The holiday season is in full swing. I have some wonderful gift ideas for foodies. They make great stocking stuffers, secret Santa gifts or affordable Christmas presents. Whatever the case, I’m sure family and friends will love some of my favorite things. Seasonings Greetings!
Booker’s Soul Food Starters
Soul Food Starters will have people raving about your foods. The packets display colorful images of prep ingredients and a list of easy-to-read instructions. The candied yam seasoning mix provides a gooey sweetness and pizzazz to a sweet potato. I’m a fan for life. Yes, it’s that terrific; don’t sleep on it. Also available: collard greens seasoning mix, mac & cheese seasoning mix and peach cobbler filling mix.
Retail price: $1.69 – $1.99 (single pack) | $9.99 – $11.99 (multi-pack) | $7.99 (sampler kit)
Cooper’s Small Batch 6 Pack Variety Starter Kit
Each hot sauce tells a different story with its name and brings the heat. They leave my mouth wanting more. The Smokin' Hot Date has a spicy body with a sweet aftertaste. Jerk My Chain teleports me to the islands with its fragrance and spot-on flavor profile. This makes me happy.
The Leche Diablesa offers a unique balance of coconut milk and zest that seduces my palate. The Grundle Thumper knocks my socks off, and it contains zero grams of sodium. It still has a place in my cupboard. The Peaches En Regalia gives me fruity-mellow vibes that pairs well with brie cheese. I’ll let you pick the sixth one for this starter kit. I fancy them all—the best in the west!
Retail price: $47.99
Size: 1.7 ounces
Five Two Adjustable Rolling Pin
No need to purchase multiple rolling pins, this one by Food52 serves multiple purposes. The silicone rings adjust to create the precise dough thickness. The imprinted measurements ensure accuracy. I think it is genius and recommend for bakers.
Retail price: $39
Size: 19” L x 1.5” D | Set of 5 Rings: 1/16”, 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8”, and 1/2”
Tyme for Tea Online, Apple Cranberry Spiced Green
This refreshing loose leaf tea comes from my friend’s online shop. The licorice aromatics set the mood for a relaxing experience. The cinnamon and cardamon complement the apple nicely. I prefer to drink the tea cold brewed. It makes the layers of fruit more pronounced. I give it two thumbs up.
Retail price: $10.95
Size: 2 ounces
Noshi Food Paint
Fun and delicious, this smooth food paint arrives in a box with three organic fruit purees: blueberry, peach and strawberry. The delightful fruity substance comes out of each tube with ease; simply squeeze it. I’m now an expert at creating emoji faces on RITZ Crackers without adding sugar or preservatives to them. Ideal for kids and creative adults.
Retail price: $5.95
Size: 3.6 ounces
KYVAN Foods, Sweet Potato Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
This scrumptious salad dressing excites my taste buds. It offers a savory zing with a delicate, sweet potato essence— in that order. You haven’t lived until you’ve sampled its goodness. Mind-blowing!
Retail price: $19.98 (2-pack)
Size: 12 ounces
Chef D Services, Mama D Creole Spice
This flavorful spice is the only thing you need to give your meal a kick. It adds salt and heat without being overbearing. I recommend using the New Orleans creation on seafood. You will not be disappointed.
Retail price: $5.25
Size: 8 ounces
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