We met the folks at Gustus Vitae via our Instagram account and immediately knew we had to share this incredible company with our California Found community. Gustus Vitae is a California crafter of Non GMO Project Verified salts, spices, seasonings, and cane sugars. Since their beginnings in the Venice Beach, CA farmers market, they’ve been obsessed with quality, using only the very best in all natural, sustainably sourced ingredients. Each and every one of their products is carefully made in super small batches, before being packed by hand in their unique magnetic tins. Every day they live their motto: Quality Above All. Our February California artisan collection featured their California Strawberry Cane Sugar, Pacific Seafood Seasoning Blend and Taste of California Seasoning Blend. (Retail $11.75, $9.00 and $10.00 respectively).
Try the California Strawberry Cane Sugar instead of cinnamon sugar on your toast, or as a finish to strawberry shortcake or lemon cupcakes. Of course, rimming a strawberry margarita glass is the perfect use for this sparkling ruby-red beauty. Pacific Seafood Seasoning is an obvious pairing for pan roasted salmon, or as a rub for any ocean catch you toss on the grill. The folks at Gustus Vitae recommend mixing it with mayo to make a delicious dipping sauce for bay scallops. Definitely trying it - or maybe shaking a bit into my next tuna salad. Possibilities! The final blend we featured is Taste of California. We mixed it into scrambled eggs - um... yum. Gustus Vitae suggests you give Taste of California a go for marinades and sauces, on meats and fish, on veggies and in yogurt or even blended into a dollop of coconut cream. Try our three picks or any of the expansive Gustus Vitae line to turn your next meal into a signature dish and use code CAFound40 for 40% off your purchase well into summer grilling season. Exp. 7/31/19.