Q: Lately, I have not been able to find Cherry Coke Zero in bottles. Once in a while I can find the cans, but I prefer bottles. Has Coke stopped bottling this product? Thanks. Lee Baerwalde, Kennesaw
A: Lee, Coke still offers this no-calorie soda in bottles. Cherry Coke Zero is available in 20-ounce plastic bottles at Walgreens, 4075 Cherokee St., Kennesaw, 770-528-5651. You’ll find them sold individually in the cooler; they’re priced at $1.89 each or two bottles for $3.
Q: I read your column every week. I have been trying to find a solid mint-flavored milk or dark chocolate. Hershey’s used to make Kisses and miniatures in solid chocolate. No more. Does anyone offer this product? Thank you. Thomas Wall, Lawrenceville
A: Thank you, Thomas. You’re right, Hershey’s now offers several mint-flavored chocolates, including Kisses mint truffles and semi-sweet mint chocolate chips, but no plain mint-flavored bars. However, I found another brand for you. Divine offers a 70-percent Fair Trade dark chocolate from the rain forests of Ghana that’s infused with natural peppermint. You’ll find 3.5-ounce bars for $3.99 each at most Cost Plus World Market stores, including the one located at 1600 Mall of Georgia Blvd., Buford, 770-614-5447.
Q: I love Bigelow pumpkin spice black tea. I bought several boxes in New Hampshire this summer but I cannot find it down here. I have looked in Kroger, Publix and Wal-Mart. This is the season for it. Can you find some for me? Thank you. Carol Heron, email
A: Carol, Bigelow pumpkin spice black tea is billed as a hearty spiced tea. The tea is non-GMO, kosher and gluten free. It contains natural pumpkin flavors as well as cinnamon, clove and ginger. Bigelow pumpkin spice black tea comes in a 1.60-ounce box containing 20 individually wrapped tea bags. You can order it through www.walmart.com, and have it delivered for free at a store near you. Each box costs $2.50.
Q: Last year, I received a gift set that included three Laura Ashley hand creams in metal tubes. One was lavender and another was gardenia. I don’t remember the third one but it doesn’t matter. I just loved this rich cream and remember that all of the fragrances were really nice. Can you tell me if these are available to purchase locally. Thank you for your help. G. Cooper, email
A: You’ll have no trouble stocking up on these scented gift sets from Laura Ashley. Each box contains three 2-ounce tubes of hand cream — white gardenia, lavender sage and country lily. The sets are available for $6.99 each at Stein Mart, 1155 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 770-804-9149.