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July 20, 2010

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With such beautiful, healthy, gourmet breadsticks and croutons, it’s no wonder that Judy’s Twigs and other products are Bay Area favorites. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

WHAT IT IS: Premium breadsticks and related products, such as croutons.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: They’re made with organic whole-grain flour and are lowfat, low in sodium and vegan.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The beauty and flavor add something special to almost every meal we can fashion.
WHERE TO BUY IT: Lovesticks.com.
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.Twigs From Judy’s Breadsticks: Whole Grain & Wholly Delicious

CAPSULE REPORT: Whole grain, vegan, crunchy and superb, Judy’s Breadsticks were a standout at a recent enormous food show in San Francisco. The products are carried by specialty food stores in Northern California; but thanks to the Internet, gourmet crunchers everywhere can take advantage of  the bounty.

The company, founded in 2000, deserves a wider stage for its products. And fine food lovers nationwide deserve better breadsticks. (Please retailers, bring them in!)

Twigs are made of 100% organic whole-grain wheat, barley malt and olive oil, plus sea salt or a bit of sugar, depending on the flavor. Roasted Garlic, Sesame and Sunflower are savory breadsticks; Coffee Bean and Sweet Currant are slightly-sweetened breadsticks. The Coffee Bean breadsticks are ingeniously studded with roasted coffee beans. They’re a coffee lover’s must-have.

Twigs are delicious snacks, but can be used to add glamour and flavor to a variety of dishes. And at about $3.99 a bag, we’ll be handing them out as holiday gifts to everyone.

Read the rest of the review to see how we used the breadsticks to make meals tastier and more elegant. Start with the article index below.

     
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INDEX OF REVIEW

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