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Gifts for the Holidays: Food & Beverage Edition

A big part of the holidays is surrounded by food. What foods to prepare as well as having snacks on hand for those busy days out shopping and traveling, and even giving food as gifts. If you're looking for any of the above, or even just want some fresh food (or beverage) related ideas you've come to the right place!

First up is Match Made Coffee. Match Made Coffee is a craft coffee and gourmet cookie subscription box that goes for $19.95 with free shipping across the US. The cookies and coffees are flavor-paired like certain wines and cheeses get paired together, really bringing out the flavors of one another.

About Match Made Coffee:
• Our organic coffees are roasted and ground fresh to order each month for our boxes.
• Our gourmet cookies are baked fresh, packaged and delivered right to your doorstep.
• Our coffee + cookie pairing boxes are delivered once a month, each month. Sign up before the 15th to receive that month’s box. And the best part is, shipping is absolutely FREE for all US orders.

Learn more and purchase Match Made Coffee online.

Next up are some snacks that would also make great gifts from HighKey. HighKey is transforming people's favorite foods into keto-friendly versions that taste so good you won't miss the original. I mean who doesn't love cookies when it comes to needing a quick snack on the go? Pair them up with some nut butter and you have yourself a delicious snack. Or put them in a basket with some coffee and a fancy mug and you have yourself a gift basket for that carb conscious friend. HighKey also has other keto-friendly products in their line and are always expanding so be sure to check out their site often for all the latest!

Learn more and purchase HighKey Snacks online.

Speaking of on the go, instant coffee from Alpine Start is perfect for those of us that need a quick cup before heading out the door! Alpine Start makes a premium instant coffee perfect for adventurous souls, those who love to travel, backpackers, campers, busy parents, teachers - and well, everybody who loves coffee really. And because it's keto-friendly it's perfect for that keto basket I was talking about!

How's it made?
First, we start with slow-roasted, arabica beans grown on high-altitude Columbian farms (nope, not like the farms in Narcos). Then we brew it just like normal coffee. Next, we gently dehydrate it to lock in its full fresh-brewed flavor and aroma. Lastly, we package it so that you can easily take it with you anywhere. And as a bonus, it’s keto diet friendly!

Learn more and purchase Alpine Start products online.

Have you ever wanted dessert, but didn't want to bake and entire cake or batch of cookies to have it? Then you need Single Baked Sweets in your life. Single Baked Sweets provides a variety of single-serve, bake-at-home dessert kits that come with all the pre-measured dry ingredients, bakeware, and simple instructions needed to make a delicious homemade treat for one. Perfect for those times you already have the oven on from making dinner! Available in five delicious dessert flavors there's a sweet treat that everyone will love. And there won't be any regret afterwards from over indulging or having leftovers that go to waste.

Their dessert kits make the perfect stocking stuffers (single kit) or gift sets (variety pack) that I guarantee the recipient will love, and probably have never seen before.

Learn more and purchase Single Baked Sweets online.

Another great snacking (or gift basket) option is pistachios from Setton Farms. Setton Farms is a family owned business based in California’s Central Valley and are the 2nd largest producer and processor of pistachios in the United States. They make heart-healthy, protein-packed snacks that are perfect for anytime snacking. Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites are a staple to the Setton Farms product line and are great for tossing in your bag on the way out their door because they are individually wrapped!

New this season are their Seasoned Pistachio Kernels. Each resealable bag of Setton Farms Seasoned Pistachio Kernels is packed with three ounces of premium quality shelled pistachios that are heart healthy, easy to enjoy on the go, and kid-friendly. With no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, these all-natural, seasoned kernels are a unique source of plant-based protein and make a great snack for any active outdoor excursion. The Seasoned Pistachio Kernels are available in five delicious flavors: Chili Limon, Chipotle BBQ, Garlic Onion, and Salt & Pepper.

Learn more and purchase Setton Farms products online.

When it comes to food some will say the hotter the better. And that's where this awesome line of hot sauces from Gringo Bandito comes into the picture. Gringo Bandito is a unique hot sauce made from hand chopped peppers, giving it a bold, full-bodied flavor that emphasizes great taste over pure heat. Available in four flavor profiles there's sure to be one that fits your recipients taste buds perfectly.

Original Red - This is a mild heat sauce aimed for a bold flavor with a hint of heat. More of a sauce to add flavor to any of your meals.

Green - We use unripened habaneros instead tomatillos to create this spicy green blend. This is for the niche hot sauce lovers who are looking for a different style green sauce. This is a mild sauce with a bit more heat than the Original Red yet still mid level heat.

Super Hot - We used Jolokia Ghost Peppers and Scorpion peppers to create this naturally hot blend. We used no additives to create this sauce so it is spicy, but maintains its flavor. Despite its name we still kept this sauces heat level consumer friendly. We tried to make a naturally super hot blend without compromising our brands standards.

Spicy Yellow - This new blend is golden in color, made with scotch bonnet and habanero peppers which makes it our hottest sauce yet. Its flavor is as bright as its color!

Learn more and purchase Gringo Bandito products online.

For those of us that like to enjoy more than one cup of coffee Hunter Brothers Coffee has a really nice line (more than 20 varieties) of ground and whole bean coffees to choose from. They even have flavored coffees for those of us that want a little extra special treat. Hunter Brothers Coffee was established as a joint venture between two brothers from the northern area of Pittsburgh in 2016 who finally decided what they wanted to do when they grew up.  Paul had retired after 21 years of military service and Tim was still in banking after 20years.  The goal of the company is to provide a first-class coffee and to also help veteran and current military causes. 10% of each sale is set aside to donate to veterans and their causes.  To date, we have donated over 2000 cups of coffee to the troops and donated money to local causes that has included Yellow Ribbon Girls and the Mustang Heritage Foundation. Coffee can be purchased one time or sign up for a monthly subscription.

Learn more and purchase Hunter Brothers Coffee online.

Looking for a unique stocking stuffer for the health conscious person in your family? Or something to help give you that extra boost with all of the holiday running you're about to do? Either way Amazing Grass Effervescent Greens are the perfect solution! It’s as simple as dropping a tablet into your water to enhance it with flavor and over 30 antioxidant superfoods plus vitamins. Detox function (which is amazing for the hectic holiday season) has 7+ cleansing super foods to support elimination of toxins – they also have Beauty, Energy, and Hydrate. Green Effervescent tablets are the most convenient and delicious way to get a daily dose of green nutrition and support your immune system. Something we all need not only around the holidays, but year round!

Learn more and purchase Amazing Grass Effervescent Greens online.

With all of the running here and there over the holidays there's bound to be a time (or two) that you don't have time to make a meal at home. And let's be honest we don't really want to rely on the drive-thru either. PROBAR, the creator of convenient and whole superfoods has the perfect answer with their Meal On-the-Go bar. The Meal On-the-Go PROBAR provides fruits, nuts and seeds to make it delicious, satisfying and nutritious. It's rich in raw ingredients and the right nutrient-dense calories for lasting energy and nourishment. Each bar is certified gluten free, 5-11g plant-based protein and 5-8g of fiber. Available in 14 different flavor combinations there's sure to be a bar that you'll fall in love with!

Learn more and purchase PROBAR online.
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