limited edition, no longer on … Read More

More than 90% of US adults eat too much salt and very little of it comes from the salt shaker. Over 75% of the salt eaten every day comes from ready-to-eat foods – take-out dinners, restaurant meals, pizza, soup, snacks, candy, cakes and soda. Fewer than half the foods we toss into our grocery cart meet … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. When it comes to grilling, barbecue sauce ranks as the most popular flavor enhancer, followed by grilling seasoning, marinades and the stand – by classic salt and pepper. Weber, known for quality outdoor grills, has reformulated its … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Erin’s Popcorn is produced by Tim’s Cascade Snacks an environmentally conscious company that was founded in the mid-1980s. We tasted Reduced Sodium Popcorn and their latest flavor addition Churro Popcorn, which is sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. … Read More

The battle over buying presweetened, ready-to-eat cereal has been raging since the first sugar coated cereal hit the supermarket shelves. First, put these cereals into perspective. They are based in a grain, sometimes a whole grain, they are low in fat, some have fiber, and all are fortified with needed vitamins and minerals. That being … Read More

The popular supplement coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), widely believed to act as an antioxidant in the body, protecting cells from damage by free radicals (renegade oxygen molecules), is unlikely to provide any benefit. This finding comes from a study conducted at McGill University. Ubiquinone is a fat-like substance found naturally in every cell in the body. Cells … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Launched less than two years ago DeeBee’s TeaPops  are an organic, vegan, non-GMO (no genetically modified ingredients), kosher (KOF-K), tea-based frozen novelty. The company was founded by Dionne Laslo-Baker, PhD who wanted to offer her family and … Read More

When the lowfat eating craze took effect, experts hoped that people would substitute healthy carbohydrates – whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables – for high fat foods. This did not happen. Instead we piled on refined carbohydrates with limited fiber and lots of sugar – white bread, cookies, cake, white rice, candy, soda and sweetened … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. No piece of equipment is more important in the kitchen than a good set of knives. Ergo Chef  knives were created in 2002 by two brothers, one a chef and one an engineer. They … Read More

Instead of classifying foods as good-for-you and bad-for-you, parents would be wiser to categorize food by portion size. Eat smaller amounts of candy and ice cream. Offer a chocolate candy kiss instead of a chocolate bar. Serve a half-cup of ice cream instead of a soup bowlful. Buy 100-calorie packages of cookies instead of opening … Read More