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2E: Quick takes

Some tidbits for foodies.

By LINDA COLE
Published February 7, 2007


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Look for these new items on your grocery store shelves.

Curiously chocolate

Altoids Dark Chocolate Dipped Mints are now available in peppermint, cinnamon and ginger flavors. The coating is a pure chocolate with 50 percent cocoa content. Each tin, containing approximately 36 pieces, has a suggested retail price of $2.49.

More chocolate cereal

Quaker Oats has created new Life Chocolate Oat Crunch, a chocolate cereal Quaker promises is more healthful than some of the sweet cereals on the shelves. The new cereal contains the traditional Life biscuits with crunchy oat clusters and chocolate pieces. The suggested prices are $3.49 for the 13.3-ounce box and $3.99 for the 17.6-ounce box.

When it's spring, eat Peeps!

This spring, Peeps marshmallow candies will have three new items: Sugar-Free Chicks in a three-count tray with a suggested price of 99 cents, Green Chicks packaged in five-, 10- and 15-count trays with suggested retail prices of 59 cents, 99 cents and $1.19, respectively, and cocoa-flavored Bunnies in an eight-count package for 99 cents.

Compiled by Linda Cole of the Times

Cooking on TV

Ye ol' dinner impossible

Chef and host Robert Irvine of Dinner: Impossible travels to historic Williamsburg, Va., where he has to prepare an 18th century meal for food historians using only methods, tools and ingredients from the 1700s.

Irvine plans to open two restaurants on St. Petersburg's Beach Drive this year. They will be on the ground floor of the 23-story condominium and retail complex, 400 Beach Drive. Dinner: Impossible airs at 10:30 tonight on the Food Network.

[Last modified February 6, 2007, 12:22:16]


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