Check out some of the newest specialty products on the market, available now at Straub’s!
Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauces (the traditional Mexican confection known as Cajeta) are the happy result of combining a small number of fresh, simple, natural ingredients and about 6 hours of hand-stirring. During this time, both the sugars in the goat’s milk and the organic cane sugar caramelize to produce a creamy, velvety, but not-too-sweet caramel sauce.
The whole caramel-making process starts with two simple ingredients: sun and healthy soil. High quality pasture is the staple of the goats’ diet. Their goats are rotationally grazed (moved to new pasture every day) from May until November on the 30 acres of green Vermont pastures surrounding our farm.
TCHO goes beyond fair trade (which they also support) to partner directly with growers by helping them improve the genetics of their plants, improve their cacao fermentation by redesigning their fermentaria, and improve cacao drying by designing new drying racks. TCHO also provides growers flavor labs where they can actually make chocolate — for many, this is the first time they taste chocolate made from their own beans. Then they provide sensory training so everyone can speak a common language about the results of their efforts. And finally, TCHO links it all together in a common, cloud-based database — called Cropster — where they can share the results of all efforts in real time. All to enable their partners to produce the exceptional, flavor-driven cacao that TCHO pays premium prices for, so they can make seriously superior chocolate — New American Chocolate.
Bill Sanders, owner of Crush + Press Olive Oil Company, lives for olive oil. As a widely recognized authority in the olive oil and wine industry, he travels often, educating others with consultations, speaking engagements and demonstrations. He is also a regular writer in the Olive Oil Times.
California Blend 2012
This particular blend has been making quite the splash in the olive oil world. It first earned a Prestige Gold Award at an International Olive Oil competition named TerraOlivo in Israel. Then, it went on to earn the Gold Medal at the 2013 California Olive Oil Council Annual Olive Oil Competition. Most recently, it was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2013 New York International Olive Oil Competition. This win secured its title as one of the “best olive oils in the world!”
Three Village Blend
Bill Sanders joined Manfredi Barbera, a fourth generation producers of world class olive oil from Sicily, to craft this extra virgin olive—the 3 Village Blend—an exclusive blend of three olive varieties produced by cooperatives in three Mediterranean villages from the three largest olive oil producing countries in the word—Koroneiki from the village of Kalamata (Peloponnese), Greece; arbequina from Écija (Andalusia), Spain; and coratina from Andria, (Puglia), Italy—The magic of 3!
Each olive variety lends something special: fruity and herbaceous aromas, rich taste, and a spicy finish of pepper and almonds. The pepper is a sign of freshness, those heart-kickin polyphenols are your ticket to great flavor and a healthy lifestyle. Fresh is best, and they only offer oil from the most recent harvest year to ensure you get all the flavor and goodness you’re looking for.
The 3VB has kosher supervision.
Crush + Press is a company dedicated to elevating life’s richness through enjoyment of the flavors and benefits of handcrafted extra virgin olive oil, wines and gourmet foods.
I Heart keenwah is a quinoa company dedicated to bringing a delicious, healthy snack to the market. Quinoa is a super food dating back to ancient times. It was known as chisaya mama, or the mother of all grains. Small amounts of quinoa powered incan warriors for days. Quinoa is the only grain that is a complete source of protein (containing all 9 essential amino acids) – the same kind of protein found in meat and dairy. It’s also gluten-free, low-glycemic, high in fiber, packed with vitamins and minerals, and has a high protein content – between 14 to 18 per cent. In fact the UN’s FAO says it is so nutritious it can be substituted for mother’s milk. No wonder people call it a superfood! I Heart Keenwah is dedicated to creating real food that is nutritional, but doesn’t disappoint.
Stix in the Mud
Winner of Fitness Magazine’s Healthy Snack Awards 2011! 100% Natural Stix in the Mud are a homemade recipe, scrumptious, and a better-for-you choice than other chocolate candy. Clusters of crunchy savory cookie bits made from whole grain flour, hide inside pure chocolate. Individually wrapped for on-the-go snacking or self control! These snacks have no preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or trans fat!
Wholly Granolly Clusters
Wholly Granolly Clusters are delicious new poppable, wholesome, and crunchy granola snacks perfect for busy folks on the go! These light, tasty clusters are 100% Natural, low sodium, whole grain, and GMO-free!
The Sneaky Chef® Creamy No-Nut Butter is made from naturally sweet and “nutty” tasting golden peas. It is a delicious peanut butter alternative, without a trace of peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, or soy!
Parents love these nut-free spreads made from a legume – golden peas – a variety of garden peas that are sweet, naturally nutty tasting and packed with vegetable nutrition. Kids love the “peanutty” taste.
Ingredients: Non-GMO Golden Peas, Non-GMO Canola Oil, Powdered Sugar (contains Corn Starch), Salt, Palm Fruit Oil, Mono- & Diglycerides (Vegetable Source), Citric Acid.
CONTAINS PEAS (LEGUME) – 18 oz jar.
- 100% peanut and tree nut-free
- Produced in a nut-free facility
- Great for nut-free schools
- Soy free
- No high fructose corn syrup
- No hydrogenated oils
- No artificial colors or flavors
- Gluten free
- BPA free jar
- Awesome taste
Kentucky Woods Bourbon cake is a moist brown sugar cake with pure maple and chocolate cake, topped with walnuts, chocolate, and caramel bourbon icing. It uses seven year aged Kentucky bourbon to give a very unique nutty and maple flavor. After baking, what is left of the bourbon is not the alcohol, yet the essence which is the richest form of bourbon.
Known for its smooth sipping flavor, Kentucky bourbon is the finest bourbon in the world. Originally named after Bourbon County, Kentucky, bourbon has been produced in Kentucky in charred oak wood barrels since the 18th century.
Made in small batches and allowed to soak up that smooth Kentucky bourbon flavor each Kentucky Woods cake is steeped in 200 years of Kentucky heritage.
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