Infused Sea Salt. $15.00, via Etsy.  Choose from Vanilla Bean Sel Gris and Merken Sel Gris (Merken is a spicy blend from Southern Chile - blended by the Mapuche Indians).

Exquisite hand-harvested sea salt from France, combined with premium ground vanilla beans of Tahiti and Papua New Guinea.

Merken Chili & Vietnamese Cinnamon Rub. $10.00, via Etsy.

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Cocoa, Lapsang & Chipotle Barbecue Spice Rub. $10.00, via Etsy.

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Ontario Strawberry & Vanilla Bean Jam. $12.00, via Etsy.  Mmm...local, seasonal strawberries meet the exotic vanilla bean.  YUM!!  Try it stirred into cottage cheese...just sayin'.

Ontario strawberry and vanilla bean jam sounds like a match made in foodie heaven!

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