We Love! August 2017

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1. Just a bite

Good things, like these cake bites, come in small packages: 24 Karat (carrot) Cake, Turtle-ific (chocolate cake, caramel and pecan), Keen Key Lime Pie, Lotta Lemon, and Maple Bacon Crisp; $9 to $12 per half dozen. mamacories.com

2. We’re jamming!

Ruth Taylor’s prize-winning jams feature fresh North Carolina fruit. Flavors include blackberry, strawberry, chocolate-strawberry and blueberry, 4-ounce jar, $3.95; 8-ounce jar, $6.99 to 7.99. mrsruthjams.com

3. In good taste

Jim’s Own Sauce has been a local favorite since Jim Arnold started the business in 1997. Now made by a Cary-based company, Jim’s Own includes several sauces and dry rubs; $4.99 each. jimsownsauce.com

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1. Game on!

Outta the Park barbecue sauces, developed by Scott and Beth Granai of Cary, are a hit with grillers of all stripes; $5.99 each. outtathepark.com

2. Iced, iced, baby

Karen Bond of Cary creates fanciful vanilla bean sugar cookies for any occasion, minimum order of a dozen cookies. Simple designs start at $3 per cookie; detailed and character cookies start at $4 each. trilogyedibles.com

3. Spice it up

A portion of the profits from every bottle of these Morrisville-made spices goes to local food banks; organic seasoning mixes, $5 each; Gravitas and Verdure, $6.99 each. good-rub.com

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4. No average Joe

Raleigh-based Slingshot coffees are brewed using organic, fair-trade, directly sourced beans. Award-winning baristas Jenny and Jonathan Bonchak bring you cold brew coffee concentrate, $10.99; single-serve coffee and cascara tea, $3.99; and ready-to-drink cold brew coffee in a 64-ounce fridge pack, $14.99. slingshotcoffeecompany.com

5. Take the cake
Cary’s Jessica Mattison makes cake pops in a variety of flavors including Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!; Monkey Business (banana); Monk’s Bodacious Blueberry; Sticky Fingers (marshmallow and chocolate); Simply Strawberry; Gommy’s Rainbow Chip (vanilla with sprinkles). Cake pops are $9 to $12 per half dozen. mamacories.com

Where To Shop

Good Rub, Morrisville
Available online and through Amazon.com.
Prices may vary.
good-rub.com

Jim’s Own Sauce, Cary
Look for Jim’s Own products at area retailers, especially in the North Carolina foods section.
Prices may vary.
jimsownsauce.com

Mama Corie’s Confections, Cary
Available online only.
mamacories.com

Mrs. Ruth’s Jams, Apex
Available at La Farm Bakery, Nofo @ the Pig, Southern Season and other retailers.
Prices may vary.
mrsruthjams.com

Outta the Park Eats, Cary
Available at Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, The Butcher’s Market, Whisk and other retailers.
Prices may vary.
outtathepark.com

Slingshot Coffee, Raleigh
Available at Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Earth Fare, Target and other retailers.
Prices may vary.
slingshotcoffeecompany.com

Trilogy Edibles, Cary
Available online only.
trilogyedibles.com

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