MarketBasket | Pop goes the seal

Posted: September 27, 2007

Airtight, stackable and space-efficient, these modular stacking units come in square and rectangular shapes and have a unique push-button mechanism that creates an airtight seal with one pop. (The 4-quart size holds a 5-pound bag of flour or sugar.) The pop-up button serves as a handle to lift the lid, which also comes apart for thorough cleaning.

OXO Good Grips POP Food Storage Containers, 11 sizes, 0.3-quart to 5.5-quart, $6.99 to $16.99. At Foster's Urban Homeware (399 Market Street), Kitchen Kapers, or online at www.oxo.com. - Marilynn Marter

Milk Duds kicked up a notch

If you're looking to revive the chewy satisfaction of the Milk Duds you savored as a child, do it adult-style with Naked Chocolate Cafe's tasty Sea Salt Caramels covered with premium milk and dark chocolate. Handmade in small batches, the bite-size candies vary in size, shape and chewy texture (soft to firm) - just enough to keep you coming back for more.

Sea Salt Caramels, $8 (about 11 ounces). From Naked Chocolate Cafe, 1317 Walnut St., 215-735-7310. - M.M.

Just say no . . .

To plastic bags, that is.

This lightweight, aluminum-framed Reisenthel basket has a colorful, easy-to- clean polyester cover, zipper pocket and sturdy rubber feet. Removable side supports let you collapse and store the reusable basket. Great for the farmer's market, picnics and more, the cushy rubber handle lets you carry it comfortably by hand or over your forearm.

Reisenthel Flora-print Market Basket (about 10.5x18.5x9.5"), $34.95, at Sur La Table. (Solid colors on special, $29.95, at www.surlatable.com.) - M.M.

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