Kopali's Healthy Sweets
by Mollie Chen
My sweet tooth is legendary. In the sub-zero depths of Boston winters, I would trudge through the slush for ice cream with smoosh-ins at Herrell's, and in New York I have made a second career tracking down the city's best oatmeal raisin cookies. And so, when I decided to ease off on refined sugars, processed foods, and Splenda, I had to find something to replace all the granola bars and cookies in my desk drawer. My latest find: Kopali dried fruit snacks. Organic, fair-trade and, most importantly, super tasty, they're great for staving off afternoon sugar cravings. Dried mangos aren't quite the same thing as cupcakes, but they're a perfect balance between tangy and sweet, and delicious in their own right. On my desk right now: Kopali's organic goji berries, cacao nibs, mulberries, and pistachios. It's like trail mix on antioxidant steroids--and the perfect thing to throw in my carry-on, if only I had a trip coming up.