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Old Town Spice Shop Holiday Gift Guide

Can you feel it? It’s almost palpable. The holidays are just around the corner! It’s a magical time of year, but we also know that there’s a lot to do to make sure you’re ready for everything that this season entails. However, when it comes to making your holidays tasty, you can leave that to Old Town Spice Shop in Fort Collins, CO, your friendly and local herbs and spices store. If you plan on making a Holiday feast of epic proportions or delicious holiday sweet treats, let us help!

Our spices are much fresher than those found in the grocery store or from most places online. We do our best to purchase spices in their whole form and grind them in our local warehouse so that you get the most out of your spices and so that your recipes taste amazing. Our local spice shop is here to make your Holidays less stressful and more enjoyable.

Here are a few of our Holiday items that you’ll want to make sure you have on your Christmas list or might be the perfect gift idea for the foodie in your life. Check it out:

Cocoa The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without our tasty, warm Old Town Spice Shop hot cocoa. Did you know that our cocoa is single origin cocoa from Ecuador and processed through one vendor to ensure the highest quality standards are being met? We add milk, sugar, and other mouth-water flavors to create cocoa masterpieces like chai spices cocoa, Mexican hot cocoa, and salted caramel cocoa to name a few. Make the perfect warm beverage to keep out the chill this Holiday season and get you in the yuletide mood. Check out our cocoa selection in our online spice store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SugarsIf you have sugar plum fairies dancing in your head this holiday season make sure to check out our selection of gourmet sugars and take your cooking and baking to the next level! We carry over a dozen essential cane sugars that are infused with flavors such as raspberry, maple, vanilla bean, strawberry, and tons of others. These sweet treats are perfect for adding a little flare to baked goods, cocktails, coffee, or even your morning oatmeal. We also offer savory infusions, such as sweet onion sugar, which make great glazes on grilled meat. Our chili sugars make fantastic additions to any chocolate dessert, such as brownies or ice cream. Order your sugars in our online spice shop or come into our local spice shop in Fort Collins, CO – they make the perfect stocking stuffers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift BoxesOur spices, blends, teas, extracts, sugars, and salts make the perfect gift this Holiday Season. We’ve put together some great combinations to suit any palate and cooking ability. These gift baskets make the perfect gift for that person in your life who seems to have everything!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Bags – Or if you’re looking for a delicious idea for a gift exchange or house party gift, consider one of our gift bags. Priced around $10 these are perfect as a small gift for the food and spice lover in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopped Up CoffeeHappen to have a beer-lover or coffee-lover on your Christmas list? We’ve got you covered. Peruse our unique line of Hopped Up Coffee, coffee infused with hops, malted barley, and spices to mimic different beer styles. Fresh roast coffee with hints of the malted barley? Yes please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beer JellyJelly + Beer = Bliss. Try our delicious beer jelly made with local craft beers! Delicious served with a variety of meats and cheeses or used as a glaze for roasting pork or chicken. For a really special treat, try our Hard Cider Jelly. Crafted using Summit Hard Cider & Perry Company’s Campfire Hard Cider, this jelly is perfect for adding to toast or using in savory cooking for a lovely glaze. You can also spread it on cheese and pair with crackers for a tasty treat to accompany your beer. A terrific gift for any beer lover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brewhouse SaucesSauces, mustards, marinades, BBQ’s, and oils….oh my! Check out our line of awesome Brewhouse Sauces made with local craft beers and you’ll be whipping up tasty treats in no time. They’re also fantastic gift ideas for the foodie on your Holiday list!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlendsOne of the most fun things about spices is blending them together to make new and delicious flavor combinations. The possibilities are endless, especially during the Holiday Season. At Old Town Spice Shop we offer everything from popcorn seasonings and dip mixes, to curries and other international blends to bring flavors from around the world to your table. There are numerous exclusive blends that you will only find in Old Town Spice Shop, so come on down and peruse today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SaltsLet’s add some flavor to this Holiday Season, shall we? At Old Town Spice Shop we carry more than 15 different natural salts with various flake sizes and flavors, making them perfect to add a beautiful finish and texture to any dish. We also carry more than 25 salts that have been infused with different flavors. We have the right salt to add a unique flavor to almost any dish, whether you’re looking for smokey applewood, fiery ghost pepper, or earthy spanish rosemary. We’ve got your Holiday cooking covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it, our tastiest and most holiday-tacular gift ideas. If you’re out and about shopping, make sure to swing by our local spice shop to make sure you’ve got everything on your list. Or if you’re not in the area, check out our online spice store to stock up on Holiday gifts and items for your pantry year-round.

Enjoying the Adventure: Introducing the Old Town Spice Shop Blog!

Since we opened our doors in 2010, Old Town Spice Shop has been committed to providing Northern Colorado with the highest quality spices, teas, coffee, blends and seasonings, salts, sugars, extracts, and peppers in the country. But our passion for flavor and freshness started a lot earlier than that.

In 1985 our family, the Godbey family, moved to Colorado. We fell in love with the mountains, plains and the amazing people of the Front Range. Eventually schools, jobs, marriages, grandchildren followed which has resulted in a permanent home for our family in an area that we have completely fallen in love with.

We soon realized that while there was an array of phenomenal restaurants scattered throughout the front range, what was missing was a shop where people could buy fresh spices and blends tailored to the Colorado way of life. In September in 2010 we decided to open up our very own spice shop. What followed was in intense time of research – we looked into every spice shop we could find, including making trips to spice shops across the country to see what information we could glean. We even looked into several franchises but came to the conclusion that in order for us to partner with our community the way that we truly wanted to, we needed to be more flexible than any franchise would allow us to be.

We decided to build our own business that would better serve the people and lifestyle of the Fort Collins area in a truly delicious and local way. From conception to opening day only took 65 days. We opened our original Old Town Spice Shop on December 3, 2010 at 220 Linden Street and later moved to our current location at 130A South College Ave on February 26, 2014.

Thus began an amazing partnership with foodies and food lovers across Northern Colorado. This is our business and our passion. Our large variety of products allows us to serve everyone, from the person that says they can’t cook to gourmet chefs. And we’ll be speaking to each of you across the spectrum within this blog.

The Old Town Spice Shop blog will be published regularly and will cover a wide variety of topics including:

  • Products available in our store and online
  • New Products on our shelves
  • Interesting stories and tidbits
  • Sales and discounts
  • Recipes
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Delicious ideas for using our products
  • In-store events
  • And more!

If you have a subject or question you would like answered, please contact us with your suggestions; we would be happy to address any questions or topics on our blog that you bring to our attention. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our posts.

We thank you for your support in this new endeavor. On behalf of the Old Town Spice Shop and the Godbey family, we invite everyone to taste the difference that fresh spices and herbs, blends, seasoning, teas and other products can make in your life. Take this opportunity to smell, taste, ask questions and have an adventure as you get to know the finest spice shop in Northern Colorado.