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Food Snob Gift Guide

Your best present for foodie friends? Make them look like culinary rock stars at their next party with these amazing finds. BY LISA BLAKE

Gift: Crack for Salad
From: VOM FASS Fort Collins
This heavenly matchup has salads singing with Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil and Apple Balsamic Star cider vinegar. The tangy natural glaze can also be used on oven-roasted salt potatoes, duck and even vanilla ice cream.
123 N. College Ave.
970-232-9155
fortcollins.vomfassusa.com

Gift: Local Gift Box
From: The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop
Cheesemongers beautifully package this all-Colorado goodie grab in a locally sourced beetle-kill pine box. Contents include young sheep’s milk cheddar from Longview Creamery in Windsor and hand-cut Nita Crisp flatbread (made in Fort Collins).
216 Pine St.
970-443-4027
thewelshrabbit.com 

Gift: Mustards, spices, olives and marinades
From: The Condiment Queen
Scour this Loveland food and gift boutique to build a basket of infused vinegars and oils, unusual marinades and spice blends. Don’t leave without snagging some Robert Rothschild Farm Raspberry Wasabi Dipping Mustard and Arnaud Olives from France.
121 E. Fourth St., Loveland
970-699-2857
condimentqueenloveland.com

Gift: Mackinac Island fudge
From: Kilwins
You really can’t go wrong with anything from this Old Town sugar slinger. Create a box of hard-to-find fudge flavors—think creamy chocolate English walnut or toasted coconut—or go big with a Sweets of the Season custom gift basket: a deluxe spree of cashew brittle, truffles, almond toffee, caramels, turtles and fudge.
114 S. College Ave.
970-221-9444
kilwins.com

Gift: Whipped honey butter
From: Copoco’s Honey
From lip balm and honeycomb to candles and specialty buckwheat honey, these Fort Collins beekeepers know their nectar. Choose from natural or cinnamon whipped honey butter for a fresh, healthy accompaniment to baked goods, toast and bagels.
2020 N. College Ave.
970-493-2923
fortcollinshoney.com

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