Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Buy Local this Christmas

So today I went to Whole Foods to buy some chocolate that is made here in Nashville and I got a gift idea.  I'm going to make a local Nashville basket to give as a gift this Christmas.  You can make one of these with whatever city you live in, or if you have a theme you want to go with.  I'm going to do a Nashville basket.  Whole foods has a great selection of candy that is locally made and we also are very fortunate to have some great local beers as well.  My friends are starting a new brewery, The Black Abby, however it's not available yet to the public.  Therefore, I will be using Yazoo beer which happens to be one of my favorites right now.  I also purchased the following chocolates and they all are amazing!

I love this brand, Olive and Sinclair.  They have some really unique flavors like Sea Salt and Cinnamon Chili.  http://www.oliveandsinclair.com/

This company, The Bang Candy Company, makes incredible handmade marshmallows in flavors like Vanilla Peppermint and Chocolate Orange.  http://www.bangcandycompany.com/

This store has some of the best candy around.  Whole foods sells their milk chocolate peanut butter bites and the box is adorable as well.  http://www.thecocoatree.com/

The Nashville Toffee Company is also an incredible candy that you have to try.  Their toffee is amazing, and with this gift, you will not disappoint! http://www.nashvilletoffeecompany.com/

Yazoo is a great local beer to add to the basket.  This pale ale happens to be my favorite, but there are many varieties to choose from.  http://yazoobrew.com/home.php

I hope this gives you all some ideas for a very unique gift basket that any person would be sure to love.  Let me know if you know of any other items you think would make a great addition to the basket!

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