| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Reese's lovers, rejoice! The Hershey Company has announced the launch of Reese's Spreads, a combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form. Based on the iconic Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Hershey says the spreads can be enjoyed on...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Reese's peanut butter cup fans may have jumped for joy when Hershey's decided to make the beloved chocolate candy cups as a spread, in a jar.
"Reese's spreads? I bet when you open the jar angels sing and butterflies fly out 'Ahhhhhhh'," wrote Jax...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Winter is Chicago's darkest season, but the city has an antidote, turning up the wattage with thousands of festive lights decorating the city.
The Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights tour offers a way to see a number of the dazzling displays while...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020.
As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:13 AM
"Illumination" at the Morton Arboretum
You'll never be so happy that night falls early as when you're at Morton Arboretum's dazzling and inventive winter light show, which returns after last year's triumphant debut. So much more than an impressive...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I don't know why, but people love dressing up their dogs as monkeys," says Alice Lerman, owner of Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm (http://www.barkerandmeowsky.com), in Chicago. She says monkey costumes are always big sellers at Halloween -- and this...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Come next Friday, millions of kids will have sorted through their booty from gallivanting about on Allhallows Eve.
There'll be fun-size Snickers, Milky Ways and 3 Musketeers. There'll be Smarties, Junior Mints, Dots and dozens more brands of candy....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
National Chocolate Day comes on October 28 every year. Why? Who knows? But if you ask me, every day is National Chocolate Day at our house, and I'll be happy to double dip on October 28 with a great excuse! Maybe a chocolate croissant to begin the day,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:26 PM
The days are getting shorter, pumpkin spice lattes have returned and grocery stores across America are stocking up on those weird decorative gourds. Halloween is approaching.
As they pick out their costumes, the estimated 41 million children of trick-...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Move over, Elsa.
Apple's iPad is the No. 1 brand among children 6-12, beating out Disney, Nickelodeon, YouTube, Netflix, Toys 'R' Us, McDonald's, and multiple snack-food brands, according to a new survey.
Kids see the iPad as the all-in-one digital...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:01 PM
There will be more than $273 in coupons in this Sunday's Morning Call, including many ways to save on fall favorites.
For starters, you can save $1.50 on any two Febreeze products, including candles and odor eliminating items featuring limited edition...