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Stuffing solution: exotic munchies

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Just what you need at this time of year: more snack options. But if you're game for something above and beyond the usual munchies, check out Harry and David, which recently opened in the new wing of Florida Mall (8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail; 857-5071).

Crunchy "wasabi peas" coated in Japanese horseradish paste are a cool choice ($4.95 for a 14-ounce bag). Another novelty: "popping ears" of corn that explode into popcorn when micro-waved ($2.95). In a decadent mood? "Moose Munch" is made with cashew-almond caramel corn, some of it dipped in dark chocolate ($6.95 for a 10-ounce bag). Or go all out with the "Partridge Tower of Treats" ($32.95), a stack of foil-wrapped Royal Riviera pears (so succulent, you can eat the flesh with a spoon), mountain crisp apples, Bing cherries, truffles, mixed nuts and cheese. Other temptations await at www.harryanddavid.com.


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