betsy_4-15-2006.jpg  As a self-described “Snack-a-holic”, I have always had a penchant for snacking and a passion for discovering new nibbles.   Always on the hunt for something salty or sweet, I have spent countless hours in supermarkets, gourmet shops, bakeries and restaurants around the world hoping to uncover some delectible or unique new treat.  Being from Philadelphia, my favorite snack is pretzels in almost any form, hence the handle.  But give me anything with nuts, olives, chocolate, raisins, mustard, or cheese and you are sure to see my smile.

I have recently turned my passion into a business, performing marketing consulting for gourmet and specialty food companies to help build consumer exposure for their products.  Through traditional  marketing, PR and internet marketing, I am helping them build brand awareness and directing consumers to their websites.

Some of the links from this website are to my clients sites, so go visit and check out the amazing gifts and delicious products that they offer.  I have also linked to other products I really like or sites that offer great information about gourmet food, snacks and food products.  

Since I am constantly on the lookout to discover new snack, this blog is a personal journal of foods that I have uncovered or am passionate about.  Please note that I do not solicit or accept any money or compensation to write about any particular products listed in this site.  However, I may, on occasion, write about a product produced by one of my clients for editorial purposes only. 

Join me on my snacking adventure.  Feel free to offer your suggestions, comments, recipes and tasty experiences.  Together we will uncover “yummy” treats and make the world a little tastier.


7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. abby  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    i love pretzels:
    soft or hard!
    advice from pretzelgirl,:
    now that’s not lard.

  • 2. tisch  |  May 4, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    I will have you know Ms. “Snack-a-holic”, that I have officially visited your blog, parked awhile and even read your stories. It’s like reading a diary of sorts, another voyeuristic activity that is strange to me. I find my adult ADD kicks in when I am in the Internet, I have a 3 second rule, if something does not grab my attention in 3 seconds, I generally move on. That’s just me! ( More pictures less words! )

  • 3. Eyal  |  October 5, 2007 at 3:27 am

    Hi there,

    After losing touch 10 years this is a great surprise. I am very glad to see you are following your passion and when in NY we are definitely going on a snackfest !!

    Best regards,

  • 4. David A. Nelson  |  January 20, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    This is a great website… you need to really get active and start updating it. If you regularly posted this could wind up being a leader in food blogs. A little markeing and you could even sell advertising.

    I am working hard this next week to get our web site up. When it is… I will let you know. I predict within the next 7 days.

    Great to see you again in San Diego.
    Dave Nelson, Fairhaven Candy

  • 5. Lyds  |  June 29, 2008 at 8:58 am

    I just stumbled across your website when I was googling schnecken vs. rugelach. I was intrigued by your writing style and content and wnated to see more-much more! I checked out your home page and what should be there but a beautiful picture of a toasted cheese sandwich just like I had growing up. We used to call it a “cheese puff” because the cheese would rise as it heated and then settle back down. I can’t wait to read your posts and all the archives-what a treat! Thanks.

  • 6. J. Sokol  |  October 4, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Betsy,

    It has been a long time. I’m still in L.A., just passed the 9 year mark. Hard to believe. I came across your blog and wanted to say hello. I also am involved in the snack world now. Check out my website: http://www.thesweetspotcandy.net to see lots of sweet treats and more.

    Drop me a line.



  • 7. Julie  |  November 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    This is so weird..I just stumbled upon your site. I had a baking business years ago…then just recently started it up again for the holidays. I make what I call schnecken which is my own variation between the “schnecken” you describe and rugelach. I do think mine is the absolute best..and base that on the reaction of everyone who eats them. To my surprise I read one of your posted comments by Janis Goren..who I knowwww. Then saw you pic..Betsy. It’s Julie..Joan Morgan’s (may she rest in peace) daughter. Small world.


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