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Ohio’s Own: Lopaus Point Waffles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Lopaus Point Waffles

Lopaus Point Waffles appear to be a hot new thing. While the Lopaus website mentions some sort of a Maine connection, the waffles are actually locally grown (made in Columbus). Notable is the Lopaus label’s proclamation that the waffles have no gluten, dairy, soy or added sugar. What’s left to enjoy? Well something that still comes […]

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Ohio’s Own: Backroad Country Sweet Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Backroad Country Sweet Potato Chips

In terms of tubers, sweet potatoes have made an aggressive move from Thanksgiving food to mainstream in the last five years. While they’re not quite ubiquitous in their traditional baked form, it’s pretty normal to see sweet potato fries on restaurant menus, and bags of sweet potato chips on store snack shelves. Besides being sweet, […]

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The Peanut Shoppe Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Peanut Shoppe Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Downtown nut and candy store The Peanut Shoppe is celebrating a big milestone in 2016. The store, which was founded at 5 South High Street in 1936, is officially 80 years old this week. The store has relocated several times during its lifespan, most recently to the corner of High and State Streets in 2014. […]

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Ohio’s Own: Spelt Crackers & Honey Puffed Spelt

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Spelt Crackers & Honey Puffed Spelt

Operating out of Millersburg, OH, Stutzman Farms has made a name for itself as a reliable source for organic, ancient grains. More recently, it has been putting spelt stuff on local grocery store shelves. Not just the grain in pure form, but also some fun snacky things for casual eaters. Spelt itself has some intriguing […]

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Healthy Bites Preview: Darista Dips

Walker Evans Walker Evans Healthy Bites Preview: Darista Dips

If you’ve attended any of our other Best Bites events, then you’ve likely wound up in a food coma or two after gorging on pizza, barbecue, desserts or tacos over the past year. This month it’s time for something a little different as we turn our focus to the healthier side of the spectrum at […]

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Healthy Bites Preview: Lift Protein Bars and Drinks

Walker Evans Walker Evans Healthy Bites Preview: Lift Protein Bars and Drinks

The Atkins Diet surged in popularity back in 2003, and while the buzz has quieted down a bit since, the trend of eating low-carb diets continues to this day. The Atkins name is making a comeback in 2016 with the recently launch of a line of snack and drink products known as Lift Protein Bars […]

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Healthy Bites Preview: coffeeFit

Walker Evans Walker Evans Healthy Bites Preview: coffeeFit

While going out for a “coffee-and-a-donut” might sound like an ideal breakfast paring, there are some days where you want to reach for something a little healthier than a pastry. Enter: coffeeFit. Local entrepreneur Trent Wills launched his Granville-based company with the idea of creating a protein-powered snack that would taste great alongside your morning […]

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