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The Republic of Tea SuperHerb Tea

Baobab Super Herb Tea and Jiaogulan SuperHerb Tea are the newest additions to the line of The Republic of Tea, which are all-natural, caffeine free, certified gluten free, Kosher certified and non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Project verified. The teas are made from gynostemma pentaphyllum — a herb said to be natural antioxidant — and baobab leaves.

By | December 21st, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

The Jerky Connection Beef Jerky

The Jerky Connection, a small family owned and operated gourmet beef jerky producer from Honey Grove Texas has over 40 different jerky flavors ranging in hotness, all made using the  freshest lean beef. The company has won numerous awards, such as The Hot Pepper Award and Scovie awards. Just introduced is the Micro Jerky of the month club featuring premium beef jerky made from some of the leading hot sauce producers. Every month members will receive 8-ounces of jerky plus a bottle of the hot sauce in the jerky.

By | November 22nd, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Dr. Praeger’s Thai Burger

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods launched an all natural Thai Veggie Burger. Their ingredients include red peppers, onions, carrots, string beans, edamame, coconut milk, soy sauce, lemon grass, ginger, Thai basil and cilantro. Each 2.75-ounce burger contains 150 calories, no saturated fat (of 8 grams total), 7 grams protein and 190 milligrams sodium. - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best intern: I enjoyed these burgers packed full of flavor. They crumble more than a beef burger, but have a beef-like burger texture.

By | November 20th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Corvo Bianco, NYC

Corvo Bianco — “white crow” in Italian —  brings coastal Italian fare to the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Executive Chef and James Beard-nominated Elizabeth Falkner turns out both authentic and inspired takes on Italian cuisine that highlight fresh seafood, bright flavors, and handmade pasta. The beverage program boasts draft and bottled craft beer and  a 120-bottle wine list curated by Wine Director Enrique Duran—30 of which are priced at $33. Mixologist Michael Neff created a number of signature cocktails including the "Negroni Leoni," with Solera rum, Joven mezcal, Campari, and sweet vermouth. The 225-seat space, inspired by Italy’s charming osterias and terraces, preserved much of the building’s original architecture and [...]

By | November 18th, 2013|NYC Restaurant Reviews|0 Comments

Polder Slimmer Stainless Digital Kitchen Scale

Polder Housewares has designed a slim, stainless steel digital kitchen scale with blue backlighting and large numerals in the display for easy reading.  This scale can be cleaned on both sides without moisture damaging the electronic. It has an integrated control panel, tare function, can weight up to 11 pounds and contains an auto shut-off feature after three minutes of non-use.   - bonnie: This scale is attractive enough to be left on your countertop, while thin enough ( 0.5” thick )  for easy storage. - bonnie Follow @BonnieBOTB

By | October 20th, 2013|Just For Fun, xyz misc|1 Comment

Erin’s All Natural Jalapeño White Cheddar Popcorn

Erin’s All Natural Popcorn has added Jalapeño White Cheddar as the line's newest flavor. This popcorn is made with white kernel corn. Each 1-ounce serving contains 140 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat (of 9 grams total), 130 milligrams sodium and 4 grams protein.

By | September 12th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

18th Annual Harvest in the Square, NYC

Harvest in the Square, the 18th annual food and wine tasting event in the North Plaza of Union Square, New York City, celebrates community and cuisine. The event will take place Tuesday, September 17th in Union Square Park.  Chefs from the hottest restaurants in the Union Square district prepare signature eats using fresh farm produce from Union Square Greenmarket. Microbrews and wines from New York State and across the globe will be carefully paired with offering. Union Square Partnerships effort to maintain the park will benefit from the event. VIP entry begins at 6:00pm and tickets for $400 with general admission entry begins at 7:30pm with tickets costing $125. For [...]

By | September 10th, 2013|NYC Restaurant Reviews|0 Comments

Health Warrior Chia Bar

Health Warrior has introduced all natural, vegan, gluten, dairy and soy-free Chia Bars available in three flavors, Coconut, Acai Berry and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Each 1-ounce bar contains 100-110 calories, 0.5-2 grams saturated fat (of 4.5-6 grams total), 45 milligrams sodium, 3-4 grams protein and 4-5 grams sugar, as well as 1000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 4 grams of fiber (16% of the suggested daily value). - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: I loved the combination of the chocolate and peanut butter flavor and the use of all natural ingredients. These bars contain omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to prevent heart disease, be good for the brain and [...]

By | September 2nd, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

SuperHerb Tea

The Republic of Tea has launched a new line of SuperHerb Tea in three varieties, Jiaogulan, Moringa and Baobab. Joaogulan is for centering, blended with a touch of mint; Baobab, for stability, infused with monk fruit and blended spicy ginger root; and Moringa, for nourishment with Moringa leaves combined with green rooibos and mango. The teas are all-natural, caffeine-free, Kosher certified and Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Project verified.

By | August 31st, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Sea Fare Albacore Curry

Green, Yellow and Red Albacore Curry are now available through Sea Fare. The curry is naturally gluten free, made without preservatives or fillers and their products support local fisherman, as the seafood  is caught along the American coast. Each 4.5-ounce serving contains 150-190 calories, 9-10 grams saturated fat (of 13-14 grams total), 490-580 milligrams sodium and 11grams protein.

By | August 29th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

RW Garcia Tortilla Chips

RW Garcia introduced three new flavored tortilla chips, Salsa Mixtbag, Sweet Potato Dippers and English Cheddar Dippers. These chips are made with natural ingredients, are gluten free and non-GMO (genetically modified organism) certified. Each 1-ounce serving contains 140 calories, 1 gram saturated fat (of 6-7 grams total), 50-80 milligrams sodium and 2 grams protein.

By | August 27th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Home Market Foods Cooked Perfect Bites

Home Market Foods introduced Cooked Perfect Bites, a line of frozen breaded chicken bites. Heat in the microwave or regular oven. They are available in Buffalo Style Chicken, Honey BBQ Chicken and Cheesy Chicken. Each 3-ounce, 6-bite serving contains 210-220 calories, 3.5-4 grams saturated fat (of 11-13 grams total), 430-520 milligrams sodium and 12-13 grams protein.

By | August 24th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|1 Comment

Nonni’s THINaddictives

Nonni's biscotti bakery has introduced THINaddictives cookies in three flavors, Cranberry, Cinnamon Raisin and Pistachio, made using read cranberries, raisins, almonds and pistachios. Packaging contains six pre-portioned 100-110 calorie pack. Each 0.75-ounce 3-cookie serving contains 100-110 calories, 0-1 saturated fat (of 3.5-4 grams total), 55-70 milligrams sodium, 5-7 grams sugar and 3-4 grams protein.   - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: These cookies are crunchy and full of flavor from real cranberries, yet are low in fat and calories. I recommend these as an alternative to other high calorie, high sugar treats.

By | August 23rd, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Kitchen Table Bakers Aged Parmesan Crisps

Table Bakers has added Chia Seed Parmesan Crisps and Caraway Seed Parmesan Crisps to their line of Parmesan Crisps, which are gluten, wheat and sugar free. Each 0.5-ounce 3-crisp serving contains 80 calories, 3-3.5 grams saturated fat (of 5-6 grams total), 150-300 milligrams sodium and 6-7 grams protein.

By | August 22nd, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Ninja Frying System

Ninja launched a new Frying System designed to fry foods faster with less fat by cooking the oil at a uniform temperature, resulting in a faster cook time and less oil absorption. The F300 fryer has a removable enamel oil reservoir and an easy-to-empty oil spout, which are both dishwasher safe. In addition to an easy-grip basket handle, large window lid, cool-touch exterior and a digital timer and display. The fryer has a 3-liter capacity.

By | August 12th, 2013|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Nativas Naturals Coconut Water Powders

Nativas Naturals has added Chocolate Coconut Water Powder and Goldenberry Coconut Water Powder as their new flavors. To drink, just add 1 tablespoon to a glass of water. Made with coconut water, this powder contains five electrolytes known to support hydration, 60 milligrams sodium and 301 milligrams potassium plus 17% magnesium, 4% calcium and 2%phosphorus of the recommended daily amount. Each 1-tablespoon serving contains 35 calories, 60 milligrams sodium, no fat and 7 grams sugar.  

By | August 7th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Barefoot Contessa Sauté Dinners for Two

Ina Garten recently launched a line of frozen dinners, Barefoot Contessa Sauté Dinners for Two in nine varieties:  Penne Pasta with 5 Cheeses, Sesame Chicken & Noodles, Beef Stew Bourguignon, Tequila Lime Chicken, Shrimp Scampi & Linguine, Creamy Chicken Stew, Pasta Carbonara with Pancetta, Garlic & Ginger Chicken, and Jambalaya. Each 11-ounce serving of the Beef Stew Bourguignon, Garlic & Ginger Chicken, Tequila Lime Chicken, Creamy Chicken Stew and Jambalaya contains 280-430 calories, 4-10 gram saturated fat (of 13-21 grams total), 770-1390 milligrams sodium and 17-18 grams protein. Penne Pasta with 5 Cheeses, Sesame Chicken & Noodles, Shrimp Scampi & Linguine, Creamy Chicken Stew and Pasta Carbonara with Pancetta contains 530-730 calories, 4.5-24 gram saturated fat (of [...]

By | July 28th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|1 Comment

M&M’S Brand Chocolate Bar

M&M's Brand has introduced a Chocolate Bar that combines milk chocolate with M&M candies. Each bar, or 1.5-ounce serving, contains 220 calories,7 grams saturated fat (of 12 grams total), 30 milligrams sodium and 25 grams sugar.             - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: The M&M'S chocolate bar was a rich, sweet treat that   tastes just like the chocolate inside the M&M's, with some crunch from real M&M pieces.

By | July 26th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|2 Comments

Dreyer’s/Edy’s Limited Edition Ice Cream

Grand German Chocolate Cake and Sunny Salted Caramel Pretzel are the newest time-limited flavors from Dreyer's/Edy's ice cream, available only through August 2013. Each 1/2-cup serving contains 120-150 calories, 3-4 grams saturated fat (of 4-7 grams total), 60-105 milligrams sodium and 12-15 grams sugar.

By | July 25th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|1 Comment

Sea Fare Pacific Soups

Sea Fare Pacific has introduced three soups: West Coast Ciopinno, Smoked Salmon Chowder and Seafood Bisque. All the soups are naturally gluten free and their products support local fisherman, as the seafood is caught along the American coast. Each 4.5-ounce serving contains 90-200 calories, 0.5-9 grams saturated fat (of 3-16 grams total), 320-410 milligrams sodium and 7-10 grams protein. The Cioppino is the variety with the least amount of fat, 0.5 gram saturated of 3 grams total.  

By | July 23rd, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Mayonnaise

Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Mayonnaise has introduced Classic and Chipotle flavors made with natural ingredients, cage-free eggs and without genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Each 1-tablespoon serving contains 90 calories, 1 gram saturated fat (of 10 grams total) and 95 milligrams sodium.    

By | July 18th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|1 Comment

Half Naked Pop Chocolate Popcorn

Good Health Naturals has recently introduced Half Naked Pop Chocolate Popcorn that is an excellent source of vitamin A, B6, D, E and B1. This popcorn gets some of those nutrients from the addition of  cranberry, pomegranate, orange, grape,strawberry and shiitake mushrooms concentrates. Each 1-ounce serving contains 110 calories, no saturated fat (of 2.5 grams total), 75 milligrams sodium and 4 grams protein. - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: Chocolate and popcorn are two of my favorites things; combining them tasted great! Although the chocolate did not taste a rich as candy, it still had that cocoa flavor, while being a nutrient-rich snack. 

By | July 10th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Harmonies Whole Grain Chips

Sea Salt and Cinnamon Toast are the newest flavor additions to Harmonie Whole Grain Chips from Good Health Natural Products. These chips are made with spinach, broccoli, carrots, beets and tomatoes. Each 1-ounce serving contains 130 calories, 1 gram saturated fat (of 6 grams total), 160-200 milligrams sodium and 2 grams sugar.  Each is also an excellent source of vitamin A, C, D, B7 and E.   - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: I like the flavor of these cinnamon sweet crunchy nutritious chips. From the taste, I would have never known they contained vegetables.

By | July 9th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Valrhona Dulcey Bar

Valrhona has recently added Dulcey "Blond" chocolate bar to their existing line of chocolates. The bar is made with pure butter cocoa. Each  3.5-ounce bar contains 590 calories, 25 grams saturated fat (of 41 grams total), 250 milligrams sodium and 50 grams sugar. - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: If you are looking for a rich chocolate bar, this is it.  It's so rich and satisfying that  I could only have a little at one time. That's good because the bar is the high fat and sugar. I suggest you indulge only occasionally.

By | July 8th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Enstrom Candies Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee

Enstrom Candies offers Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee that's made with butter and pure cane sugar and then covered in milk chocolate and sprinkled with crushed almonds. Each 1.5-ounce piece contains 220 calories, 7 grams saturated fat (of 17 grams total), 95 milligrams sodium and 15 grams sugar.   bonnie: I learned about this irresistible almond toffee from my friends Will Scheffer and Mark Olson, creators and executive producers of HBO's "Big Love." They send it to family and friends for the holidays. Gotta share that this duo's new HBO show about aging — "Getting On" with Laurie Metcalfe — premiers in November. Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By | July 7th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Pavan Liqueur

Pavan Liqueur is crafted from muscat grapes from south France, specifically the AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlee) region of Frontignan. This Mediterranean inspired liqueur is designed to have a ripe crispness with an orange fruit flavor. It contains an 18% alcohol volume.   - bonnie: I served this well balanced, slightly sweet liqueur mixed with bubbly as a recent party to much acclaim. It's also delicious on it's own, or with a splash of sparkling water. Follow @BonnieBOTB

By | July 6th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Good Health Natural Foods Veggie Chips

Good Health Natural Foods has introduced Veggie Chips that are excellent sources of  vitamins A, C, D, K and B6. These chip also contain nutrients from spinach, broccoli, carrots, beets and tomatoes. Each 1-ounce serving contains 120 calories, 0.5 grams saturated fat (of 7 grams total), 240 milligrams sodium and 1 gram protein.   - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: Veggie Chips didn't sound appealing at first, but I really enjoyed them. Even though they were not overwhelming with flavor, they satisfied my need for a crunchy, low calorie snack while being nutrient rich. 

By | July 5th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter

Sneaky Chef has introduced No-Nut Butter made from golden peas. It is made without peanuts, tree nuts or soy. It is also made without high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors or flavoring. It is gluten free. Each 2-tablespoon serving contains 190 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat (of 14 grams total), 110 milligrams sodium, 4 grams sugar and 3 grams protein.   - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: I found this No-Nut Butter to be similar to peanut butter in both appearance and taste, although it is slightly creamery. It is a great tasting option for those with allergies, or even those without, especially since it is made from real [...]

By | July 5th, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Baking Mixes

Pamela’s Products has added three new baking mixes, Artisan Flour Blend, Oatmeal Cookie Mix and Sugar Cookie Mix, to it's line of gluten free products. The Artisan Flour Blend is a multi-use flour, made without leavening or sugar and is 100 percent free of wheat, gluten, dairy, soy and corn.    

By | July 2nd, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Pepperidge Farm Dessert Shop Cookies

Pepperidge Farm has added two new flavors, Carrot Cake and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, to their already existing line of Dessert Shop Cookies. Each 1-ounce serving, or 1 cookie, contains 150-160 calories, 3-4.5 grams saturated fat (of 7-8 grams total), 80-120 milligrams sodium and 10-11 grams sugar.  - Alyssa Tucker, Bite of the Best Intern: The Dark Chocolate Cheesecake flavor packs a sweet punch for a small cookie. I could really taste the sweetness of the chocolate with the creamy flavor of the cheesecake. Carrot Cake was also delicious, but not too sweet. The added crunch of the pecans really gave the cookie a nice crunch and great flavor.

By | July 1st, 2013|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments