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Kick off Memorial Day and summer with Virginia’s Finest specialty foods. Virginia Gourmet has everything you need to get ready for grilling, picnics, sporting events, and poolside relaxation.  From Bison hot dogs to pickled products to peanuts, let Virginia Gourmet help you plan your events.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17.  No neck-ties here!  Show Dad how special he is by treating him to great food.   Everyone knows that Dads like to grill and, more importantly, eat.  Mrs. Bryant’s has a full line of international and ethnic spice blends and rubs all hand-blended right here in Virginia.  Dad can experience the taste of a different part of the world every day of the week.  These spice blends work with every food – no cooking experience needed, just a good imagination.  For example, pair the spice blends with Bison steaks and burgers for a truly unique gourmet experience.  Not a meat eater?  The spice blends are already paired in Mrs. Bryant’s Moroccan Black Bean; Bombay Lentil; and Mardi Gras bean soups (puree into a dip).

 For the “hot & spicy” Dad, check-out Virginia Sweet Heat made with cherry peppers & pears and Too Hot Mama’s Jalapeno/apple or Habanero/apple combinations.  Graves Mountain Hot Pepper Jelly is a great spread on Prairie Grain’s 9Grain dinner rolls or on celery sticks.  Of course, don’t forget the Nana Conchina chips and Sabrosa Salsas.  Treat your dad to Savannah Grace hot & spicy cheese straws chased by Buz’s Bloody Mary Mix (also makes a great cooking ingredient).  Temper dad’s palate with Mrs. Bryant’s fruit blended apple sauces, Monastery creamed honey, and/or Mrs. Bryant’s cinnamon nibs. Then, present Dad with an entire wheel of the delicious Nun’s of Crozet Gouda cheese paired with his favorite chutney by the Virginia Chutney Company.

Naturally, these items and all Virginia Gourmet’s offerings can double as graduation and wedding gifts.  How convenient – one stop shopping for all occasions!

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Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is May 14. Show Mom how much you love her by giving her some delicious Virginia Specialty foods. Here are some top picks for Mom:

All Natural Mints

Drunken Cherries

Dark Chocolate Peanuts

Pickled Peaches

Pickled Watermelon Rinds

Bloody Mary Mix

Cheese Straws

Praline Pecans

Peppermint Tea



12 oz Pasta Valente Chocolate Fettuccine

3 Tbsp Melted Butter

12 oz Cottage Cheese

12 oz Sour Cream

2 Eggs slightly beaten (optional)

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1.5 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1.5 Tsp Mrs. Bryant's Cinnamon Nibs

Cook noodles according to package directions.  Drain and rinse with cold water.

Mix melted butter, cottage cheese, sour cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon nibs.  Add the noodles.  Mix well.  Pour mixture into greased 9 x 7 pan.  Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.  May serve either hot or cold. 

With the month of March comes March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day, and Spring.  Don’t forget birthdays and anniversaries-we ship Fed-Ex nationwide right to your family and friends along with your own personalized message.  Now is the time to take advantage of the many wonderful Mrs. Bryant’s and Virginia’s Finest foods that Virginia Gourmet has to offer.   For our local customers, stop-by Virginia Gourmet and pick-up some Bison hotdogs, salsa and Fuller’s mustard before you sit down to watch the games.   Tip-off with our snack foods!  Virginia Gourmet offers a wide selection of delicious nuts and nut butters, salsas, and chips to keep handy as you watch the games.    Wash these down with Buz’s Bloody Mary mix or Fruit 66.  The perfect anytime drinks. 

Bring the luck of the Irish to friends and loved ones by gifting our heart-healthy dark chocolate shamrocks and leprechauns handmade with 98% cocoa bean content.  These heart-healthy dark chocolates have been recommended by cardiologists.  For a healthier heart, you only need to consume ¼ pound of these dark chocolates per week.  These chocolates have no sugar and no sugar substitutes and are low in calories.  Not a snacker?  Try our Mardi Gras white bean soup mix seasoned with Mrs. Bryant’s Louisiana bourbon peppercorn spice blend for a quick, hearty meal – simply add water and simmer for one hour and you are done.  For recipe ideas, visit our recipe section of our website.

 If you are in to bird-watching, nesting season is here.  Our nesting balls are a must have.  These safe, non-predatory balls are stuffed with all natural wool which is used by birds to make their  eco-friendly nests – a great all natural way to attract birds to your yard. 

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Virginia Gourmet has many wonderful healthy Valentine’s Day goodies.  Naturally, it would not be Valentine’s Day without chocolate.  Why not try our new heart healthy chocolates.  These handmade dark chocolates have a 98% cocoa content, are made using a blend of cocoa beans and a dash of sea salt (No sugar added!), then shaped into roses and bite-sized sea shells.  The sea salt is one of the secrets, making the sweetest and best tasting dark chocolate you will ever experience.  Roses can be purchased singly or in a bouquet.  The bite-sized sea shell shapes are individually wrapped and packaged in a ½ pound box.  According to the Department of Cardiology at Riverside Regional Medical Center, consumption of ¼ pound of dark chocolate containing 97% or more cocoa per week (2 pieces of our chocolate per day) is healthy for your heart.  Show the one you love that you care by giving the gift of heart healthy handmade dark chocolates.

Another great Valentine’s Day treat is our coffee beans available in Revolutionary Roast & the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Blend (for the “coffee purist”); Roasted Chestnut (for those who like their coffee bolder with a caramel finish); or Southern Pecan (for those who like their coffee sweet).  Drop in one of our heart healthy chocolates to make a mocha coffee.

When planning your Valentine’s Day meal, consider serving bison.  We offer bison hot dogs, bison steaks, and bison burgers.  Any one of these will make a lean and hearty Valentine’s meal.  Add a side of our fresh vegetable pastas to round-out your meal.

Naturally, our Bloody Mary Mix is a perfect way to celebrate any holiday or just a day.  Our Bloody Mary Mix is authentic Eastern Shore made with real clam juice and anchovies.  It’s not just a drink – use it to jazz-up chopped meat, for cold cucumber soup or gazpacho, or make a cocktail sauce with it!

This is just a small sample of what Virginia Gourmet has to offer for the ones you love on Valentine’s Day.  Stop in the shop and let us help you prepare for your special day!  Give from the heart by supporting local!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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264 McLaws Circle, Suite K
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 645-2970

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