STOCKING STUFFERS: Conventional & Sugar Free Sweet Treat Favorites

Sugar free bridge mix, licorice and Gummi Bears (inside package) from Nuts.com. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Nuts.com is a third-generation purveyor of nuts, dried fruits, chocolates and other sweets. They offer some 3,000 items sold by the pound, but will also package the wares into snack packs, 3.2 ounce bags sold…
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GIFT: Daelia’s Honey Nougat (Italian Torrone)

Good nougat is hard to find. It can be a jawbreaker or cloyingly sweet. But is a Christmas tradition in numerous countries, and good nougat is worth hunting down. For at least six generations, Maria Walley’s family has made torrone for Christmas and Easter (torrone, pronounced toe-ROE-nay, is Italian for nougat). Her ancestors brought the…
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GIFT: Sriracha Candy Canes

When Santa comes down your chimney, leave him something more interesting than cookies and milk. Warm up his—and your—taste buds with J&D’s Sriracha Candy Canes. Sriracha, the popular Thai hot sauce has been used to create a fiery candy cane for those who like heat with their sweet. Give a box to heat-loving friends, serve…
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GIFT: Divine Fair Trade Chocolate

Most of the world’s farmers live in poverty. They’re forced to accept whatever brokers want to pay them for their crops. Fair Trade ensures that farmers are paid fair value for their crops. This affords a minimum standard of living, money for adult (instead of child) labor and the ability to farm with sound (sustainable)…
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GIFT: Marina’s Cranberry Chutney

For a party favor, stocking stuffer or a pantry staple, to enjoy quality cranberry sauce all year long. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Cranberry jelly is easy to figure out, but what is the difference between cranberry sauce and cranberry chutney? How about cranberry conserve? Cranberry relish? Cranberry Conserve is a generally…
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