Spring Food, Wine and Travel Must-Haves

We’ve got spring fever, yes we do. We’ve got spring fever, how about you? We are heating up your life with our monthly product selections just in time for the change of seasons. Browse the list below to bring on spring.

Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Wasabi Mustard

Sweet, hot and tangy – this Hawaiian find comes highly recommended for its uniqueness. The passion fruit and wasabi please the taste buds without outshining one another. Mustard is still the star. Try the condiment on sandwiches, hot dogs and deviled eggs for a tropical treat. Aloha!

Size: 10 oz.
Suggested Retail Price: $8.00
Available: www.auntylilikoi.com


AR’s Hot Southern Honey

This sticky goodness offers a familiar honey taste with a touch of spice. The red chili peppers leave a mild flavor on the palate for a sweet-heat experience. Drizzle it on fried chicken or warm biscuits for southern comfort. A-maz-ing!

Size: 8 oz.
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99
Available: www.hotsouthernhoney.com


Sonoma Syrup Company Organic Apple Cider Infused Drinking Vinegar

Wake up the senses! This robust vinegar begins with tart lemons and ends with delicate vanilla notes. The raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized cider has kick. Drink it as a morning elixir by diluting it with water or splash it on a kale salad as a refreshing vinaigrette.

Size: 375 mL
Suggested Retail Price: $12.95
Available: www.sonomasyrup.com


WUJU Hot Sauce Extra Hot

Bring on the heat! This savory sauce combines the right amount of habaneros, mangoes and Thai-spired spices to give it depth and a delicious zing. The warm sensation finishes with a curry aftertaste that ups the hot sauce game. A little goes a long way, but the urge to keep pouring is real.

Size: 5 oz.
Suggested Retail Price: $4.99
Available: www.wujuhotsauce.com


Fresco Spice Blends Penney’s Little Italy

Add a little warmth to your next meal. This all-natural Italian blend contains red pepper flakes that enhance vegetable and meat dishes. It also gives alfredo sauce life. The herbs pack freshness and pungency, making it the perfect go-to seasoning to have on hand.

Size: 3.2 oz.
Suggested Retail Price: $8.00
Available: www.frescospiceblends.com

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Rekaya, aka The Food Temptress, is a freelance journalist, author and co-host of the sports podcast “Black Girls Talk Sports.” She has written content for Amtrak, Writer’s Digest Books and various lifestyle magazines. She also has penned seven books in multiple genres. In her spare time, she enjoys developing recipes and exploring Virginia’s 200+ wineries.