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Gourmet Goodies, Gadgets and a Giveaway!

Delicious delights and fabulous finds abound in this edition of Gourmet Goodies, Gadgets and a Giveaway! After shopping the websites below, don't forget to return here to win a YUMMY gourmet goodie box from us, details below. 

quick natural iced tea

Enjoy freshly brewed natural iced tea at the touch of a button with Capresso Iced Tea Maker. Simply add ice to the pitcher which is included, add fruit if desired {we love fresh peaches}, and place your favorite loose tea or tea bags. Tea can be served right from the pitcher which includes a lid and can be stored in the refrigerator. Recipe book included. $59.99 at

Gotta have a little something to go with that iced tea and we found quite possibly the best Vanilla Walnut Crescents on earth. Klara's Gourmet makes these melt-in-your mouth scrumptious delights with roasted walnuts and vanilla-infused powdered sugar. Three 8-oz. bags retail for $18 at

vosges bapchi milk chocolate caramel toffee

Speaking of the best, we also discovered the most delicious toffee we've ever tasted! Bapchi Milk Chocolate Caramel Toffee hails from Vosges Haut-Chocolat and the crunchy, buttery decadent confection is out-of-this-world delicious. Sheets of creamy caramel are sprinkled with Himalayan salt, coated with milk chocolate and topped with organic roasted pecans and walnuts. Gluten free. A 1/2 lb. box retails for $20.

For the prettiest cocktail parties and buffets, be sure to invite Beatriz Ball, ☺ {or at least her stunning creations}. The Beatriz Ball Vento Salad Servers add a touch of elegance to everyday meals and are the pièce de résistance to the striking Vento Bowl pictured here. The elegant wave-like design is exquisite craftsmanship at its finest. High shine with no polishing necessary. The salad servers retails for $45 and the Vento Bowl $153.

No summer party would be complete without my favorite frosty umbrella drink...a lime margarita. For the perfect one, be sure it's made with Hornitos® Plata Tequila. Crisp, clear 100% agave tequila with hints of almond and clove. SRP: $19.99 for a 750ml bottle. 

The versatility of Frescobaldi's Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano makes it the ideal wine to have on hand for dinner, an improtu cocktail party, or simply to enjoy while unwinding after a long day. Tantalizing tastes of black cherry, black berry and licorice mixed with aromas of clove, chocolate and nutmeg also make this ruby red wine the perfect accompaniment to dessert. SRP: $19.99,

Serving up cold lemonade for your outdoor get-together? Keep the bugs away with these adorable Dot Cupcake Liners and Chevon Paper Straws from Sweets and Treats Boutique. Place cupcake liner upside down over Mason jar, screw on cap and poke a hole for a straw. Too cute! The cupcake liners are $3.75 for 50 and the straws are $3.50 for 25. Many colors, designs and quantity discounts available at

ice cream on pretzel stick
Ice cream lovers gather round, the Dark Chocolate Crave Bar is a dessert that at least two people can share. Premium handcrafted vanilla ice cream is hand-dipped into rich dark chocolate and salty pretzel crunch and fused to a pretzel stick enrobed in caramel and more chocolate. Far more than an "ice cream pop", it's an ice cream celebration! Also available in Milk Chocolate and Cappuccino. Available in select stores in Illinois, we're sure we'll soon be seeing Crave Bars popping up all around the US. SRP: $5

Add freshly ground seasoning to grilled meats and veggies with the Peugeot Zest Electric Pepper Mill to add freshly ground seasoning to grilled meats and veggies. Features a soft, ergonomic grip and Peugeot's milling mechanism, which is the strongest on the market. A crystal clear acrylic window showcases the ingredients inside and reminds the user when to refill. Uses 4 AAA batteries, included. In addition to the lime pictured here which is more of a yellow, it's available in black, lagoon {blue}, and red for $39.95 at

robin chocolates caramel pecan turtles

Robin Chocolates' Caramel Pecan Turtles are a work of art and almost too pretty to eat...almost {somehow we managed ☺}. Roasted Pecans are blended with creamy caramel enrobed in dark chocolate and dusted with edible 23K gold. Ready for gifting, a "good as gold" box of 3 retails for $6.75 at

KIND Snacks' Caramel Almond & Sea Salt Bar is a delicious, healthy, vitamin-packed snack. Savory sea salt and creamy caramel is melted over crunchy almonds. We found individual bars at GNC and Food Lion. A case of 72 bars retails for $107.50 at

Did you know, in addition to their heartwarming books, Chicken Soup for the Soul™ makes a line of comfort foods. We tried their gluten-free Three Cheese Pasta Sauce. For a jarred sauce, it is magnifico! A delicious blend of imported and domestic tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and Asiago, Pecorino Romano and Parmesan cheeses. SRP: $4.99. Available at grocery stores throughout the US. 

Chic Giveaway! ~ One reader will win a YUMMY goodie box filled with gourmet treats.

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    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 


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