Foodie Stocking Stuffers for 2007
Stuff your stockings with foodie goodies from board games to masa spreaders
Foodie Fight – A Trivia Game for Serious Food Lovers: As many as six players fill game boards by answering trivia questions in six categories: Foodsphere, Food Stars, Company's Coming, Lab & Field, Dining Out, and What's Cooking. Available in selected catalogs, department stores, and at www.amazon.com.
Eat It! Snacks & Sweets Trivia Game: Up to six players answer questions about chocolate, candy, desserts, ice cream, and other tasty snacks in order to ascend to the top of the Eat It Pyramid. National brand snack coupons are in every box. Available in stores and online at Toys "R" Us and Target.
Ratatouille DVD & What's Cooking? – A Cookbook for Kids: Young aspiring chefs will love Disney/Pixar's delightful animated foodie movie and the Disney cookbook for kids featuring simple French recipes.
The Stubb's Bar-B-Q Cookbook: History, photos, and recipes from the life of beloved pit master C.B. Stubblefield, famous for his devotion to Texas musicians, makes an Austintatious memento for music and barbecue lovers alike.
Mas Tamales Masa Spreader: A Corpus Christi woman designed this handy tool for spreading masa onto corn shucks. At Fiesta stores or www.mex-sales.com.
Emily's Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberries: My absolute favorite national product sample this year, these addictive little jewels are great right out of the bag. Available at Costco and selected Target stores.
Bakerman's Patisserie & Chocolatier: Customize a box of chocolates from their selection of exquisite handmade truffles, or choose Stollen or delectable pastries from the little shop at 120 E. Seventh, 476-0060.
Fat Turkey Chocolates: Put together boxes of four to 12 sweet treats, such as molded chocolate cranberry truffles and lavender caramels with white and dark chocolate and Hawaiian black sea salt at Flora & Fauna (904 W. 12th, 480-0414) or www.fatturkeychocolate.com.
Chocolat: These distinctive bonbons from Quintessential Chocolates of Fredericksburg literally melt in your mouth. Look for the Texas assortment – Sam Houston Bourbon, Tequila, Becker Merlot, Mesquite Roasted Coffee, Paula's Texas Orange, and Peach Nectar – at Whole Foods Markets or at www.chocolat-tx.us.
Penny's Pastries Cookie Mixes: Austin's favorite cookie maven is back with signature cookie mixes in four flavors – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Indulgence, Cowboy Cookies, and All-American Brownies – for $6.50 per bag at both Breed & Co. outlets.
Tempt Chocolates: Chocolatier Ginger Berryhill's brand new line of treats debuted just in time for Christmas. Choose from dark chocolate bonbons with flavored ganache fillings; dark or milk chocolate barks containing such things as cranberries, English toffee, peanut brittle, coconut macaroons, or espresso beans; milk-chocolate-covered popcorn, or the addictive dark chocolate chipotle Fritos! Find Tempt products at the Fresh Plus on West Lynn, or call 636-9630.
Austintatious Food and Memories Online: Ship favorite treats to homesick former Austinites from the County Line, Stubb's Bar-B-Q, Matt's El Rancho, or Mangia Pizza. See details with this story at austinchronicle.com.
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