iPic® Elevates Popcorn Seasoning with Questlove’s New SNEAKIES

On The Go Seasoning Collection Available For a Limited Time at iPic® Theaters Nationwide

This January, iPic® members and moviegoers can look forward to elevating their popcorn with Questlove’s new line of SNEAKIES popcorn seasonings, developed as part of his Popcorn Collection exclusively for Williams-Sonoma, and are now making their debut at iPic® Theaters around the country.

To announce the launch, Questlove filmed an on-site “trailer” for his SNEAKIES at iPic Fulton Market in NYC. The promotional video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGJjvFbVzr0.

“Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved going to the movies. But what’s the movies without popcorn, and what’s popcorn without popcorn flavoring?” explains Questlove, who is the drummer and co-founder of The Roots and culinary entrepreneur.

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Officially Dunkin’: New Look and New Menu Items Provide Energizing Start to 2019

New Dunkin’ brand identity comes to life with bright and bold new in-store packaging

Dunkin’ introduces New Power Breakfast Sandwich and Energy Cold Brew; Brown Sugar Chipotle Bacon Breakfast Sandwich and Caramel Chocoholic Donut return

The New Year is all about new possibilities and opportunities, and enthusiasm enough to maybe finally keep those resolutions. In the spirit of “new year, new you,” Dunkin’ is presenting an exciting new look to its product packaging, while welcoming both new and returning favorite menu items, to give the brand and its guests an energizing start to 2019.

Officially Dunkin’: New Packaging

Last September, Dunkin’ Donuts revealed plans to put the company on a first-name basis with America, in recognition of its long relationship with fans who have referred to the brand simply as “Dunkin’.” As part of its rebranding efforts, in January Dunkin‘ will introduce bright and bold new product packaging that brings to life the energy and excitement of Dunkin’s new brand identity. The colorful cups, donut boxes, MUNCHKINS® donut hole treat boxes, Box O’ Joe®, napkins and more will begin appearing in Dunkin’ restaurants across the country in the coming days, and will be in all U.S. shops by the end of the month.

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Chobani Launches First-Ever Non-Dairy, Plant-Based Recipe

New coconut-based products are packed with probiotics, less sugar[1],[2] than other non-dairy brands and only natural ingredients

Nine new Non-Dairy Chobani™ products now available nationally

Launch coincides with debut of Chobani’s good-for-you kids food, Chobani® Gimmies™, and its expanded Less Sugar Greek Yogurt portfolio

Chobani, LLC, maker of America’s #1 Greek Yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in the U.S., today announced the launch of the company’s first-ever plant-based recipe Non-Dairy Chobani™, to give people looking for non-dairy products a delicious option that’s packed with probiotics, less sugar1,2 than other non-dairy brands and contains only natural ingredients.

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Chipotle Launches Lifestyle Bowls

Paleo, Keto, Whole30® and Double Protein-approved options are now available for delivery exclusively through Chipotle’s mobile app and website.

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced the launch of a new collection of Lifestyle Bowls, just in time for New Year’s Resolutions. The new line includes a Paleo Salad Bowl, Keto Salad Bowl, Whole30® Salad Bowl and Double Protein Bowl, all exclusively available through the mobile app and on the Chipotle website for in-restaurant pickup or delivery. These first-to-category, diet-driven menu offerings are helping those who have committed to living a healthier lifestyle by making it easy to order delicious bowls that only contain the real ingredients permitted by certain diet regimens.

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Early Icewine Harvest Builds Anticipation for 24th Annual Niagara Icewine Festival

In its 24th year, Niagara’s Icewine Festival is one of Ontario’s largest wine celebrations where wine lovers, cocktail fans, and foodies are sure to create sweet memories to last a lifetime. Ontarians and visitors are invited to discover an extraordinary collection of wine and culinary experiences while tasting Icewine, one of Canada’s most treasured products. Experiences also offer the opportunity for consumers to discover Ontario’s internationally-acclaimed VQA sparkling, red and white wines.

The Icewine celebrations kick off on Friday, January 11th with the Niagara Icewine Festival Northern Lights Gala at the Fallsview Casino Resort. Guests of this uniquely Canadian affair will enjoy VQA Icewine and table wines from 35 Niagara Peninsula wineries, and delicious food pairings crafted by the top chefs of Fallsview Casino Resort and live entertainment.

The Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass also begins on January 11th and runs Friday – Sunday until January 27th. This program gives consumers the opportunity to choose eight wine and culinary pairings from a list of over 40 incredible VQA wineries along Wine Country Ontario’s Wine Route.

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A New Year, A New You: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Share Their Top Health Tips

Many people view the start of a new year as an opportunity to accomplish big goals: losing 20 pounds, running a marathon or hitting the gym every day at dawn. Such lofty goals, especially without a game plan on how to accomplish them, often fade from memory by spring.

National Spokespeople for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourage their clients to keep three ideas in mind when creating New Year’s resolutions for 2019: “Create an action plan. Pace yourself. Stay positive.”

Create an action plan
“Create personal goals based on what actionable steps you can take to meet them,” says Debbie Petitpain, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Charleston, S.C. “Set an actionable goal of exercising three times a week and eating a piece of fruit after dinner instead of a piece of cake. Decide ahead of time of what success looks like to you. Otherwise, how will you know when you’ve achieved it?”   Continue reading

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Finally: Organic Wine Done Right


Good Company Wines, Inc. (GCW), regarded for its expertly curated, global wine selections, today announced its strategic partnership with San Francisco-based subscription meal delivery service, Sun Basket. Having successfully launched the program in the initial markets, GCW will now further expand this new dimension of the organic meal subscription experience to a National audience.

Highly differentiated, the Sun Basket subscription is focused on “cleaner glass” wine selections. Biodynamic, organic and sustainably farmed wines, the program is built on GCW’s’ expansive global wine network and Sonoma-based operations which have proven to be highly effective in delivering the great tasting, high value wines Sun Basket expects for its members.

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Last-Minute Food Hacks and Tips for Holiday Entertaining

Lose the Stress and “Chill” Using Frozen and Refrigerated Foods

Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year…but sometimes the challenges of food shopping and holiday cooking can turn festive times into stressful times.

Chill! The frozen and dairy aisles of your local grocery stores are full of shortcuts and holiday helpers to make preparations easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable for holiday events, family gatherings and even unexpected guests.

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) recommends you shop early, keep your fridge and freezer stocked full, and check out the many easy to make holiday appetizers, entrees and desserts like these Mediterranean Stuffed Phyllo Crisps at EasyHomeMeals.com.

Top Holiday Hacks and Tips:

  • Cheat a Little. Supplement your holiday cooking with quality foods from the cool aisles of the store…you don’t have to make everything from scratch…just add a few homemade touches.
  • Stock-Up. Eliminate those last minute frantic runs to the grocery store. The beauty of frozen and refrigerated foods – they are always ready when you are.
  • Appetizer ideas. Have plenty of cheeses on hand – they make great appetizers for impromptu get-togethers. In your freezer, keep handy pre-cooked shrimp, meatballs, quiche, wings, eggrolls and more – they take only minutes to prepare and can be served in festive holiday dishes.

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