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BurlingtonVT Moms Blog’s 2015 Favorite Things!

Our team has been working on this top secret project for 2 months and we are so excited to reveal our list of our 13 favorite things made right here in Vermont! We love supporting local businesses as much as possible, and we are truly blessed to live in a state with so many fabulous entrepreneurs. We surprised our own team with these 13 items at our Favorite Things event a little over a week ago, and all these products are receiving rave reviews!

Before we introduce you to these products and give you all a chance to WIN, we want to say a huge thank you to New Moon Cafe for providing our team with their fabulous event space and a full dinner to enjoy! Our team loves this downtown restaurant and we had our fill of some of their delicious catering options.

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Be sure and reach out to New Moon if you are looking for a great event space or catering, or you can stop in for a great bite to eat downtown!

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We also want to say a huge thank you to Luann Bailey Photography for capturing all the fun from the evening! Luann is super talented and takes beautiful images. Be sure to contact her for your family photo needs today!

Luann Bailey Photography

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Now on to our favorite things!

Northern Bayou Cold Brew

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If you haven’t tried this hand crafted, small batch cold brew coffee yet, you are seriously missing out! You can’t go wrong with either their original cold brew or their hopped version (for those coffee AND beer lovers!). You can find Northern Bayou Cold Brew at the Burlington Farmer’s Market, Growler Garage, Healthy Living Market and Cafe, City Market and Burlington Beer Co.

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Gringo Jacks

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Gringo Jack’s hooked our team up at this party! They provided us with two different sauces, several different salsas and a bag of their delicious, flaky chips! Their speciality foods are made with fresh ingredients full of spices and flavors that are to die for. Our favorite salsa, is their new Beet, Orange & Quinoa Salsa… go out and try it, you won’t be disappointed! You can shop their products directly online or find them in your local supermarkets like Hannaford and Price Chopper.

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Honestly Simple Soaps

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Never used a lotion bar before? It’s heaven! Warm the bar in your hands (can take up to 30 seconds) and then rub into skin. Hint: Honestly Simple Soap’s lotion bars are especially great for foot rubs! This fabulous VT company makes a host of other products like soaps, chap sticks, lotions and more!

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Nutty Steph’s

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We love the delicious granola from Nutty Stephs! One of the flavors Nutty Stephs sent us was there new Ginger Bootsrap Granola. It is so yum! Just the right balance of ginger. Pregnant moms might especially love it, especially when that nausea hits. Nutty Stephs also makes other delicious products like different types of chocolates and “magic chunks” (trust us on this one, they are definitely magic!). They also make some delicious gluten free options!

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Healing Earth Vermont Herbals

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Healing Earth Vermont Herbals have been handcrafting their natural skin and body care solutions for the last 20 years and we have team members that swear by their products. From bug spray to healing salves, you can find just about everything that you may need for you and your family’s needs! You can shop her products directly online or you can find them at local retailers like City Market, Healthy Living Market and Cafe, Once Upon a Child, Sweet Clover Market and more. She is also at the Burlington Farmers Market each Saturday.

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Flashbags

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We love these wallets from Flashbags! They provided us with a variety of styles, including their 802 wallets which were a huge hit. Flashbags makes custom totes and accessories that help you tell YOUR story. They turn your pictures into a functional, durable piece of art with flair. They also have featured art pieces that they create, like the fabulous Bernie Sanders pieces. They make it easy by allowing you to upload your images online and pick out your pieces from the comfort of your own home! You can also visit their store located on the waterfront right next to Skinny Pancake in Burlington.

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Good Comida

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Oh how our team loves Good Comida! They have been at several of our events and all their products always receive rave reviews. These mini cheesecakes in a jar are to. die. for. Topped with their signature raspberry sauce, these make the perfect treat! You can find Good Comida products at Shelburne Supermarket or shop directly online.

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Vermont Juice Co.

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The Vermont Juice Company is located on Main St. in downtown Burlington and makes delicious, fresh juices that can be bought at their shop or delivered to Burlington and beyond. We got to try their Solstice juice made with watermelon, pineapple and mint and it was absolutely delicious! They make a variety of juices as well as juice cleanses where they provide everything you need and do all the juicing work for you.

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Vermont Hummus Co.

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We love this delicious hummus made right here in VT. You can find this hummus at the Burlington and Shelburne Farmers Markets as well as local stores like Shelburne Supermarket, City Market, Natural Provisions and more. Made with certified organic/domestically grown garbanzo beans, their hummus is crafted in small batches to ensure you get the freshest product possible. We personally loved the roasted garlic flavor!

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Solmate Socks

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These socks are perfect for keeping cozy on these cool, fall days! Their motto is “Life is too short for matching socks” and we love their fun, colorful patterns. They make socks for adults, kids and babies and can be find at a variety of local stores across Vermont. You can also purchase them directly online.

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Yolo Snacks

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Yolo! snacks has been a part of several of our events over the last year and we love this local VT company! Their delicious popcorn is like no other and they create some amazing flavors like maple, cheese and bbq. You can find them in stores across Vermont and we can assure you that this will soon become a family favorite, if it hasn’t already!

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Snowflake Chocolates

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Established in Jericho in 1986 by Bob Pollak (a second generation confectioner) and his wife Martha, Snowflake Chocolates has grown to include four generations. Handcrafted from recipes that have been a family tradition for over 50 years, Snowflake Chocolates continues to make all of their chocolates by hand, which can be viewed at their Jericho location. We will just say that many of us hid the chocolate covered Oreos from our spouses to make sure we got them all to ourselves!

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Urban Moonshine

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Urban Moonshine creates herbal apothecary products for the modern world. They are are working to bring back the traditional use of herbal bitters and tonics in an updated, effective & affordable way, to support everyday health and wellness. We all got to try their spray digestive bitters (they come in a variety of flavors) that help to prime digestion. They also make a variety of herbal tonics and extracts that are perfect for keeping your family healthy throughout the rough winters! You can shop their products directly online or find them at stores through VT.

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Our team had so much fun getting together and taking home these fabulous products!

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OK, are you ready to WIN a set of these 13 awesome Vermont products?? We are giving one of YOU a chance to take all of these home for yourself! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win!

*Please note, you must be available to pick up the prize pack in the Burlington area.

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26 Responses to BurlingtonVT Moms Blog’s 2015 Favorite Things!

  1. Stephanie September 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    All the products look great but I love Northern Bayou! I have tried their coffee at the Farmer’s Market and it is so good!

  2. Elizabeth September 30, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    What an awesome group of products!

  3. Kris September 30, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    The hummus! I’ve never seen that before.

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    Kandice September 30, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    I would love to try these products!! They all sound so amazing! How awesome that we live in a place that has such great local businesses!

  5. Moira A September 30, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    Wow, all these products look awesome and I want to check them all out ASAP!

  6. Honi September 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Gringo Jack’s!! Also Honestly Simple Soaps… LOVE them! Love Nutty Steph’s too! Great gifts!!

  7. Alex September 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    Honestly simple soaps! But there are so many great sounding ones I haven’t tried.

  8. Jordan September 30, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    I’d love to try The lotion bar, or good comida!

  9. Elizabeth October 1, 2015 at 7:43 am #

    Snowflake Chocolates

  10. Kelley Christie October 1, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    Always love everything Nutty Steph but am interested in the Simple soap too

  11. Rachel Smith October 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    All these products look fantastic! I love the Solmate socks, but I think is be most excited to win the Good Comida cheesecakes. Yum!

  12. Jennifer Knowles October 1, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

    socks!!!

  13. Heather October 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    They all look so great. I would like to try to the coffee and the lotion soap.

  14. Katie October 1, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    absolutely great choices! Out of all I’d have to go with Good Comida, their cheesecake is heaven sent.

  15. Erin October 2, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    What a great collection of items! Yolo and Vermont Juice Co are favorites already.

  16. Becca October 2, 2015 at 11:25 am #

    I want to try that coffee!

  17. sarah October 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    Great set of gifts

  18. Kelly October 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    All of them are great but I think I would have to go with the chocolates!!!

  19. Liz October 3, 2015 at 1:19 am #

    Hummus, baby, but I want ’em all! 🙂

  20. Tana October 3, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    My tootsies need me some socks!!!

  21. Kim Bryan-Swartz October 3, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    These favorite things sound fabulous!!!! I would love to try them all!! 🙂

  22. Melissa Adams October 3, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    I would love to try all the products! You have a great selection for VERMONT’s LOCAL products to enjoy. Yet if I have to pick one to try it would be the Healing Earth Vermont Herbals.

  23. Allison Woytowich October 4, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    So many good items on the list but my 30 week baby bump wants Snowflake Chocolates chocolate covered oreos….Mmmmm!!

  24. melissa October 5, 2015 at 8:26 am #

    Love lotion bars! Lush makes a variety that are all so awesome, although not a local business, they are a good business.

  25. Ang October 5, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

    Love all the Urban Moonshine products!!!

  26. Crystal Renaud October 6, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    I have always wanted a Flashbag!!
    I am also a sucker for Organic body products too 🙂

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