This year's Fall Faves list includes a diverse-range of goodies from vodka to gourmet coffee to prep wear to succulent snacks. All of these items are PdM approved and tested, and we guarantee you'll love them as much as we do. Without further ado, these are our recommendations for your fall delights.
A certified-organic vodka, this elixir first launched in New Jersey and Connecticut and has steadily gained popularity across the States and is coming to Chicago very soon. The vodkas’ success has in part been fueled by diverse achievements and accolades, as both LEAF Vodka made from Alaskan Glacier Water and LEAF Vodka made from Rocky Mountain Mineral Water have received high marks in recent months by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, among other competitions.
The vodka, which has a smooth, potent taste, is rich and very much a deity. The manner in which it caresses your tongue and leaves a fragrant 40% alcohol taste truly makes it a winner for these cool months ahead. We suggest savoring LEAF, taking sips at a time while staring at the changing colors of the leaves. For a sweeter, more fragrant taste, at 2-3 D'Blondie Kabocha coffee beans for a truly autumn taste.
While there certainly are other more popular vodka brands in the market, we believe in supporting good people doing great things, especially as it relates to providing a high-quality item to a more sophisticated clientele. We give LEAF Vodka the PdM approval and look forward to crafting our own Dirty Leaf cocktail this October.
As an avid snack enthusiast, I've eaten my share of chips, chips and salsa, chips and guac, and basically anything that fits between my fingers during Monday Night Football and the like. However, there truly isn't anything out there like The Better Chip, particularly their popular "Corn" flavor.
The brand offers a five ingredient salty snack with fresh vegetables bursting from the chip,and it definitely delivers a bold, unexpected flavor for a chip, which is great! Pleasantly surprised, we opened the chips and took a bite into the fresh snack. The flavors definitely are bold, exciting, and I would not hesitate to buy several bags all at once. Some of the really neat things, in addition to an amazing flavor, about the chips are that the company focused on creating a non-GMO product, which means that the ingredients are fresh. The chips truly go well with salsa, next to a sandwich, with your morning pumpkin-flavored coffee, or simply on their own.
The chips, which come in 5 flavors, are truly a hit for the season, just in time for football. We actually had the best time eating these with home-made guac: trust us. you'll love it.
The prep look is in, and if you aren't trending we aren't watching. Vineyard Vines is one of the premier brands to showoff your New England prepster look or your Midwestern Autumn gear with the perfect casual chic. While boat shoes may be the way of summer time (think Summertime Sadness), long sleeves are in, dark colors are here to stay this season, and shorts are never out of style - so long as they aren't jean shorts.
One of VV's more casual looks, this "New England Prepster" look is reminiscent of the east coast boatman, the confident young buck with a taste for freedom, passion, and a whole lot of sea, sand, and someone special. The look is fun, prefect for a pick-up game of soccer, rugby, or football, and goes well with a wide-range of shoes. Careful ladies and gents, this look makes most guys appear attractive, wink wink.
D'Blondie Coffee® believes in turning challenges into innovation so as to provide high-quality, organic, fair-trade coffee to North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific Regions. The company, which is based in Chicago, recognizes that real relationships with farmers, businesses, and consumers will ensure the long-term supplies and consumption of high quality coffees our industry has come to depend on.
Simply delicious and aromatic, D'Blondie offers 8 varieties of coffee beans and 3 blends. Our favorites include Puebla Alto, which comes from the Mexican highlands and is rich in both taste and aroma, and Kabocha, the signature pumpkin-flavored coffee blend from 3 regions. Tis the season for coffee, and lots of it. The wonderful thing about these beans is that they're great for black coffee, as espresso, and in signature alcoholic drinks, such as the mudslide.
The company is hosting a tasting on October 18 in Chicago and we will definitely be there to sample more of the company's delicious seasonal blends, perfect for the chilly weather to come.