Did you know that specialty foods have become the foundation of the U.S. market for gift giving? Even during this challenging economy we want to give gifts that are personal, indulgent, convenient and fun – the definition of speciality foods! Research data shows that our interest in organic, natural and gourmet is stronger than ever. Let’s get shopping shall we…
Here is Unleash Your Inner Foodie’s picks for Gifts of Good Taste:
Cocktail Classics Jelly Beans – happy hour in a box! How fun would this be to give to the “sweetie on your list”. The gift box includes five deliciously sweet, alcohol-free Jelly Belly jelly beans. Flavors include Mojito, Pomegranate Cosmo, Peach Belini, Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada. Too fun! $12.99 for 4.5 ounces. Available at http://amzn.to/eOLMEG or your favorite gourmet market.
This is my favorite Gift of Good Taste! It was also one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2009 and my friend Jan’s favorite candy. I ordered a 1 lb. box for Thanksgiving thinking I would serve it along side my pumpkin pie, well… we ate it all way before Thanksgiving Day! It’s too good! Brandini Toffee is handmade with only four ingredients: butter, sugar, dark chocolate, and roasted almonds. 1 lb. beautiful box is $22.95 so worth it! http://bit.ly/6NlHAV
This is a great gift for the “Movie buff in your life” – The Dean & Deluca assortment comes with just the right mix of sweet and salty: Gummi Bears, Licorice Wheels and Mixed Nuts, Chocolate Covered Peanuts and Kettlecorn. $28. http://bit.ly/f09Sa6
Gourmet spices, rubs and blends are the must-have for the “foodie on your list”. Check out our Southwest Chipotle Pepper Blend, Tuscany Pepper Blend, and the amazing finishing salt; Smoked Alder Sea Salt. Too fun! $6.50 – $9.00 http://bit.ly/dE1vTO
These are just a few of my favorite Gifts of Good Taste. I’d love to hear yours, be sure to leave me a comment. I think it’s time for a piece of Brandini Toffee!