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Truffle Beer, Hazelnut Honey, and 10 More Gourmet Delights

Jun 25 2014 - 8:45am

Many of the best food and drink producers in the world showcase brand-new products at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen [1]. We tasted and sipped hundreds of items over the weekend; these 12 earned our gourmand seal of approval.

Moody Tongue Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner

Sweet, malty Moody Tongue Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner [2] tastes smooth and subtle enough for daytime drinking with a mouthwatering, earthy truffle finish.

Photo: Nicole Iizuka

Serramel Hazelnut Honey

This hazelnut honey from Serramel [3] had the consistency and flavor of a nut butter only slightly more sweet, floral, and viscous. We generously drizzled it over Spanish cheeses but then started eating it by the spoonful.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Noosa Coconut

This full-fat Noosa Coconut [4] yogurt receives its tropical flavor from both coconut cream and flakes. Though not the most healthy choice, rainbow sprinkles made for a delicious topping.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Dry Cherry Soda

We've been a fan of Dry soda for years, and the less-sweet soda makers new cherry flavor [5] is no exception. We loved it straight from the can and envision mixing it with vodka or rye whiskey for a quick cocktail.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Mitica Fried Fava Beans

Crispy legume chips like these Mitica Fried Fava Beans [6] make a great snack and conversation piece for last-minute parties.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Upstart Kombucha Rose Bud

Upstart Kombucha [7]'s white tea and rose bud flavor is floral with a grapefruit twang.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Steve’s Salted Cantaloupe and Ginger Ice Cream

Though it sounds strange, Steve’s Salted Cantaloupe and Ginger Ice Cream [8] had the perfect ratio of salty, sweet, and spicy.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Ozuké Anchovy and Pear Kimchi

Ozuké [9] makes some of my favorite kraut, but if you can get your hands on their anchovy and pear kimchi, by all means do! Umami to the max, the pickled product would taste oh-so-righteous in fried rice [10] or a grilled kimcheeze [11].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Goose Island Madame Rose Belgian Style Wild Ale

Goose Island [12] makes an extremely limited-release Madame Rose Belgian Style Wild Ale that's worth picking up if you see it in specialty liqueur stores. The sour beer is fermented with Michigan cherries and aged in wine barrels to amp up the tannins. Strangely, it pairs equally well with desserts and fatty foods like foie gras.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Raquelitas Nachos Borrachos

Raquelitas [13] makes organic corn and whole-grain tortillas and chips, but these nachos borrachos chips have a dusting that tastes exactly like Doritos. It would be all too easy to go through a giant vat of these.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

In the Soup Macho Gazpacho

I've never been a fan of gazpacho, but In the Soup [14]'s Macho Gazpacho proved to be a full-bodied, flavor-packed soup that doesn't need much adornment before a light Summer dinner is served.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Veev Vita Frute Coconut Colada

When it comes to beachy Summer cocktails, it's nice to have a premixed beverage to grab and go. Veev Vita Frute Coconut Colada [15] made with coconut water, Veev acai spirit, and organic pineapple juice tastes like a lightened-up, less-sweet version of a piña colada. Drink it out of a coconut shell to feel extratropical.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts


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