Need ideas for perfect stocking stuffers for your food-loving family and friends? Whole Foods Market’s Local Forager, Denise Breyley, has come to the rescue with great foodie finds. She has the enviable job of traveling the region to visit farmers, ranchers, fishermen and interesting small businesses to find new products around BC. The following are some of her best picks to give loved ones this holiday season.
Edible Gardens, who create specialty foods handcrafted in beautiful British Columbia, make luscious spreads that are not only great for entertaining, but are so special that they make excellent holiday gifts! Edible Gardens also have a variety of items that are so versatile for both presents and your own hosting needs; everything from infused balsamic vinaigrettes for salads to pairing with meats or serving with cheeses.
An ideal gift for the chocolate lover on your list is Cocolico’s chocolate sauces and caramels. Wendy Boys is the chocolatier and owner of the company and bases her caramel off of the kind she had as a young girl, describing it as a dark chocolate sponge toffee.
Another wonderful Vancouver chocolate company is Beta 5. Five elements drive Beta 5: Flavor, Creativity, Surprise, Nature, and Responsibility. They make the perfect treat – chocolate bars meant to mimic British Columbia’s mountainous landscape, the 3D array of polygons pay respect to local surroundings.
Whole Foods Market offers four Metro Vancouver locations: Kitsilano, Cambie, Robson and West Vancouver.