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'.

We make this jam in house with Herrle's strawberries plucked at the height of the season. Pure vanilla bean rounds out this best seller.

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