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New York Treat for Wedding Welcome Basket

coleyas Jul 3, 2007 03:14 PM

Hi there!

I'm looking for a recommendation on an inexpensive treat made in New York that I can include in the Welcome Baskets for all of our out of town guests for my wedding.

The treat must....
1) Be individually wrapped
2) Have some labeling (even if discreet) that says New York City or New York, NY on it
3) Cost less than $2 a piece

To give you an idea....so far in the basket, we have the following items that all have a significance to where we've grown up, lived, or have family:
- Golden Flake Potato Chips - Birmingham, Alabama
- Goo Goo Clusters - Nashville, Tennessee
- The LCR Game - Buffalo, New York
- TBD - Atlanta, GA
- TBD - New York, NY

I'm looking for some creative and fun items that people might get excited about, but I am open to anything, so please share your suggestions.

This is a strange one, I know, so thank you in advance!!!!

  1. vvvindaloo Sep 14, 2007 12:49 PM

    Joey's packages individual black and white cookies and sells them in deli's everywhere. They probably cost around $2 each, I can't recall. They're not quite the same as fresh ones, but they do taste good.

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      chickfila Sep 14, 2007 11:54 AM

      I did something like this last year -- I used Jacques Torres chocolate -- I'm not sure about the wrapping though, and it might say "Brooklyn". Might be a little out of the price range though -- although they sell packages of 5 mini-bars for $10. I also got cheese sticks from Murray's -- which would have had something on the wrapper.

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        jeanmarieok Sep 14, 2007 08:52 AM

        black and white cookie?

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          kam0424 Sep 14, 2007 08:48 AM

          - one girl cookies, cool packaging and great cookie variety
          - lassen and hennings black and white cookies
          - a mini juniors cheesecake
          - coffee from zabars (good idea westrite!) or grey dogs or joes art of coffee
          - maybe that kettle corn they serve at the mets games now?

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            Westrite Sep 13, 2007 10:55 AM

            I think Zabars also has individual single-serve bags of pre-ground coffee.

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              lisette Aug 21, 2007 09:25 AM

              Brooklyn Lager?

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              1. re: lisette
                GIOny Sep 13, 2007 10:09 AM

                Isn't there also a Brooklyn Soda Co.? What did you end up using coleyas?

              2. MaspethMaven Jul 5, 2007 04:38 PM

                Individual bottles of Manhattan Special Espresso Soda?

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                  foodie229 Jul 5, 2007 04:35 PM

                  We had an apple, dr.browns cream soda, a black and white cookie and baby ruth bar.
                  good luck

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                    cor Jul 5, 2007 01:10 PM

                    I totally vote for a black & white cookie! Nothing is more New York!

                    1. Gluttonous Prime Jul 5, 2007 01:00 PM

                      The Subway definitely says New York! How about something from the New York Transit Museum store? If you need it to be edible, they have chocolate subway tokens. A set of 10 is $5, but you can split them.

                      Also, since you mention Atlanta, a classic glass bottle of Coca-Cola or a little bag of fresh Georgia pecans would be nice.

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                        synergy Jul 4, 2007 05:34 AM

                        How about Dr. Brown's Cream Soda?

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                          roze Jul 5, 2007 12:20 PM

                          How about a bag of nuts for nuts from the cart! My friends from Buffalo loves these when they come down. Only a buck.

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                          fayth Jul 3, 2007 08:21 PM

                          How about Egg Cream Fixings- U-Bet chocolate syrup and recipe? See info : http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/NYEggCreamHistory.htm. Also Nathan's mustard can be found at many grocery stores outside of NYC. See info at www.nathansfamous.com .

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                          1. re: fayth
                            financialdistrictresident Jul 4, 2007 02:52 AM

                            U-Bet is a great idea and very NYC. Might be over the $2 budget . . .Economy Candy has U-Bet.

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                            mooms Jul 3, 2007 06:28 PM

                            In case you want to go with more non-edible ideas, Zabars sells mugs and coffee scoops for $1 each (last time I saw 'em, at least).

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                              Produce Addict Jul 3, 2007 06:46 PM

                              And another non-edible idea: http://a856-citystore.nyc.gov/Product...

                              And inside you could put something edible--maybe bagel chips (would they fit)?

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                              Alice123 Jul 3, 2007 06:14 PM

                              Try www.myfavoritecity.com They have tins of mints with various New York scenes, chocolate bars, and an animal cracker type of box with NY cab shaped cookies.

                              Price looks right and you might find something for Atlanta as well. Congratulations and best of luck on your wedding.

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                              1. re: Alice123
                                Marge Jul 3, 2007 06:30 PM

                                How about individually wrapped black and white cookies from Zaro's?

                                1. re: Marge
                                  bosun Sep 13, 2007 11:06 AM

                                  Can't get much better then a Black & White!

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                                chocolatechip Jul 3, 2007 05:46 PM

                                Elenis' custom homemade cookies are really cute and a fun thing to add in. www.elenis.com

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                                1. re: chocolatechip
                                  chocolatechip Jul 3, 2007 08:02 PM

                                  another idea would be custom fortune cookies http://www.customfortunecookie.com/

                                2. financialdistrictresident Jul 3, 2007 03:20 PM

                                  I was going to say Eleni's cookies but that might blow your budget! Maybe a little yellow taxi cab? You can probably get them cheap in Chinatown. Eleni's cookies might also make yellow taxi cookies if you prefer something edible.

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                                    normalheightsfoodie Jul 3, 2007 03:19 PM

                                    Bagels are less than 2 pp
                                    or a gift certificate for a sidwalk knish, a square one.

                                    What is the LCR game.

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                                    1. re: normalheightsfoodie
                                      coleyas Jul 3, 2007 03:34 PM

                                      LCR is absolutely incredible. It's easy, fun, addictive, and we have to share it. This site has the detail: http://www.dicegames.com/l-c-r.html

                                      Appreciate your recommendation. I should have mentioned that my wedding is on the Gulf Coast, so we need to transport these, too! Thank you!

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