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May 14, 2009 09:46 AM

Fave Local Products - Boulder/Denver-area

I'm savoring, for the zillionth blissful time, an egg with 5280 seasoning (black/red pepper, rosemary, citrus peel, coriander, mustard seed, tarragon, garlic, etc. in a bewitching blend, from the Spice Boys of Denver (with a name like that...). More local things I like are Haystack Dairy Goat cheeses (and I don't like goat dairy as a rule), Glacier ice cream, all the attitude and history in each jar of Lachlan's red pepper jelly (and I don't like cooked red peppers as a rule), and I wish I lived next door to a Savory Spice Shop.

What local stuff do you like? What are your favorite discoveries?

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  1. Does Justin's Nut Butter count as local (it is distributed widely, but still made here I think)? The honey one is excellent.

    Also, those jars of spicy red chile sauce from the Hmong lady at the Boulder Farmer's Market with no label are amazing, especially with some Haystack marinated cheese.

    Sisters' Soy Lime Vinegrette. I love their dumplings, but mostly because they're an excuse to dunk in this stuff. I buy bottles and use it as salad dressing, dipping sauce, in stir fries...

    Finally, Dale's Pale Ale, Old Chub and Mama's Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues in Lyons are the best beers in a can in the world.

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      1. Oh, that seasoning is really good...Did I hear they closed the shop, though, or am I spreading ugly rumors?

        Bread from the Denver Bread Co., of course.

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        1. re: tatamagouche

          Right you are, about Spice Boys closing their shop. They now sell their fine products online:

        2. In addition to items already mentioned I like:

          XOXO Chocolate (love the dark chocolate with crystallized ginger)
          Novo coffee
          Bobo's Oat Bars
          Boulder Ice Cream
          Wynkoop Brewery's Chile Beer

          1. Mix1 is a Boulder company, I love their drinks. Now quite "chowhound" tasty, but great balanced quick nutrition.