Fred Water

It's hard not to spot Fred spring water at the store because its well designed flask shaped bottle stands out from the endless homogenous shapes that surround it. We like its style and like the fact that it's local, coming from nearby Sullivan county in upstate New York. Fred publishes a weekly online "modern trendzine" called FredSpot which features art and music content that vibe …

Halloween 2006: Three Better Than Candy Corn Treats

If you're looking for more than gum stabilizers and Red #7, CH found some alternative sweets by some of our favorite candy-makers. From the chocolatier behind the beloved Halloween Lollipops ($3 each) with creamy almond and hazelnut praline (above center). Marzipan artist Rebecca Russell, makes Skull Boy and Nosferatu figures (above right) that are both creepy and cute. If you're still craving chocolate on 1 …

Shamiana Snacks

Visitors to Taj Hotels in India have been served these tasty snack mixes for years, and now they are available in the U.S. Available in Punjabi, Bombay, Madrasi, Manglori and Madras flavors, each of these vegetarian snack mixes combines items like chick pea flour crunchies, nuts, spices, fruits and legumes. Some are spicier than others, and all of them will brighten up snack/bar time. Shamiana …