Georgia Goodness: Local Finds from The Peach State

While there’s no denying that Georgia is filled to the brim with southern charm, this pretty state also comes with a unique set of contrasts, twists, and surprises. On one hand, endearing historic towns likes Savannah offer a glimpse into the state’s antebellum history and traditional southern culture. Alternatively, the bustling and sprawling city of Atlanta showcases a more modern side of The Peach State. The one common denominator between these cultural contrasts? Georgia’s dedication to good food, good feelings, and good times.

 

From the big cities to the well-preserved countryside and from the northern mountains to the southern coastline, Georgia is a state that has plenty to offer its visitors. This month, Hammock Pack is thrilled to bring a taste of Georgia to your doorstep.

Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Bath Soak from Revive Bath & Body

Revive Bath & Body founder, Caitlin, started down her path of soapmaking in 2010 after receiving a soap making kit for Christmas. She began selling soaps and other handmade products at local weekend markets to earn pocket money and in 2014, partnered with a local organization called HavenATL that provides jobs for women exiting the trafficking trade in Atlanta. Today, Revive Bath & Body is committed to making the world a better place, even through something as simple as providing customers with great soaps and personal care products.

 

This Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Bath Soak uses sea salts, epsom salts, hibiscus flowers, and 84 revitalizing minerals to soften and rejuvenate your skin as you soak. All of Revive’s products are vegan and cruelty-free, making for plenty of guilt-free pampering.

Rosemary & Sea Salt Pork Clouds from Bacon’s Heir

It all began with a pleasant fall day, a dinner party with friends, and a mission to improve upon the classic southern fried pork skin. Thus, the “Pork Cloud” was born and Bacon’s Heir was eventually founded. A lighter and fluffier alternative to the traditional pork rind, Pork Clouds are made by kettle-cooking salt-cured pork skins in 100% GMO-free olive oil. Bacon’s Heir creates all their products by hand and uses their leftover olive oil to create Castile soap.

 

With no carbs, sugar, trans fat, or gluten (yet containing plenty of protein!), and made with just 4 ingredients, Pork Clouds are a salty and satisfying snack you can feel good about. These Rosemary & Sea Salt Pork Clouds are the perfect light summer treat, but will also have you dreaming of autumn days in Georgia (complete with SEC football and local craft beers!).

Peach Marmalade from Emily G’s

It wouldn’t be a “Peach State” pack without a scrumptious peach-flavored treat, would it? That’s why we’ve included this simple and sweet peach marmalade from Emily G’s. From humble beginnings of selling 4 flavors of jam at a farmer’s market in 2008, Emily G’s now offers 18 flavors of jams, sauces, and relishes that highlight the flavors of the south.

 

Emily G’s peach marmalade is made from simple and wholesome local ingredients like sun-ripened peaches, orange peel, pure cane sugar, and a touch of ginger. Spread it on a buttery English muffin or pair it with soft brie and crackers and let your thoughts drift away to summer days in Savannah.

Pancake Mix from Southern Culture

If there’s one thing southern states take seriously, it’s comfort foods. In the Old South, breakfast was a time to leisurely begin the day, entertain guests, and ensure everyone in the family was well fed. Southern Culture Foods is keeping that tradition alive with their hearty selection of pancake and waffle mixes, fried chicken mixes, syrups, bacon rubs, and grits. Better yet, all their products are all-natural and non-GMO certified.

 

With flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Banana Pudding, Red Velvet, Peach, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, these Southern Culture pancake mixes make it easier than ever to ensure all of your house guests are well cared for and treated to a healthy dose of southern hospitality.

Pralines from Loose Sugar Bakery

Loose Sugar Bakery was launched in 2013 as a “Southern Community Bakery” with a mission of creating great southern food and bringing people together. Founder Lindsey Beckworth takes pride in delivering the flavors of Georgia to people’s doorsteps, especially through her bakery’s signature pecan praline products.

 

All of Loose Sugar Bakery’s pralines are hand-dipped in small batches and are made with pecans from local Georgia growers, ensuring high standards of quality and flavor. While their classic Creamy Caramel Pralines are a best seller, they’re also known for their Chocolate Pecan Pralines and Peachy Keen Pecan Pralines.

 

 

Thinking of packing your bags and heading south for a Georgia getaway? We don’t blame you! Save money on the plane ticket and enjoy these Georgia-inspired goodies from the comfort of your own home by subscribing to Hammock Pack today.

 


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