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Portuguese fried donuts

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By Louisa Neumann in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 3 March 2011

Occasionally we come across something so exceptionally delicious that we can’t get it out of our mind. Our latest obsession is the malasada from Leonard’s Bakery’s in Honolulu, Hawaii. Leonard’s has been churning out these Portuguese fried donuts since 1952 – that longevity alone is something to celebrate.

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Mmmmm, beer? Walgreens Private Label

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By Louisa Neumann in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 12 February 2011

Shopping for prescription drugs and cheap beer just got a little easier! Walgreens drugstores just launched their own canned brew, which is now available in about half of their 7,655 stores across the US. At just 50 cents a can and $2.99 for a 6-pack (that’s right!) it just got a whole lot cheaper to drink your sorrows away. That’s at least half as expensive as most bottled waters (is that even ethical?). In fact, we think it’s cheaper than not drinking at all.

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Cacao in Portland, Oregon

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By Louisa Neumann in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 2 February 2011

It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon is food nerd heaven. Innovative restaurants, giant farmer’s markets, trendsetting chefs, and an engaged and voraciously hungry public all make this Pacific Northwest town sizzling hot. As you might imagine, speciality stores must be nothing short of spectacular to keep the attention of their particular clientele. And Cacao, a shop in the heart of Portland, exceeds chocolate lovers expectations.

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Made to measure nesting cups

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By Louisa Neumann in New Products on Saturday 22 January 2011

Bored with your stainless steel measuring cups? We discovered these cute little girls to help measure dry ingredients for your next bake sale. They’re made by Fred and Friends in Rhode Island and modeled after Russian matryoshkas.

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Hand and Eye Supply demin machinist apron

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By Louisa Neumann in New Fashion on Friday 14 January 2011

We know these aren’t exactly sold as ‘cooking’ aprons but we couldn’t resist. Some of our design savvy readers will recognize Core 77’s Hand and Eye Supply shop, which sells artist supplies, shop tools, and workwear for ‘creative laborers of all stripes’.

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