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What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

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. Getting enough fluids daily is important for all children, but when kids drink enough water they drink fewer sweetened drinks, are adequately hydrated, and less likely to gain weight during childhood. AquaBall is … Read More

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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. Someone once told me that ingenuity was simply a twist on the ordinary. What could be more ordinary than paper towels? Ora is a round paper towel that stacks on a recyclable … 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. Pereg Kaniwa Baby Quinoa is related to red quinoa, but smaller in size. It is grown in South Africa and is Certified Gluten Free, NonGMO Project Verified, and certified kosher (OU). It … 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. Just Spices, a company that is based in Germany, has just introduced their spice blends to the US market. The company’s goal is to offer spice blends that will make cooking … 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. High protein snacks are a major trend. Meat snacks, like jerky have become the third largest snack category with women buying 45% of all jerky purchases. Lorissa’s Kitchen makes a jerky that … 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. We have looked at Quinn snacks a number of times in the past. Once again, Quinn has expanded its brand line with gluten-free pretzels. The pretzels are Certified Gluten-Free and kosher certified … Read More

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Buy fresh, unprocessed foods whenever you can. The more a food is processed the more likely it will be higher in salt, sugar and fat. Make label reading a habit. You will be amazed at what you will learn. Don’t let sugar fool you. It comes by many names – dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, cane … 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. Junea Rocha, one of the founders of Brazi Bites grew up in Brazil where pao de quiejo (cheese bread) made from tapioca flour is a favorite snack food. After relocating to the … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

Food shoppers’ attitudes are changing when it comes to deciding which foods are healthy choices for themselves and their families and which foods represent their values. This wide variation in needs and acceptability is an enormous challenge for food companies and supermarkets. As many as three-quarters of all food shoppers make buying decisions based on … Read More

Shop smart with new product reviews plus calorie information and shopping tips.

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. BOMB started business in mid 2016 when four veterans joined together to offer the consumer a really strong cup of coffee. They market BOMB coffee as “super caffeinated.” We tried the Original … Read More