Where can you find shallot oil, fish spice rub, organic infused honey cinnamon, pure lavender extract, and much, much more all in one place? Hatchery is a unique company created by foodies for foodies that offers artisan food products that you likely won’t find anywhere else that are made by small and passionate producers. We’re talking the gourmet’s gourmet market offering a variety of spreads, condiments, jams, honeys, syrups, cooking sauces, oils, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings, baking ingredients and cocktail mixers. And many of these would make great stocking stuffers for the foodies on your holiday list.
Hatchery’s buyers have the job I want. They travel the country going to farmer’s marketing, visiting family farms, traveling the back roads and byways to find unique and unusual flavors of products made by passionate people. These products are so unique and different you’ll be amazed at the creativity and deliciousness of these makers.
Our editors sampled a number of interesting Hatchery products:
Strawberry & Chocolate from Jam Lab is decadent. Organic strawberries and organic chocolate combine to offer the bright flavor of fresh strawberries with just a lilt of rich chocolate.
Sugar Royale Chocolate & Almond from Meso Nutso is a mixture of organic cane sugar, organic roasted cacao powder and almond extract. It’s sweet with background notes of smoky chocolate flavor and rich almond. On tasting, one RFT Editor exclaimed, “This one makes me want to bake snickerdoodles and sprinkle the top with them.”
This delicious combo would be great added to drinks, syrups, and sprinkled on desserts. We rolled chocolate ganache in it to make truffles and it was outstandingly rich and complex.
Dark Chocolate Organic Peanut Butter by Every Rosemary Has Its Thorns is a blend of dark chocolate and peanut butter spiked with rosemary. It’s, well, different. The chocolate peanut butter is rich and creamy, but the herbal flavor of the rosemary sneaks up on you and, for us, not in a pleasant way. If you’re a serious rosemary fan, you may like this, but for us, we haven’t acquired the taste for it.
Red Pepper Jam from Jammy Yummy is a fun concoction of red pepper, sugar, vinegar and water. It offers the bright flavor of sweet red peppers with just the right sweet-tart balance of vinegar and sugar. This one would be terrific served with a salty cheese, with chicken, or on sandwiches.
Chai Spice Dulce Infused Caramel is uber-silky. It’s like an intriguing spicy custard. This is one you could use as a topping on a good vanilla ice cream.
7 Salad Dressing by Balsamo’s Family Kitchen is an oil and red wine vinegar-based salad dressing with just a tasty blend of turmeric, cayenne, paprika and black pepper. A bit of sugar balances out the vinegar. We love this on tender butter lettuce with a scattering of our favorite veggies. Delish!
Ginger Gershwin from the American Juice Company is part of Hatchery’s mixology offerings. This blend, which contains ginger, oranges, lemons and cane sugar, is mixed with your favorite spirit and soda or tonic water for a gingery cocktail.
Orange Zest Goat Milk Fudge Sauce by Beekman 1802 was our editor’s super-favorite. This stuff is crazy good. “Sauce” is a misnomer because this stuff is so thick (and so incredibly delicious) you’ll want to eat it with a spoon. It’s got the flavor of rich dark chocolate with just a hint of orange. Love it!
You can buy any of Hatchery’s offerings individually or you can purchase one of their convenient “bundles,” a carefully crafted selection with categories like Brunch Bundle, Clean Eats Bundle, and Charcuterie Connoisseur Bundle. We ordered the Chocoholics Bundle with came with full-size jars of Sugar Royale Chocolate & Almond, Dark Chocolate Organic Peanut Butter, Strawberry & Chocolate Jam, and Orange Zest Goat Milk Fudge Sauce, a package any chocolate lover will cherish.
Hatchery has so many interesting and unusual flavors we suggest you try their Tasting Box. For a subscription of $20/month, they’ll curate a box of sample-sized goodies for you to try. You can sample many of their offerings and buy larger sizes of those you fall in love with.