Olive’s Keep Calm & Carry On Christmas Survival Guide: His & Her Hostess Gifts – Christy’s Gourmet Food & Steam Whistle Beer

I bought the sweetest his & her hostess gifts while at Toronto’s One of a Kind Christmas Show: small-batch, artisanal candy handmade by Christy’s Gourmet Food in Burlington, Ontario. Christy’s Gourmet Food is a small, family-run business that makes artisanal chocolates and sweets, using old family recipes, fine Belgian chocolate, and pure butter.

For Her: Christy’s Crunch – biscuit pieces spread with delicious pure butter toffee, and then covered in creamy peppermint white Belgian chocolate. Olive it! Also available in Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch, White Chocolate Cranberry Crunch, Milk Chocolate Crunch, and Dark Chocolate Crunch. Put Christy’s Crunch in a pretty bowl and serve it after dinner with coffee and tea, as the perfect festive treat to nibble on.

Christy's Crunch & Craft Spicy Beer Brittle With Almonds - both made by Christy's Gourmet Food

Christy’s Crunch & Craft Spicy Beer Brittle With Almonds – both made by Christy’s Gourmet Food

For Him: Craft Spicy Beer Brittle With Almonds – there is a bit of a spicy cayenne kick in this buttery almond brittle made with local craft beer. Also available in Craft Beer Brittle With Almonds (without the spice). According to Christy, the company strives “to support [different] local craft breweries as we travel across Ontario.” The batch of Craft Spicy Beer Brittle With Almonds made for the Toronto One of a Kind Christmas Show was made with Toronto’s Steam Whistle Premium Pilsner.

Steam Whistle Premium Pilsner is crafted using traditional European brewing techniques and four natural ingredients: spring water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. Steam Whistle’s world class brewery is housed in Toronto’s historic John Street Roundhouse (which just happens to be the roundhouse where my grandfather worked for 49 years, retiring as Assistant Locomotive Foreman in the 1950s). Hey, what a great gift idea for my Dad: a 6-pack of Steam Whistle and a package of Christy’s Gourmet Craft Spicy Beer Brittle With Almonds…and maybe an invitation to take a tour of Steam Whistle together. Since my Dad is hosting the family feast again this year, I think he deserves an extra special gift!

Host(ess) gifts purchased…CHECK!!!

Christy’s Gourmet Food Inc.
3530 Mainway Drive
Burlington, Ontario, L7M 1A8
 
Telephone: 905-336-9080

Open: Thursday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

www.christysgourmetgifts.com

Steam Whistle Brewing
The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON, M5V 3M9

www.steamwhistle.ca

One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario

Show runs from November 28 to December 8, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

http://www.oneofakindshow.com/toronto/index.php

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