SMALL BITES for 12/22/2011:
When it comes to Christmas, do you procrastinate like The Food Adventures Crew?? Need some last minute gift ideas??
Your humble and favorite Dayton foodies offer up some food related suggestions to fix your problem in this edition of SMALL BITES!
One of our favorite items to give to friends at Christmas time is chocolate and he feels nobody does chocolate better than Winan’s Candies. There are many gift sets to choose from or you can create your own. We love the White Chocolate Wetzels, Bourbon Cherry Cordials, and the their staple….the White Mint Jewels.
For those shopping for the extremely picky……buy them some nuts! Who doesn’t like nuts? (Excluding those who are anaphalactically challenged.) We feel that nuts from Trophy Nut make an excellent Christmas gift. Purchase a prepared tin of nuts or bust your nuts and create a personalized tin. Either they will love them or “re-gift” them.
For the coffee lover on your list or someone who fancies a high quality cigar, Food Adventures recommend heading over to the closest Boston Stoker store. They offer a variety of whole bean coffees, cigars, sweets, and gift baskets from which to choose. They also have coffee makers, french presses, coffee grinders, and espresso machines with a knowledgeable and friendly staff to assist shoppers. We love the Highlander Grogg!!!!
Gourmet Popcorn at its best! Located in the Washington Square shopping center in Centerville on State Route 48, this place has a variety of gifts and treats. Their popcorn comes in a multitude of flavors ranging from different cheeses, to different kinds of spices, and even chocolate covered creations! These bags or tins make perfect gifts and guess what.. they will ship them anywhere!! Oh, there is more than popcorn at this store. They also have a nice selection of fudge, buckeyes, jellybeans, shaved ice and soft pretzels. The staff is attentive and very welcoming. If you have not tasted their items, you are missing out ! Check out their website for more info.
The Big Ragu has always thought Esther Price has the best chocolate, and he likes the variety of gifts available at their stores. From light and dark chocolates to chocolate covered potato chips, they have you covered. They even offer diabetic friendly candies for your sugar free family members and friends. You can get a great box of candy for around 15 bucks. If your special someone lives outside of the Dayton area, they can ship your order nationwide. Their candies are also conveniently located at many local grocery stores. In Ragu’s opinion, you just cant beat the taste.
Another legendary Dayton place offers great gifts for the people on your Christmas list. Food Adventures thinks the
“Killer Brownies” at Dorothy Lane Market are to die for. We recommend the “original” kind, because we are old school. Another tip is that you can get a platter of brownie bites that are cut into fourths so you can stretch your dollar for more small bites. The display tray prices make it a decent option for a party or gift idea. The bakery also offers a ton of exclusive desserts, unique items and flavors that are definitely worth checking out.
We hope these ideas may help out with a last minute gift need, or give yourself a special treat and make your own personal FOOD ADVENTURE. Enjoy the photo album associated with this story, below. Click on any image to enlarge and get a true taste of Christmas!
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