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Who wouldn’t enjoy the original potato chips, in a reproduction of the original box? Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. Read our review of Saratoga Chips.
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December 2009

Marketplace / Gift-Finder

Gourmet Stocking Stuffer Ideas: Savory

2009’s Picks For Small Treats With Big Taste

 

Delicious things come in small packages...and at small prices, too. Here, we present a selection of savory gourmet gifts, all with single-digit price tags (in addition to double-digit price tags for sampler packs and holiday gifts sets). And we have even more ideas: Check out our Sweet Gourmet Stocking Stuffers and prior year’s stocking stuffers. Products are presented in alphabetical order.

Products listed in alphabetical order. Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them.

 

   

Big Papi:
Hot Sauces

For the hot sauce or Bloody Mary lover, these hot sauces are truly exceptional—the best we’ve ever had. They’re not mere heat: You can actually taste the individual chiles used in each variety. Beautifully made from scratch, they’ll be a Top Pick Of The Week in early 2010.

  • Big Papi Hot Sauce
    5-Ounce Bottle
    $7.95
  • The Sampler
    Four 2-Ounce Bottles
    $10.99

Buy online at BigPapiEnFuego.com. Additional items also available on website.

 

Big Papi Hot Sauce
This hot stuff truly is “hot stuff.” Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE.

 

Canterbury Flatbread

For the cook who cares about every little detail, this box of flatbread mix produces eight handmade, individual-size flatbreads, warm from the oven. In three flavors, Mediterranean Savory Herb,Parmesan and Sundried Tomato. The product is certified kosher by KOF-K. Read our review.

  • Canterbury Flat Bread
    11.5-Ounce Box
    $4.99
  • 3-Package Sampler
    $14.97

Buy online at MyBrands.com

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  Canterbury Naturals
Fresh flatbread in a flash. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.
 

Dolce Nonna Marinated Vegetables
Marinated Dolce Peppers, String Beans & Eggplant

Your favorite foodies will appreciate small jars of marinated veggies. They’re a godsend to pull from the pantry to create hors d’oeuvres, glamour sandwiches and pasta toppings. Dolce Nonna makes small-batch, quality marinated vegetables in Agri-Dolce (Sweet Red) Peppers, Eggplant and String Beans.

  • Dolce Nonna Spread
    10.6-ounce jar
    $8.00
  • 3-Jar Gift Set
    In Handsome Reusable Bag With
    Dish Towel, Wooden Spoon &
    Recipe Cards.
    $40.00

Buy online at Foodzie.com

  Dolce Nonna
Ready and waiting to do their thing. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.
   

Julia's Pantry:
Yellow Grits


Great things come in small packages. Julia’s grits are truly delicious, and will have everyone wondering why they don’t eat grits more often. Far from being off-the-shelf supermarket grits, these are extra-fine, creamy and addictive. Serve them as a side with dinner instead of potatoes, or eat them with bacon and eggs. Kiss these grits!

 

  • Julia's Pantry Grits
    12-Ounce To One-Pound Bags
    $4.95-$7.49

Buy at Shop.SouthernThings.com

 

Julia's Pantry Grits
Great grits! Photo by Corey Lugg | THE NIBBLE.

   

Saratoga Chips:
The Original Potato Chips

The potato chip was created in Saratoga, New York in 1853. It was an immediate sensation, and Saratoga Chips (as they were sold nationally by other companies, the name was later changed to potato chips) were sold as souvenirs to visitors to this resort town. Now, the original potato chip recipe has been resurrected, and is sold in a reproduction of the original box. They’re delicious—read our full review of Saratoga Chips.

  • Original Saratoga Chips

    1.5-Ounce Box
    $1.49

  • 9-Ounce Gift Box
    $4.49

Buy online at OriginalSaratogaChips.com

Read the story of the creation of the potato chip.

 

Saratoga Chips
Yes, it’s the original potato chip! Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Umpqua Indian Foods:
Veggie Chips

We couldn’t stop eating these all natural, crunchy Veggie Chips. Dehydrated and baked—not fried—in canola oil with a bit of sea salt, the carrot, green bean, taro, squash and sweet potato retain their natural sweetness. It’s as delicious as eating candy, but much better for you. The shiny, black bags are resealable, but the veggies are so addictive, that may be a moot feature. Umpqua Indian Foods is a Native American-owned company.

  • Veggie Chips
    4-Ounce Bar
    $3.00

Buy online at UmquaIndianFoods.com

 

Veggie Chips
We love these baked veggie chips! Photo by Evan Dempsey | THE NIBBLE.

   

Urban Accents:
Mango Masala Seasoned Salt

A great seasoned salt changes everything it touches. We enjoyed this one in everything from salads and omelets to a cocktail rimmer. Sprinkle a few grains of this decorative salt (scoop included) atop meat or fish just prior to serving, or scatter grains on the plate as decor. It tastes and looks mah-velous.

  • Mango Masala Seasoned Salt
    5-ounce jar
    $7.50

Buy online at UrbanAccents.com

Learn more about sea salts in our Sea Salt Glossary.

 

Mango Masala
Looks lovely, tastes even better! Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

   

World Harbors Barbeque Sauce:
Buccaneer Blends

For the barbeque lover, there’s a whole world of barbecue sauces from World Harbors. While many pirates were known for their ruthless acts, the buccaneers were named after the French word “boucanier,” which means “barbequer.” Caribbean buccaneers were skilled grillers of beef and pork! Give your favorite “buccaneer” one or more bottles of Buccaneer Blend. In Apple Maple, Fra Diavolo, Honey Mango, Mesquite, Sticky Rum, Pirate’s Original and Swashbucklin’ Spicy. The Apple Maple and Honey Mango were a bit sweet for us, but we think all buccaneers should decide for themselves.

  • World Harbors Barbeque Sauce
    Buccaneer Blends
    18-Ounce Bottle
    $2.50
  • 64-Ounce Bottle
    $6.42

Buy online at WorldHarbors.com

  World Harbors
Are you a “buccaneer?” Photo by Saidi Granados | THE NIBBLE.
     

 

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