PRODUCT: Amoretti Sugar-Free Caramel & Chocolate Syrups

We tried the chocolate and caramel syrups, in drinks desserts. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Amaretto, Butterscotch, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Fior di Sicilia, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Irish Cream, Lemon, Mojito Mint, Orange and Raspberry…hungry yet? You can have all of these flavored syrups for just 15 calories a “pump,” in Amoretti’s line…
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STOCKING STUFFERS: Conventional & Sugar Free Sweet Treat Favorites

Sugar free bridge mix, licorice and Gummi Bears (inside package) from Nuts.com. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Nuts.com is a third-generation purveyor of nuts, dried fruits, chocolates and other sweets. They offer some 3,000 items sold by the pound, but will also package the wares into snack packs, 3.2 ounce bags sold…
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GIFT: Silverland Sugar Free Brownies & Lemon Bars

What can you give someone who adores cake but can’t have sugar? Sugar-free brownies and lemon bars from Silverland Bakery. The bakery’s sugar-free line was years in development, trying alternative noncaloric sweeteners and settling on the world’s finest, maltitol (see the different sugar substitutes). Current choices include: Sugar Free Lemon Bar: Same great look and…
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PRODUCT: Sparkling ICE Calorie-Free Soda

Crisp Apple Sparkling ICE, calorie-free, is a delicious substitute for sparkling cider. Photo courtesy Talking Rain Beverage Company.   Sparkling ICE is a line of zero-calorie soft drinks—the company calls them flavored sparkling waters (*see the footnote below for the difference between soda and flavored sparkling waters—produced by Talking Rain Beverage Company of Preston, Washington.…
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RECIPE: Fish Ceviche (Consider Trout!)

Trout ceviche. Photo courtesy ILoveBlueSea.com   Ceviche, raw fish or shellfish cured by acidic citrus juice, has been popular in Latin America for many centuries. In the early 1500s, the Spanish conquistadors wrote of an Inca dish of raw fish marinated in chicha, a fermented maize beer that dates back some 2,000 years. The concept…
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