December 19, 2011

A few special, edible/drinkable gift ideas.

Chocolate.

Coffee.

Cabernet.

Marmelade.

Althouse's favorite crackers.

Jelly beans.

Caramels.

Truffle & salt.

Fever Tree ginger beer.

19 comments:

Maguro said...

I thought we were your favorite crackers.

Garbage Mahal said...

I clicked on the ginger beer link. It said I purchased the item on December 13th. I did. The Dark and Stormy I'm having right now is very, very good. Try one.

Joe Schmoe said...

Whoever thought to add sea salt to dark chocolate covered caramels is a genius.

edutcher said...

My cousin loves the Carr's crackers, too.

PS The maple syrup link goes to marmelade.

And I expected to see Patti LaBelle at the marmelade link

America's Politico said...

I got one of these for the WH hottie I often go out with. She is one reason why after the re-election of the POTUS, I will have a corner office. Thanks goodness for the GOP in their decision to support Newt/Perry as their ticket. I cannot thank you all enough for rejecting Romney (and his VP possibility: Jindal).

MadisonMan said...

Not Potter's Crackers?

Wally Kalbacken said...

Diet Coke.

DADvocate said...

Is maple syrup edible or drinkable? In "Super Troopers" they had maple syrup guzzling contests.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry about the bad syrup link. Can't fix it now so I deleted it.

gail said...

"I thought we were your favorite crackers."

thank you for the laugh Maguro...had to wipe the tears away and clean off the screen :)

madAsHell said...

I was confirmed as a Methodist. I did it for my mother. It didn't matter to me. I married a Catholic, and had a couple of kids.

Yeah..I'm not doing the agnostic/atheist thing anymore.

I'm an engineer. There are things I understand, and the rest I assign to God.

I have been blessed.

smith said...

I think we were your althouse favorite carr's crackers.

Curious George said...

Ha I sold Goelitz (Jelly Belly) a phone system just as they were taking off (it had become known that Ronald Reagan loved them and had a big bowl for cabinet meetings). For decades they were a tiny little CA company and had a production facility in North Chicago. Sold them two more that year because they kept growing out of them, and the owner wouldn't buy for expansion because he didn't want to. "George, I don't want to get any bigger". And now, well, John Kelley is a gazillionaire.

If you haven't tried them do so. Like no jelly bean you have ever had.

BJM said...

Yum...Clearbrook Farms marmelade is excellent but their apricot preserves are divine...be warned you be eating them out of the jar with a spoon.

jimf said...

Don't forget flavored balsamic vinegar...

TML said...

I have 6 bottles of the beloved Fever Tree GB not 24 inches from me AT THIS VERY MOMENT. Plus, for the record, I discovered Fever Tree. Yes, yes, first it was the sublime tonic which has forever changed my G&Ts. But I wasn't far behind with the GB and Bitter Lemon.

Let me also recommend Busha Browne's Burnt Orange Marmalade. Incredibly delicious. Try it on dark rye toast.

TML said...

CORRECTION: Five bottles now. Yum.

Freeman Hunt said...

The Carr's crackers are especially good with brie and pears or apples. Or brie, honey, and lemon zest. Now I'm hungry.

BJM said...

@jimf

flavored balsamic vinegar...

:::Shudder:::

There's no such thing...the D.O.P. appellation prohibits adulteration or any deviation from produzione tradizionale.

Try Spanish sherry (Jerez-Xeres) vinegar. Capriete is a reliable brand that can be purchased from Amazon, is reasonably priced, and has more depth and less cloying sweetness than mass-produced balsamic...which is nothing more than ordinary wine vinegar with coloring and added sugar. Some of the better imitations are barrel aged but are still inferior to authentic BV.