Valentine mints for tender moments Pucker up for Cupid...

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February 09, 2000|By Suzanne Loudermilk

Valentine mints for tender moments

Pucker up for Cupid this Valentine's Day with a Tic Tac Valentine's Day Gift Box -- a five-pack of red-and-white breath mints. The set, which retails for around $2.49, offers Cinnamon to spice things up and Fresh Mint to cool things down.

Dating and snacks

Maybe you've been looking for love in all the wrong places. A recent study on snack-food preferences reveals that people's snack choices reflect personality traits, so you should date people whose snack habits are compatible with yours. For instance, pretzel lovers, who are described as lively and energetic, match up with pretzel, potato-chip and cheese-curl fans. But tortilla-chip snackers, who are perfectionists, are happy only with other tortilla-chip people. You're on your own when it comes to sharing the dip.

Sweet talk

And just in time for the holiday of love, NECCO Sweethearts Conversation Hearts give romantics new messages to exchange and savor. You can choose from such sayings as "2000 Hugs," "2000 Kisses," "Got Love," "Amore," "Romeo" and "Angel."

The skinny on raisins

Want to cut back on the fat in chocolate-chip cookies? Substitute half of the chocolate chips in the recipe with raisins, advises the American Cancer Society.

-- Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

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