Guaranteed tasteKettle Foods' new Baked Potato Chips, with 65 percent less fat than the regular, come with a flavor guarantee - you can trade in an opened bag of the Baked chips for a fresh bag of original kettle Potato Chips. We tried the Sea Salt & Vinegar and loved them. Also in Aged White Cheddar, Hickory Honey Barbeque, and Lightly Salted. Gluten-free, no trans fats, MSG or preservatives.
Kettle brand Baked Chips, $3.79 for a 4-ounce bag at supermarkets. www.kettlesnackback.com.
Nathan's Peanut BrittleThe recipe is from his great-grandfather, but Nathan Moore, 20, of East Oak Lane, perfected the technique for making great peanut brittle by watching his grandmother and his great-grandmother stretch the brittle on a slab of heated marble. Moore waits tables at Under the Oak Cafe and his homemade peanut brittle is available there now through Valentine's Day.
Nathan's Peanut Brittle, $15 for a one-pound red gift tin; or $4.50 for 5 oz. taster packs. Exclusively at Under the Oak Cafe, 804 Oak Lane, Phila. 19126; 215-924-1410; open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues-Sat; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Closed Christmas Day.
Immeasurably flexibleFlexible silicone cookware has been around for some time, but here are new Flex-It measuring cups and bowls from iSi North America are study enough for use with an immersion blender and soft enough to squeeze and pour.
Flex-It mixing bowls, box of 3, $39.99; measuring cups (3), $25.00. Available online and in stores at Kitchen Kapers.