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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dean and DeLuca... you are killing me!

A while back, I sent a friend a basket of goodies from Dean and DeLuca.  For those of you not from NY or who have never heard of them... please check out their website.  They are a gourmet food market that has the best, most yummiest products, including: gourmet popcorn, aged balsamic vinegar and chocolate bars (including one with pepperoncini!). Since I ordered from them once before, I get the occasional "hey you former customer lady, order from us again!" email, like I did this morning...

When I opened that email up, this is the photo that jumped out at me:

Whoa. Are you freaking kidding me?  Don't these people know I've been on a graham cracker kick for the past week?  S'Mores?  With caramel?  And real gold flakes?  Are these people crazy?  Apparently so.  A S'mores making kit for eight (including a jar of gold flakes, D+D chocolate bars, home made marshmallows, graham crackers and caramels) will cost you a whopping $135.  But if you can forgo the gold, it's only going to knock you back $55.  Talk about luxury camping supplies!

So maybe you weren't planning on spending a chunk of your paycheck on high end sugary sweet camping treats.  You can still take a look at the Dean and DeLuca website and see what you might find.  Try buying yourself or a foodie friend a gourmet confection or some Maldon sea salt.  Maybe even try one of their cuts of meat or caviar. They even have a sale page where you can find great deals.  No need to spend an arm and a leg.  It's all about opening up your palate and trying new things.  You never know what you might like!

Do you have a favorite gourmet shop in your town or a favorite website to shop for luxury food items?  Please share here!

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  1. I'll take two please.. thank you :)

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words. We hope you'll try our Ultimate S'mores and let us know what you think.

  3. I'm pretty sure we never had these in Saco.