From a crazy-sharp kitchen blade and a pretzel-toffee chocolate bar to the Swiss Army knife of bartenders and salted caramels, these are the gifts for the gourmet in your life.
True Authentic Tonic Syrup
True ditched the high-fructose goop in favor of natural cane sugar for its Authentic Tonic syrup. And the added cinchona bark—cultivated by the British in India to treat malaria—was enough to persuade us to stash a bottle in our “emergency” cocktail kit.
Izola 4-in-1 Bar Tool
Izola’s 4-in-1 bar tool is the backpacking mixologist’s Swiss Army knife. This sturdy six-ounce brass unit can break ice, measure precise pours, unscrew a wine cork, and pop open a beer.
Chuao Chocolatier Pretzel Toffee Twirl Bar
A single square of the crunchy Chuao Chocolatier Pretzel Toffee Twirl bar, made with dark chocolate, pretzels, and toffee, hits three of your five taste buds—bitter, salty, and sweet. It’s not just a bar; it’s a complete dessert.
Tiktaalik Field Knife Set
The Tiktaalik Field Knife set comes with three crazy-sharp blades—a small paring knife, a long serrated cutter, and a hefty chopper. Forged from kitchen-grade stainless steel, the ten-ounce trio is light enough to stow in a trail pack.
Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co. Sea Salt and Vinegar Caramels
It’s a bold move, putting vinegar in candy, but Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co. makes it work. Its handcrafted Sea Salt and Vinegar caramels are a delightfully mild mix of sweet and tart.