Patch's 2012 Gift Guide: Made-In-Michigan Edibles

Fun food products and festive poinsettias support the local economy and arrive in time for the holidays, and make excellent appreciation and last minute gifts.

Southeast Michigan has so much to offer—especially tasty treats and festive retail items that make great gifts for family, friends, employees, and co-workers, as well as for holiday parties! It’s the perfect time to get any of the gifts below, all made right here in Michigan. And there is plenty of time for ordering for the all the holidays, New Year’s and as appreciation gifts.

Love and Buttercream, Royal Oak


The name says it all! Love and Buttercream! Who doesn’t love the taste of Buttercream… This is a new retail bakery in Royal Oak specializing in the unique, or as owner Brooke Wilson likes to call it – “Classics With a Twist”. From cake and pie pops to decadent sandwich cookies and cupcakes, to the best wedding cakes, Love and Buttercream can prepare anything a customer wants for many different occasions, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Stop in at 3202 Crooks for a made-from-scratch treat, or visit the webstie at www.loveandbuttercream.com.

Better Made Snack Foods, Detroit


Who can resist the taste of a freshly made Better Made Snack Foods, especially their new Zesty Party Mix and Jalapeno Cheddars Cheese Puffs! Better Made has a delicious variety of snack foods for any party, office gathering, celebration, birthday and more, including a Sampler Box containing 15 different varieties of snacks. Available at stores throughout Michigan and at the company’s on-line store. http://bmchips.com/Chip-Store.aspx. Prices vary.

Detroit Popcorn Company, Detroit


There’s something about this time of year that brings out the popcorn lover in all of us! Whether it’s freshly popped movie-style popcorn on the stovetop or a trio of different gourmet popcorns in a beautiful tin, popcorn is tastier this time of year. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the changing colors, or perhaps it’s the excitement of the holidays. The Detroit Popcorn Company has several ways to enjoy your favorite flavor of popcorn. 14950 Telegraphs in Redford. www.detroitpopcorn.com. Tins run between $$19.99 to $40 depending on what you order. 

Chazzano Coffee Roasters and Cafe, Ferndale


Nothing enhances a good meal like a fine roasted and perfectly brewed cup of coffee! Whether made in a coffee pot or in a French Press, a great cup of coffee is the perfect way to top off an evening of entertaining. Chazzano Coffee Roasters, 1737 E. 9 Mile Road, has many different types of hand crafted coffees and gift baskets that can be customized to your needs. The gift boxes below range from $52 to $91 depending on what is included. These have a bar of Chazzano Coffee Soap, a 1/2 lb. of fresh roasted Chazzano Coffee, a red signature Chazzano mug, The Chazzano Man Christmas Ornament, and a Chazzano Travel Mug. Add a gift card to make the gift even more special. Visit www.chazzanocoffee.com.

Dearborn Sausage Company, Dearborn


Nothing says holiday season quite like the taste of a delicious, fresh spiral cut Dearborn Brand Ham with its sweet crunchy glaze! Available in a wide variety of price ranges, Dearborn Brand hams are good cold or warmed up and are great for any holiday meal or as a thank you gift to family, friends, clients and employees. www.dearbornsausage.com Prices vary with size and order. Also new for 2012 is a traditional holiday-style fresh Polish sausage, which is made with coarser ground chunks of meat the way grandma used to make! 

Srodeck's Pierogi and Polish Foods, Hamtramck


With over 30 varieties of fresh home-made Pierogi - from fruit to potato/cheese, to kraut and meat - and hard to find traditional Polish items like candies, breads, pickles, relishes, Kiskas, liquors, and more, Srodek’s at 9601 Jos. Campau has everything you need for a traditional Polish holiday season! Now with three generations of Srodek men at the helm, the store prepares all their products in house and has in-house smokers. Srodeks’s caters to many of the area’s largest Polish festivals. www.srodek.com. 


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