One good garlic chopper

National Garlic Day is April 19, so now is the time to get chopping. The GarlicZoom XL is a beefier version to an existing product. Bigger body and bigger blades means the chopper can make short work of heads and heads of garlic without messing up your hands. It’s also easy to clean. Cost is $14.99. Available at

One good loaf of bread

BFree Foods, based out of Dublin, is now selling its wheat and gluten-free bread out of Meijer stores throughout the state. The company uses a blend of buckwheat and corn flours to get the gluten-like pliability into its bread products. In addition to being wheat free, the bread doesn’t contain any dairy, eggs, nuts or soy. Cost is about $5.50 a loaf. Go to

Good cheese snacks

Sargento has unveiled a pre-cut cheese chunks designed for snacking. Each bit of the Snack Bites has less than 20 calories per stick and the cheese is just a smaller stick of the natural cheese. They are available in four bold flavors: Savory Garlic and Herb Jack, Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar, Colby-Pepper Jack and Chipotle BBQ Cheddar. They’re in most major supermarkets and have a suggested retail price of $3.69 for a 6-ounce bag.

Compiled by Steve Pardo

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