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My Favorite Finds at the 2019 Fancy Food Show

Plant based products, ethnic flavors, healthy snacks were the dominant themes in this year’s show

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The Best Chips You Need to Try NOW

Here are some delicious and innovative chips and other snacks made from whole foods. They have more nutritional value than potato chips and taste great.

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Fancy Food Show Favorites 2016

What foods are new and delicious? Each year, I go to the Fancy Food Show in New York City to…

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An Insider’s Look at the New Food Label

5 changes that will mean the most for your health… It’s hard to believe, but the Nutrition Facts Label—that government-mandated…

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Rescue Stale Chips

A good friend just dropped in and all you have is a half bag of stale tortilla chips. Fret no…

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Finds from the 2015 Fancy Food Show

This year at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City, I set out to find new taste sensations—and…

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4 New Healthful Snacks

…with bold flavors and exciting nutritional benefits Is it just wishful thinking that snacks can be healthful, tasty and satisfying?…

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Best Ways to Store Bacon

Most people just toss that prepackaged pound of bacon into the refrigerator without giving it another thought. Here’s what to…

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Why You Should Hide Your Spaghetti

Why don’t spaghetti boxes close on their own without having to be taped shut? And plastic Tupperware pasta holders are…

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Favorite Finds at the Fancy Food Show 2014

This summer's Fancy Food Show was the largest one ever, with more than 2,700 companies and 80 countries represented. Here…

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Healthy Snacks—or Just Hype?

The ones worth trying—and the ones to skip You’ve probably seen lots of new snacks that are being touted as…

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Food-Label Colors Trick Consumers

Are you being manipulated at the supermarket? Unless you shop with your eyes closed, the answer is yes. For example,…

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Smarter Food Labels Are On Their Way (Finally!)…But I’ve Still Got Some Gripes

Food labels are getting a makeover—and it's about time. Other than requiring manufacturers to start listing trans fats back in…

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Beware of Hyped-Up Food Labels

Here are six different ways that manufacturers oversell the health benefits. Stroll down the aisles of any supermarket, and you’ll…

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Dangerous Food Additives That Sound Safe

A bottle of Gatorade sounded like the perfect thirst quencher to 15-year-old Sarah Kavanagh on a hot, humid day in…