• Tricking Kids With Healthy Halloween Treats

    Q: Chuck, Halloween is saturated with candy galore and other unhealthy treats. I’m part of a growing band of health-conscious neighbors in our residential area who are refusing to drop one more piece of candy in kids’ bags on Halloween night. Any advice for how we can do that without having the kids walk away or look in disdain at healthy treats? — “Healthy on Halloween” in Harrisburg, Pa.

    A: Gone are the days when you could drop a piece of fruit, a home-baked cookie or a popcorn ball in a child’s Halloween bag.

    And we all know that when kids pour out their bags at the end of Halloween night to look over their treasure chest of treats, items such as granola bars and even packaged oatmeal raisin cookies are likely to be dumped in the garbage faster than you can say “trick or treat.”  read more. . .

  • Our Favorite Snack Foods

    Sometimes a juicy orange just won’t satisfy a crunchy-snack craving. That’s when we turn to these tart, freeze-dried fruit snacks. We like apple, but they come in six other flavors including pineapple, Asian pear and mango. To see the news, click here

  • Summer Fancy Food Show 2013

    “But the most fun was in freeze-dried tangerines from the Fairfield, New Jersey company Crispy Green. The company’s dried fruit snacks also include cantaloupe, Asian pear, Fuji apple and others.” click here.

  • Taste Panel Rates Crispy Green, Crunchies Dried Pineapple High!

    “This would be a great dried snack for car trips. They are puffy and soft — like air pineapple.” click here.

  • “Snack attack? 9 Quirky, Healthier Options to Get You Through the Day”

    “The texture may be different from an actual tangerine (you know, given that it’s freeze dried) but the flavor of these snacks is as intense as biting into a juicy piece of fruit. The next best part: they have only 40 calories per serving!” click here.