If you were to associate cooking with a form of art, the act of smoking food would fall under the scope of impressionism. With the addition of wood-fueled smoke, the color and structure of the original form of food is changed, creating a new harmonic experience different than that of the original. If that’s too artsy of explanation, try this: smoking food infuses flavor more easily and consistently than any other form of cooking; and it’s f’ing delicious. Smoking purists may balk at that statement; but, with the introduction of the digital smoker, the 5am wake-up call to stoke the fire is all but history. The Masterbuilt Digital Electric Smoker, [...]
Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil is cold pressed extra virgin California olive oil that's then cold-smoked with hickory and pecan in Charleston, SC. The combination of smoke paired with the richness of the olive oil creates a complex flavor that tastes like bacon. Available at www.holysmokeoliveoil.com
The new Quick Dry Food Dehydrator contains four trays to dry large batches of foods at once. The shelves nest for easy storage. Eric, Bite of the Best team - I recently tested this lightweight, user-friendly unit that's easily programmable with only four buttons, even the novice epicurean can feel like an accomplished chef. The dehydrator operates at a sound similar to the low stove-top fan setting; the washable trays make clean-up a breeze. I suggest this product for the at-home cook looking to venture into the art of dried food - it's easy to use, easy to clean and easy to store!
Bravado Spice Co. with James Nelson (MasterChef season 4 semi-finalist) and Jeremiah Tallerine and the helm handcrafts all natural, hot sauces with nothing artificial. Their mission is to put their award winning hot sauce — made with fresh pineapple and fiery habaneros— in your hands.
Mrs. Renfro's Ghost Pepper Nacho Cheese Sauce is gluten-free and made with natural ingredients. It is perfect for those seeking more fire in their queso, and features ghost pepper chiles. It is currently rolling out in major grocery stores and chains across the country such as Kroger, Price Cutter, Tops, King Kullen, Woodman's and many others. The Mrs. Renfro's brand also includes Medium Nacho Cheese Sauce and the new Chipotle Nacho Cheese Sauce, as well as a variety of salsas, including award-winning Pineapple Salsa and Ghost Pepper Salsa, plus Pomegranate, Habanero, Mango Habanero, Raspberry Chipotle, Green, Black Bean, Tequila, Roasted and Peach. For more info go to renfrofoods.com/
Maia is a nutrient-rich yogurt currently being sold throughout New England, including Big Y stores, Stew Leonard's, Dave's Marketplace and many IGA independents Maia Yogurt has 10 - 12 grams of protein and 10 times the probiotics in each cup compared to other yogurts (25 billion per cup, from 5 probiotics families). It low-fat, low-calorie and low in added sugars.
Choice Organic Teas, the first in the country to introduce Fair Trade Certified™ teas, has added four new varieties : • Premium Korean Green (Green Tea) – This tea hails from Jeju Island, South Korea’s “Island of the Gods.” The leaves are steamed, rolled and dried in the Sencha tradition, for a fresh and savory cup. • Decaffeinated Green (Decaf Green Tea) – A crisp green tea grown in the mountains of India that is gently decaffeinated using carbon dioxide, the only certified organic method. • Masala Chai (Black Tea) – A blend of rich, robust black tea with masala spices (cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and black pepper) that blends [...]
Jolly Llama's Sorbet Squeezups are packaged in easy-to-use individual “squeezups” of sorbet from sun ripened whole fruit that is then pureed and processed into whole fruit sorbet. Each Jolly Llama’s Sorbet Squeezups are a good source of fiber and contain 50% RDI of vitamins A and C. They’re all dairy-free, fat free, gluten-free, and have 70 or 80 calories with the exception of the Coconut Banana at 100 calories and 3 grams of fat)
Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps are low fat, low calorie, flat-baked pretzel crackers available in the deli section of supermarkets nationwide . The new Chipotle Cheddar flavor joins Buffalo Wing, as part of the new Bold & Spicy line, placing a bold spin on the cheese and cracker combination by pairing the unique smoky flavor of chipotle peppers, robust cheddar cheese and zesty spices with crunchy Pretzel Crisps
Nature’s Hand is an all-natural, good-for-you-granola for your whole family. The newest product features fewer, simple, natural ingredients with an evolving flavor profile and a pleasant aftertaste. Nature’s Hand only uses premium, all-natural ingredients – no artificial colors or flavors; no preservatives; no sodium and no trans fats. Nature’s Hand comes in six granola blends – Vanilla Almond, Cranberry Delight, Wild Blueberry, Raisin Hazelnut, Cinnamon Apple and Maple Pecan. The granola makes a nutritious breakfast, especially paired with yogurt, a convenient on-the-go snacking and an addition to cookies, pie crusts and smoothies. - submitted by company
Good Karma Foods is a growing company started by two friends on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. All Good Karma foods are preservative free, and the baking mixes are made with King Arthur 100% certified organic whole wheat flour. Because the flour is so finely milled, it enables Good Karma Foods to create a lighter product than typical whole wheat recipes. The granola includes flax, sesame and sunflower seeds, raisins, cranberries and apricots, almonds and walnuts, and oats, of course! In addition, Good Karma Foods uses pure maple syrup, instead of honey, making karma krunch less sweet and toastier tasting. All the baking mixes contain karma krunch, so all [...]
Frito-Lay has promised to find replacements for artificial colors, flavor and preservatives as well as the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) in more than six dozen of their snack products by the end of 2011. Frito-Lay snacks still will contain yeast extract, which naturally contains glutamic acid and its salts, just like MSG. It’s the “flavor enhancer” used in “all-natural” products. Frito-Lay Natural Snack Chips are available in a variety of flavors such as Tostitos Hint of Jalapeno, Tostitos Hint of Pepper Jack and SunChips Jalapeno Jack.
Skinny Batches makes all-natural and preservative-free baked goods, low in calories, with zero guilt. The bite-sized Crumbies, each based in a fruit butter, have a cakey layer, a cream cheesey layer, and a streusely layer... and each only 45 calories. The Oatmeal cookies are lacey, crispy yet chewy, with an undertone of toffee flavor. They are also only 45 calories each. Skinny Batches Crumbies and Cookies are available for purchase online.
Introducing Emerald Nuts Breakfast on the go! Nut and Granola Mix — a first in the convenience breakfast aisle. This blend of Emerald nuts, dried fruit and crunchy granola is available in three mixes: Berry Nut Blend, Breakfast Nut Blend and S'mores Nut Blend. The nutrient-rich walnuts and almonds featured in all blends are grown in California. Emerald Breakfast on the Go! is packaged in boxes of five 200 calories or less per pouch.
Bite of the Best is now offering a chance to win Green Valley Organic kefir. This month, and for the next five months, one (1) winner will be chosen at random to receive five (5) coupons for free bottles of Green Valley Organic kefir accompanied by a Green Valley Organics tote bag, total prize valued at $35. Green Valley Organics is a dairy company, certified humane, that produces lactose free dairy products including yogurt, probiotics and kefir. Although the giveaway is focusing on Green Valley kefir, they also specialize in yogurt that is: Made with real dairy, lactose free Flourish™, a probiotic rich combination of 10 live & active cultures [...]
Smart for Life Protein bars provide a balanced amino acid blend from many sources helping to keep hunger under control. There is no food coloring or preservatives. Gluten free. One bar is only 180 calories and 18g of protein. The bars have limited availability. Find them online and at the company website.
We’re just a couple of guys who love to cook, eat and watch zombie films. We’ve always had a soft spot for Dawn of the Dead and spicy concoctions, but the watery, one-dimensional hot sauces that deliver mouth-melting heat with no flavor left us wanting more. We knew we could create something better, so we started blending exotic peppers and spices from India, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Europe and South America to create a sauce that had both heat and delicious flavor. All of our products are vegan, made with fresh ingredients, and contain no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial colors or chemical preservatives. The original Zombie is a [...]
SnackWell's is introducing new portion-controlled treats that have between 100 and 150 calories per pack, offering women more snacking choices. The new varieties are: Fudge Drizzled Caramel Popcorn, White Fudge Drizzled Caramel Popcorn, Fudge Creme Brownie Bites Rich Vanilla Creme Brownie Bites.
Thin, crispy Oreo cookies topped with Oreo creme and covered in chocolate are the newest members of the Oreo Fudge Creme family, which already includes Oreo Fudge Cremes and Mint Oreo Fudge Cremes.
Newtons Fruit Thins are a cookie in a thin, crispy cookie made with fruit and whole grains, with eight grams whole grains per serving. These Thins are available nationwide in four varieties: Cranberry Citrus Oat, Blueberry Brown Sugar, Fig & Honey, Chocolate Raspberry.