Chocolates from CACAO / Photo credit: Rafterman Photography
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

A host of made in Georgia food, drink products for everyone on your list

Still looking for the perfect gifts or stocking stuffers for the love ones on your list? Why not make it a made in Georgia kind of holiday with these jams, coffee, crackers and other food and drink products made in the Peach State? Read on for ideas for everyone on your list.

If the person you’re gifting loves fresh produce...

Get them a gift card to Nature’s Garden Express, an Atlanta-based service that delivers fresh, locally-grown produce to your front door. Customers shop online, editing the produce they want in their box, and adding items such as desserts from Alon’s Bakery and eggs from Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm. There’s no commitment to a purchase. Customers can start and stop box delivery any time, ordering once a year or once a week. Read more here. 

If the person you’re gifting loves chocolate...

You can’t go wrong with Atlanta-based business CACAO, with its two local shops and a line of handmade chocolates, cakes, drinking chocolates and more. Check out CACAO’s Daily Dose, their healing chocolate sold in boxes of 30 bars. The chocolate is 60 percent cacao and the bars are each a quarter ounce, providing minerals and the antioxidant flavonoid that studies have found can improve heart health. Read more here.

If the person you’re gifting loves coffee...

Perk up their holiday with a selection from Americus-based Cafe Campesino, which works directly with coffee growers and pays them a fair wage for their efforts. Cafe Campesino offers both single origin coffees and blends. Their coffee is available for purchase online and is served in coffeehouses like Banjo Cold Brew Coffee in Avondale Estates, Revolution Doughnuts in Decatur and Sentient Bean in Savannah. Read more here.

Photo: C. W. Cameron/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

If the person you’re gifting loves crackers...

Give them some local crunch with crackers from local cracker business Georgia Sourdough Company, which utilizes clean ingredient lists. The Sea Salt crackers have just four ingredients: King Arthur organic baker’s classic flour, grass-fed butter, sunflower seed oil and sea salt. The crackers are available at local farmers markets and more than 60 local stores. Read more here.

If the person you’re gifting loves some fizz in their water...

Gift them some effervescence with a case of Montane Sparkling Water, made with water from Blue Spring, part of a protected habitat of 1,000 acres just south of Pine Mountain. Montane launched with an original (unflavored) variety, along with Meyer lemon honeysuckle and cucumber lime and added Grapefruit Peach earlier this year.

Read more here.

Fairywood Thicket jams have won several Flavor of Georgia awards. Photo: Fairywood Thicket
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If the person you’re gifting loves jams and jellies...

Spread some love with Fairywood Thicket jams, made in Chattahoochee Hills. The business uses 170 recipes, and sells items such as elderberry jelly, pepper jelly, apple butter and dozens of other jams, jellies and marmalades made with fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers harvested from the owners’ land, their neighbors local farmers. Read more here.

If the person you’re gifting loves peanuts...

Get them a sweet variety by way of West Foods grocery store in Edison, which makes chocolate-covered deep-fried peanut cluster, a confection that won the 2017 Flavor of Georgia competition. The store also sells other deep-fried peanut creations, water-ground cornmeal and cane patch syrup via Amazon, Etsy and in more than 40 Georgia grocery stores. Read more here.

If the person you’re gifting loves cheese...

Add some dairy to their life with cheese from Thomasville-based Sweet Grass Dairy. Milk from pasture-raised is used to make six core cheeses: Asher Blue, Thomasville Tomme, Lil’ Moo, Griffin, pimento cheese and Green Hill. Read more here.

The meal kit for these grilled brats with caramelized peppers and onion features bratwurst from Avondale Estate’s Pine Street Market, made with pork from Riverview Farm in Ranger. CONTRIBUTED BY KATE BLOHN FOR PEACHDISH
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Help them out with a subscription to Atlanta-based meal kit delivery business PeachDish. PeachDish sends out more than 2,000 meal kits per week, each selected from a menu based on a Southeastern harvest calendar and utilizing ingredients from local farmers. Customers have a choice each week of at least seven entrees, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Most meals can be fixed in less than an hour, although there’s also a selection of “quick fix” meals that can be prepared in 35 minutes or less. And, there’s always something sweet. Read more here.

Brew up the perfect gift with a selection from Atlanta-based company K-Teas, offering creative tea blends and mulling spices. Open a bag, and there are no dusty bits of tea with a jumble of crumbs that could be spices or who knows what. Each ingredient is distinct, and the fragrance is intoxicating. Their teas are so deliciously fragrant that they could be sold as potpourri or bath soaks. Read more here.

More made in Georgia gift ideas: 

<<Dog treats

<<Vodka

<<Citrus products

<<Syrup

<<Pecans

<<Cashews

<<Cocktail products

<<Hibiscus products

<<Chicken-themed products

<<Pimento cheese

<<Beef jerky

<<Hummus

<<Honey

<<Iced tea

<<Pickles

<<Peach products

<<Cherry products

<<Ice cream

<<Tomato products

<<Blueberry products

<<Baking mixes

<<Cookies

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