Products: Greek-themed ouzo and more
Say Opa! to cocktails with mini ouzo bottles dressed like the Greek gods and goddesses—Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and more—and add some ancient mythology to your meze hour or hand out as party favors. Each guest can choose their favorite deity and celebrate life the Greek way. These minis are also available in traditional Greek costumes, heroes, and seasonal themes.
*Figgee (caffeine-free): made from pure organic roasted fig
*Mellow Mix (a little caffeine): half-caff fig and coffee 50/50 blend for the best of both worlds—roasted fig offsets the acid for a smooth robust taste.
We Greeks love our figs, but in coffee? Oh yes, and the taste will hook you! A satisfying coffee alternative (but you’d never guess!) that’s easy on the stomach with none of the bitterness or caffeine jitters, especially when you want a hot cup in the evening but don’t want to be up all night.
Made from figs, this brew is actually healthy for you with antioxidants, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and prebiotics.
Products: Plant-based milk, kid’s milk, half-and-half, protein shakes—all vegan, soy-, gluten-, lactose-, and nut-free
Love Greek foods made with milk but they don’t like you? We feel you! After testing recipes with a number of plant-based milks, we finally found one that’s a game changer. Ripple is so close to dairy milk that no one will ever guess you substituted it for the traditional beverage. This is pea-protein, plant-based, dairy-free milk that’s creamy, rich, and satisfying. It tastes, bakes, and cooks like milk with 8g of protein per serving (some recipes require the protein found in dairy but is lacking in most dairy-free milks) and 50% more calcium, more vitamin D, and just half the sugar of 2% dairy milk. Bonus, it’s delicious straight out of the glass!
SHOP (sold at Target and most supermarkets)
Products: Signature Chocolate Almonds, candies, truffles, themed chocolate (currently it’s a chocolate Graduation Owl customized with school colors and a Father’s Day collection that includes a Chocolate Tool Set and Whiskey-Caramel Golf Balls)
Family-owned, André’s is rooted in three generations of Swiss-trained confiseurs. While honoring their Swiss tradition, the family is known for bringing their personal passion, ingenuity, and pride to create distinctive chocolate experiences for the community that has made André’s a Kansas City gem for more than 65 years. One of our favorite distinctive chocolate experiences is André’s signature almonds, a crossover Greek staple made more exquisite with chocolate. Coufeta were never this delectable.
This confection features fresh roasted nonpareil almonds and premium cocoa, created using a multi-step process: Almonds are roasted to a golden brown, delicately caramelized then coated with André’s Signature Swiss milk chocolate (covered in powdered sugar) or dark chocolate (covered in cocoa powder). For the chocolate purist, there’s an extra-dark (80%) chocolate version. It's the ultimate amount of crunch and decadent chocolate coating.
Products: Dairy and vegan ice cream
Award-winning Noona’s was created in 2016, launching an Asian-American ice cream and dairy-free frozen desserts brand that incorporated classic Asian flavors into their recipes. We were pleasantly surprised to discover one of their flavors (Noona’s favorite) tasted uniquely Greek, their vegan Black Sesame (mavrosisamo, μαυροσíσαμο)—Nutty and bittersweet (with a hint of chocolate), the roasted organic black sesame seeds are stone ground into a paste and blended into fresh coconut cream (also available in a dairy version).
Noona’s dairy is sourced from humanely raised cows, is hormone- and antibiotic-free, and from farms in Upstate New York. All of their products contain whole foods and non-GMO ingredients. Vegan-friendly options are 100% vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free, made with organic coconut milk.
Products: Farm-fresh ice cream
Del’s, a small batch New York Hudson Valley creamery has created an exquisite collection of small-batch, farm-fresh ice creams that resemble the quality that, up until now, we could only find in Greece.
Get your kefi on with their Lavender Honey Blueberry, or explore the more exotic floral Hibiscus, Salted Caramel Stroopwafel, and Maple Snickerdoodle. For ice cream fun, there’s Peanut Butter Cup, Coffee Toffee, Lemon Poppyseed, and Mint Brownie Swirl. And to not leave out the more traditional, Dutchess Chocolate & Chip, Sweet Cream Vanilla, Cookies n’ Cream, and fresh-picked Strawberry are rich, bright, and fresh. Locally-sourced, fresh, and fabulous!
Many Greek/Mediterranean liquor shops carry the ouzo but if yours doesn’t, ask them if they can order it for you (or you can Google it). You can order most of the other products from the company websites or contact them for shopping info in your area.
Enjoy these new and trending edibles! If you missed the last two installments, here are the links: Trending Edibles: Meze and Trending Edibles: Pantry Staples.
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