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Feb 26, 2013 12:02 AM

What's your favorite "Texas" products?

Since moving here I noticed an abundance of "Made in Texas" products sold everywhere, even in supermarkets and costco. I've been snatching them up and trying as many as I can since I prefer local products, but now I'm hooked because all of them are sooooo damn good.

So which do you love?

Here's a list (off the top of my head) of what I've tried and liked so far:
Shiner Bock (that's a no-brainer)
North Dallas Raw & Unfiltered honey (got it at costco)
Native Texan Green Hatch Salsa Verde (CM's salsas are also good)
3 Happy Cows
Texas Tea
Sweet Leaf Tea (available in NY but I didn't try it until moving to TX)
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Dripping Springs Texas Vodka
Texas Red Grapefruit

What else should I try? any Texas products with ringing chowhound endorsements? There was a Texas-made pecan rum that caught my eye at goodie goodie (the exact name escapes me) that was was thinking of trying.

PS- Lewisvillehounder, I've got the mozz co's ricotta on the list of things to try, CM always seems out of it when I put it on my shopping list (of course when I don't need it that's when they have it).

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  1. Crybabies jalapenos. If you're in the Waco area, stop in at George's and try a Crybabies Burger, then ask them how to get to The Shops at Spice so you can buy a few jars.
    Then mail me some here in the UK. Pretty Please?

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    1. re: tacosandbeer

      I take it that our friends from across the pond aren't into jalapenos. If I'm in Waco I'll check them out. Crybabies has a website I wonder if they'll make an exception and ship to the UK?

      1. re: alkonost

        Thanks - I have a standing order with any of my visitors - entry to the UK requires Crybabies, Uncle Chris's Steak Seasoning from Bolner's (white cap, premixed seasonings - the pinto bean mix is great too - try them!) and Fritos. Woe to anyone who gets off the plane at Heathrow empty-handed!!

    2. True Brew bottled tea is very good and made in Plano. I've only seen it sold in Kroger stores so far. I also completely agree with the Tito's.

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      1. re: TXMandy

        Absolutely agree about True Brew tea! Love it.

        1. re: TXMandy

          Thanks I will keep an eye out for it next time I'm at krogers :)

        2. Texas Olive Ranch olive oil
          Rahr Ugly Pug
          Deep Ellum Brewing beers

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          1. re: DuchessNukem

            Can I add Rahr Iron Thistle (Jan-Feb brew). Granbury's Revolver brewery's Blood & Honey (best new beer I've tried in a while!!)

          2. Llano Estecado wines

            The wife just got back from the Rio Grande Valley with a load of Texas grapefruit and oranges.

            1. I'm not a big drinker, but my boss is currently in love with Garrison Brothers bourbon.

              I love all kinds of Texas made cheeses. There are lots of really good ones to choose from! I live in Houston, so Houston DairyMaids brings them to us.

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              1. re: arashall

                Mr alkonost loves a good Bourbon. I'll see if goody goodies carries it since they seemed to stock a lot of texas products