Whenever I’m at the grocery store, especially Whole Foods, or at festivals (both food and arts & crafts), I’m always on the lookout for new and unique food products to try. Sometimes I love my impulse buys and other times not so much. But for all of you foodies out there, I’ve decided I should start sharing the ones that I love with you on a regular basis. This month, I’ve found three unique item’s that I’m totally obsessed with: Razz’s Shagbark Hickory Syrup, Mike’s Hot Honey, and Siggi’s Icelandic Style Skyr.
Razz’s Shagbark Hickory Syrup
My parents and I stumbled upon Razz’s Shagbark Hickory Syrup while at an arts & craft’s fair in Peddler’s Village a few weeks ago. After trying a sample, we knew it was something we had to buy. Shagbark Hickory Syrup is similar to maple syrup but not quite as sweet and a bit smokier. It makes a delicious balsamic dressing and has a ton of other savory uses, but I can’t wait to start using it in baked goods. It would definitely make a great addition to bread pudding as well as a delicious cupcake icing. Be sure to keep an eye out for future posts featuring Shagbark Hickory Syrup, but in the meantime, you should probably order a bottle now!
Mike’s Hot Honey
I have Whole Foods to thank for introducing me to Mike’s Hot Honey. I first saw it at Morristown Whole Food’s Grand Opening. They had it out on their pizza counter and were recommending it be drizzled on your pizza. Needless to say, I was intrigued, but since I didn’t end up getting pizza I wasn’t able to try it. I kept thinking about it though, and so finally I picked up a bottle before heading to the beach for Memorial Day. It’s absolutely amazing, all the sweetness of honey with a really nice spice from the chili peppers. So far I’ve tried it on brie, burgers, and chicken sandwiches and all three were delicious. I can’t wait to try it on pizza, other types of cheese (I think cheddar would be really good!), and even in cocktails. If you’re looking to try it for yourself, you can get it at Whole Foods in the greater NYC area along with some specialty shops, but if you don’t live around NYC don’t worry, William Sonoma carries it nationwide or you can buy it online here.
Siggi’s Icelandic Style Skyr
While I’ve seen Siggi’s Icelandic Style Skyr before at Target, it wasn’t until I saw it on sale at Whole Foods that I decided to give it a try. Skyr is an Icelandic yogurt that’s high in protein and low in sugar, making it similar to (but in my opinion better than) Greek Yogurt. Siggi’s skyr has no artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, or sugars making it a super healthy and delicious option. There are two different kinds of skyr that Siggi’s makes. Traditional which is made with skim milk and therefore has 0% fat and Cream Skyr which takes traditional skyr and then adds back in some cream making it a bit thicker and smoother. After working my way through many of their flavors, my favorites so far are Plain 0% Skyr (I eat it for breakfast with some orange blossom honey and it keeps me full until lunch even though it’s low in calories), Pumpkin Spice, Lingonberry & Strawberry, Coconut, and Vanilla. I definitely think it’s worth a try if you like high protein yogurt, dislike artificial sweeteners, and don’t mind if your yogurt’s a bit more on the tart side! You can find out where you get Siggi’s around your house here.
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