Here’s the deal, fruit roll-up.
We’re onto you and your pals, preservatives and additives. They’re bad news. Plus they’re hard to spell and even harder to pronounce.
Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits, on the other hand, have ingredients that read like a worksheet for first-graders: organic freeze-dried apples, organic freeze-dried blueberries, organic freeze-dried strawberries. Get the picture? Nothing but familiar good stuff in bite-size pieces.
We’re not partial to hydrogenated anything. The only syrup we want is from a maple tree. So make room in the snack drawer.
And do us a favor. Mind your own beeswax.
The InterContinental Miami Holiday Ice Rink
What: Lace up skates for a few laps.
Why: Attention, ice princesses: It’s your last week to go for a spin.
When: Thru Sun. Daily, noon-8 p.m.
Where: 100 Chopin Plaza (305-577-1000). Adults, $20/hour; children, $10/hour.
Mommy and Me Tea
What: Snack on dainty sandwiches, scones, and petits fours, while local musician Rob Friedman plays guitar.
Why: Little Miss Manners digs eating on fine china.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651). Reservations (required) to 305-663-8059. Adults and teens, $37; children, $17.
What: Elephants, clowns, and acrobats dazzle in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s show.
Why: File the Human Fuse’s stunts under Don’t Try This at Home.
When: Thurs.-Jan. 16. Mon., 6 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m.
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. (786-777-1000). Tickets at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $15-$100.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Duck Organics