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Savage Jerky Co's Beef and Bacon Offerings
This isn't the same jerky one will find in row upon row at a gas station while mid-road trip. It's substantially better. In fact, Savage Jerky was created—with the help of three Kickstarter campaigns since 2014—after its founders Brad, Michelle...
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Vegan Rob's Healthy Snacks
When cravings for chips, popcorn and crunchy things can't be met with a piece of fruit or some nuts, it's best to stick to the healthiest and most flavorful options. Rob's snacks (made up of Vegan Rob's and Crunchy Rob's) are no old-fashioned treats...
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Feeling the Burn
There's something about the temperature rising that makes you want to follow suit. If you've found yourself pouring Cholula over every single dish lately (I too, purchase mine in bulk by the half-gallon), break out of the rut with these artisanal delights...
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Glass
Paris' semi-seedy Pigalle neighborhood is known for being lively—with plenty of new craft cocktail offerings and quality restaurants cropping up between strip clubs and hostess bars—and Glass fits in perfectly, thanks in part to it remaining open until...
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Rap Lyric Fortune Cookies
Instead of the go-to generic, vague messages ("A dream you have will come true"), Fortune Cookie Flows are spelling out your future with rap lyrics. Quoting the likes of Nas, Missy Elliott, Kanye West, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and others, the messages aren...
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Word of Mouth: Kyoto Cafés
When we were researching a visit to Kyoto we found Inside Kyoto to be an invaluable resource. It’s run by Chris Rowthorn, an American who has been in Kyoto for more than 20 years. Rowthorn is also the editor of the Lonely Planet guidebooks for Japan...
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Jerky Crafting Kit
When done right, beef jerky is a lean, healthy snack packed with protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. Fleishers’ Jerky Crafting Kit provides all the necessary tools—including two non-stick drying screens, two spice blends, a cork over door stopper and...
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Gluten-Free Crackers
Made using only non-GMO ingredients, Onesto crackers are super-crunchy, and delicious—which might be seemingly impossible to many, as they are also gluten-free. Free of bleached sugars and preservatives, the variety pack includes different flavors...
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Sriracha Popcorn
Huy Fong Food's original—and unabashedly copied—Sriracha hot chili sauce has forever altered the tastebuds of people all over the world, found on bowls of fried rice and avocado kale salads alike. We've been overjoyed to find out that the cult...
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Four Great Euro Chocolates
While there's nothing wrong with defaulting to your favorite chocolates, a world of innovation and exemplary ingredients exists if you're willing to explore. On a recent trip to Manhattan's The Meadow—where they stock 500 types of chocolate—we...
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Creative Combinations from Compartés Chocolate
There's no such thing as too much chocolate. Though single origin bars are an excellent taste experience in the nuances of cocao from place to place, there's something to be said for the inventive and unexpected. Los Angeles-based Compartés Chocolate...
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Cut From Corn Tortillas, Cabo Chips
Not much has changed since we first discovered Cabo Chips in 2006—which is good news for fans of the healthy 100% whole grain snack. The Newport Beach, CA-based company channels the spirit of a Mexican beachside cantina in a bag, all without relying...
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Hot Chilli Pepper Peanuts 6 Pack
A favorite snack of ours at CH HQ, these spicy Chinese jumbo peanuts from ShanDong are flavored by hot chilli pepper flakes and Szechuan peppercorns.
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Chorizo Sampler
Spanish chorizo is a staple of charcuterie boards from London to Los Angeles, but not all of the dry cured meats are created equally. Imperial Chorizo is made in New York using the best Spanish paprika and time-tested curing techniques. With hot, mild...
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The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles
Pizza enthusiasts rejoice: this tome offers a comprehensive guide to making the ultimate pizza. From Neapolitan to deep-dish to calzones, New York slices to Chicago's deep dish, eleven-time world pizza champion, and author, Toni Gemignani has you covered...
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CH Editions: Dandelion + Snarkitecture Break Bar
This year we paired SF's Dandelion Chocolate with NYC design studio Snarkitecture to create a chocolate bar that would play to their talents. The resulting Break Bar is made from 70% Belize beans, and is formed in Snarkitecture's signature broken slab...
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Pipcorn's The Chili Lab Popcorn
For over two years, Pipsnacks' Pipcorn has won over everyone from attendees of Williamsburg's Smorgasburg to Oprah—and for just cause. The tiny, hulless popcorn kernels are really tasty, non-GMO, and can be quite inventive, as the brand continues...
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Bad Seed's Chili Granola
by Jenny Miller Occasionally an idea comes along that's so good it seems astounding nobody's thought of it before. This just happens to be the case with Chili Granola, a new product from Brooklyn-based company Bad Seed—a joint endeavor helmed by...
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Jackson Pollock Chocolates
Chocolate and art might be two of life's most enduring superfluous pleasures, and Mexican design group Unelefante marries the two impeccably. The Pollock Chocolates come in a set of three bars of 54% Colombian cacao, handpainted with Jackson Pollock...
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From ZA to NY, Brooklyn Biltong
Dried meats are a staple in many diets around the world. From smoked jerky, the trusty American gas station fare, to South America's dried llama and alpaca snack Ch'arki, what was historically born out of a lack of refrigeration for meats is now...
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Chimpanzee Bars
In the world of energy bars, the use of all-natural ingredients has become commonplace. While it's a largely positive shift for a host of reasons, the use of those ingredients doesn't necessarily result in a healthy product and can umbrella some...
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Bay Meats Butcher Shop Beef Jerky
Globalization may have reduced the number of surprising discoveries one makes in foreign lands, but the art of travel can still lead to exciting finds. The latest example of this is Bay Meats Butcher Shop's gluten-free beef jerky, a delicious...
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Doisy & Dam Chocolate
It doesn't take much to convince us to eat more chocolate, but London's Doisy & Dam have taken the already heart-healthy treat and chocked it full of some of the most powerful superfoods on the planet. Starting out with a 74% organic dark chocolate...
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Chai Lollipops
Whether you have a sweet tooth or a tea fixation, you'll love Michele Boudreaux's chai lollies. These tea-flavored suckers are handmade in Brooklyn the old-fashioned way, with real chai and without corn syrup or artificial flavors or colors. Sure to...
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Jacobsen Salt Co. Licorice
To call salty licorice an acquired taste is an understatement. Even in Northern Europe, where salty licorice reigns supreme over the red Twizzlers variety, it's still a polarizing treat. Upon returning from Scandinavia (and developing a taste for...
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