It’s that time again to get those items for under the tree organized. If there’s a food lover in your life we’ve got some suggestions that won’t break the bank. Great for hostess gifts too.
Pink Spatula Marshmellows
Handmade Marshmellows with real ingredients such as fresh fruit, liqueurs. Made in small batches to ensure freshness. Holiday flavours include the Lump of Coal (chocolate), Cafe Au Lait, Toasted Coconut and Spiced Rum. Urban Fare at Shangri-La, Edible Canada, Well Seasoned (Langley).
Chocolate Raspberry Balsamic Spread – Edible Gardens
Full of pure chocolate and ripe ruby raspberries and perfect with goat cheese, soft brie, or a cream cheese. Also in date and cherry and mission fig. Whole Foods Market
Thai House Curry Sauces
Super easy way to prepare a Thai-themed dinner. Saute some veggies and a meat of your choice and serve over rice. Comes in Green, Red, and Yellow curry with varying spiciness. Available at Safeway.
Known as the fifth taste, umami is distinct from the four other tastes of sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Made with tomato, olives, porcini mushrooms, Parmigiano cheese and anchovies, just add a bit to your dishes and you’ll be adding exquisite flavour. Real Canadian Superstore
Hickory Smoke Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
With a subtle smoky flavour, this extra virgin olive oil has earthy aromas and a feisty infusion of hickory. Great for marinades.
Beta 5 Chocolates
BETA5 has been named as one of North America’s Top 10 chocolatiers and anything from their line-up is awesome, but we’re particularly fond of the Salty bars. They’re a It’s a 55% milk chocolate bar finished with flaked sea salt. Whole Foods Market
The Urban Tea Merchant is a perfect place to dart into to grab some tea and tea-themed gifts for friends, coworkers or family. They’ve also got jellies, candles and home fragrances. While there indulge in the Holiday Tea Service.
Method Hand and Dish Soaps
All foodies get dirty and need to clean up. Why not doing with a food-flavoured soap such as sugared mint. Available in dish and hand soap, these items make cleaning a pleasure. Available at Safeway, Canadian Tire and Shoppers Drug Mart.
You can never have enough chocolate and this particular bar does more than just answer your cravings; it’s caffeinated to give you an extra boost. Milk chocolate with the same amount of caffeine you’d get in a cup of coffee. Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs.
Bare Butter Nut Butters
These gems take nut butters to a whole new level. This is a local, sustainable nut butter delivery so get to it and order online asap. Try Holiday Almond,Choco Craze or Pumpkin Spice. Order online.
Mother in Laws Pan Forte from Cocolico
This Italian confection is filled with dried local organic fruits, honey and nuts and lots of chocolate goodness. Available at Cocolico market sales and by special order only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sweet Tree Ventures Birch BBQ Sauce
Try this Sweet Tree’s Gluten Free Birch Barbecue Sauce at your next BBQ. Gluten-free too for your choice of of poultry, seafood, red meat, pork or game. Retail Outlets
Vancouver Island Salt Company Balsamic-Infused Salt
A sprinkle of this salt will take your meals to a whole new level. Buy online – 4 for $26 including shipping and 4 stockings are stuffed.