Local Goods: These favorites aren't only irresistible, they're also made by great people in town

B&G Sweet Heat Peppers

If you're not afraid of a little heat, these candied jalapenos are tasty on their own, or with chips, or a add a perfect pop of flavor in a pulled pork slider. The B&G behind the product are Bob and Gail Emmons who process their peppers with a special recipe out in the Spokane Valley. Available at Egger Meats and My Fresh Basket. $10


Fresh Nature Green Hummus

Fresh green chickpeas are the secret to the bright and sweet flavors of Fresh Nature's Green Hummus. The family-owned business is the first in the world to grow, harvest and supply these select chickpeas, so you can now enjoy delicious green hummus all year round. Available at Huckleberry's, Yoke's and Safeway. $4


Spiceologist Spice Blends

Spiceologist has grown into a spice empire that spans the U.S., yet their humble beginnings trace back to Spokane in 2012. Their creative spice blends combined with impeccable packaging have been described as mad scientist meets Pottery Barn, but the real reason for Spiceologist's popularity is the exceptional flavor it delivers. Find them at Williams-Sonoma, Main Market and Huckleberry's. $5


Snacktivist Brownie Mix

Joni Kindwall-Moore created Snacktivist Foods because she believes that food should be delicious, easy to make and nutritious. All of the dry mixes at Snacktivist are gluten free, vegan and use special blends of ancient grains. Whether you're making focaccia, brownies or muffins this brand hopes to convert you to being a "snack activist." Available at Pilgrim's, Rocket Market and My Fresh Basket. $8.50


Wildbeary Huckleberry Chipotle Sauce

Wildbeary's wide selection of jellies, spreads and sauces are all hand-crafted in North Idaho and are only made with local ingredients such as the hand-picked huckleberries used in their Chipotle Sauce. This versatile product is delicious both as a marinade and a dipping sauce. Buy some online or at My Fresh Basket. $9 for a 13-ounce bottle.


Caramel Kitchen Salted Caramel Sauce

This delicious, all-natural caramel sauce is the sweet treat that everyone needs in their pantry; try one of their heavenly flavors including bourbon, salted and chipotle caramel to take your desserts to the next level. Made locally in Coeur d'Alene, pick some up at their store in Silverlake Mall or at the Culinary Stone. $12 for a 10-ounce bottle.


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