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by Dianna Ranere

5 Sweet and Savory Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching so now is the time to pick out the perfect gift. Maybe you could treat Mom to the perfect medley of sweet and savory gifts this Mother’s Day like gourmet cookies, or a gourmet chocolate bar, or what about a tin of her favorite sweet or savory popcorn? How about getting all of her favorites treats and making her a gift basket that she can enjoy and savor?

Here are 5 Sweet and Savory Gift Ideas for Mom

Molly Bz Gourmet Cookies

Deliciously oversized cookies are filled with explosive and imaginative flavors and infused with tasty alcohol extracts (without the alcohol). Crafted with premium ingredients, Molly has eight amazing flavors that mom will love, including “The Tea,” a delightful cookie infused with earl grey tea and lavender and smothered with white chocolate chips under a creamy lemon buttercream drizzle of frosting and infused with vanilla bean extract. Or perhaps, Molly’s “Be Cordial,” made with semi-sweet chocolate, maraschino cherry halves topped with a cherry and amaretto extract. 

Cookies come individually wrapped in adorable gift boxes that look like little ovens. They are best warmed up out of the package for 20 seconds in the microwave for that out-of-the-oven taste. Available in half-dozen and full dozen.  Women-owned. Made in the USA.

We liked these for the most part, there were a few flavors that were definitely for more of an adult palate. Overall, they were good, super soft, and tasted like they were freshly baked. I think Mom would love these with a nice cup of coffee or tea.

Available at www.mollybz.com, and Amazon. Ships nationwide, including Canada.

Johnson’s Popcorn

Does Mom love popcorn? Since 1940, Johnson’s Popcorn has been famously popping corn fresh daily with its world-famous caramel! Every batch is air-popped and hand-churned in copper kettles to deliver the best caramel popcorn ever made!  A true original, every kernel is popped and mixed at Johnson’s Popcorn’s iconic Ocean City storefront on the Boardwalk.

Select your favorite flavors from gift ideas like tubs and tins of sweet and savory popcorn. All products are gluten-free, and you can choose from Caramel Corn, Salty-n-Sandy, Cheddar, Peanut Crunch, Chocolate Drizzle, Platinum, Butter, and Tri-Flavor.

This has got to be the BEST caramel popcorn that I have ever tasted in my life! I am serious, I have never had a better-tasting caramel popcorn. It’s so delicious, so sweet, not sticky, has a nice crunch, and is kind of buttery. You would be doing your Mom a HUGE favor by getting her anything from Johnson’s Popcorn.

Available at https://www.johnsonspopcorn.com


TBJ Gourmet Bacon Chocolate Bar 

Crafted with 58% gourmet dark chocolate, each square is loaded with delicious bacon & Alderwood smoked salt–the perfect balance of sweet and savory!

There’s delicious chocolate and savory bacon, what more could you want? It’s great and the entire family loved it!

$25.00 for three full-size bars. Available at www.tbjgourmet.com.

Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies

Made from premium, all-natural ingredients, these deliciously light cookies are made with CBD (THC Free). Crafted from chef-inspired recipes, Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies have only natural ingredients like Cane Sugar and Natural flavors. They are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy Free, Cholesterol Free, Non-GMO, and THC-Free and contain zero total fat, saturated fats, or trans fats. Every bag contains 100 MG or 200MG of 100% hemp-derived CBD and is made from full-spectrum CBD.

Available in 9 irresistible flavors, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Cappuccino, Caramel, Birthday Cake, Cookies & Cream, Cotton Candy, and Mint Chocolate. Price: $12.99-$18.99 a bag. Made in the USA.

I am a fan of Meringue cookies, and I am a long-time fan of CBD, so putting these two together is a win-win for me. I like to eat a couple when I am feeling super stressed and they immediately calm me down so I can focus. Plus, the flavors are awesome! The cappuccino is by far my favorite.

Available at https://blacksheep-cbd.com/

TBJ Gourmet Bacon Jams

Everything tastes better with bacon! Mom will love these magical all-natural spreads are crafted with a delectable blend of real chopped uncured bacon cooked crispy and simmered with caramelized onions, brown sugar, maple syrup, garlic, vinegar, and more. Delicious as a spread, dip, or marinade–all in one.

TBJ Gourmet Bacon Jam comes in mouth-watering flavors, including Original, Maple, Peppercorn, Sweet Chili, Honey Habanero, Fig and Balsamic, and more. Single and Variety packs are available. Made in the USA. Ethically sourced with no nitrates. Ships nationwide.

I can’t say that I would have ever thought about putting bacon and jam together but when you think of it, sweet and savory really works. My stepson loved this jam and is now using it all the time. So, it’s not just for Mom, anyone who loves these flavors together will love it!

Available at www.tbjgourmet.com and Amazon. 

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Happy Mother’s Day and I hope you found something sweet and or savory to surprise Mom with.