The Tasting Panel magazine

March 2014

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40 / the tasting panel / march 2014 Mad for Madhava Named after a derivative of the Sanskrit word meaning "sweet," Madhava has been offering all-natural sweets for over 40 years. With products rang- ing from baking mixes to coffee and pancake syrups, Madhava's nutritious and sustainable focus casts a wide net, but we're particularly fond of the brand's organic agave nectars, which are perfect cocktail-building tools to replace heavy and artificial sweet- eners. Offered in Light and Amber varieties, this low-cal sweetener will brighten up any cocktail or culinary creation and get your creative juices flowing. —R. B. Won't-Break-a-Tth Biscoi What's not to love about classic biscotti? Well, if you're not chomping down on this treat with a cup of dip-worthy coffee on hand, major molar pain may be one undesirable side effect. Fortunately, not all biscotti require premium dental insur- ance: Meet Once upon a Pizz-Scotti, a line of all-natural treats that are as easy on your palate as they are your teeth. With flavors ranging from the classic almond and anisette to the dreamy butterscotch chip, these cookies are sure to be a hit with your sweets- seeking clientele. —R. B. Swts and . . . Bf? As the gourmet fd market continues to expand, our aetite for a things swt and savory gro alongside it. Here are a few items that have come acro our desk at Marketplace that are totay drl-worthy, whether you've got a hankering for something swt or a bit of meat. by Rachel Burkons and Brian Kustera Bfing It Up You may not need a steak knife for this 100% filet mignon beef jerky, but the deliciously tender and tasty Three Jerks Jerky definitely makes the cut. Using all natural ingredi- ents and spices, this jerky satisfies the taste buds in three distinctly unique flavors: Original, Memphis BBQ and Chipotle Adobo. With Three Jerks' perfect blend of salty and sweet, those looking for premium jerky need not search any longer. Feeling creative behind the stick? At a recent event in Los Angeles, Three Jerks Jerky was used as a garnish for carefully crafted cocktails that perked up our overworked palates and had us asking for more—even the jerks would agree. —B. K. Swt, Not Sinful If you gave a mouse a cookie, specifically one from Soulfully Sweet, he would probably skip the milk and just ask for another. These delicious cookies come in eight scrumptious flavors and with Soulfully Sweet's gourmet approach to creating organic, gluten-free treats, we suggest trying them all—especially the Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter. Their slogan "Love your body, Feed your soul!" perfectly describes their commitment to, and success in, providing devilish flavor while leaving out all things artificial—these "healthier treats" are also non-GMO and wheat-free. They say that all is fair in love and war, and after trying Soulfully Sweet's cookies, you may say the same for these unforget- table treats—seriously our mouths are still watering. —B. K.

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