The Good, the Tasty, the Sustainable
Show me a human being that does not like snacking.
No matter if you are a health nut or a couch potato, devour leftover pizza hopped up on devil’s lettuce or green, celery smoothies as part of your diet to tide you over – technically all of the aforementioned is snack territory.
Snack offerings are manifold. My criteria for tasty treats is that they should be easy. My criteria for tasty treats is that they should be easy to consume, preferably with your hands right out of the packaging.
On my quest for delicious snacks I came across Cartel & Co, which in essence is a brand partnership and product distribution company supporting and importing quality brands they are convinced of. What Cartel & Co has in store caters and resonates with my many tastes and appetites:
Their diverse range of Red Clipper hot sauces is a thing of beauty, not only because of the colourful emissions they produce and their distinctive bottles, but due to the complex and sophisticated flavours they create by mixing chili with high quality ingredients, which make their hot sauces more than a mere condiment.
No artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
Something that goes perfectly well with chili is chocolate: Enter Marou.
Oh, Freude schooner Goetterfunken – what delight!
You dig chocolate? Who does not?
Marou to the rescue. Legend around the campfire has that the idea behind Marou was incepted when they first encountered each other while exploring Vietnam, being inspired by how cocoa producing farms do not rely on a single crop but combine different nuts and coconuts.
Each of their chocolates pays homage to the notion of terroir it was sourced on and the respective province. In that way, their products are similar to wine in that subtle flavour nuances can be detected and attributed to the geographic region, climate and the fermentation used at the respective farm.
It proves to be difficult to frame in words how exactly Marou’ six dark chocolate offerings differ - the nuances are subtle yet make a big difference.
Let’s switch gear and look at the mandatory ingredient for a good movie night, shan’t we?
Enter Brooklyn Coney Island Classics’s small batch, gluten free, vegan Non-GMO Kettle Corn, which is made in the traditional old-fashioned Boardwalk way, by hand, in small copper kettles, with well-calibrated seasoning.
Favourites of their range include the salty variants, which are enhanced with the flavours derived from the adage of Himalayan Pink Salt, is the classic sweet and salty mix of kettle corn with a jalapeno kick, which is dangerously delicious and has you coming back for more.
Read The Good, The Tasty, The Sustainable - Part 1 here.
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