Shelf Life: Pop chic
Loved lollipops as a kid? The big kid in you will enjoy See's Candies' take on the sweet. We did. Their Gourmet Lollypops come in classic flavors (vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch) plus caffe latte and a summer-season root beer. Each weighs in at about 80 calories. Prices start at $7.15 for a box of 12. For a store locator or to buy, go to sees.com.
We've baked, mashed and french-fried sweet potatoes, so why not shred 'em? That's what Alexia Foods did to create Sweet Potato Puffs. The shredded, seasoned-then-frozen nuggets get hot and crispy (and yummy) after 20 minutes in a 400-degree oven. A 20-ounce bag has a suggested retail price of $3.49. A store locator is at alexiafoods.com.
Can you update a classic? Pepperidge Farm has been updating the almost-60-year-old Milano cookie over the years. The latest tucks chocolate cream inside a crisp vanilla exterior (Dark Classic Creme) or chocolate exterior (Chocolate Dark Classic Creme). The suggested retail price is $3.69. At stores nationwide; a store locator is at pepperidgefarm.com and the "Contact Us" tab.
— McClatchy Newspapers