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Delaware-made food gifts?

mavmark Sep 13, 2012 01:26 PM

I'm researching foods for a gift guide and am looking for edibles made in Delaware that are well-loved/iconic of the state. I'm having a hard time finding goods that are of quality and are available for online purchase nationwide. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

  1. Bob W Sep 14, 2012 05:57 AM

    Check out Peppers in Rehoboth Beach. Biggest collection of hot sauces around, and they have dozens made especially for them, in Delaware.

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    1. re: Bob W
      travelmad478 Sep 14, 2012 12:07 PM

      Maiale in Wilmington is a local maker of Italian and other creative sausages and cured meats. I have no idea if they sell on the Internet but you can Google and find out.

      Dogfish Head beer (and spirits) goes without saying.

      1. re: travelmad478
        mavmark Sep 14, 2012 12:13 PM

        Thanks for that tip--I'll explore. Dogfish--yes, of course, but am looking for things other than drinks. Thanks again.

    2. Rilke Sep 14, 2012 07:18 PM

      Do these foods have to be shelf stable?

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      1. re: Rilke
        mavmark Sep 25, 2012 08:16 AM

        Yes, the items should be not only made in Delaware/emblematic of the state but stable/shippable to other parts of the US as gifts. Thanks.

        1. re: mavmark
          jessicheese Sep 26, 2012 02:07 PM

          Govatos Chocolates might be an option.

          1. re: jessicheese
            travelmad478 Sep 28, 2012 03:55 AM

            That's a good idea. Mine is neither iconic nor (probably) available for nationwide shipping.

            I've lived in DE for almost 15 years but have yet to come across an "iconic" food made here outside Dogfish beer, and possibly Casapulla's subs (which I cannot understand the appeal of, and which are most definitely not shelf-stable!) I guess there is also the Charcoal Pit burger or Deerhead hot dog, but I wouldn't want to eat either one of those after they've been off the grill for more than 10 minutes!

      2. LobsterGal Nov 5, 2012 09:58 AM

        Iconic Delaware foods I can think of are Grotto's, Cappriottis, and Dolle's. Looks like Dolle's is the only one that ships online. I love their caramel corn!

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