Gourmet Loose Leaf Black Tea Winner 2017

Winey Keemun

The perfect cup of tea starts with high quality, loose-leaf tea.
Based on the 13 companies we tested with 25 Black Tea entries, we have a winner =======================================================
Acton, MA.

Winey Keemun English Breakfast

This extra slow-fired tea is of a rare and extraordinary quality. Their most well known and famous blend has an unusual depth, body and color that can be likened in description to a fine wine. A uniquely crafted tea blended with varying China, Formosan and Indian teas, Winey Keemun follows the traditional formulation of an English Breakfast blend. Five Stars ***** Full Bodied. This company scored the highest number of points based on set criteria.


Owner’s Blend Premium Congou gets a special shout-out !

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MINTEL speaks of the product growth and innovation in regards to chocolate – 25% of the growth is in seasonal products – Bunnies , Eggs and Innovative Products.


National Donut or Doughnut Day 2017

Great article on the USA history of the sweet treat!





Stewart’s Convenience Store Upstate New York October 2016

img_2166img_2133 img_2173 img_2168 img_2162 img_2157 img_2150What could be better than a crisp fall day driving up to see the fall colors change north of New York City? Farmer markets and organic farm stands are fun but I like to go to convenience stores as well. it is always fun to stop and see the latest in the Stewart’s Convenience Store chain. We went to three of them in the Troy, Malta and Saratoga Springs area. Customer service was excellent I would like to report and the prices were right! They do a steady business with their value prices on just about all their items.The pumpkin and cider donut packs $2.89, their Stewart’s trademark Ice Cream at $2.99 and whole cheese pizzas for $4.99.  I ate the half sub for $2.99 and found it to be very tasty and fresh. On the way home I took some Chicken Alfredo for $3.49 from their frozen food selection and we were impressed with the flavor.

As a treat, we could not resist a pint of the Stewart’s Gelato – we are chocolate freaks!img_2146

Foodservice was front and center but I will say that Stewart’s needs a facelift in regards to its fixtures in store. The packaging on their products are fine but get overshadowed by the 1970s freezers and refrigerators. img_2165

The bathrooms were spotless and they even advertised Stewart’s Ice Cream in the bathroom. Aimed for the gentlemen to see ! We wondered if this is company-wide advertisement placement?!img_2131

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