Variety

My husband says I do not like change, but he's not right. Since I like new ideas and foods, I believe change is good. However, he might be right, because it is the variety that appeals to me. Change doesn't always feel safe to me. Working as a flavor chemist provides variety. There are always new ideas for food products, new flavors and cost reductions. Unfortunately, I last landed a flavor chemist position with relentless, repetitive cost reductions projects. Therefore, to find variety, I got my masters in Food Safety and opened the doors to new opportunities. Change. I find food safety very interesting, especially during outbreak response. Discovering which food product is getting people sick and how to stop it quickly is … [Read more...]

Snapple Half ‘n Half Diet Lemonade Iced Tea, flavor review

According to BevNet, bottled mixed lemonade and iced tea has been a popular new release in the last year: AriZona, Marley, New Leaf, Herbal Mist, Ito En and now Snapple.   http://www.bevnet.com/news/2012/snapple-launches-diet-half-n-half-lemonade-iced-tea However, Snapple's Half 'n Half is a mix of not just lemonade and black tea. Snapple is a mix of black and green tea with lemonade and it is a diet drink. Admittedly, I have never purchased a pre-made bottled iced tea lemonade blend. Usually, I make my own at the soda fountain. My preference is for about 75% unsweetened ice tea and 25% lemonade. Diet Snapple Half 'n Half isn't as good as my concoction.  The lemonade in Snapple Half 'n Half seems too green and peel like (I'd prefer a … [Read more...]