TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Oregon Chai

The chai craze began sweeping across America some 15 years ago. It leaped to the mainstream from Indian restaurants and tea parlors, The formal name of the tea in Hindi is masala (spiced) chai (tea*, from the Mandarin cha). It originated on the Indian subcontinent. Americans shortened the term, and chai (CHY) it is. Its…
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Flavored Tortilla Chips, Lactose-Free Coffee Creamer

We enjoy these two contenders at home, and also give them as small gifts. 1. AL CHIPINO FLAVORED TORTILLA CHIPS For a tortilla chip lover, AL Chipino’s creative flavors are fun food. AL Chipino is a tortilla chip brand seasoned with global flavors. THey’re fun for entertaining or gifting to a tortilla chip lover. AL…
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HALLOWEEN RECIPE: Sugar Free Candy Apples & Caramel Apples

Every Halloween season we look forward to a crunchy-coated red candy apple and a chewy caramel apple. If you can’t have sugar, worry not: We have recipes for sugar-free/no sugar added candy and caramel apples. Sugar Free Candy Apples Recipe Sugar Free Caramel Apples Recipe   DECORATING THE APPLES We couldn’t find a sugar-free candy…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: ChocZero, Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars & Syrups

[1] ChocZero chocolate bars are sold in six-packs (photos #1 to #3 courtesy ChocZero). [2] Chocolate squares are perfect with a cup of coffee. [3] While maple is the most popular, there are 11 additional sugar-free syrup flavors. Monk fruit (lo han guo) on the tree (photo courtesy Clean Plates).   With Halloween and the…
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