Here are delicious, locally crafted treats made from the finest ingredients to sweeten up your gift giving and celebrations during the holiday season. For those of you with dietary restrictions we’ve included a few options – because you deserve a treat too. Happy Holidays!
Left: It’s time for cozy holiday gatherings and Exposé Seasonal Sentiments cake from Butter& in their seasonal winter flavor: Holiday Stroopwaffel. Inspired by the classic Dutch waffle cookie, bits of waffle give a subtle texture to cinnamon buttercream and soften in salted caramel filling. For a festive note, they’ve also added a touch of rosemary to the buttercream. Available in four sizes and a choice of script.
Right: The best-selling Black Box from Recchiuti Confections holds 16 original flavor profiles and their most popular confections, all handmade in their San Francisco kitchen. Recognized as the New York Times’ Wirecutter “Best Chocolate Box” selection.
Left: Oatmeal Stout from East Brother Beer Co. is English inspired, with notes of rich milk chocolate and dark fruit, with a soft, comforting finish. The addition of oatmeal adds a smooth, rich body.
Right: Vanilla Nightfall aperitif from Veso tastes like an old-fashioned without the bite – it’s rich with baking spices, bittersweet from burnt caramel, and has a touch of citrus from orange peels. Sip it over ice at the beginning of the evening or mix it in a cocktail wherever you would use sweet vermouth.
Left: Ice Cream Sandwiches from Mr. Dewie’s have a big scoop of their dairy free, gluten free, soy free, additive free, and vegan ice cream smashed between their vegan chocolate chip cookies. So delicious you’ll have to cut them into wedges and savor them one bite at a time!
Right: From Linea Coffee, Organic Mexico Flor de Primavera coffee is a vibrant, delicious, sessionable coffee that seems to disappear from your cup – because it goes down so easily. With flavor notes of golden raisin, muscovado sugar, and lemon custard. The Linea team is loving Flor de Primavera’s multi-layered sweetness and its elegant, creamy finish.
Left: Craving a quick, healthy, and delicious snack or meal during the busy Holiday season? Noodelist makes premium instant noodles from Moroheiya, a super plant that contains great amounts of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers. Low in fat and sodium, they use only plant-based, whole ingredients with no trans-fat or MSG.
Right: Farmhouse Lab makes certified organic, 100% vegan Real Food Dressings that are gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, dairy-free and made with no garlic. For a colorful and festive dish using Fall and Winter produce: Treviso Radicchio, purple Daikon Radish, red grapefruit, pomegranate seeds with their Red Sunflower Dressing and sprinkled with a tad of feta and their Flower Petal Salt.
Left: Inspired by fall in Northern California, Kumquat-POP from Mommenpop is tangy, crisp, and juicy. Brimming with all things autumn, you’ll taste the honeyed warmth of Fuyu and Hachiya persimmons, the cinnamon-like character of toasted fig leaves, and the brightness of green cardamom. The kumquat fruit itself is both sweet (the rind) and tart (the flesh) – and you’ll taste both, in perfect balance.
Right: Made in collaboration with Broc Cellars, Nouveau from Fort Point Beer Co. is a bright, juicy beer-wine hybrid that’s perfect for the bustling holiday dinner table. An effervescent Farmhouse Ale inspired by the harvest in California wine country. Mendocino Zinfandel lends a punchy juice aroma, while the beer’s well-structured body finishes with floral notes from the biere de garde yeast.
Left: Chocolate Date Tahini from Just Date is made by slowly mixing their sweet medjool date syrup with Seed & Mill’s gently roasted tahini, organic cacao, and a pinch of salt to make a decadent, fudgy chocolate spread you’ll keep reaching for. Refined sugar free, gluten free, plant-based, paleo . . . yum!
Right: Handfuls of organic, fair trade, non-GMO and gluten free OCHO Candy minis from the Winter Seasonal Christmas collection make a delicious holiday treat. 3.5oz pouches are available in Dark Chocolate Peppermint, Milk Chocolate Caramel Trees, and Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Trees.
Left: Both elegant and earthy, Spiced Pear Liqueur from St. George Spirits has all the complexity of a perfectly ripe Bartlett pear. Cinnamon and clove add a warm touch of spice. Drink on its own, in a cocktail, or make the fastest mulled cider recipe ever: three parts cider, one part Spiced Pear Liqueur, heat and serve.
Right: Add a spoon of specially curated Pumpkin Spice Latte Mix from Wooden Table Baking Co. to your favorite milk, espresso, or tea. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and sugar is all you need to feel the warmth of fall, home, and family
Image at top of page: Organic Date Sugar from Just Date is the perfect granulated sugar with a delicious, deep, caramel flavor made from upcycled kentichi dates that used to go to waste. The only granulated sugar packed with fiber and antioxidants, with one gram of fiber in each teaspoon and 48g per cup. It’s ideal for baking, morning coffee and tea and all your favorite sugary recipes.
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