Jerky aficionados and simple snackers alike should enjoy the tasty meat that comes from SlantShack Jerky ($10-$52). Available in grain- or grass-fed beef varieties, this artisanal snack can also be purchased in pre-formulated, Chef's Choice form, while more adventurous eaters can use the Build-a-Jerky tool to pick their own meat, marinade, rub, and glaze, resulting in a super-fresh product that's way beyond what you'll find bagged up at the local convenience mart.
Having a hard time balancing your cookie cravings while staying true to your new, Dan Benjamin-approved Paleo diet? You can do both with Caveman Cookies ($6-$18). Available in three flavors — oatmeal-raisin Original, coconut and macadamia-inspired Tropical, and hazelnut and chocolate Alpine — and in packs ranging from six to 24 cookies, they're the perfect reward for a hard day of proper caveman dieting.
To say we're addicted to caffeine is a bit of an understatement — apart from the loads of coffee and espresso gadgets we've covered, we've also written about caffeinated cookies, brownies, jerky, and even marshmallows. We're continuing that fine tradition by informing you of Biofuel Caffeinated Popcorn ($3; $7/3-pack). Each five ounce bag of the kettle corn-style popcorn offers 150-200mg of caffeine, or about two energy drinks' worth. Keep some around the office to stave off afternoon drowsiness, and grab some for your home theater, as well — because how the hell else are you supposed to make it through a LOTR: Extended Edition marathon?
Having conquered and bacon-ified nearly every other condiment imaginable, lords of the cured pork J&D's have turned their sights to a longtime grillmaster favorite: the dry rub. Bacon Rub ($6) allows you to give nearly any meat a bacon-wrapped flavor simply by rubbing in this mix of herbs, spices, and brown sugar, while keeping your health in check thanks to its all-natural, Kosher- and vegetarian friendly, zero fat credentials. Conveniently packaged in a 5.2oz jar, which might just last you all the way through summer.
As fans of hot sauce, we're just itching — or is that drooling — to get our hands on some more Tabasco Family Reserve ($25). This limited public release of a longstanding McIlhenny family tradition is brought about by family members hand-picking the best, brightest, and most flavorful peppers, mashing them with salt, and aging them for up to eight years before blending them with white wine vinegar and bottling them up as Family Reserve. Arrives in a green wax-sealed bottle and with a special medallion to certify its authenticity.