From the Beverly Hills bakery that invented the 24-hour cupcake ATM, Sprinkles is shipping cupcakes from coast-to-coast. Sprinkle a little love with the flash-frozen Holiday Box: Four Red Velvet, Four Vanilla, and Four Chocolate Peppermint cupcakes decorated with green trees, gingerbread, snowmen, and sprinkles. Order by 12.14.20.
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Does someone special on your shopping list have a sweet tooth? This elegant collection of chocolates comes with an assortment of delicious treats from Chicago/Pilsen chocolatier Uzma Sharif, including rich chocolate bars, caramels, sipping chocolate, marshmallows, and more. Also available in a medium size.
Wherever you may hail from on this planet of ours, you’ve gotta eat. Casually Explained offers up his rudimentary and culturally-insensitive understanding of global cuisine from IKEA’s Swedish meatballs to Ayahuasca. Also, we are dying for some butter chicken and naan now.
Do you find yourself vegging out on the couch too much? Tayto won’t judge! This jumbo couch potato is happy to hang out with you while you lounge. This huggable tuber measures about 13″ tall, and is filled with soft and squeezy polyester stuffing. Just don’t give in to the temptation to slather him in butter and sour cream.
Whether you’re baking it or binge-eating it, bread is 2020’s #1 comfort food. And carbs don’t get better than goodies from NoCal’s Manresa Bread led by James Beard “Outstanding Baker” finalist Avery Ruzicka. Triple Chocolate Orange Panettone, Babka, Sourdough and more ship nationwide, as does their BREAD sweatshirt.
Craving carbs? White Mountain’s 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is covered with images of Hostess snack cakes like Twinkies, HoHos, Ding Dongs, and Suzy Qs. We can’t guarantee it won’t make you hungry, but it will give you something to do other than running to the pantry to snack while you’re stuck at home.
You might not think it’s a good idea to clean your plates by wiping them down with more food, but these sponges from Fred suggest otherwise. There’s the The Breakfast Scrub if you love bacon, eggs, and pancakes, while the Washabi sponge set is for sushi lovers. Sold in sets of three.
Known as the Cadillac of honey, Tupelo honey is known for its sublime, balanced flavors, light gold color, and buttery notes. The honey comes from the nectar of a single type of tree found in the river basins of Georgia and Florida, and Savannah Bee Company makes some of the best. Available in 3oz, 12oz, and 20oz bottles.
For those of us with an allergy, there are bigger fish to fry than eating raw or undercooked shellfish. But for everyone else, Dirty Coast and the Louisiana Shuckers Association suggest that you ignore that menu warning and dig in to enjoy all the raw oysters you can handle.
Artist Salavat Fidai is best known for his intricate pencil tip carvings. He recently pointed his sharpened knife blade at something a little more edible than graphite, transforming an ordinary carrot into a series of connected chain links. Now how do you link multiple carrots together?
Sometimes you don’t have the time to get up and go to the kitchen to fix a sandwich. Joseph’s Machines solved that problem by building a series of silly Rube Goldberg machines to assemble and deliver a peanut butter and jelly sandwich right to his mouth. We love how he worked his dog into the jelly machine.
Parkway Bakery & Tavern makes the best authentic New Orleans po’ boys. If you’re craving that crispy french bread and delicious fillings, then head to Goldbelly, who’s offering a variety of goodies from Parkway, including Roast Beef and fried shrimp po’ boys, as well as jambalaya, and their yummy hot butter rum cake.
Grove & Vine offers its members access to exclusive extra-virgin olive oils. These special oils are blended by oleologist Nicholas Coleman with oils pressed in locations like Brazil, Italy, South Africa, Portugal, and Chile. An annual subscription includes four bottles delivered throughout the year in 375ml or 1500ml sizes.
Butter is one of those food staples that we often take for granted. But at Le Beurre Bordier, every pat of the creamy dairy product is a handmade work of art. Food Insider introduces us to this French shop dedicated to preserving 19th-century techniques, including the use of a spinning wooden wheel to knead the butter.
We’ve seen two different ways how NOT to make candy corn, now watch how the pros do it. This 2014 clip from The Washington Post takes us inside of the Jelly Belly factory in Illinois for an explanation of the “kernel” making process starting from individual ingredients until they’re bagged and show up on store shelves.
We have a hard enough time making omelets that don’t break apart on us when folding them over, but this Korean chef makes it look easy to create one with a swirled design that looks like a tornado. The best part – it gets stacked atop a dome of fried rice and surrounded with a moat of tomato sauce. Get in our bellies!
If The Dude were to snack on something with his White Russians, it might be these yummy sugar cookies from The Hayley Cakes. The soft-baked treats are flavored with vanilla bean and almond extract and hand-decorated with a vanilla glaze. At $8 per cookie, they’re not cheap but are a great gift for Coen Brothers fans.
The sweetest smells at NYC’s Chelsea Market come from the mini donuts made fresh at Doughnuttery. The stand now ships DIY Donut Kits to foodies everywhere. Just blend their secret batter mix with water, use the depositor to drop perfect circles into hot oil, then dust with cinnamon, coco loco, lemonpop, and strawberry sugars.
Artist Yamamoto Motoi creates intricate landscapes using salt as his only medium. Among his creations is this labyrinthine design he created for an exhibition celebrating “Mono-no Aware” an ancient Japanese term acknowledging the ephemeral nature of things. The work took Motoi 10 days and 330 lb. of salt to make.
French musician MEZERG kicks out some groovy sounds using one of the silliest musical instruments – a watermelon. He connected slices of the melon – along with cantaloupe and a kiwi – to a Playtron MIDI Controller to create an edible keyboard. His cover of The Doors’ Light My Fire is pretty awesome too, even if it has no fruit.
Enjoy the sweet and flowery taste of raw honey with this gift set from Bee Raw. It includes nine beeswax-sealed vials filled with Wild Raspberry, Blueberry, Orange Blossom, Buckwheat, Wild Black Sage, Sweet Yellow Clover, Basswood, Sourwood, Star Thistle, Aster, Tupelo, Meadowfoam, Holly Blossom, and Maple Blossom.
We have fond childhood memories of creating repetitive geometric patterns using a Spirograph. This compilation video of elegant desserts being embellished by pastry artist Amaury Guichon reminds us of those times, as he show off some masterful piping skills with his delectable, edible treats.
Do you love the taste of fresh-baked soft pretzels? Just add butter, and Farm Steady’s kit gives you everything else you need to make delicious and chewy homemade pretzels. The kit makes a dozen pretzels, along with yummy beer cheese to dip them in (BYO beer). Also available without the cheese.
Love the delicious cinnamon-sugar flavor of Cinnamon Toast Crunch? B&G Foods has announced it’s releasing a seasoning blend that combines those flavors with vanilla and graham, making it a perfect topping for ice cream, cakes, cookies, and more. Cinnadust is a Sam’s Club exclusive and expected in stores around 9.1.2020.