“Golden chunks of spicy sweet goodness” says it all for this unassuming canister of crystallized ginger by the Ginger People. While most candied ginger on the market either leaves a bitter aftertaste or has an overly sweet and sugary gumdrop texture, the Ginger People have struck a perfect balance. The outer crust is just sweet enough, and the spiciness of the ginger really comes through. Half of the can was eaten before I got to try the ginger in my baking. I almost felt bad snacking so much, with that cute cartoon gingerperson smiling back at me from the can.

The Ginger People Premium Cut Crystallized Ginger, $5 for a 6.5-ounce tin

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