Great gathering food/drink-options to bring along...
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NY State of Mind:
Hard Cider-is catching on as a refreshing party (or anytime) alcoholic drink-that synchs well with late Fall's typical fare.
Try crisp-sweet-to-tart/acidic-to spice-y fruit selections from the Empire State's culinary destinations-the bountiful Hudson Valley and Catskills Mountains-or the beautiful Finger Lakes-known for its award winning Rieslings.
New York's abundant apple crop-with the variety of apples grown= first in the USA...are picked and often distilled- right on the premises.
The slight carbonation and low- like beer -ABV-makes it worthy of game watching thirst quencher status AND meal sipping liquid- pair with T-day turkey, cinnamon accented cookies/pies, rich creamy pastas, New England oysters' anything, to bold cheeses and in fancy crafted cocktails.
|TRY: Raymor Estates Cellar-from the Finger Lakes Region- is a wonderful fruity mouthful. |
For hard cider-with added interesting subtle accents- Sidney NY based Awestruck premium hard cider-has a Lavender Hops and Hibiscus Ginger as well as a layered Dry Apple Oat version.
Nationally available Angry Orchard Hard Ciders deliver in descriptive flavors-including tart Green Apple, English style Stone Dry, as well as more traditional sweet-acidic Crisp Apple.
In the Brittany-Normandy regions of France-where hard cider has always been popular-it's served closer to room temps.
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Curiously-there are still some people our there who have never heard of now widely Brownie Brittle. Unbelievable to us-as these crispy chewy-deep chocolate treats are NOW even served in 1 oz packs on board many airlines-and imo-are a reason those CPG packaged cookies aren't selling...
Bring a bunch of Brownie Brittles-in the fun ribbon holiday packaging-to make other guests forget about what else is around for dessert. Each bag pictured has (about) four servings per...
Holiday flavors are available now-in crispy original Brownie Brittles (salted caramel with dark chocolate drizzle + chocolate chip with white chocolate-y snowflake drizzle)...and the smaller pieces of Brownie Brittle Bites-with creamy interiors.
Festively packaged in resealable bags-though we doubt there will be a need-once opened...celebratory flavors of the Brownie Brittle Bites - pictured-are the Peppermint Dark Chocolate (chocolate chip Brownie Brittle morsels covered in layers of peppermint-dark chocolate icing), and Milk Chocolate Caramel (Brownie Brittle morsels in layers of sweet chewy caramel and milk chocolate).
|Our favorite new flavor-is the addictive salty sweet chocolate Thindulgent Milk Chocolate Bark-Caramel Pretzel...which has the crisp pretzel pieces engorged by mouthwatering chewy vanilla -ish salty caramel atop the rich chocolate part...shape wise-akin to a coated graham cracker in size...fused with some of the flavors of everyone's fav trail mix. But better.|
Disappearing as quickly--the minty Peppermint flavor Thindulgent.... chocolate brownie brittle pieces coated with fresh peppermint flakes+white icing.
FYI:-all Brownie Brittle eats pair well with scoops of ice cream-any which way...crushed atop homemade cakes and pies-or as a sweet crunchy crust...as in this no-bake yummy pumpkin cheesecake recipe.
For gift giving-buy in bulk online...perfect for food baskets and as stocking stuffers