Food briefs: New flavors from Pop Tarts and Cookie Chips


PB Pop-Tarts

The two newest flavors of Pop-Tarts are Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty!

There are two Gone Nutty! Flavors of Pop-Tarts: peanut butter (filling made with peanut butter in a peanut butter-flavored crust that is sprinkled with sugar), and chocolate peanut butter (filling made with peanut butter in a chocolate crust topped with frosting).

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The Pop-Tarts website lists them in eight overlapping categories (Gone Nutty!, Oatmeal Delights, chocolate, fruit, bakery, ice cream, Wildlicious and limited edition). There are at least 26 different flavors of Pop-Tarts, plus two Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps.

Crunch away

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You know how satisfying it is to crunch a handful of chips. You'll get that same crunch satisfaction with a sweet twist in a line of thin, crisp Cookie Chips by HannahMax Baking

We loved the Cinnamon Sugar and Chocolate Chip versions; also available are Sea Salted Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip and a brown-sugar-sweetened Original.

The calorie count? Five cookies (each about 2 inches across) are 120 to 130 calories. Cost is $4.99 for a 6-ounce bag.

Wine of the Week

2012 Stolpman Vineyards 'La Cuadrilla' red wine

Region: Santa Ynez Valley

Price: About $20

Style: Bright and


What it goes with: Burgers, grilled meats, BLT, cheese

For the past few years, Stolpman Vineyards in the new Ballard Canyon American Viticultural Area in Santa Barbara County has produced a wine called La Cuadrilla.

The 2012 is one of the best yet. A deep garnet in color, this Rhone-style wine tastes of juicy dark berries and sun-baked herbs. It has a beautiful balance, even an elegance that belies its $20 price tag.

Also notable: The profits from La Cuadrilla go to the vineyard crew. Join La Cuadrilla Wine Club and get 20 percent off two shipments per year of six bottles each (both the red and white La Cuadrilla). A terrific everyday wine or dinner party wine, ready for barbecued meats, burgers, roast leg of lamb. Or it can be enjoyed with cheese or a hearty vegetable casserole.

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