Duck Mousse with Cognac from Alexian Pâté & Terrines, Neptune, New Jersey: How impressed would you be if you dropped in for a cocktail at a friend’s house and she whipped out some duck mousse with Cognac? You can buy it on Amazon!
Salty-Sweet Cashew Bar from Charles Chocolates, San Francisco, California: CHOW.com has been a fan of Charles Chocolates for a long time, and this savory/sweet packed-with-nuts bar (pictured) seems like a must-try.
Milk + Black Lava Sea Salt Chocolate from Vice Chocolates, Oakland, California: We’ve been wondering about this fetish-y looking chocolate company for a while. It’s good to know there’s another heavy hitter in town. Didn’t see this particular chocolate on their website. Might be a new item.
Natural Buffalo Strips from Gary West Smoked Meats, Jacksonville, Oregon: Jerky always makes a good manly stocking stuffer. Good Food Award judges gave this one a big thumbs up.
Coppa from Pine Street Market, Atlanta, Georgia: A small, regional charcuterie maker that ships around the country? Hell yeah! They even have a gift sampler. And their coppa looks goooooood.
Dark Chocolate In-NIB-itable Bar from Patric Chocolate, Columbia, Missouri: Crunchy cocoa-nib-filled bar from a three-year-old chocolatier who’s been getting tons of awards and buzz.