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UnTapped: Maple Syrup for Athletes
Anyone who has run a marathon, headed into the backcountry or saddled up for a 100-mile day on the bike knows there are some pretty suspect-tasting nutritional options out there. While getting the vitamins and nutrients one needs to maintain performance...
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Nose Dive Gift Set
Vermont naturalists Ursa Major combines their handmade Trailside candle with the Willoughby cologne in a gift set that emits gentle aromas of the great outdoors. The candle blends essential oils of cedar, sandalwood, mint, spruce and orange; to go...
STYLE
Ursa Major Bamboo Face Wipes
A treat for travelers, men's skincare line Ursa Major's newly introduced Essential Face Wipes make lengthy layovers and daily commutes just a tad more manageable. Made in Vermont, the wipes clean your face without wicking away the nutrients—no secondary...
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Revel Chocolates
Vermont's Lake Champlain Chocolates add a bold punch to their handmade truffles by infusing them with WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, George Howell Espresso, Vermont Creme Fraiche, chipotle and cinnamon.
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Battenkill Brittle
Born from founder Leslie Kielson's energy snack recipe experiments, Vermont's Battenkill Brittle makes bars and crumble full of healthful seeds. A departure from the dense concoctions found in oatmeal bars, Battenkill's version is light, crunchy...
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Tonewood
To those who grew up tapping maple trees, the toothsome sap is more than the backbone for a flavorful syrup. Maple is as much an ingredient as a way of life, which goes a long way toward explaining its cultish following. Tonewood, a budding maple...
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Pitchfork Preserves
We love pickles. From McClure's pickle flavored potato chips to Gordy's small batch sweet relish, we can't pass up an opportunity to sample fresh natural ingredients and family recipes. On a recent trip to Vermont we picked up a handful of goods...
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Vermont Wooden Spoon Co.
We recently came across Jordan Marvin and his hand-carved kitchen utensils at a farmer's market in Dorset, VT, where we spoke with the young woodworker about his newly formed and aptly named company, Vermont Wooden Spoon. Personally selecting each...
TRAVEL
Rare Adventures
Even as our hemisphere finally begins to thaw, we at Cool Hunting think that everyone who's suffered countless blizzards, waist-high slush and bone-chilling cold deserves a break. For sun-worshippers, powder junkies or anyone in between, we put together...
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Vermont Gold
Typically made from earthy vegetables or grains like potato or wheat, Vermont Gold vodka, made from 100% maple sap, defies most preconceptions about the popular spirit. With an aroma that hints of tartness and butterscotch, it has a smooth taste...
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Vermont Smoke and Cure
Bursting with flavor, Vermont Smoke and Cure's maple-brined bacon, smoked pepperoni and other all natural pork products are the upshot of slow gastronomy. Beginning with pigs that were raised without any antibiotics or animal by products, the small...
DESIGN
Teddy Tote Giveaway
While traditionally just a cuddly staple in a child's life, the teddy bear gets an upgrade with the addition of a built-in tote. Recognizing its comforting effect on kids, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company recently introduced the useful Teddy Tote, giving...
CULTURE
Creston Electric Instruments
by Noah Armstrong A one-man operation in Burlington, VT, Creston Electric Instruments builds fairly traditional electric guitars, generally styled in the Fender tradition, but custom-designed according to each customer's expectations. Owner Creston...
TECH
Cool Hunting Video Presents: How to Make a Burton Snowboard
by Gregory MitnickTraveling to Burlington, Vermont, our video visits Burton's snowboard manufacturing center to learn about their handmade process and prototyping techniques. Chris Doyle, the brand's "mad scientist" who's worked with founder Jake Burton...
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Madhouse Munchies
Like other Vermont food products before them, Madhouse Munchies potato chips are naturally scrumptious, made with gourmet ingredients, and comparatively healthy. Made with mono-unsaturated canola oil, kettle-cooked and certified vegetarian, the...
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The Chocolate Barn
Lucinda Gregory started The Chocolate Barn nearly 30 years ago. This Vermont jewel is actually in a 19th century barn and features more than 50 kinds of hand-dipped chocolates and many flavors of fudge. But the real story here is her enormous collection...
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Pop Soda
These artisinal, small batch sodas are hand made in Moretown, VT using a converted seven barrel beer brewer. They juice the fruits and distill the extracts on site, add some cane sugar, local herbs and honey, and then they carbonate them. That'...