True Lemon/True Lime

We were hesitant to try these little packets. We stared at the boxes for a few days. We finally tried them out in water and in some tea, and we were surprised—shocked really—at how impressive they were. Made from lemon or lime juice and lemon/lime oil (and not much else) these lemon/lime "substitutes" do a pretty good job of flavoring up your favorite drinks. They …

Chocolat Chapon

Patrice Chapon trained and worked as a pastry chef and as an ice cream maker (to Queen Elizabeth nonetheless) before finding his true calling as a master chocolatier, which he has been doing for the last twenty years from his workshop in Paris. A sampling of some of his dark chocolate bars demonstrates his skill. The chocolate is dark but not too bitter. The added …

Anteadote Teas

The ready to drink segment of the tea market continues to grow in the U.S., where a slow but consistent push by manufacturers is helping consumers understand the health benefits of tea that's actually made from fresh tea leaves, and that remains free of sweeteners and chemicals. It's funny/sad to read comments in the chat rooms like "I had to add a cup of sugar …