2021 Summertime Treats & Drinks Gift Guide – Add Something New to Your Picnics and BBQ’s

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Treats

The Maui Cookie Lady

Salted Caramel Bliss (Creme Brulee Style Cookie)

There are cookies, then there are cookies from “The Maui Cookie Lady.” There is a big difference as these are not only gigantic, delicious gourmet and hand-rolled cookies, but flavors and taste that make these about as good as any cookie you will find anywhere. The Maui Cookie Lady, aka Mitzi Toro, not only creates cookies with unique flavors, but she also uses local Hawaiian ingredients that you won’t find in other cookies, try to remember the last time you had a lychee cookie. When you think of a cookie you think of a fairly reasonable sized one serving cookie maybe a couple of bites. The Maui Cookie Lady cookies are almost a meal as they are so thick and packed with ingredients and they are shipped to you in a manner that keeps them extremely fresh. Some of the incredible flavors include: Birthday Cake Batter, ButterRum Triple Chunker and Grown-Up Samoa’s. These make a great gift or just to satisfy sweet tooth.

$6.75-$8.75  Buy now!

Flour & Branch

Whether it is for a child’s birthday party, or just because they love cookies (as much as adults do) Flour & Branch makes the best cookies and stuffed treats for the whole family! If you have not tried a Flour & Branch cookie, or stuffed cookie or stuffed french toast, you are missing out on life. Recently featured in Forbes, their San Francisco-based cookies are one-of-a-kind. Enjoy mouthwatering cookies filled with love and premium ingredients (and some even with rum!) Fresh-sourced ingredients, many of them local to the Bay Area, blended with the highest-quality Kerrygold butter, artisan flour, special vanilla extract, and fine chocolates result in cookies and other treats you can’t help but crave! They use natural, organic, and sustainable ingredients. There’s something for everyone – parents, kids, schools, corporations. She even offers an “Adults Only” line of cookies for rum and espresso lovers! Owner Lauren Arnsdorff gift wraps every bundle and every single item. From the first bite to the last crumble, get ready to fall in love with Flour & Branch. They now ship with Gold Belly too!

$40  Buy now!

True Scoops

If you are looking for something the entire family can participate in, something that is fun and easy to do and will provide you a tasty treat when you are done, True Scoops, an at-home ice cream brand is the perfect summertime family treat. True Scoops combines a simple, fun ice cream making experience, with a flavor for everyone, including hot fudge. True Scoops revolutionizes the at-home ice cream making experience by providing easy, delicious ice cream mix for children and adults to take part in regardless of their age. Before, making ice cream at home was a tedious, complex process, involving heating milk, cream, and sugar, tempering eggs, aging the base overnight, and then churning endlessly in an ice cream maker. With True Scoops, it is simply mixing ingredients to create tasty ice cream .True Scoops’ mission is to make ice cream more than just a dessert, and to make it an experience that we all can enjoy. True Scoops ice cream is peanut free, gluten free certified, egg free, corn syrup free, and Kosher certified.

$6.95-$25  Buy now!

Moonshot Crackers

Moonshot – the first climate-friendly snack brand!  Founded by the first Black woman to reach unicorn status, Julia Collins, Moonshot is on a mission to tackle climate change through what we eat. 

Moonshot’s first snack – crackers – are made with regeneratively grown ingredients that help bury carbon from the atmosphere into the soil and make the soil healthier in the process. 

Moonshot crackers are:

  • Made with stone-milled heirloom wheat (with no bleach or bromates) and heart-healthy sunflower oil
  • No added sugar and no preservatives
  • Plant-based
  • USDA Organic and Non-GMO
  • Carbon Neutral 

$36  Buy now!

Yishi Oatmeal

First generation immigrant Lin was inspired by her Chinese heritage and love of Chinese cuisine to create Yishi Oatmeal. Yishi is a woman-owned functional breakfast brand that meets the nutritional and wellness needs of modern consumers. Yishi products aim to support sustained energy, skin health, calmness, and alertness. Yishi is the Chinese word for ritual–nourishing your body with whole, functional foods is more than just routine, it is truly a ceremonious event!

Enjoy flavors like Red Bean Berry, Sweet Osmanthus, Toasted Black Sesame, Matcha Latte, and Taro Bubble Tea!

$28+  Buy now!

Raddish Kids 

How Raddish works:  Raddish Kids is a monthly thematic kit that delivers a new culinary adventure to your doorstep, teaching kids the joys of cooking with enticing recipes, tools and fun activities and more. Designed by teachers and chefs for kids age 4 -14, each kit theme varies from holidays and seasons to cultures and scientific exploration and includes:

  • Three in-depth illustrated recipe guides that each share a recipe, cooking techniques and educational nuggets
  • Kid-sized cooking tool
  • Fun hands-on activity
  • Apron patch to commemorate their newly learned kitchen skills
  • Free online content that enhances the experience including themed Spotify playlists, bonus recipes, dietary substitutions and activities/games
  • An online lesson plan that makes learning math, science, history and more delicious

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram today!

$20 – $24  Buy now!

Soom Foods’ brand new Dark Chocolate Tahini with Sea Salt

Creamy sesame tahini, blended with premium cocoa powder and a touch of sugar for just the right amount of sweetness. The subtle crunch from sea salt offers the perfect blend of salty and sweet we all crave. Slather on toast, use in your favorite smoothie recipe, generously top cakes and cupcakes, or eat out of the jar with the biggest spoon you can find (definitely our favorite way to enjoy).

$19.99  Buy now!

FatBoy Ice Cream Sandwiches

America’s favorite ice cream sandwich company, FatBoy, has launched 2 new yummy flavors for 2021! Old Fashioned Vanilla ice cream sandwiches that features creamy old fashioned vanilla ice cream between two graham cracker wafters and their exclusive seasonal favorite sugar cookie ice cream sandwich was so popular it just became part of their permanent year round offerings! The sugar cookie ice cream is honestly epic!

$5.99  Buy now!

Absolutely! Gluten Free

Absolutely! Gluten Free  is a line of real, wholesome snacks and treats and includes Absolutely! Gluten Free’s popular crackers and flatbreads  with a wide range of flavors including Original Variety, Toasted Onion, Everything, and Cracked Pepper; New Absolutely! Gluten Free Coconut Chews available two new flavors – Key lime and Blueberry and the wildly popular Absolutely! Gluten Free Macaroons  available in Chocolate, Coconut, and Cranberry. All Absolutely! Gluten Free products are all-natural, certified gluten-free, and OU certified kosher.

Follow Absolutely! Gluten Free (@absolutelygf) on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

 $4.99  Buy now!

Drinks

Zest Tea

Zest Tea has taken the tea experience to a place that no other tea company has. You have to start with what you get with each cup or can of Zest Tea and that is: energy, focus and health. If you are looking for a coffee alternative or something that is so much healthier than energy drinks, Zest Tea has up to 150mg caffeine along with 40mg L-Theanine and it is natural with Non-GMO certified ingredients. You can literally smell the ingredients when you open up the individual pouches and the taste is just as powerful. Zest Tea didn’t stick with typical flavors, the Blue Lady is a Flowery Orange Pekoe black tea base from South India, that combines: orange, lemon, passion fruit and hibiscus. Another wonderful flavor is the Superberry Samba that brings together green tea and tropical berries. You can choose from tea bags, loose leaf, the wonderful on-the-go sparkling canned teas and CBD teas. Zest Tea is a tea experience that will not only change how you drink tea, but it will change your beverage experience throughout the day.

Prices vary Buy Now!

Clubtails

Summertime is always a great time to enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the weather and being outside. This does not always lend itself to mixology and having all of the ingredients on hand to make a drink and even if you do, sometimes you just don’t want to put in that effort when you are trying to relax. The answer for any event, party of leisurely afternoon is The Original Clubtails, Cocktails in a Can. If you have a classic in mind, Clubtails is like to have it and the only thing you need to do is pop the can. You can choose from a Screwdriver, Sex on the Beach, Alabama Slammer, multiple versions of a margarita and a Long Island Iced Tea, just get you started. If you have not tried a cocktail in a can before, try a Clubtail and you just might never go back to mixing your own drinks. In addition to the cocktail lineup, Clubtails also recently introduced a lineup of hard seltzer that comes in flavors such as: strawberry daiquiri, peach cosmo and a screwdriver.

Prices vary Buy Now!

Johny Bootlegger

If you are looking for a drink that will take you back to the prohibition era with flavor as well as giving you a little extra wow with each shot, Johny Bootlegger is the must pick up bottle that has a flavor for everyone. Whether you throw a bottle of Johny Bootlegger in the freezer or pour it over ice, these are some flavor cocktails that go down extremely smooth. The flavor lineup is so plentiful, it is a great drink to just open a few bottles and share with friends. The flavors include: Alcatraz Sour Apple, Moonshne Mango, Ice Lemonade, Juice Joint Watermelon and Sing Sing Sour Grape just to name a few and they all come in at 12% alcohol by volume.

Prices vary Buy Now!

wildwonder

Meet wildwonder–the delicious fruit and superherb infused drink that’s taking a holistic approach to your gut health. Inspired by the Chinese healing tonics of founder Rosa Li’s childhood, wildwonder pairs ancient nutrition with a modern taste to give you gut-healing and immune-boosting superpowers. This delicious drink helps aid digestion, reduce inflammation, prevent disease, andmore. This will be your favorite refreshing summer drink with flavors like Guava Rose, Peach Ginger, and Mango Turmeric, and more!

$48+  Buy now!

Minor Figures

If you are looking for a dairy alternative for your coffee, cereal or just to drink, there are a number of options out there but not all of them are focused on taste. Minor Figures created an Oat Milk using only certified organic ingredients and is naturally engineered to calibrate its performance perfectly when paired with coffee. When it comes to a dairy substitution, oat milk has proven to be one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly plant milks. Production of oat milk demands less water usage than that of cow’s milk and most alternative milks. In addition to the Minor Figures Oat Milk, they also offer specialty brews including Oat Latte, Oat Matcha Latte, Oat Chai Latte and Oat Mocha. To show the care that Minor Figures puts into each product, the Matcha Latte is made by pairing stone-ground matcha tea leaves with their classic oat milk to create a wholesome balance of sweet and natural earthiness, while also packing a caffeine hit for energy and focus. The brews come in single serving cans and make for the perfect on-the-go drink to start your day.

$27-$30  Buy now!

Harney & Sons Deluxe Loose Tea Starter Kit

Loose tea might seem scary, but really it’s not! We’ve provided a few tools to help you become a master infusiast right at your kitchen table. Scoop your tea with our perfect teaspoon into your fine mesh strainer. Watch over your tea as the numbers of the timer countdown to that magical moment when your tea is ready. This Deluxe kit comes with our customer favorites, Paris & Hot Cinnamon Spice. You’ll have everything you need to enjoy the perfect cup. Comes packaged in our standard black & gold Harney & Sons gift box.

Kit contains

  • 4 oz Tin of Paris
  • 4 oz Tin of Hot Cinnamon Spice
  • Perfect Teaspoon
  • Finum Fine Mesh Brew in Mug Infuser
  • Harney & Sons Logo Timer
  • A nearly $55 value!

$29.95 (on sale) Buy now!

Boxed Water

Boxed Water Is Better® – the leading sustainable alternative to plastic bottles and aluminum cans – has launched its much anticipated flavor line with four naturally and subtly flavored varieties – Lemon, Blackberry, Cucumber and Grapefruit! Crafted with Boxed Water’s award-winning taste and uncompromising purity, the new flavors offer palette-pleasing hydration options, while continuing to feature the 92% plant-based box – the most renewable option in the water aisle.

$28 Buy now!

Good Pharma – Rest Assured Tea

Don’t give up on your dreams! This caffeine-free, tasty tea infusion supports the restorative sleep you thrive on.* Each Good Pharma™ Pour-Over Infuser contains supportive botanicals blended with our proprietary Rxtract™ (see Supplement Panel). 

What’s it taste like? Think refreshing lemon citrus with hints of vanilla!

INDULGE IN HIGHER BEING. That’s our mantra as we deliciously revive old-world wellness practices from “Nature’s Pharma” with the power of modern science. A vibrant life thrives with proactive practices of self-care, liberating what’s possible from the inside out.

$22.75  Buy  now!

Tabor Hill Winery’s Blueberry Demi-Sec

Tabor Hill Winery announced the addition of a Blueberry Demi-Sec to their extensive wine list. The proprietary blend is semi-dry, crafted to be smooth, sippable, and pairs well with fresh fruits, BBQ chicken and charcuterie.

The Blueberry Demi-Sec is the newest addition to the winery’s line of classic and sparkling Demis. It has a 3.2 pH, 12% alcohol by volume (ABC) and 5.5% residual sugars and is available to purchase at Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, the Tasting Room in Bridgman and online.

$12.99+  Buy now!

Melitta’s 1-Cup Pour-Over Coffee Brew Cone & Mug Set 

As things begin to open back up, travel will soon return in full swing. This means a summer filled with road trips & outdoor adventures! There is no need to sacrifice your coffee fix while exploring the outdoors and beyond – our client, Melitta, offers a 1-Cup Pour-Over Coffee Brew Cone & Mug Set made specifically for travel. The pour-over device is small & compact, making it perfect for an eager traveler on-the-go. 

$10.99 Buy now!

BOH Tea Herb and Fruit Infusion Teas

BOH’s Herb and Fruit Infusions have a refreshed look. Since they were first launched in the 1990s the Herb and Fruit Infusions are a refreshing alternative to traditional teas. Unlike scented teas, they are made using pure herbs and plants which lend revitalising properties, an alleviating aroma and soothing flavour.

The updated design comprises Camomile, Peppermint, Lemon Myrtle Jasmine Green Tea and Strawberry Raspberry. The refreshed packing for the boxes and sachets better accentuate the ingredients and flavours of each tea. Also, the bright colours and elements make the herb and fruit infusions even more tantalizing to drink and each tea has a mood indicator to help buyers decide which tea is right for them.

The new look Herb and Fruits Infusions are packed in eco-friendly packaging as the tear boxes are sealed without the need for plastic shrink wrap and the sachets are recyclable.

Various Prices  Buy now!

*Photos courtesy of respective companies

*Feature image by Massimo Adami on Unsplash