Food + Drink

GIFT GUIDE: Canadian gourmet treats

Delicious gourmet delights—made close to home—make perfect stocking stuffers, thoughtful host gifts or office giving options.

Indigenous, female-owned and located on Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), Wabanaki Maple creates a twist on a traditional maple syrup with signature Barrel Aged Maple Syrup products. Shown: Bourbon Maple Syrup, $20/200mL;

This gift set from Ontario’s Dillon’s includes every you need for a perfect gin and tonic, with a cherry twist. Cherry Gin & Tonic Kit includes Dillon’s Cherry Gin, Dillon’s Tonic Syrup and Dillon’s Lemon Bitters, $61;

A unique, one-of-a-kind mead made with intentionally burnt and raw honey and heritage cider apple juice fermented in French oak. Pomme D’Or by Rosewood Estates Winery, $60/ 500mL;

Hummingbird Chocolate Maker in Almonte, Ontario is one of the world’s best producers of bean-to-bar small batch chocolate. The ultimate caramel-lovers treat, Salted Caramels; $21/9 piece box;

Created in Concord, Ontario this premium popcorn is infused with wine and spirits for an extra-indulgent snack. Eatable Gourmet Popcorn, from $9/100g;

Family-owned Purdy’s Chocolatier still makes everything in British Columbia. Seasonal favourite Peppermint Bark, $18 or give back with the Dear Santa Bar, $6, with
$2 from each bar donated to a local children’s hospital partner.

Limited edition re-release of Alberta Distillers coveted Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye, $80/750mL;

Premium chocolates created and produced in Montreal, these Galerie au Chocolat tree ornaments are sure to delight, $5 each;

Sisters’ Story Coffee is a Canadian company offering organic and Fairtrade coffee exclusively purchased from farms owned and operated by Indigenous women in the Andes of northern Peru. For each product sold, 15 per cent is donated to a Canadian women’s shelter of the purchaser’s choice.

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