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Food News / December 2020

Written by County Lines Magazine

A few of our favorite things to share this month about local food and drink

Coco Comeback.

Upgrade your cup of hot chocolate to a delicious bottle of chocolate beer. For a limited time, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter is back in bottles after last year’s brief availability on draft, now perfect for enjoying in the comfort of your own home. Hershey’s creamy chocolate flavor is artfully blended with caramel and dark roasted malts for a rich chocolatey brew. Pair it with dinner and dessert or bring some sweetness to any holiday celebration. Check availability at


Traveling Snacks.

Looking for a gift for your traveler who-can’t-travel this season? Universal Yums delivers a box full of adventure with amazing flavors from all over the world—try salty pineapple candy from Thailand. Sample sweet and salty snacks from different countries combined with a booklet of trivia, recipes and surprises to guide your virtual travel. Sign up for the monthly subscription or as many months as you choose. Give the taste of safe travel at


No-Egg Nog.

Enjoy a creamy dairy-free nog for the holidays. So Delicious Coconut Milk Holiday Nog is rich, with a robust nutmeg flavor—close in taste to traditional nog. Califia Farms’ Almond Nog is a tasty choice to drink by itself, and it’s thin enough to sweeten your coffee. More for almond milk lovers, Trader Joe’s Almond Nog is a thick nutty vanilla mix—perfect for holiday cocktails. Head to the grocery store and don’t nog it ‘til you try it!


Turkey Under Pressure.

Master the art of a moist turkey and enjoy a pressure-less Christmas Day with sous vide cooking. French for under pressure or vacuum, sous vide uses an immersion circulator and submersion technique for longer cooking at a lower, consistent temperature. Prepare the turkey a day ahead—sealed in a bag, placed in a pot of water with the circulator—and spend less time cooking the day of. Do allow 30+ minutes to crisp in the oven. Recipe at


Changing Chestnuts.

While they might be roasting on open fire, the kind of chestnut you’re tasting isn’t the same crunchy, sweet nut enjoyed in the Christmas song. A blight wiped out the original acorn-like American chestnut tree, leaving us with imported nuts for the season—bland and soft, not that tasty. Skip the roasting and use them for baking and making cakes, stuffings and sauces for better flavor. Keep the chestnut tradition alive with recipe ideas at