Snack Attack: Desk Drawer Stashes

From coffee to caramels, chips to nuts, we share a few favorites from our <i>Cincinnati Magazine</i> snack drawer stashes.

Peach Bellini Jam, Made by Mavis
Mavis Linnemann-Clark is not hawking the jaded jam flavors of your childhood. She takes toast (not to mention PB&J) to the next level with flavors that scream “adults only.”

Fahrenheit 513, Maverick Chocolate 
This 2015 Good Food Award winning chocolate pays homage to its Findlay Market home base in name, but its exotic flavors—70 percent chocolate from beans sourced from Tumbes, Peru, and plenty of chili pepper and top-secret spices—hail from slightly farther afield.

Spicy Rosemary Cashews, This Lady’s Artisan Eats 
These highly addictive, upscale bar snacks make an afternoon hunkered over the desk almost feel convivial. Almost.

Chocolate Granola, Whirlybird Granola
We’re thankful that Christy White ditched corporate culture for improvising with oats and nuts—breakfast never tasted so sweet!

Honduras Las Capucas, Carabello Coffee 
Nothing revs up our engines like a cup of this fair trade organic coffee heady with notes of crisp apple, maple, and chocolate.

Moroccan Mint, Churchill’s Fine Teas 
Too many jolts of caffeine leaving you jittery? Brew up a cup of aromatic relaxation.

Honey, Wrangle Run Farm 
We like to keep our go-to sweetener local (New Richmond) for the added antihistamine properties.  (513) 673-1212

Chocolate Chunk Bites, Grateful Grahams 
What are you grateful for? Mostly mid-afternoon noshes of these vegan snacks sandwiched with almond butter.

Buttermilk with Chives Chips, Hen of the Woods 
Kettle style, with plenty of onion-y bite, these potato chips are happy to be a sandwich sidekick, but we prefer to tear into a bag and crush them on their own.

Sea Salt Caramels, Sunshine Caramels 
These pillowy soft, small batch caramels are also available in 11 other seasonal flavors. Sign up for their caramel of the month club (coming in 2016) or stalk smaller quantities at indie retailers such as Dutch’s and Carabello Coffee.

Almond Butter, Life of Riley Foods 
This line of paleo-products started said life in Cincinnati—proprietress Abby Knowles moved her family and her business to Boulder in 2013—and fortunately for us, Park + Vine maintains a steady supply chain.

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