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Bow Hill's pickled blueberries, a 2021 winner, taste good on pretty much anything.

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We don't need some fancy foundation to tell us that our state makes great food. But who would say no to a little well-deserved recognition? 

The Good Food Awards recognizes fantastic, sustainable, and socially responsible pantry items the nation over, and like clockwork, Washington makes out like a bandit, taking home wins for everything from pickles to candies. We've found that the lineup of local winners also doubles as a fantastic shopping list. Here are some great snacky items—perfect to gift or bring to parties—from this year and and years past.

Sour Pickles, OlyKraut Olympia

$12 per jar

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Major hits of garlic and dill from a perennial pickle favorite.

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Chocolate Salted Honey Caramels, San Juan Island Sea Salt San Juan Island

$13

Caramels, minus corn syrup (and plus chocolate). It’s so nice to see this great local salt company expand its lineup over the years.

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Organic Pickled Heirloom Blueberries, Bow Hill Bow

$12

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This multi-year award winner and Farmer's Market sweetheart goes as well on ice cream as it does on a salad.

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Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains, Knack Seattle

$12

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The mother of all plantain chips, inspired by Seattle restaurateur Donna Moodie's Jamaican childhood and her own mom, Marjorie.

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Mint Chocolate Cookie Bites, Theo Chocolate Seattle

$5 $6

One of Seattle’s original chocolate juggernauts gets into the cookie biz.

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Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Roe Ikura, Vital ChoiceFerndale

$80 for 17oz

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Glowing cured salmon roe that promises a more subtle flavor than other iterations.

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