Five rad and random food gifts I found this week

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 32.

My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, Apple Watch accessories that are worth your time, items to elevate your binge watching, or kits and gadgets that encourage your kids to be more creative. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.

Threes Knees Spicy Trio Bushwick Kitchen


The Bushwick Kitchen Spicy Trio comes with three 10.5-ounce bottles: a chile pepper and wildflower honey, chile pepper maple syrup, and Gochujang Sriracha. $35.

Bean Box Bean Box


Bean Box’s sampler box gives you a way to try single-origin coffees from 20 roasters around the world. Instead of committing to a larger bag, the service sends four 1.8 oz bags of beans that are roasted within 48 hours of being shipped. Each box comes with tasting notes, tips on how to brew the coffee, and a bonus treat like chocolate. A 12-month subscription to the Bean Box sampler box costs $18. It makes a pretty great gift, too.

Fuego Box Fuego Box


Every three months, a bright red package full of three small-batch hot sauces appears at my doorstep. I love spicy foods and I love this box. The quarterly subscription costs $112 for the year. Go here to see their other subscription plans.

Good Zebra Protein Spirit Animal Crackers Amazon


If you’re a Peter Pan type who can’t shake the snacks of your elementary school days, do yourself a favor and get these Good Zebra Spirit Animal Crackers. They come in sophisticated flavors like chai and lemon and are have 12 grams of protein per bag. They’re not as tasty as the real deal, but they’re way more macro-friendly. Plus, the identifying the 11 tattoo-inspired animals (zebras! unicorns! butterflies!) is a good time. $31.

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Billy Cadden

Billy CaddenBilly Cadden is the Director of Commerce for the Camden Media tech group. He was part of NYC indie rock band The Postelles, and currently releases solo music under his name. His latest work is available on all streaming platforms. Contact the author here.