2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Chocolate and Tamales

12 days of gift giving ideas.



We’re turning the spotlight on food-centric gifts over the next 12 days leading up to Christmas. Fruit, coffee, cheese, kitchen gadgets, various cuts of meat, jellies, cakes, even specialty olive oils will be part of the mix. Whether you’re looking to enhance your holiday spread, or surprise your favorite uncle (who also happens to be a fantastic cook), we’ve got something to whet your appetite.

Local chocolatiers are celebrating the holidays with Christmas-themed treats. There’s semisweet chocolate ornaments at Kate Weiser, decorated boxes of bonbons and truffles at Chocolate Secrets, chocolate Santas at CocoAndre, and a variety of gift boxes at Dude, Sweet Chocolate.

Day12La Popular Tamale House is accepting pre-orders for Christmas, you can reserve your tamales by calling (214) 824-7617. El Ranchito is also selling holiday tamales, they can be purchased by the dozen for $15.


The 12 Days of Food Gifts

Day One: Miss Naughty Brownie

Day Two: Empire Baking Company

Day Three: Scardello Artisan Cheese

Day Four: TexaSweet Grapefruit

Day Five: 44 Farms

Day Six: The Gem Organic Juice Bar

Day Seven: Penzeys Spices

Day Eight: Cultivar Coffee

Day Nine: Oil & Vinegar

Day Ten: Beer

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