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crazyspice Jan 9, 2013 07:05 AM

My food group is doing a food exchange. I have been paired with a person in Maine. We have around a $20 limit. It can go a bit higher. My question to the truly local Philadelphians; What Philadelphia food items would you send?

  1. vicarious Jan 10, 2013 06:40 AM

    +3 on the John and Kira's, especially the figs. If however, you want to go in a different direction, the PA General Store at RTM offers lots of Philadelphia gift options: http://www.pageneralstore.com/
    My favorite is the Bauman's fruit butters.

    1. Bacchus101 Jan 9, 2013 03:00 PM

      + 1 for Jon and Kira. We have had a number of their boxed items including the Figs and found them to be excellent chocolates with some very interesting flavors/fillings clearly identified on each box to enable naming the taste.

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      1. re: Bacchus101
        crazyspice Jan 9, 2013 03:23 PM

        I see Jon and Kira have a retail outlet close by in Glenside. I will call them tomorrow.

        1. re: crazyspice
          gcwebber Jan 10, 2013 06:36 AM

          Where abouts in Glenside?? I love John and Kira's stuff, and never have the time to stop by the Terminal (and always forget I can order online). I live right in Glenside, so this would be perfect!

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            Dempsey Jan 10, 2013 07:28 AM

            The Weaver's Way coops usually have John and Kira's products -- Mt. Airy or Chestnut Hill.

            1. re: gcwebber
              crazyspice Jan 10, 2013 09:48 AM

              HOME on Keswick Avenue

              1. re: gcwebber
                crazyspice Jan 10, 2013 09:56 AM

                I just called them. They only have couple of the chocolate bars. I need to get my hands on the figs! They will have more figs the first Friday in February.

          2. crazyspice Jan 9, 2013 02:39 PM

            Does anyone like the Dietz & Watson hoagie oil? I have never had it.

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              lunc Jan 9, 2013 12:13 PM

              Jon and Kira chocolates (stuffed figs are divine), and a local brew.

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                Bigley9 Jan 9, 2013 10:33 AM

                The first things that come to mind would require overnight shipping - scrapple and soft pretzels (soft pretzels outside of this area tend to have sugar and more butter). The other item that comes to mind is pepper hash.

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                1. re: Bigley9
                  crazyspice Jan 9, 2013 11:58 AM

                  I like the idea of the chocolates, scrapple & pepper hash! I would be a bit concerned about the pretzels getting hard.

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                  Buckethead Jan 9, 2013 09:15 AM

                  My pick would be a box of Eclat chocolates, though they're not exactly local to Philadelphia, Eclat being in West Chester. You can buy them at Fork Etc. though, or buy online and they'll ship them for you. I'm assuming the $20 doesn't include shipping.

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                  1. re: Buckethead
                    crazyspice Jan 9, 2013 11:54 AM

                    The amount doesn't include shipping.

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                    cwdonald Jan 9, 2013 07:56 AM

                    Are you limited to one item or are you going to put together a care package? Are you looking for something unique to philadelphia, or just well done here?

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                    1. re: cwdonald
                      crazyspice Jan 9, 2013 08:41 AM

                      I would like to put together a few items and am hoping for items unique to the area and not readily available outside the area.

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