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Gifts for the Holidays: Food & Beverage 2nd Edition

We all love the sugary, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness of a fresh spun cone of cotton candy.  And now you can make cotton candy whenever you want with the Cotton Candy Express cotton candy machine. This machine is perfect for making cotton candy at holiday parties or just because you want a sweet treat!

This package features a pink home-use cotton candy maker, three flavors of cotton candy floss sugar in 11-ounce jars – Cherry, Grape, and Blue Raspberry, and 50 white paper cotton candy cones. Each 11-ounce jar of floss sugar makes approximately 20-30 fluffy cotton candy cones and comes in air-tight plastic jars to extend its shelf-life.

Learn more and purchase products from Cotton Candy Express online.

We all deserve to be rewarded during the holiday season. Having to endure your aunt’s ‘famous fruitcake’ and explain to distant relatives why you’re still single is enough to drive anyone up the wall. Luckily Mionetto is here to help with a few refreshing sparkling wines from their Prestige and Luxury collections. From the perfect holiday pairings, to luxurious gifts, to stocking stuffers galore, Mionetto has you covered this holiday season – or perhaps just keep the bottle for yourself? 

Mionetto Prestige Brut ($14 750ml / $4 Mini 187ml) Made from 100% Glera grapes from the province of Treviso, an area renowned for high quality Prosecco, this sparkling wine offers a luminous straw yellow hue and stylish mousse. The palate is marked by aromatic notes of honey and white peach. For stocking stuffers, you should start with Mionetto’s signature mini bottles ($4).

Mionetto Prestige Rosé Extra Dry ($14 750ml / $4 Mini 187ml) This deeply luscious sparkling rosè is the result of soft pressing of red grapes. The wine offers a peach blossom luminosity, accompanied by a fine, lively perlage. This wine is known for its intense fragrances, like holding an edible bouquet of violets, raspberries, strawberries, and wild flowers – a perfect pairing for your holiday table.

Mionetto Luxury Cartizze DOCG ($45) This elegant Cartizze boasts luminous golden tones and delicate beads of tiny bubbles. A majestic, multi-faceted bouquet releases seductive impressions of apple and pear alongside notes of citrus and glazed almond. On the palate it is crisp, well-balanced, and elegant.

Whether you're looking for a way to wake up on Christmas morning or need something to put in a basket for that coffee lover in your life Community Coffee has you covered. And for a limited time they have two special blends that you can choose from!

Winter Blend Coffee
Warm up this season with Winter Blend – a delightful blend of African and South American coffees, naturally decadent with sweet undertones. Roasted to perfection, this medium roast delivers a festive and smooth cup of coffee perfect for wintery mornings and holiday get-togethers. Made with 100% select Arabica coffee beans.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint
A decadent flavored blend of dark chocolate and smooth peppermint that leaves you refreshed. Dark Chocolate Peppermint coffee is available for a limited time only. Made with 100% select Arabica coffee beans.

Unlike traditional heat drying, the freeze-drying method used by Crunchies ensures that fresh fruit and veggies retain their nutritional value while enhancing shelf life—and creating that satisfying crunch. After harvesting, fresh produce is promptly frozen and undergoes a low-pressure drying process in which frozen water is removed directly as steam, bypassing the liquid state. As a result, Crunchies products retain most of the nutrients of fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, making them a smart snack choice (or stocking stuffer) for all ages. 

And now you can find your favorite Crunchies snacks surrounded by another favoirte - chocolate!
Crunchies has paired their delicious fruit with premium chocolate. Together they deliver the simplicity of pure fruit and indulgence in every bite. No artificial ingredients. Never from concentrate. Welcome to a new craving.

From boat to doorstep, sign up now withe Sitka Salmon Shares to enjoy wild Alaskan seafood straight from the fishermen's collective.

Sitka Salmon Shares Is:
  • Wild: Wild-caught from the pristine waters of Southeast Alaska and the North Pacific
  • Sustainable: Harvested using hook-and-line methods to minimize negative ecological impact
  • Traceable: Our relationships ensure that your fish is traceable to the boats of our fishermen-owners and trusted community partners
  • Fishermen-centered: Individually caught by one of our fisherman-owners or partner fishermen (who we hope are on their way to ownership!). Fishermen ownership makes us distinct from our competition and creates a more just system that values hard work, high-quality fish and low-impact harvesting methods.
  • Just: Our fishermen receive an average of 20-30% more for their harvest, which can equate to $10,000 extra income in a given season
  • Premium: Blast-frozen at the peak of freshness to ensure the highest quality, guaranteed
  • Convenient: Home delivered directly to your door, with recipes and a newsletter about the fishermen who caught that month’s share
  • Conscious: Carbon offsets purchased and 1% of revenue donated to efforts promoting small-scale fisheries and conservation in Alaska.

Order now with special discount code - SITKA25 - to receive $25 off any 2020 Premium Sitka Seafood Share.

For that special someone that's following a Keto diet on your list I highly recommend gifting them an assortment of products from SuperFat. SuperFat is made from a unique blend of macadamia nuts, almonds, and coconut butter + functional ingredients like mct, probiotics, plant protein, and more. No fillers. No palm oil. No junk!

The Keto revolution arrived and changed everything. We now know that NOT ALL FATS ARE BAD. Plant-based fats, like those found in avocados and nuts, are essential to our diets and provide incredible benefits like giving us energy and supporting our metabolism and brain function. Plant fats are essential to our health.

At SuperFat health, trust, and transparency are vital to us. All our products are certified so you can enjoy SuperFat 100% confident that you’re sticking to your health goals.

Give the gift that gives beyond that of the recipient with Founding Fathers Coffee. Great Coffee supporting a Great Cause!

Founding Fathers Products’ mission is to create superior quality American made products that support American Military families with 50% of its profits. Founding Fathers introduced their line of domestic premium lager beers in 2011 and in 2016 introduced their 100% Arabica gourmet coffee. Founding Fathers Coffee is available at several retail locations and online at

Learn more and purchase Founding Fathers Coffee online.

Just in time for the holidays the Krusteaz Select brand has just released a limited-edition Krusteaz Select Pancake and Waffle Pack, perfect for the foodie on everyone’s list. 

Crafted from real, premium ingredients and bundled in a convenient three-pack, try them for a limited time:
Bananas Foster Pancake
Carrot Cake Pancake
Double Chocolate Waffle with Salted Caramel Sauce

Capture the magic of the daily countdown to Christmas with eCreamery’s 12 Days of Christmas Countdown Collection. This new take on the “piece of candy for each day custom” invites you to scoop up a sweet new family tradition with a daily ice cream cup.  The Christmas Countdown Collection offers 4 party cups of each ice cream flavor (24 cups in all) and they are numbered by day.  A perfect gift for couples, families with children and grandparents, use this collection to help them start a new tradition with a daily ice cream treat to enjoy on the Christmas countdown.

Flavors include:
• White Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes
• Sea Salt Caramel Brownie Ice Cream
• Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
• Brownie Batter Ice Cream
• Candy Cane Ice Cream
• Eggnog Ice Cream

Let Domino Sugar sweeten up your Holidays! The Holidays are iconic for family time, celebrations, cookie exchanges, sweet treats and baked goods. What better way to celebrate than with the gift of baking? Think of all the memories you’ve made in the kitchen while baking with friends and family. No matter your age, physical abilities, looks, hobbies, etc., baking is an activity that all can enjoy and creates sweet memories that last a lifetime. Domino Brown Sugars are ideal for baking of all kinds— especially cookies, shortbread, candies, fudge, chocolate cakes, brownies and crumble toppings.

Domino Light Brown: Ask for Domino® Light Brown Sugar – don't settle for less! Domino® Light Brown Sugar has a nutty, caramel flavor, moistness, and subtle molasses flavor. It's ideal for cookies, shortbread, spiced cakes, brownies, and crumble toppings. Generally, if a recipe doesn't specify Dark or Light Brown, it is intended that Light Brown be used. 

Domino Dark Brown: To create flavor that's deep, rich, and real, use only Domino® Dark Brown Sugar. Its moistness and deep, rich molasses flavor make it ideal for full-flavored or savory recipes. Use it in brownies, gingerbread, coffee or chocolate cakes, fudge, BBQ sauce, marinades, sweet and sour sauce, and pancake syrups.

Domino Golden: Introducing new Domino Golden Sugar, the less-processed sugar you can use more freely in all your favorite foods. Made from pure cane sugar, it works cup-for-cup just like white sugar, but has a beautiful golden color and a distinct hint of molasses flavor you’re sure to love.

 Learn more and purchase Domino products online.

Frescobene Artisan Sauces make perfect gifts for any foodie, or honestly anyone who wants to save time in the kitchen. Whether you gift a single flavor or a variety pack of all four your foodie friends will thank you!

Sauce Flavors:
  • Marinara Sauce: A simple, classic & versatile tomato sauce.
  • Sausage Ragu: A delicious slow cooked sauce made with sweet Italian sausage, red wine, tomatoes & cheese.
  • Vodka Sauce: A smooth velvety sauce with just a hint of heat
  • Amatriciana Sauce: A delicate sauce made with pancetta, onions, & tomato.

"The Coca-Cola Trail" Christmas gift box is the perfect gift for any Coca-Cola fan or collector....or anyone who likes to travel and visit sites with interesting history.

Box contains "The Coca-Cola Trail" book, Coca-Cola pepper jelly with booklet of pepper jelly recipes for the holidays, Coca-Cola glass with candle.

Just a sneak peek of what you can find inside:
  • Did you know? Coca-Cola was first bottled in Vicksburg, MS, not Atlanta.
  • Coca-Cola sold the rights to bottle Coca-Cola throughout the United States for $1.00.
  • Over 200 pages about the places and entrepreneurs who were instrumental in creating the "Coca-Cola empire".

Eat Your Coffee Bars are a great gift (or stocking stuffer) for mothers/fathers, college students, athletes, etc. because they are not only a quick snack to eat during a busy schedule, but they also provide caffeine equivalent to a cup of coffee!

Eat Your Coffee Caffeinated Snack Bars contain a fabulous combination of our favorite cup of coffee and delicious, whole food ingredients. This results in a bar that delivers not only high-grade nutrition and a fantastic flavor; it also contains all the caffeine you need to enhance alertness, performance, and more. Every bar contains the same amount of caffeine as an 8oz cup of coffee (80mg of caffeine).

Learn more and purchase Eat Your Coffee Bars online.

Fit Snack is a monthly subscription service of healthy snacks, nutritional tips, and a monthly workout to support anyone that lives (or wants to live) an active lifestyle. Each box is jam packed with hand picked snacks by a nutritionist from the best brands on the planet. The great part is you can gift as little as one month all the way up to an entire year as your gift making it a gift that can keep on giving well into the next year!

Colonel Popper's Silicone Popcorn Popper is super durable, safe, and eco-friendly. You can eat fresh microwave popcorn right out of the colorful popcorn bowl!  You'll never want to pop popcorn without a Colonel Popper again. Bring the theater home and use any corn kernels or popcorn oil. BPA Free Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper makes up to 14 cups of popcorn. Gone are the days of buying unhealthy microwave popcorn bags with harmful chemicals. Revolutionary Air Popper Popcorn Maker allows you to toss popcorn salt or seasoning to mix well and conveniently grab from the regular or convection microwave oven.

Learn more and purchase Colonel Popper's Silicone Popcorn Popper online.

Dosha Bar is a clean, organic, 150 calorie, nutrient dense, less sweet food bar for kids and adults alike. Perfect for holiday snacking during all the hustle and bustle of shopping, or for healthy stocking stuffers!

Dosha Bar is the mindful snack made with Organic, Unsweetened Fruit (unlike dried fruit that can be up to 50% sugar or apple juice concentrate) and Seeds, all harvested from carefully selected, responsible, organic farming partners. Dosha Bar is the original food bar to balance and heal mind, body, and spirit by harnessing the power of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system.

Learn more and purchase Dosha Bars online.

Driftaway Coffee was started to fulfill the founders desire to create, do work they were passionate about, as well as fulfill the need for and interest in great coffee. Every Driftaway Coffee purchase contributes to sustainable lives for coffee farmers. Driftaway coffees are packaged and mailed in plastic-free, compostable material. Driftaway Coffee is available in individual packages as well as through a subscription for those die hard coffee lovers out there!

 Learn more and purchase Driftaway Coffee online.

Another great on the go snack or a stocking stuffer favorite in my house is Old Trapper Beef Jerky!

The Old Trapper legend began with their original Old Fashioned Beef Jerky. They season lean cuts of real steak, add brown sugar for just the right hint of sweetness, and smoke them to perfection using real wood in theirsmokehouses. The result is tender, never tough jerky that will be the best you’ve ever tasted. Available in hot and spicy, peppered, teriyaki, and old fashioned.

Learn more and purchase Old Trapper products online.

Pressure Cooking for the Holidays made easy!

Whether you are new to the electric pressure cooker or are looking to get more out of yours, this is your go-to reference for perfectly pressure-cooked and delicious food. Incorporate from-scratch cooking into your busy life with 120 recipes that include all the traditional favorites, plus a range of international dishes—and the best cheesecake recipe you will ever taste!

For the millions of people who, by doctor's orders or by choice, must exclude or limit gluten in their diets, finding Instant Pot recipes has been a huge challenge. This timely book, now in an expanded edition with 50 new recipes and color photographs, solves the problem. Its recipes focus on dishes that are the most problematic for gluten-sensitive cooks, such as main-course dinners that typically have a grain component, as well as breakfasts and desserts, which also usually have wheat or gluten. 

The Family-Friendly Keto Instant Pot Cookbook helps you feed your family enjoyable low-carb meals quickly and effortlessly. With the Instant Pot’s ability to cook food in a fraction of the time, you’ll have your family sitting down at the table to eat in no time. (And with only one pot to clean too!) Anna shows you how to unlock the versatility of your Instant Pot with over 100 flavorsome dishes like Enchilada Casserole, Coffee Rubbed Pulled Pork, Shrimp Étoufée, and Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake. All of the recipes are created with the author's trademark budget-friendly ingredients and kid-approved tastes.

Parents everywhere are turning to do-it-yourself baby food making. They do so to ensure that the food they feed their children is all-natural and free of additives. They do it because, in recent years, pediatricians and dietitians have been recommending that a baby's diet—and especially a toddler's diet—feature a wide variety of ingredients, well beyond what you can buy in jars at the supermarket. And, nothing to sneeze at, they do it to save money—sometimes lots of money.

The Everything® Keto Diet Meal Prep Cookbook will help you create healthy keto meals for every day of the week so you can be in control of exactly what you eat. This handy, easy-to-use cookbook contains 300 delicious recipes that will help you lose weight. Getting into the habit of meal prepping and starting a healthier diet has never been easier!

The Everything® Keto Cycling Cookbook will help you create keto-friendly meals during the week and healthy carb-forward dishes for that day of free eating. This cookbook features 300 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even desserts that will keep you on track and feeling great.

Learn how to make everything from sweet, pull-apart caramel monkey bread to a savory 3-cheese white pizza or satisfying blueberry pop tarts to a basic, delicious loaf of bread. Keto Bread will help you stay on top of your keto diet but allows you to enjoy a unique spin on the many different and delicious versions of bread out there. These bread substitutes replace ingredients like white flour with other keto-friendly options, such as almond flour, ensuring success in your keto diet endeavors.

It’s no secret why the air fryer is the hottest new kitchen appliance—it offers a quick and healthy cooking option for busy families, and its convection power makes it easy to cook a wide range of foods from steak to tofu, bacon to vegetables, and even desserts. And as the “I Love My Air Fryer” Gluten-Free Recipe Book demonstrates, it’s even perfect for those following a gluten-free diet! Featuring 175 gluten-free recipes—with photographs included throughout—this cookbook is a must-have for air fryer fans with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, wheat allergies, or those who simply enjoy a gluten-free diet to improve their overall health!

In the “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book, Aileen Clark shows that it is possible to eat healthy, filling meals while on a budget. With 175 recipes and photos throughout, this is a must-have cookbook if you are looking for good meals that are easy on the wallet. Save money and reduce your monthly food budget with practical approaches to grocery shopping. With a cost estimate included for each recipe, you can easily stay on budget and manage your food costs ahead of time so you can be better prepared with your expenses.

KPOP Foods is a food brand inviting people to discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors through their products. They currently carry a line of chef-crafted Korean sauces and a premium roasted seaweed snack. Their K-Town Sauce Set features their three newest sauces - KPOP Kimchi Mayo Sauce, a one-of-kind spicy and tangy aioli, KPOP Honey Glaze Sauce, a sweet chili sauce made from honeyed Korean chili peppers, jalapenos, garlic, lemons, and lime, and KPOP XXX Sauce, a flavorful Korean hot sauce found in traditional spicy Korean dishes.  All of these sauces were crafted by their Head of Product and celebrity chef Chris Oh, the founder of Seoul Sausage and winner of The Great American Food Truck Race. Additionally, included in the set are stickers and a bandanna. This set is the perfect gift for foodies and anyone that enjoys Asian or Korean food.

Learn more and purchase KPOP Foods products online.

Bare Snacks®, creators of delicious Snacks Gone Simple®, recently launched NEW bare Medleys, the first baked (never fried) combination of fruit and coconut chips from bare that offer a great way to eat more fruit throughout the day in a fun, easy way. Both of these naturally sweet snacks come in resealable bags, are Non-GMO Project Verified with no preservatives and only use real fruit. The Pineapple & Coconut variety evokes a tropical paradise and is a good source of fiber with no added oil while the Apple & Strawberry flavor combines fan-favorite apples and strawberries, with no fat or added sugar.

34 Degrees Sweet Crisps are deliciously crunchy wafer-like treats that are perfect for guilt-free snacking. Made with premium ingredients like coconut oil and a lower sugar content than the average cookie, they are available in vegan varieties including Chocolate, Vanilla and Sweet Lemon and non-vegan Cinnamon – a holiday favorite!  These are perfect for revamping the same old boring desserts and snacks for any holiday gathering.

Start your morning off right for those busy days of shopping and meal prep ahead!

Alpen Muesli – a classic combination of whole grain wheat flakes, hearty rolled oats, roasted sliced hazelnuts and almonds, and sweet raisins. Each serving boasts seven to eight grams of protein, is Non-GMO Project Verified, and is an excellent source of fiber. Flavors include: No Added Sugar and Original.

Weetabix Organic – A delightfully crunchy whole grain cereal made with only four ingredients—organic whole wheat, barley malt extract, cane sugar, and salt. USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher, vegan, 32g of whole grains per serving, 2g of sugar per serving.

Mom’s Best Granolas – High-quality, value-priced granola comes in four mouthwatering flavors, including Oats & Honey, French Vanilla, Blueberry Flax, and Coconut Almond. Packed with wholesome ingredients and a good source of fiber, with 17g – 32g of whole grains per serving and no artificial flavors or preservatives, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or trans-fat—this is the perfect holiday snack!

Barbara’s Cheese Puffs are irresistible and light as air cheese puffs that make the perfect sidekick to any sandwich or fruit/veggie slices. Made with real cheeses and Non-GMO stone-ground corn, you won’t find any hydrogenated oils, yellow dye #6, or synthetic growth hormones in these crunchy snacks. Bonus, kiddos with gluten allergies can still enjoy as all six flavors are gluten-free, vegetarian and cholesterol free. 

OJAS STUDIO – maker of delicious, nourishing date + grain energy bites. The bites are Ayurvedic-inspired, spice-infused and are made with real fruit, almond butter and no artificial sweeteners. The bites are also created with organic dates and oats and are Non-GMO Project Verified.  

O2 Sports Recovery Drink is the better-for-you active recovery drink that the fitness guru in your life has been looking for. With 7x the oxygen of tap water and 2.5x the electrolytes of leading sports drinks, O2 helps your body process toxins and recover faster after a gym session, so you don’t have to hear your friend complain about how fatigued they are anymore! The Sampler Pack comes with one can of each flavor including Orange Mango, Grapefruit Ginger, and caffeine-free Lemon Lime and Blackberry Currant – truly satisfying for the taste buds of anyone who receives.

Tofurky’s Plant-Based Holiday Feast Kit is the perfect meal to ring in the season that brings together vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians alike and includes everything you need for a delicious dinner all in one place: Tofurky’s famous turkey-style roast filled with a flavorful wild rice and bread crumb stuffing, ready to be basted, roasted, carved, topped with a delicious gravy and devoured by the whole posse. The kit tops your delicious dinner off with a dessert-course with a creamy, chocolate-y, mocha-licious vegan cheesecake. Tofurky’s new sister brand, Moocho Cheesecakes, are also now available in flavors including Lemon Berry Swirl, Double Chocolate and New York Style.
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