Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is making the world a better place, one chocolate bar at a time.
Not only are each of its tasty milk and dark chocolate bars and bites made with ethically traded, shade grown cacao and natural ingredients (i.e. Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Toffee, Sea Salt & Almonds, and Forest Mint), but 10 percent of net purchases benefit conservation efforts around the world! 10% GiveBack program has donated more than $1.2 million for its carefully chosen beneficiaries. ESC is pleased to announce its 2016 -2018 10% GiveBack Partners: Rainforest Trust and Wildlife Conservation Network.
“Wildlife Conservation Network is thrilled to partner with Endangered Species Chocolate because of their passion for wildlife and mission to save wild animals,” said Tracy Elsen, marketing and communications manager at WCN. “Funds from the 10% GiveBack program will help WCN tackle the current elephant poaching crisis in Africa and provide conservationists with hands-on training that increases their impact.“
The Real Co features 100% single origin global food, and their three products are available nationally online and in stores –Basmati Rice, Himalayan Pink Rock Salt and Organic Raw Cane Sugar. All products are organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan! More info on Single Origin food: http://thereal.co/index.php/page/151/single-origin
Dark Chocolate Pistachios provide snackers with the heart healthy benefits of pistachios along with the amazing qualities of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. Pistachios are chock full of potassium, protein, and fiber, making Dark Chocolate Pistachios an indulgence you can feel good about.
Available in major grocery store chains across the country such as: Bristol Farms, Albertson’s, Associated Grocers, C&S, Fairway, Key Food, Raindew Family Center, Rainbow, Save A Lot, Shoprite, TJ Maxx, Zabars, A&P, Winn Dixie, Bi-Lo, Waldbaum’s, Mariano’s, NY Times, CNBC, etc. They are also available online at Amazon.com and Puritan.com
JUST RELEASED! Christmas Care Package with a Santa hat and reindeer!
Spread Christmas cheer no matter where your loved ones are with this Christmas Care Package. Inside one of GourmetGiftBaskets.com's signature boxes, your recipient will discover a collection of irresistible wintry treats and classic toys. Complete with handcrafted cinnamon speckled popcorn, chocolate-covered Virginia peanuts, and bite-sized gourmet cookies, this fun gift is the perfect way to spread cheer across the globe.
Pure’s Crispy Clusters and Ancient Grains bars are Healthy Holiday Snacks.
The Ancient Grains bars contain quinoa, amaranth, flax seeds, and hemp, and the Crispy Clusters contain gluten-free oats and nuts. Enjoy!
In France, sweet treats have been an important part of holiday traditions for centuries, and this season, home cooks in America can impress holiday guests by incorporating a new product from esteemed French dessert maker PrePat’33.
READY TO BAKE LIQUID BATTERS (www.prepat33.fr) are inspired by actual French recipes. The handy pouches keep for up to a year in your cupboard and bake in 10 – 25 minutes, depending on which delicious treat you prepare. And the best part—no additional ingredients are needed. Simply pour the READY TO BAKE batter into a cake pan or muffin tin, and bake.
A variety of these fabulous desserts are available in stores across the Unites States, and can also be ordered online through iGourmet.com. Caramel Salted Butter Lava Cake, Chocolate Lava Cake, Chocolate Cake, Brownies, Gluten-free Brownies, Blueberry Muffins
Amaretto Cheesecake with Madeleine Crust
- 2/3 cup Sugar Bowl Bakery* Madeleine pieces, plus 6 whole cookies for garnish
- 1⁄4 cup whole raw almonds
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 5 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 tsp. almond extract
- 1⁄4 tsp. salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tsp. amaretto liqueur (optional)
- Bittersweet chocolate, for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Place 2/3 cup Madeleine pieces, almonds, brown sugar and butter in a food processor and grind until fine. Pour crumb mixture into an 8” springform pan and press firmly onto the bottom and sides.
3. Place cream cheese and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Beat in almond extract and salt.
4. Blend in eggs one at a time, on low speed. Stir in amaretto.
5. Pour batter into the crust.
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is just set. Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until chilled. Makes 12 servings.
Garnish: Take 6 Madeleine cookies and cut diagonally in half. Melt bittersweet chocolate. Dip the bottom of each cookie into melted chocolate, place on a tray lined with foil or waxed paper, and refrigerate until the chocolate hardens. Place a cookie, chocolate side down, on each piece of cheesecake.
Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break offers more than 45 classic and delicious recipes from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread. Sweden is one of the world's top coffee consuming nations. A time to take a rest from work and chat with friends or colleagues over a cup and a sweet treat, Fika is part of the national identity and a marker of the Swedish ideal of taking time to appreciate life's small joys.
Heat Up Your Holidays! Available in two sizes Chef'sChoice Int'l KeepHot™ Thermal Electric Kettle: Models 691 and 692 feature a concealed heating element that delivers 1500 watts of power that will rapidly and quietly boil water and keep it hot for up to four hours to save time and energy from having to frequently re-boil water. (After water boils, the kettles keep water to 176°F after two hours and 155 °F after four hours). Even though water inside is boiling hot, the kettle itself features a cool touch body for safe and easy handling. Crafted from food grade, unbreakable 18/8 stainless steel inner and outer shell the cord stores neatly in base and adjusts to desired length. BPH free. Available for $69.99 for 1.5 liter and $59.99 for 1.2 liter.
Telula has announced the debut of its new shelf-stable, functional juice line. The juices are made from organic cold-pressed ingredients that are gently pasteurized with no refined sugars, preservatives or artificial colors, and available in the following flavors: Green Fusion, Green Zing, Beet Carrot, Carrot Citrus, Melon Mint, Spicy Lemon, Blackberry Chia, Tart Cherry Chia, Bilberry Banana Chia & Coconut Citrus Chia. 32oz bottles are available at Kroger, Walmart, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Ralphs, QFC, and Smiths.
Gratitude Gourmet had a very nice and relaxing lunch at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. All Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts were delicious and I highly recommend the Saison (Fruity and spicy farmhouse ale made with honey, ginger, hibiscus & Peruvian herb Cat's Claw)!
Mavericks® Brewing, an independent craft brewing company devoted to creating innovative American craft beer in cans, added two more beers to its portfolio: the Big Break Belgian Golden Strong Ale, which received the gold medal for best French/Belgian Ale at the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championships, and the Coastside Pilsner, which received the silver medal for Premium American Lager at the 2015 California State Fair.
The Big Break Belgian Golden Strong Ale features Pilsner malt that comes together with a touch of wheat. The results are a beautiful golden color and a light, sweet malt background. European hops are then added for a subtle grassy, earthy and herbal flavor. The Belgian style yeast offers aromas of honey, bubblegum and banana with a soft spice character. Belgian clear candy sugar is added for an exceptionally complex and dry finish. Available on draft and in a four-pack of 16 ounce cans. ABV 8.3% & 25 IBUs
The Coastside Pilsner is Mavericks’ take on an American Premium style lager, and is brewed with American 2-Row and German Pilsner malt for a clean malt profile. Both German and American hops create a grassy, woody and floral finish, while California lager yeast rounds out the profile for a remarkably smooth and well-balanced beer that is perfect for a warm coastal afternoon. Available on draft and in a four-pack of 16 ounce cans. ABV 5.5% & 31 IBU
Natural Calm is a solution to restore healthy magnesium levels and to balance your calcium intake—the result of which is natural stress relief. Natural Calm is the best-selling magnesium supplement on the market according to health food supermarket scanner reports. It has won numerous industry awards and features a proprietary formula that provides a highly absorbable, water-soluble magnesium.
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National Hot Cocoa Day is coming up December 13th.
GODIVA stores recently launched the “Hot Chocolate for a Cause” national charity program with the Toys for Tots Foundation. For every hot chocolate beverage that is sold in GODIVA stores from through December 15th, the chocolatier will donate $1.00 to Toys for Tots.
Dandies Mini Marshmallows are a delicious fit for topping hot chocolate this winter or for using in dessert recipes for the holidays and New Year’s. Check out this yummy recipe for s’mores truffles: http://bit.ly/smorestruffles