The Hunger Game: Catching Fire

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This exclusive line of chocolate bars was created to represent each of the 12 districts of Panem. Wild Ophelia has worked with American farmers and food artisans to ensure that ingredients are all natural and of the finest quality.

Let me talk about the chocolate now!

District 4 – Fishing
sea salt + coconut + 70% cacao dark chocolate
The delicate sea salt compliments the deep, dark chocolate. This bar is gluten free. However, I did expect it to taste a tad more coconuty than it did. However, the dark chocolate was awesome. If you love dark chocolate, you will love this bar.

District 5 – Power
crispy crunchy carmel corn + 70% cacao dark chocolate
Before biting into this deep, dark chocolate bar look at the back of the bar and break it in half to observe the pieces of carmel popcorn throughout. As you take a bite and feel the crunch, notice the buttery aroma of burnt sugar tickling your taste buds. This too is gluten free. There is just a hint of carmel corn and you definitely can taste the crunchiness. However, this is a must get for dark chocolate lovers.

District 10 – Livestock
beef jerky + smoked mesquite + 41% cacao milk chocolate
Break off a bite of the chocolate bar, lift it to your nose and inhale deeply. You will first notice the smokey aroma. Take a bite and enjoy the salt juxtaposed to the sweet, milk chocolate and discover the chewy and smoky beef jerky sprinked throughout. There is definitely a woody aftertaste to this chocolate bar. Overall, it is a great bar.

District 12 – Mined Salt and Chocolate
Mined salt + 41% cacao milk chocolate
Savor the sweet, milk chocolate with a touch of mined pink Himalayan salt. This is a salt lovers delight! This bar is also gluten free.

So much great chocolate to choose from with these new The Hunger Game: Catching Fire bars! Which one would you like to try?

Back-to-School with Udi’s Gluten-Free Foods

School is back in session and coming up with gluten-free lunch ideas that won’t bore can sometimes be a challenge.

Let Udi’s make it easier (and more fun) with our selection of gourmet snacks and goodies that last will last in your child’s school bag and locker through all those morning activities and into lunchtime.

SONY DSCUdi’s Soft & Chewy Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites: Oh man, these are absolutely delicious! You’d never believe they are gluten free. The chocolate chips in the brownie give it a nice added texture.

SONY DSCUdi’s Ancient Grain Crisps with Aged Cheddar: Initially opening the bag it definitely smells aged, but once you get it into your mouth and chew it, they taste great. The family loved it so much, that my husband, who is not gluten free, requested that I make sure to pick up more bags when I’m at the store.

SONY DSCUdi’s White Sandwich Bread: Best gluten-free bread ever. I’ve tried many other brands, but this is by far our favorite. We load it up like a Subway sandwich for lunch, and the bread holds up great… not crumbly or dry at all. The kids even love it toasted in the morning spread with butter and jam.

SONY DSCUdi’s Mighty Bagel: These bagels are awesome! They are not crumbly and dry. The kids love these bagels for breakfast out of the toaster. I’ve also made mini pizza bagels with these as an after school snack, which was a surprise and a huge hit with the kids.

SONY DSCUdi’s Whole Grain Hamburger Buns: Soft, not crumbly, good taste. It’s nice to finally have a complete hamburger, bun and all.

SONY DSCSoft & Sweet Cinnamon Raisin Bread: Soft, sweet and delectable. Warmed up with a little bit of butter spread on with a cup of coffee. Mmmm… makes me think of autumn and all it’s beauty.

SONY DSCHarvest Crunch Muffins: Yummy!!! We had these for breakfast. Even better is that it’s so nutritious made with cranberries, sweet potato, quinoa flour, flax seed, and pepitas. Great way to start the morning.

SONY DSCUdi’s Plain Tortillas: I was so excited to try these, because I honestly miss flour tortillas and was tired of the corn tortillas. Last night, I tried the tortillas for tacos. I threw 4 of them wrapped in a damp paper towel in the microwave for 20 seconds. I wrapped taco meat into the warm tortilla, but disappointed it fell apart. The second time around, I wrapped the tortillas individually in a damp paper towel for 20 seconds and what a difference! Chewy warm tortilla that held all of its taco filling together. Absolutely delicious!!! Today, I made a sandwich wrap for lunch, and again, delicious, chewy and it held the lunch meat together.

SONY DSCUdi’s Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies: I brought a box of these over to my cousin’s house over the weekend. My cousin put them out and within 2 minutes they were all gone. Guests couldn’t believe these cookies were gluten free. They were a little crumbly, but soft and chewy. Extremely tasty!

SONY DSCUdi’s Cherry Walnut Granola Clusters With Omega 3: These are full of taste, great snack at home or on the go. These are clusters full of gluten free oats, ancient grains, fruits and nuts. It is good source of iron. My kids can’t get enough of theses clusters.

Because of Udi‘s products, I can honestly say my children and I don’t feel like we are on a gluten-free diet because of the variety of foods they carry. We can finally have food we have missed eating that actually tastes great and almost, or as close as it can get, to the wheat laden foods. When it comes to gluten-free foods, you can never go wrong with UDI’s brand. My only suggestion is to keep your breads, buns and bagels in the freezer to keep them fresh longer and just take it out when ready to eat it by heating it in the microwave for a few seconds and they come out warm, fresh and not crumbly.

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Shot of espresso
  • ½ oz. Three Olives Chocolate Vodka
  • ½ oz. Dark chocolate liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Amaretto
  • ¼ oz. Kahlúa
  • Baileys to top off
Instructions
  1. Shake ingredients with ice.
  2. Rim the glass with shaved chocolate.
  3. Strain and top with Baileys, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cocoa.