Foodie Finds

What exactly are Foodie Finds? It’s simple: unique and tasty products that we’ve searched the world over, so you can expand your tastes and experience Foodie-friendly items exclusive to Central Market. Check out this month's issue of Foodie Finds to discover what's in store.

Some Like It Hot. Others, Scorching.

We’re known to crow about our ability to handle anything spicy. Most of us haven’t met High Octane Hot Sauces and Salsas. Central Market is the first retailer to carry Kevin Billings' four salsas and five hot sauces made in small batches just outside of Houston. 

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Pub Grub

Alex Albone’s Pipers Crisp Potato Chips are as unique as their home country. The chips gained somehwat of a cult following when they began as staples in pubs around England. Who doesn't like chips n' ale, right?

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Are You Ready for This Jelly?

Not all jams are created equal. That's probably because not all jams, preserves, and marmalades are have three generations of preserve-making experience in every jar.  Blake Hill Preserves do.

Artisan jam producers Vicky Allard and Joe Hanglin discovered the two hundred year-old Blake Hill Farm nestled in the quiet hamlet of Grafton Village in Vermont's Green Mountains. With fruit trees growing as far as the eye can see, it seemed like the perfect place to settle into the family business. 

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Sauced is Our Favorite Flavor

Since we’re all about grilling in the Lone Star State, it’s no surprise that we’ve got master Texas chefs coming up with sauces just for the occasion. That’s what Chef Charles Mayes did with his line of Austin Josie’s Grilling Sauces and Salad Dressings. 

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Beer Lovers, Say Cheese!

La Casearia Carpenedo near Treviso, Italy, has combined two of our favorite things—beer and cheese—to create Dolomitico alla Birra. 

Fresh, raw, mild-and-creamy blue cheese is flavorfully intoxicated with barley malt and double malt beer that makes your taste buds tingle. And not just any double malt beer, but, as the name implies, this cheese is made with Birra Dolomiti made in Italy's Dolomites mountain range where it's infused with pure, fresh water from rock springs. 

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You’ll Scream for Ice Cream. Literally!

Now this is an ice cream for Texas if there ever was one. Bonfatto’s Spice Cream Ice Cream started life as – wait for it – hot sauce for wings.

Here's the story: While at a food show displaying those award-winning wing sauces, third-generation Bonfatto family-member David Letterman (no, not that David Letterman) and his wife faced 100-degree heat with no end in sight. (That sounds familiar, right?)

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Raising the (Olive) Bar

If you were a fan of our Olive Bar before, get ready to hear angels singing now. We’ve given our Olive Bar an extreme makeover. The new and improved Olive Bar features always-refrigerated, unpasteurized olives, exciting olive blends, new varietals, marinades, and salads. What you’ll see: Olives in shades of sharp apple green and deep, rich black. What you’ll taste: The more delicate, real fruit flavor of each olive variety. Trust us, you’ll appreciate olives all over again.

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Haulin’ Oats

Who says oatmeal has be a bowlful of old-fashioned mush? Not the makers of 100-percent all-awesome, all-natural Modern Oats Oatmeal. Their oatmeal is is crunchy, hearty, filling, and gluten-free! Which is what makes this oatmeal a natural fit as a Foodie Find.

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Get Your Crunch On

Buddies Matt Teichmann and Dave Miskie wanted big, crackly, crunchy, healthy, sweet granola that reminded them of childhood and that they couldn’t find anywhere. So they made their own. Thus began San Franola Granola. Setting out to create “a healthier way to crunch.” 

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Que-So, Why Will You Love This Cheese?

Because it's Awesommme! Emphasis on the "Awesommme."

Trust us, Torta Finca Pascualete is an amazing soft, sheep’s milk cheese hand-made in Spain by the family of a count on their ancestral estate.

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