• Masullo Pizza Leftover-Dough Bread
$3; Taylor’s Market
Fans of Masullo pizza know its thin crust is sublime. But you don’t need a pie to get your fix. Each morning, the restaurant takes its leftover dough from the previous night and bakes up a few dozen little flat-bread loaves that get delivered to Taylor’s by about 2 p.m. Stop in and grab one of these chewy, satisfying treats before they disappear – which they do quickly.
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• Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice English muffins
$3.99-$4.69 per package; at local retailers; www.thomasbreads.com
Thomas’ bakery has been busy this year with limited-edition offerings of bagels and English muffin: maple french toast-flavored bagels, cinnamon-vanilla English muffins, and cinnamon-redolent apple pie muffins and bagels. Joining the lineup is the 130-year-old company’s most popular flavor, pumpkin spice muffins and bagels, along with cranberry muffins and bagels. Pumpkin spice will be around into November; cranberry will debut in October and be available into December. If you like bold flavors, they’re for you.
• Thug Kitchen
$24.99; Rodale Books; 240 pages; www.thugkitchen.com
The mysterious L.A.-based crew behind the popular Thug Kitchen blog – a profanity-sodden paean to healthful eating – is about to offend (and entice) a larger audience with their first cookbook. If you don’t mind f-bombs dropping like fall leaves, check out the 100 amazing recipes for veggie-based meals such as smoked-almond-and-chickpea-salad sammies or lentil tacos with carrot-jicama slaw. In bookstores Oct. 7 but available for pre-order.
• Amy’s Kitchen Candy Bars
$2.49 per package; Nugget and other local retailers; www.amys.com
Busy moms know Amy’s Kitchen for its popular frozen mac ’n’ cheese, beloved by kids everywhere. But who knew co-founder Andy Berliner (Amy’s dad) was the son of a candy maker? These bars, which come in crispy, chewy, crunchy and creamy, are an homage to his childhood, and his sweet tooth.
• Indianlife Masala Chips
$5.99 for 6-ounce bag; Nugget and other markets; www.indianlife.com
These light, flavorful chips, made of little more than wheat flour, safflower oil and spices such as turmeric and cayenne, bring a south Asian flair to your snacking. Try them with a sweet chutney for a change from the traditional chips and salsa.