The Ultimate Tastes of Chicago Combo ($90) is a must have for lovers of the Windy City's culinary delights. Each combo package includes a deep dish pizza, hot dog kit, ribs, and cheesecake — all from Chicago landmarks known for their famous must-eats.
Up until this week, we would never had considered ourselves jerky connoisseurs. But that was before the folks at House of Jerky sent us their Give It Some Game pack ($57). Filled with some of the best dried meat we've ever tasted, the pack doesn't include your average convenience store jerky — you get a nice selection of Buffalo, Venison, Ostrich, Elk, and, our definite favorite, Alligator. All of it had a great taste and texture, and we can easily say it's the best we've ever had. If you don't want to splurge on the variety pack, you can buy each separate, or choose from tons of other flavors.
Williams-Sonoma claims that these apples grow to a circumference of up to 17-inches. While we're a little frightened at the possible genetically-engineered girth, that's mighty impressive. After they're picked in the fall, the Colossal Caramel Apples ($22) are rushed to the candymaker who coats them in caramel and Guittard dark chocolate. Available in male or female.