The May Box is here! We’ve gathered and curated some of the most serious goodies from all four corners of the globe into this months box. Enjoy 7 to 8 of the delicious items listed below in your box!
Ezie Bee is all about bringing a distinct flavor of New Zealand Nature to the world. They specialize in Manuka and Bush Honey. Their Manuka Honey is sourced from many far-reaching pockets of Manuka located all over New Zealand. The Bush Honey is sourced from the family farm in the Tangihua ranges. New Zealand bush honey has a sweet mellow flavor in comparison to Manuka Honey, which is more distinct and strong.
USE IT: All Ezie Bee honey is perfect as a natural sweetener or as a healthy snack throughout the day.
The Sunny Fruit difference begins at the source – Izmir, Turkey. The perfect marriage of fertile soils and unique climate creates the most perfect dried fruits on earth. After the harvest, Sunny Fruit meticulously sun-dries them for ideal sweetness. Packing at the source assures you consummate quality control and freshness, with nothing artificial added. You’ll taste the difference!
USE IT: Sunny Fruit’s Dried Mulberries are perfect as a healthy snack throughout the day. You can also enjoy them with granola and yogurt, as a quick on-the-go breakfast, or with cereal.
Belgian waffles are a variety of waffle with a lighter batter, larger squares, and deeper pockets than ordinary American waffles. Unique Belgique brings authentic Belgian baked goods directly from Belgium. Liege Waffles are classic treats with a little bit of Belgium in every bite!
USE IT: These Belgian waffles make the perfect breakfast when paired with a cup of coffee. They can also be enjoyed as a quick on-the-go snack.
Enjoyed in China for their flavor and satisfying crunch, broad (a.k.a. “fava”) beans are a healthy high protein snack packed with 4x the protein, 5x the fiber, and ⅓ the fat of potato chips. Lightly tossed in sunflower oil and roasted to perfection, ENLIGHTENED Roasted Broad Bean Crisps feature a unique seasoning, which provides crunch and flavor without sacrificing any nutritional value.
USE IT: Enlightened fava beans make the perfect quick and healthy on-the-go snack. You can also add these to your favorite salad for an added crunch and flavor!
LEE KUM KEE
Hong Kong based Lee Kum Kee specializes in promoting Chinese culture through a wide range of delicious fish based sauces. Their Dried Shrimp Sauces are carefully crafted and made with premium ingredients. An abundance of dried shrimp and crunchy peppers fill the sauce with rich flavor. With the mission of “Promoting Chinese Cuisines Worldwide,” Lee Kum Kee provides over 200 choices of sauces and condiments to over 100 countries.
USE IT: Great for mixing with noodles, rice, spread, and dips!
Fullgreen makes low-carb riced vegetables; great whether you’re trying to cut carbs or just eat more greens. Low-carb, gluten-free and additive-free, they have up to 85% fewer calories than rice. Every pouch of Fullgreen’s riced sweet potato is filled with perfect little grains of non-GMO goodness and nothing else.
USE IT: It’s great with just about anything. Use it as a side, instead of rice. Make it into gluten-free waffles or brownies. You can even top it with yogurt and fruit.
Founded in the United Kingdom in 2010 by Toby Scheckter, the company’s mission is inspired by simple principles. Scheckters only uses simple, understandable and pronounceable ingredients. Only all natural and organic ingredients. No artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. No artificial preservatives, no taurine, no synthetic caffeine. Scheckters drinks are organic and informed sport certified, a clean energy drink with no associated jitters or crash.
USE IT: Scheckter’s drinks are perfect for when you could use an energy boost, whether that be in the morning, afternoon, or before/after a workout.
MURRAY RIVER SALTS
Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes are produced using the pristine mineralized brines from ancient saline aquifers of the Murray Darling basin. The stunning pale pink hue of the salt flakes is a result of the mineralized brines which are particularly high in magnesium, calcium, and to a lesser degree, potassium and iodine. Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes are very soft and fragile and create a superior texture to your dish.
USE IT: Sprinkle these salt flakes on your food and see how the flavor is enhanced, without being overpowered.
eSutras is a specialty vegetarian foods, health, and wellness business serving customers worldwide. Their ingredients come from large and small farms from around the world. eSutras Organics was created for the niche market of responsible, health conscious and product knowledgeable citizens who need economic earth-friendly alternatives to harmful and damaging chemicals for everyday use.
USE IT: These great all-purpose rubs are laden with loads of flavor. You can use this rub on all poultry, seafood, and tofu. No matter how you prepare it, it will enhance the flavor of the dish tenfold!
Spicely specializes in Certified Fair Trade, Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten Free spices from all over the globe. Their Thai Cuisine spice blend has a complex flavor profile that places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It uses a balance of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as great flavor.
USE IT: An ode to the traditional flavors found in the southeast Asia region, this seasoning is great for adding a Thai flair to your noodles, fish, and poultry.
Kuli Kuli’s founder Lisa Curtis got her first taste of moringa as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small village in Niger. Today, Kuli Kuli is America’s leading moringa brand. They provide the highest quality and most nutritious moringa available. Kuli Kuli’s Moringa is a superfood powder rich in iron, calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants. By hand-harvesting only fresh, young leaves, Kuli Kuli ensures that the organic moringa powder is more nutrient-dense and less bitter than anything else on the market.
USE IT: Instead of tearing up kale or spinach leaves to add to your smoothie, simply add one scoop of Kuli Kuli Organic Moringa Powder, and reap all the same wholesome benefits. Each scoop is chock-full of valuable nutrients such as iron, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and E.
Founded in 1919, Wasa has become the largest crispbread baker in the world. The Wasa Bakeries are situated in Filipstad, Sweden and in Celle, Germany. Wasa crispbread is made of wholesome, all-natural ingredients. The full-bodied flavor of four perfectly blended, wholesome grains (rye, wheat, oats and barley) is in every bite of their Multi Grain crispbread. The whole grains and fiber in Wasa, combined with its signature crunchy texture, can help you feel full and keep you satisfied longer.
USE IT: Wasa is a great substitute for bread or other cracker options. You can enjoy it in the afternoon with your favorite dip (Wasa Chips & Dip).
Created by a California PhD organic chemist, SWISH is a patented fresh breath powder that’s 100% xylitol sweetened. It took over five years to develop a formula that optimally raises pH levels in the mouth (especially in hard to reach spots like the back of the tongue) to kill bacteria and neutralize the chemical compounds that cause bad breath. With SWISH, bad breath isn’t masked—it’s gone for good. And because SWISH is used on its own – no water needed – you can be fresh-breath confident anywhere, anytime.
USE IT: When SWISH first hits your tongue, you’ll experience a gentle foaming action (that means it’s starting to work); then the powder dissolves to liquid. Now it’s time to start swishing. The more vigorously you swish, the more effectively you’ll target those hard-to-reach places in your mouth. Finally, swallowing cleans the back of the mouth to target bad breath at its source. Use SWISH three times daily to keep your breath fresh all day long.
Pyure is a Chinese company that specializes in unique Stevia based substitutes for popular syrups and sauces. Their Organic Maple Flavored Syrup is naturally sugar-free and tastes just like true maple syrup (but without the added calories). That’s because when it’s made, they start with the highest quality organic stevia, then add organic maple flavor for a remarkably sweet and satisfying taste.
USE IT: Use just like maple syrup. Drizzle over waffles or pancakes, jazz up oatmeal, or add sizzle to your sausage. Pyure Syrup tastes just like true maple syrup without the calories and high fructose corn syrup!
Don Pablo Coffee Roasters is a Colombia based, single origin and fair trade coffee producer. Their mild, sweet, rich and smooth Colombian Supremo has a medium body, pleasant acidity, citrus notes, and a lasting chocolate, walnut finish. The finish is very smooth with low acidity. Tastes like the real thing without the caffeine!
USE IT: Steep equal amounts of coarse ground coffee and filtered water in a covered container for 12-24 hours, strain coffee out and use cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter to remove leftover grounds. Add water to taste.
Sapsucker Maple Tree Water was founded on the Chapman family farm located in the Beaver Valley, Ontario in 2014. Embodying the flavor of Canada, Sapsucker is a naturally hydrating and locally harvested water from Ontario maple trees. Packed with 46 naturally occurring minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins, Sapsucker offers a clear and refreshing taste with a natural hint of sweetness.
USE IT: You can substitute Sapsucker for ordinary water almost any way you like. On its own as a light refreshment or after exercise, it offers the same hydration benefits, but with its own unique nutrients and characteristic hint of sweetness.
Loacker is a storied Italian confectioner founded in 1925. All Loacker products are made and packaged in the heart of the Dolomite Mountain Range in Northeastern Italy. These quadratini cookies are made with dark cocoa wafers and light-colored milk cream that has a strong attraction which nobody can resist. The intense taste of five light, crispy wafers forms a union with the tender flavor of four layers of delicate, high-quality Loacker milk cream filling, offering an original taste sensation.
USE IT: These crispy wafers can be enjoyed as is at any time throughout the day. You can also crush and add them to your favorite yogurt or ice cream.
DRESS IT UP
Dress It Up’s scrumptious Blackberry dressing is sometimes sweet, sometimes rich and savory. With a depth that’s hard to identify, the Blackberry belies its four simple ingredients. This is the first of their dressings to feature Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
USE IT: You’ll love this classic recipe on virtually any green or vegetable salad. What’s more, its versatility shines through when you try it as a delicious marinade for grilled meats, poultry, and seafood.
In an effort to preserve the traditional recipes and artisan production techniques they grew up with in rural Spain, the founders of this family company make their line of preserves with ingredients grown on the company’s family farm in southeastern Spain. They also follow the same recipes and production techniques that were practiced by the home cooks in their family. This one, made with orange blossoms, is delicate and aromatic. P. Listo makes the perfect jams that are flavor-forward and balanced – and not too sweet.
USE IT: P. Listo orange jam is perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth. You can also spread it over some toast and accompany with coffee for a delicious and simple to make breakfast.
A proper tomato, ripe and warm from the Portuguese sun, is a totally different experience from your average supermarket fruit. Using these prime vegetables, Prisca has created a % natural jam of ripe and rich tomatoes from Portugal. Just the ripest tomatoes, sugar, lemon juice and a touch of spicy cinnamon are used to craft this lovely preserve.
USE IT: It’s perfect for spreading over toast or muffins, for baking sweet desserts or for serving with cheeses.
Les Delices Du Luberon is known for its specialties of Provence and the Mediterranean.
Their Black Olive Tapenade is a “symbol of provencal gastronomy” and is a great way to liven up your meals. It embodies the true taste of the olives and enhances their flavor.
USE IT: Use this Black Olive Spread in your favorite stuffed chicken breast recipe or slather it onto fresh baguette for a quick appetizer.
EL NAVARRICO TUMACA
This traditional fresh tomato spread is made with ripe, red tomatoes picked fresh in Navarra. They are blended with olive oil, fresh garlic and a touch of salt, and nothing else. No tomato paste, sugar or preservatives are added. All you taste is that fresh tomato and garlic flavor!
USE IT: Spread over a piece of bread (pan con tomate) for a quick, easy to make lunch!
In 1991 Charles Antona founded “Corsica Gastronomica based on the island of Corsica, specializing in jams and pates based on traditional regional recipes. This Jam is a gourmet association, combining two summer fruits with the tasty Corsican AOP honey. Charles Antona’s Extra Corsican Jam Peach-Apricot Honey is a real pleasure for your taste buds.
USE IT: This jam can be enjoyed with pancakes as well as with cheeses such as brocciu, faisselle or even fromage frais for a gourmet and refined dessert.
This jam essential for cheese trays, fig and walnut jam is one of the most famous specialties of the Island of Beauty. The Extra Corsican Jam by Charles Antona will seduce you with its combination of both sweet and melting. To be enjoyed with Corsican sheep cheese.
USE IT: This is a traditional accompaniment for Ewes milk cheese.
HOMEMADE SYRUP OF AUBEL
For five generations, the Siroperie Artisanale d’Aubel has been continuing the tradition of syrup making according to the ancestral recipe of the farms of the Pays de Herve. Although better techniques have made the different manual processes easier, nothing has changed the old traditions. Still made in copper vats, heated over a fire and without added sugar, the artisanal syrup is a concentrated juice of apples and pears picked from standard (tall) trees of the Pays de Herve. At Nyssen’s, syrup making is a family history, with knowledge handed down through the generations.
USE IT: You can spread it onto jam, pair it with cheese, or you can even use it to cook meatballs.
Celebrating the harvest of regional Chilean produce, Mickelsen has been sharing the best that country has to offer for over 50 years. It’s a family-owned business based in Buin, Chile that has been crafting special foods like wine jelly and tapenade for generations.
USE IT: Serve as the ultimate condiment for cheeses and appetizers. Glaze your favorite meat before serving. It is especially great with lamb, beef or pork. Warm slightly and drizzle atop fruit platters, cheesecakes or ice creams.
The whole fruit spreads made by Zocalo in Peru are organically produced from the Goldenberry, a fruit native to the foothills of the Peruvian Andes. Goldenberry has the distinctive sweet and sour tang of whole and ground goldenberries.
USE IT: Goldenberry pairs well with cheese, meat, and pastries.
Maison Orphee is a Quebec based oil, sauce and condiment producer who uses only the highest quality fruit and seeds, and the tradition of authentic master oil makers, patiently slow pressing to extract the best from oil seeds. Maison Orphee’s yellow mustard with turmeric is an enhanced version of the good old mustard of our childhood. It’s made with organic ingredients and its unique color comes from the generous addition of organic turmeric. It’s the mildest mustard and, not surprisingly, a hit with kids!
USE IT: A simple spread of this mustard is enough to give a sophisticated taste to a burger or a tofu hot dog.
Since 1900, the Calugi family has been celebrating the Italian truffle. Harvesting only the best from the Tuscan countryside, Stefania Calugi started selling truffles commercially in 1987. Selecting her products from trusted truffle hunters in the region of Tuscany, today her company is renowned for its passion and its many truffle products.
USE IT: This truffle sauce can be directly used to flavor pasta, rice, and meat.
Zaaschila is a Mexican company with 13 years of constant innovation and experience in the field of bottled sauces and salsas that have great regional recognition and local appeal. This salsa brings you a little bit of Mexico every time you consume it. With the first bite you will find that Zaaschila salsas have a unique tastes which reminds you of the spirit of Nuevo Leon.
USE IT: Add Zaaschila Serrano Tequila Salsa to anything to make it your own. Just a few splashes can elevate even the simplest foods including burgers and pizza.
HISPANIA FOOD COMPANY
Hispania Food Company is a family company specialized in the production of olive oil in all its different varieties and categories. They produce and commercialize Spanish Olive oil from the province of Cordoba. Oleum Hispania Inspiration EVOO is pure Olive Juice, obtained from healthy olives, collected from the tree in its exact point of maturation.
USE IT: Drizzle it over salad or mix it into salad dressing. Drizzle over cooked pasta or vegetables. Add at the end of cooking for a burst of flavor. Use in marinades or sauces for meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables.
Tajini is a Moroccan brand of sauces that are inspired from traditional Moroccan recipes. Their Moroccan raisin couscous from is made with raisins and adds a wonderful sweetness to savory dishes.
USE IT: This sauce is well-suited for lamb, pork, or vegetable stews.
STORIES OF GREEK ORIGINS
The founders of this company founded “Stories of Greek Origins” in order to promote worldwide the authentic food culture of Greece, the wealth of simplicity and the appeal of purity. In Greece, the olive fruit is popular for its nutritional properties and its high value in a contemporary diet. Their Kalamata olives are collected by hand when ripened, one by one, they are washed and brined patiently in salt. After pitting, their skin is removed and then they are minced and crushed repeatedly. Finally, they are amalgamated with Extra Virgin Kalamata olive oil.
USE IT: An ideal spread for sandwiches, crackers, Greek traditional double baked bread crisps or even vegetables. Perfect as a dip, or as a flavor intensifier in sauces or salads.
ARTION GREEK FOODS
Artion Greek Foods was founded by a group of friends who wanted to make quality Greek foods with simple, authentic ingredients. These roasted red peppers are just that: pure Greek red peppers, roasted to bring out their natural sweetness.
USE IT: These peppers would make an excellent addition to salads, pastas and many other dishes.
All Hernán products are crafted in Mexico in partnership with artisan groups and producers, many who are expanding beyond their local origins for the first time. Their Hernan Mole Poblano is a culinary homage to Mexico’s indigenous and colonial roots. Rumored to have been created by nuns in colonial Mexico, their Mole is easy to prepare without compromising the integrity of Mexico’s most quintessential dish. Hernan mole paste is made of 28 natural and vegan ingredients that combined with broth or water results in a deliciously complex yet well-balanced chocolaty spicy sauce.
USE IT: Enjoy with poultry, roasted pork, grilled vegetables, shrimps or fish. It can also be used as a salsa for huevos rancheros and tacos, or as a BBQ rub.
Only the freshest ingredients go into Pikarone’s Moroccan Harissa Red Chili Pepper Paste. They have created their own special blend of fresh roasted peppers picked at their peak to bring you an outstanding taste.
USE IT: This red chili pepper paste pairs well with all meats – chicken, beef, and lamb – for grilling or roasting. Soups and stews are given a little kick in flavor by adding as little as a teaspoon.
CASCINA SAN CASSIANO
Located in a former Benedictine abbey, Cascina San Cassiano makes their incredible range of products using locally-sourced produce. This Pesto sauce is prepared using simple and genuine ingredients such as basil, pine nuts, pecorino cheese, garlic, and oil using an ancient Genoese recipe.
USE IT: Ideal with pasta and minestrone. It can also be used for garnishing appetizers and canapes.
YOFFI is a family business based in Israel that offers a wide range of the finest, premium local foods and gourmet gifts, all completely natural and containing the authentic taste of Israel. Among YOFFI’s branded goods are honey, herbal teas, products made with dates and tahinis and many more. Yoffi’s date spread is made of the most fresh and ripe fruits of the date tree, and provides you with an excellent nutritious taste of nature.
USE IT: This spread pairs well with bread or toast. Being a natural healthy sweetener, with high nutritional and low caloric values, the date spread is recommended as a filling for pastries.
DOMAIN DES VIGNES
Domaine des Vignes uses quality mustard seeds and vinegar distilled from Bordeaux and Charente wines to make this rich, pungent all-natural Dijon mustard. The secret to any great food is starting with good ingredients. These quality mustards are as delicious as they are because they use some of the best ingredients available.
USE IT: It makes a great addition to any sandwich, and it’s especially delicious with cold cuts and charcuterie.
Austral Estates’ Kilkai Extra Virgin Olive Oil is named in reference to a necklace worn by the native Mapuche people of South Central Chile. This Extra Virgin Olive Oil is obtained by cold extraction immediately after its harvesting. It has fresh and fruity aromas with light to medium intensity, with a delicate touch of herbs and almonds. Its flavor combines a soft bitterness with a light spiciness complemented by balanced, sweet notes.
USE IT: This olive oil tastes great on virtually any green or vegetable salad. It also tastes great drizzled over grilled vegetables.
The Sciara company takes its name from the sicilian lavic soil, known as “sciara” in local Sicilian dialect. This local soil is world renowned for producing the best quality of pistachio present on world markets. Sciaras pistachio cream is free of preservatives and can enhance any snack or dessert. This is an indispensable product for every pistachio lover. Artisan quality and unique taste.
USE IT: Great on toast and perfect for adding flavor to cakes, crepes, and breakfast!
The tradition, know-how and reputation of Casa da Prisca’s products are the result of a love of gastronomy and products from Portugal, which has been deep-rooted in our family for over 4 generations. This pure and natural wildflower honey with the elegant touch of the best vanilla will bring you unique sensations of the taste of Portugal.
USE IT: Excellent as a counterpoint with both strong and mild cheese. It will go perfectly with blue cheeses, as well as with a well-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano. Also experiment with strong blue cheeses such as Cabrales, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Stilton and with fresh goat’s cheese.
Ferme Vifranc’s organic maple syrup will allow you to discover the true flavor of Quebec. Their product is made from 100% organic maple syrup and contains no preservatives or additives. It’s delicate aroma and surprising flavor will make your taste buds dance!
USE IT: Ferme Vifranc’s organic maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes. It can be used in a variety of ways at any time of day. Use on waffles and crepes, in yogurt and desserts, or for sauces and gourmet meals.
Inaugurated in August 1991, Briosa is a Portuguese family business that combines new and effective modern production technologies with the traditional knowledge and experience of its founders in the production of these delicious canned fish, tuna and paté.
USE IT: Great with Garlic Butter in baked dishes or fried dishes. Also see our pasta recipe below!
DELICIAS DE ESPANA
If you are embarking on the succulent journey of making paella, we recommend you use Spain’s preferred rice, Arroz Bomba. Bomba in Spanish means “bomb,” which is not a coincidence, since your paellas will now have flavor-packed firm grains that are sure to explode into a party for your taste buds. Bomba rice is an ancient and supreme strain of rice that matures very slowly. This creates its ability to absorb three times its volume in liquid (and therefore much more flavor), with the grains remaining firm.
USE IT: Arroz Bomba pairs well with any meal, including steak, chicken, and even in soup. However, the best way is to incorporate this rice into your favorite paella recipe.
MTR’s Indian culinary secrets have been protected and handed down over the generations and their food is based on truly authentic recipes from Bangalore, India. Their range of Breakfast Mixes are 100% vegetarian and are also subjected to the most rigorous quality procedures to ensure that you get deliciously consistent results every time you use them.
USE IT: All you need to do is follow the step-by-step instructions on the pack to re-create the best-loved and traditional favorites of Indian breakfast.
Founded in 1978, La Mole is an Italian bakery and sweet company dedicated to customer satisfaction using highly advanced, fully automated baking and packaging lines in the production of their renowned baked goods. This delicate pastry has a delicious chocolate cream center surrounded by delicious puff pastry.
USE IT: These puff pastry cookies can be enjoyed straight out of the package as a snack or enjoyed as a dessert. They can also be paired with your favorite morning beverage for a quick breakfast.
Since 1896, Espinaler has been known for top quality Spanish seafood, salsas and gourmet products. Today they are a leader in canned seafood products throughout Spain. This Espinaler canned light tuna lives in the waters of tropical and subtropical waters around the world. Its healthy qualities make it a highly valued delicacy.
USE IT: You have never had tuna like this. A fruit, vegetable, and tuna wrap is the perfect on-the-go lunch.
Palirria was founded in 1957, on the island of Evia-Greece as a privately owned business by the entrepreneur Antonis Souliotis. Its primary purpose is the production and distribution of traditional ready to eat meals for Greek markets. They are known for their Dolmas, which are delicate grape leaves are stuffed with rice, onions, oil, and spices to make this world-renowned specialty.
USE IT: They can be enjoyed as an appetizer before any meal.
SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA ACETOMODENA
The Acetomodena vinegar farmhouse is located in Modena, immersed in the green Modenese countryside and surrounded by its own vineyards and Società Agricola Acetomodena is lauded for its incredible balsamic vinegar. After close to 100 years since its founding, the company continues to uphold the quality of its carefully crafted, highly-prized, and award-winning vinegars. Vibrant, tart and slightly sweet, this IGP-certified vinegar is made with Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes, then aged until thick and syrupy.
USE IT: It’s an excellent complement to cured meats and sharp cheeses but also pairs well with fruit and gelato.
Başak Gıda was established in 1969 at Akşehir as a company specializing in Turkish delicacies.
Their sumac comes from the fruit of a bush indigenous to the Middle East. The bush is actually a member of the cashew family and the fruit is used widely in Turkey and other Arabic countries. Sumac is the main ingredient in the Middle Eastern spice blend Za’atar.
USE IT: This powder is used to flavor salad dressings, meats, rice dishes, and kebobs. Sumac can also be mixed with other vegetables such as onions and used as a condiment.
LE SAUNIER DE CAMARGUE
Le Saunier de Camargue sea salt is a natural product from the South of France, created by the sun, the Mediterranean breezes, the wide-open spaces and age-old know-how.
Naturally white, it is harvested from the Aigues-Mortes salt marshes, an area of unspoilt countryside that is a refuge for many species and are also a meeting point between the Mediterranean and the Camargue.
USE IT: A great alternative to table salt. Use it in place of salt for a healthier meal.
Acanela Expeditions is a travel company and artisanal spice distributor who leads educational & adventure expeditions around the globe, inspiring people to explore the world while supporting local artisans in developing nations. Acanela’s mission is to discover entrepreneurial men and women in developing nations and help them develop as individuals and artisans, while empowering them to build their own sustainable business enterprises. Their unique spice blends are discovered on expeditions around the globe and distributed in the U.S. to bring exciting regional tastes home to your palate.
USE IT: The Moroccan Spice Blend is often used in recipes that include chicken, ground beef or lamb.
Building on their passion for truffles, love of the land, hard work and ambition for their family, Sabatino Balestra and his wife Giuseppina founded and developed Sabatino Tartufi in Umbria in 1911. Since then, Family-owned Sabatino Tartufi has been known for its high-quality, non-GMO truffle products. Their truffle seasoning is great to use as a finish on any dish. Truffle Zest is a powdered spice blend that is gluten-free, Non-GMO, No MSG, and Allergen Free.
USE IT: Sprinkle this scrumptious truffle mushroom zest onto soups, pastas, eggs, popcorn and more for a gourmet upgrade.
Since 1991, Giuliano Martinelli, a great aficionado of black and white truffles has dedicated his time exclusively to the hunting of fresh truffles, making his first products in a small laboratory in Pietralunga. These “fruits of nature” are now imported from Italy, and add a premium, distinctive flavor to virtually anything you cook.
USE IT: Pasta, salads and cooked meats will all benefit from the addition of truffle flavor. Truffle is a strong flavor and best used as the dominant flavor in a dish with more neutral flavors. Avoid pairing with foods high in sugar.
The Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, hides in its depths seawater layers that were trapped millions of years ago. These naturally purified waters are extracted to the surface and after a process of evaporation in pools, they are transformed into crystals of salt of great purity. NAU offers a range of exciting condiments and healthy dressings for the Chilean market. Everything is produced with 100% natural raw materials, with special attention placed on the processes and products they use.
USE IT: This is a great all-around gourmet finishing salt. It pairs well with any dish, so just sprinkle over your favorite foods.
CHOCOLATERA DE JALISCO
The Ibarra Chocolate Group is a 100% Mexican company, established in 1925 and known for manufacturing chocolate candy, powder and drinks. This genuine low-fat Mexican chocolate drink mix is made with no cholesterol, and is low in fat and sodium, making it perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth craving without the guilt.
USE IT: To make Mexican hot chocolate, break tablet of Mexican chocolate into pieces and bring it to a simmer with milk. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted and well-combined. Enjoy!
OUI LOVE IT
Oui Love It is a French cookie and biscuit bakery that specializes in uniquely French treats such as the Langue de Chat cookie and Palets Bretons. The origins of the Langue de Chat Cookie remain a mystery. The ingredients and the cooking technique used to create their divine cookies, it is believed that the very first Langues de Chat came out of a French oven in the 17th century!
USE IT: These Langues de Chat Cookies are delightfully delicious and are perfect for dunking or enjoying with ice cream!
Nougat Vital is a traditional Belgian manufacturer of top quality nougat, founded in 1926. Their babelutte, a traditional slightly salted caramel, originates from the Belgian seaside. It can be found in many variations, but it should always contain candy sugar. Cooked in open copper kettles, its unique texture ensures extended eating pleasure.
USE IT: This is a great all-around snack that can be enjoyed at any time throughout the day.
The Vicens family was one of the pioneers of modern day candy making when they began their nougat production in Agramunt, Spain back in 1775. Today, they still keep the essence of Spanish nougat production alive, becoming the premier manufacturers of traditional nougats and other specialties which now bear the Spanish Geographic Protected Indication Seal.
USE IT: Nougat bars can be enjoyed as is. They can also be paired with your favorite ice cream or enjoyed with a glass of milk/coffee in the morning.
If you love chewy milky candy, you’re in for a treat! Jans Matcha Milk Chewy Candy is rich in flavor and chewiness that will last you ’til your last munch. Made with real Matcha extract, these not-too-sweet chewy candies are going to satisfy your mid-day cravings.
USE IT: This is a great all around snack that can be enjoyed at any time throughout the day.
The Nyakers bakery was founded in Nyakers, Sweden in 1930 by two brothers with a passion for cookies and baked sweets. These wafer-thin, spicy-sweet Nyakers gingersnaps are made the old-fashioned way, from a secret family recipe. They get their name from the “snap” they make when you bite into them.
USE IT: Great for gift giving or enjoying at home, Nyåkers Gingersnaps will delight your taste buds with each crispy bite! Pair with your favorite tea or coffee in the morning for a hassle-free and delicious breakfast.
Pınar Kuruyemiş is a Turkish company specializing in Nuts of all types and started their business life with the retail sales of nuts in 1980. Since then Pınar Kuruyemis, with their tireless work in the world nut market has become a well-known world brand in the sector of nut and dried fruits.
USE IT: These nuts can be enjoyed right out of the bag at any time of the day. You can also crush them and sprinkle them over your favorite salad to give it an added crunch and flavor.
Kurme’s story began with the founder’s Grandma. It was her artisan recipes of delicious “dried fruit energy bombs” that shaped their food philosophy, and her stories about peoples’ connection to nature that inspired their life choices. Years later, these stories and recipes helped them establish their business vision: Healthy snacks that connect us with our nature and our past. Kurme sources their apricots from the Malatya region, which provides 70% of the world’s apricot production, and meticulously selects only the best of the best.
USE IT: They’re delicious as is or worked into drinks, desserts, and even savory treats.
LA VIDA PORTENA
La Vida Porteña is a Chilean company specializing in unique candy products, with unique graphics that relate to the history of the city, places, classic characters and traditions of Valparaiso. La Vida Portena is a brand that seeks to rescue the contribution of Valparaiso to the cultural identity of Chile. In business in Valparaiso since 1930, each of their candies feature a message of love inside: forget me, you are mine, I am jealous. These mint pills bring a little bit of Chile every time you consume one.
USE IT: These mint candies are the perfect midday candy. They taste great, and the mint will also help freshen up your breath.
During travels throughout Asia and South America, the founder of Snack Garden couldn’t find the snacks he loved in Hungary as a child. That is why he created his own line of uniquely Hungarian snacks that can be enjoyed by people around the world. Snack Garden produces wholesome, all-natural, healthy snacks that are tasty, crunchy and fun but completely free of preservatives, added sugars, trans fats and excessive sodium. With their snacks, you get more flavor and more of the “good stuff” with less fat and calories. All of their products are vegan and gluten-free, and they contain no artificial colors or flavors.
USE IT: These dried fruits are ideal for an afternoon snack and add texture and flavor to morning classics such as cereal or a bowl of oatmeal.
Big Green was founded in 1998 to bring people organic and natural foods for health and wellness. Selecting only the premium organic Hawthorn berries from the Yan Mountain, this healthy hawthorn berry snack contains zero added preservatives. The naturally sweet and sour tastes of Hawthorn berries invoke precious childhood memories.
USE IT: Every single bite of this snack will take you back to your childhood days. They can be enjoyed throughout the day when you need a little boost.
Founded in 1882, Clement Faugier specializes in candied chestnuts, or marrons glacés in French as a labor of love. Their chestnuts are first sorted to eliminate those that are not perfectly round or smooth. They are then boiled, peeled by hand, and sorted once again. Finally, the chestnuts are cooked for two days in a rich vanilla syrup until the flavor seeps into the very heart of the chestnut.
USE IT: A classic sweet that can be enjoyed as an anytime snack. They also taste great paired with fruit and yogurt.
Siammit is a Thai company committed to producing high-quality foods with authentic Thai flavors, manufacturing sweet and savory Thai treats. Thailand is the second largest exporter of rice in the world, and rice forms the base of most Thai dishes. These rice crackers are a variation of their popular spicy rice crackers, featuring extra grains and crispy beans.
USE IT: Add these rice crackers to any dish to give it an added crunch and flavor.
Founded by two brothers in Belgium in 1989, Dolfin Chocolate is known for “The Art of Blending.” Their passion is mixing their fine chocolate with fruits, spices, herbs, and flowers for a unique take on the classic Belgian chocolate.
USE IT: Can be eaten any time of the day – from a tasty snack between meals to a post-workout treat. You can also enjoy this lavish milk chocolate biscuit alongside a cup of coffee or milk!
Big Green Hawthorn Berry Chip uses high-quality hawthorn as the base ingredient. The ingredients go through a number of detailed procedures before they turn into chewy hawthorn chip. In addition to that, a light coat of sugar creates a balance between the sweetness of the sugar and the sourness of hawthorn, making it irresistible!
USE IT: It’s an awesome quick and healthy snack that can be enjoyed at any time during the day.
Wong Coco is known for the production of Nata de Coco, Aloe Vera, Palm Fruits, Jelly, Ice Bon-Bon, Grass Jelly, Soursop Juice, Ice Coffee, Baby Corn, Sweet Corn and Fermented Bean Curds throughout Indonesia. Their brand, “Jubes” is a tasty, fruit-based dessert that’s high in fiber, but has zero grams of cholesterol and fat. It’s based on their specialty, the sweet tasting dish called Nata-de-Coco, which is very popular among the health-conscious.
USE IT: These fruity, juicy treats can be incorporated into mixed drinks, desserts such as ice cream and jello, or they can just be eaten by themselves.
Coco Riz is a famous brand in Thailand that makes delicious Thai foods featuring local ingredients, like coconuts and jasmine rice. This crispy coconut roll is mixed with a combination of Thai Jasmine rice, sesame seeds, and coconut. The Thai Jasmine rice and sesame seeds are created by a famous Thai snack chef.
USE IT: The perfect all-around snack that can be enjoyed in the afternoon as a pick me up, or used as a dessert. It can also be paired with your favorite meals to give your food an added crunch and flavor.
DE LA ROSA
For over 70 years, De La Rosa has worked to bring worldwide customers the best quality candies that Mexico can provide. They are known for their Mazapan, which is a delicious round chewy candy made of crushed peanuts. It’s very sweet and peanuty, but not like peanut butter – it actually tastes like peanuts. Each piece is individually wrapped.
USE IT: It makes a great dessert or as a snack that you can enjoy during the day.
Since 1946, the confectioner, chocolatier and biscuitier, “House of Armorine” is inspired by the old recipes of their Breton grandmothers to create a whole range of sweet sweets. These delicious caramel lollipops from Maison D’Armorine will take you back to your childhood. Each box contains strawberry, lemon, banana, natural cola, orange, butter caramel, chocolate caramel, nougat caramel, hazelnut caramel and apple caramel flavors.
USE IT: Unwrap a lollipop and enjoy!
These vegetable chips from Thailand are baked until crisp using the same traditional method that was developed years ago. They are full of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
USE IT: These vegetable chips make a great on-the-go snack and can be enjoyed at any time during the day. Pair with your favorite sandwich or enjoy as is. There’s no wrong way to eat these.
THE GOOD CRISP
Established in Australia over 30 years ago The Good Crisp’s focus has always been on developing great tasting snacks for kids and adults. As they looked into the types of ingredients manufacturers were putting into snack products, they realized that “good taste was not enough – we need to ensure our products were made with good ingredients as well.”
USE IT: A healthier chip alternative that can be enjoyed at any time during the day. Enjoy with your favorite dip or salsa. Sandwiches and potato chips are a match made in heaven— we’d stick these chips in everything from a PB&J to a BLT.
Tease Tea is a Canadian tea company who sources their teas from the top 10% grade of tea gardens from around the globe that are sustainably managed. This new blend of maple, safflower & rose tea creates a creamy brew worthy of celebration. This Canadian inspired blend features notes of natural creaminess and sweetness. Benefits of black tea include increased cardiovascular health.
USE IT: Perfect for a midday pick me up or eat in the morning with your favorite breakfast foods. A great coffee alternative.
Caykur is the name of the Turkey state owned tea producing company. Their tea portfolio includes ice tea, green tea, organic and black teas from Turkey. Altinbaş tea has a distinctive taste, and both its aroma and flavor unfold as soon as you start preparing it. Enjoy Altinbaş tea with friends or on any other occasion.
USE IT: Pair with toast in the morning for a delicious and easy to make breakfast. It’s also a perfect midday pick me up.
The Plain of Lucca, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apuan Alps, is a land steeped in gastronomic traditions. This region of famous names from history and literature is where the company originated, among hillsides where traditional foods are in abundance. Their edible flowers are an exotic addition that can elevate even the most basic cuisine and make it feel special.
USE IT: It’s as easy as arranging your favorite greens in a spacious bowl and dressing them up with key ingredients – like a fresh handful of marigold leaves.
Golden Citron is a Korean tea and drink company founded in 1996. Yuzu is a citrus fuit and plant originating in East Asia and tastes like a cross between a lemon, mandarin and grapefuit. This light and refreshing Yuzu Tea has a subtle citrus flavor. The yuzu tea pouches are packed with yuzu’s raw, natural flavor in the form of a sweet jelly.
USE IT: In a cocktail shaker, mix ¾ oz. Bombay gin with ice to chill. Strain into a glass. Add 1 pack of yuzu tea, a dash of Angostura bitters, and 5 oz. of sparkling white wine (prosecco or champagne). Lightly stir, pour into a champagne flute. Garnish with a lime wedge.
PALAIS DES TES
The story of Palais des Thés began in Paris in 1986 when a group of 40 friends, led by François-Xavier Delmas, opened a shop selling tea. They wanted to be sure they were selling good quality products, and decided to source their teas directly from the countries of origin. This delicious pairing of vanilla and almond against a delicate Rooibos backdrop, for a warm and sophisticated blend. Rooibos means “red tea” in South African. Contrarily to general belief and its nickname, Rooibos is not a tea, is it a bush. Its plant has the appearance of a small bush and in the spring, it is covered with small yellow flowers. Rooibos gives a completely naturally caffeine-free infusion, which is why it is so great for the evening!
USE IT: This delicious tea can be enjoyed at any time of the day. In the morning pair with your favorite breakfast meal or in the evening paired with your go-to baked goods.
This Turkish coffee brand is one of the most popular in Turkey and is also enjoyed all over the world. Enjoy the authentic taste of Turkey with every sip.
USE IT: Brew it up and start your morning with a delicious taste, comforting feel, rich aroma, and of course, the energy it gives you to tackle the day!
Since 1992 Vivace has been roasting coffee in the Northern Italian style, searching the world for the mildest Arabica’s and bringing each bean in our blends to the fragrant peak of caramelized sugar content. Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse has described Vivace espresso as the best coffee in the US, if not the world.
USE IT: Brew it up and start your morning with a delicious taste, comforting feel, rich aroma, and of course, the energy it gives you to tackle the day!
PORTUGUESE INSPIRED CODFISH STEW
- 1 can of cooked Briosa Codfish
- 5 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can of tomato sauce
- A jar of El Navarrico Tumaca fresh tomato spread (you can also use diced tomatoes too!)
- 1 cup of water
- 2-3 Tsp of olive oil
- 1/2 a Tsp of red pepper flakes
- 1/2 a tsp of coriander
- 1 Tsp of smoked paprika
- 1 tsp of salt
Use a medium to large pot and turn up the heat to medium-high to get it hot. Then peel and cut the potatoes, onions, and garlic so everything is ready to go.
Heat the oil in the pot, and add the garlic and onions in, and stir frequently to avoid burning the garlic. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
Add the potatoes and let those cook for about 10 minutes, to get brown and soft.
Add the tomato spread, and sauce and 1 cup of water and stir well.
Put in the hot sauce, coriander, paprika, and salt and stir in.
Turn the heat up and let it all cook together for 15-20 minutes and stir frequently. But in the last 5 minutes drain and put the cod in to break it down and get those flavors mixed together.
ESPINALER TUNA PASTA SAUCE AND LINGUINE
This eclectic tuna pasta sauce recipe will bring an internationial mix of flavors to your table with Espinaler Tuna, Kilkai Extra Virgin Olive Oil and El Navarrico Tumaca fresh tomato spread!
- 375g/13oz dried linguine
- 4 tbsp Kilkai Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 small chilli pepper, finely chopped
- 1cm/½in fresh ginger root, thinly sliced
- A jar of El Navarrico Tumaca fresh tomato spread (you can also use diced tomatoes too!)
- 1 Tin of Espinaler Light Tuna fish in oil, drained and roughly chopped
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes or until al dente, and drain.
Meanwhile, heat the oil and gently fry 2 tablespoons of the parsley, the garlic, chilli and the ginger for a few minutes until slightly soft.
Add the tomatoes and continue to cook for another few minutes. Stir in the tuna and salt.
Toss the pasta with the sauce and serve sprinkled with the remaining parsley and freshly ground pepper.