Summer is not over yet! Don’t get discouraged by the autumn-like weather we have been having and instead, savor this moment by making those trips to the beach. Spend the entire day there, perhaps while flying a kite, playing volleyball, soaking up the sun, and partaking in various water-sports. In between paddle boarding, surfing, and swimming, I have curated my seven favorite beach snacks to nosh on over Labor Day weekend.
There has been a recent boom in demand for healthy, high-quality child-friendly snacks in the specialty food industry. This year’s food show was beaming with top-notch, organic, gluten-free, nut-free, and non-GMO snack choices for children and parents alike that are ideal to bring to school, the beach, or a road trip. My daughter helped me curate this list, and I know when it has her seal of approval, it is the best of the best. Below are our top four child-friendly snacks introduced to my family at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show.
Last Saturday, I visited Gemelli Gelato for the first time in Hampton Bays, located just off of Montauk Highway. There are many unique characteristics about this gelato shop that everyone will love: the array of unique, artisanal gelato flavors, nitro brew coffee, specialty waffle cones, and plenty of outdoor space for families to run about and play. Very few businesses offer such an incredible amount of ‘play’ space, while also serving some of the best gelato in the Hamptons!
Cake needs a break. Let us eat cookies! New to debut to Studmuffin Desserts is the Marie Antoinettes, bit-size cookies crafted with colorful funfetti sprinkles that is sure to appease everyone of all ages. When I think of Marie Antoinette, I instantly become reminded of her grandeur, elegant dresses, hair and costumes, and her exquisite attention to detail. She, in fact, is one of my most favorite historical figures. It is as if these delightful cookies named themselves!
These are the first cookies you would serve to guests at any social gathering. Cheerful, crispy, buttery, and not-to-sweet, you will be treated to a summery escapade that you will want to experience again and again.
I discovered a fun, all natural gourmet cookie dough at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show that should be on the top of everyone’s gift list this autumn and upcoming holiday season. Joel’s Outrageous Cookie Dough graciously sent me their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough to bake at home and enjoy amongst family and friends. The cookies were so much fun and very simple to bake. After storing in the freezer, we thawed the cookie dough for a half hour, broke away each of the twelve square pieces and baked them in the oven on 325 degrees for exactly 14 minutes.