The Tasting Panel magazine

December 2012

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Right now, your cutomes are overdosing on sugar cokies and latkes. This time next month, they���l fle at the mere sugetion of eg nog anything. Take a lok at some of the products that wil cure their pot-holiday blues and kep them coming back for more in 2013 by Rachel Burkons whosh, there it is We don���t mean to brag to you snow-covered East Coasters, but at THE TASTING PANEL���s ofices in sunny Southern California, it���s been known to be in the 80s during some of the warmer winter days. But that doesn���t mean we don���t occasionally come down with a nasty case of the snifles: Balancing the power of tea with the refreshing appeal of an iced beverage is Tea of a Kind, a line of all-natural, lightly-sweetened iced teas that offer cold-busting antioxidants and bright, sun-kissed lavors. But don���t be fooled by the clear liquid inside the bottle: With a gentle twist of the pressurized cap, the tea lavors come swooshing out, mixing with water to create delicious tea right in front of your eyes. choco-cofe can-do Coffee: It���s a good thing. Chocolate: It���s a great thing. Together, these two can conquer the world���or at least your Monday morning. Say a sweet hello to Askinosie Sipping Chocolate, a collaboration between two Fair Trade���minded companies, Askinosie Chocolates and Intelligentsia Coffee. Made from a blend of single origin chocolate and coffee, both companies work directly with local farmers to ensure sustainable practices in sourcing the delicious sweet treat, a 70/30 blend of choco-coffee that makes the meanest hot chocolate you���ll ever taste. 1 10 / the tasting panel / november 2012 mixoloy mantra Your customers may make New Year's resolutions, but that doesn���t mean they���re looking to abstain. But perhaps they���ll be looking to drink a bit more consciously in 2013. Bringing an allnatural, artisan take to the ready to drink category is OM Cocktails. OM stands for Organic Mixology, but also channels the my lav Cra Me

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