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Organic Frangos-Hit or Miss?

The Stew, a food blog maintained by Chicago Tribune food writers, recently featured a story on newly introduced organic Frango Mints. Apparently, the contest between organic and non-organic Frangos wasn't even close.

We bought two boxes of the classic milk chocolate version in both regular and organic. We asked nine tasters to compare them in a blind tasting. Our panelists voted 8 to 1 in favor of the N.O.F. (non-organic Frango). The prevailing comment: The O.F. (organic Frango) didn't taste minty enough.

For those seeking the real minty deal for dear old Mom, original Frangos are available by the pound at Macy's for Mother's Day, and every day.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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