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Holiday Baskets (KC)

amy_rc Nov 24, 2007 04:55 AM

I have some friends that formerly lived in KC that I would like to send a basket of items native to our area. Of course I will include several bottles of various BBQ sauces (which I've already picked out). What are some other KC items (or possibly even MO or KS) that you would suggest including. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Irishbeer4me RE: amy_rc Nov 24, 2007 07:51 AM

    Chocolates from Andres, Annedore's and Christopher Elbow or Russell Stover
    Popcorn from Topsys or Velvet Cream.
    Coffee from the Roasterie.
    Pale Ale Mustard or one of the many fine brews from Boulevard Brewery.
    English muffins from Wolferman's
    CD's from local singers, Angela Hagenbach, Connie Dover, David Basse, Heartland Men's Chorus, Rain Dogs, Kenny Ray, ect....
    Bogdon's Reception sticks
    Throw in a Hallmark ornament.
    If they have a dog, treats from Three Dog Bakery.
    Laura Little Fudge.
    Lost Trail rootbear.
    Louisburg Cider
    Stephenson Apple Butter
    Hereford House steak marinade.
    Strawberry Hill Provitica Bread
    A Taste of Kansas City cookbook

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    1. re: Irishbeer4me
      jdl98 RE: Irishbeer4me Nov 24, 2007 10:09 AM

      Cherry Mash Candy.

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        zataar RE: Irishbeer4me Nov 27, 2007 11:36 AM

        Sadly, Annadore's has been out of business for months. Christopher Elbow Chocolate Bars would be my first choice. The one with pop rocks in it.

      2. heatherkay RE: amy_rc Nov 24, 2007 08:30 AM

        Also Valomilk chocolate candies and any Zum products

        You might check out the Original Juan outlet store on Southwest Blvd. I love all their hot sauces and rubs.

        1. Katie Nell RE: amy_rc Nov 27, 2007 06:18 AM

          Amy... here's a bunch of ideas when I was looking for gifts to bring someone in British Columbia: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/318414

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            goroe RE: amy_rc Nov 27, 2007 10:41 AM

            Tall Grass Toffee. tallgrasstoffee.com
            its the best I've ever had. Ever.
            And the Chris Elbow chocolates are delightful

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              jdl98 RE: goroe Nov 27, 2007 12:20 PM

              That's good to know - I've wondered if it was good. Have you had the one with cherries, white chocolate, etc? Looks divine.

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                goroe RE: jdl98 Nov 29, 2007 12:51 PM

                Yes i have and IT IS GOOD. the ancho chile flavor is fantastic- just a hint of heat and the end of a bite. They have a walk-in store front now too.

                1. re: goroe
                  jdl98 RE: goroe Nov 30, 2007 05:29 AM

                  Really? From their website it sounds as if you have to make an appt to go in.

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                    goroe RE: jdl98 Dec 3, 2007 11:01 AM

                    really you might call ahead for hours but its open 6 days a week thru the holiday

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                Katie Nell RE: goroe Nov 29, 2007 01:11 PM

                You know, one thing that would be really great from C. Elbow, especially for a holiday basket, would be the hot chocolate mixes. I've got that on my Christmas list with 5 stars next to it! (Take the hint, people!!)

                1. re: Katie Nell
                  goroe RE: Katie Nell Dec 3, 2007 11:02 AM

                  the hot chocolate is like nothing we've ever had! we picked up some to write about and taste. my kids thought it was TOO RICH- is there such a thing?!

                  1. re: goroe
                    Katie Nell RE: goroe Dec 3, 2007 11:15 AM

                    Uh... NO! Crazy kids! ;-)

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