Gourmet Hanukkah Chocolate From L.A. Burdick

[1] The medium Hanukkah Chocolate Assortment: 30 pieces of deliciousness (all photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] You can repurpose the empty box for jewelry, keepsakes, office supplies—or use it to package another gift. [3] Some of the bonbons. [4] Close up on the menorah bonbon. [5] The large box, 50 bonbons.   L.A. Burdick is…
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HOLIDAY GIFT: Robert Lambert Fruitcake

Even if you like fruitcake, the fruitcakes from Robert Lambert will raise the bar beyond any other fruitcake you’ve had. It is fruitcake for those in the know. It has nothing to do with the mass-produced versions loaded with neon candied fruit. Robert Lambert, a cookbook author and pastry chef, is one of America’s great…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Jeff’s Famous Jerky

We’ve had Top Pick jerkys before, but they are few and far between. Even small-batch artisan brands can be too tough for us, and/or leave remnants of gristle. Not so with Jeff’s Famous Jerky. Each variety we tried was melt-in-your-mouth tender, with exquisite flavor. When you can say jerky has exquisite flavor, you know you’ve…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Horseshoe Brand Hot Sauce

We receive lots of hot sauce samples. Most of them are fine, but not special. Enter the special: Horseshoe Brand hot sauce, developed by two entrepreneurs in New York State’s food mecca, the Hudson Valley. All natural, made in small batches, you can’t help but say, “This is good stuff!” Why? The hot sauces are…
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GIFTS: Stocking Stuffers, Part 1

For stocking stuffers, we look for special items around $10 (or less). Here’s the first bunch of gourmet foods we’d like to find in our stocking. ANNIE B’S CARAMELS In polka dot gift bags of 20 caramels, Annie B’s caramels are sure to please. The Signature Mix includes Butter Rum, Chocolate, Sea Salt and Original…
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