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The best holiday food gifts for homesick Texans and other gourmets

Do you have a friend or loved one who misses Texas and the state’s most amazing culinary treats? An aunt in Boston who has a hankering for homemade pecan pie or a grandfather in Phoenix who needs a hearty dose of mesquite smoked beef brisket? Perhaps you know a foodie who simply can’t get enough of good old-fashioned Texas cuisine?

Goode Company Barbeque can help you fulfill any Texas food wish list by offering authentic Texas-made goodies delivered right to the doorstep.

The family-owned Goode Company ships its handcrafted food gifts via FedEx to destinations throughout the 48 contiguous states, with 2-day or overnight delivery available. If you are shopping for a crowd, Goode Company offers corporate gift services that allow you to ship to multiple recipients and multiple addresses, so no one on your gift list goes without an authentic Texas treat.

Here are some of the Goode Company’s favorite sweet and savory offerings to send on special occasions or just because:

Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie

The State Pie of Texas is a favorite of many in the Lone Star State and beyond. Goode Company’s award-winning version, the Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie, is among the company’s most popular items. First developed by the Goode family’s grandmother, this luscious pie has been served at Goode Company Texas Barbeque since it opened its doors in 1977.

Each 9-inch pie is packaged inside an attractive wooden box emblazoned with the quote: “You Might Give Some Serious Thought to Thanking Your Lucky Stars You’re in Texas.” That’s a company slogan, which founder Jim Goode painted on the side of his first barbeque place in the heart of Houston.

Goode’s Praline Delight

Rich and sweet is how some people like their coffee, and that’s also how the people at Goode Company make their pecan praline patties. These pecan candies come in two different varieties—original or chewy. If you can’t decide, or you’re unsure of the recipient’s preference, try the assorted mix and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Goode pralines are handmade with only the best ingredients: brown sugar, butter, milk and Texas pecans. Mixed together they create the ultimate confection of creaminess and crunch. Goode’s Praline Delights come in a pine box, complete with a fire-branded Texas logo.

Lone Star Gift Box

For the cook on your list, the Lone Star Gift Box includes a sampler set of Goode Company’s own barbeque sauce and three dry rubs: The Mesquite Shake, Steak Seasoning and Fowl Rub. If that’s not enough, the package also includes a couple of delicious pecan pralines to sweeten the deal. It all comes packed inside a unique Texas-shaped box.

Uncle Joe’s Secret

So what’s the big secret to out-of-this-world barbeque? This box contains the not-so-secret secret to signature Texas barbeque: simple, fresh ingredients. The Uncle Joe’s Secret gift box includes three long-neck beer bottles filled with three flavors of sauce: Original, Jalapeño and Garlic. Toss in some Goode Company roasted pecans and a miniature Texas flag, and this gift satisfies all your sweet, salty and savory cravings for a little piece of Texas.

Classic Mesquite-Smoked Brisket

Texas is known for its beef brisket, and Goode Company takes the art of Texas barbeque very seriously in creating its legendary mesquite-smoked brisket. Goode Company slow cooks the meat over mesquite wood harvested from South Texas, resulting in moist, tender delectable brisket.

Brisket gifts arrive at your loved one’s door ready to heat and eat. Brisket should be refrigerated immediately upon arrival and it can be stored there for up to two weeks (if you can resist eating it for that long—which you can’t.)

Pure Texas Gift Box

This gift box is for the true Texas nut. It comes with a pecan sampler: roasted salted pecans, honey-roasted pecans and Goode Company’s famous Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie. Top it off with a miniature Texas flag, all packed within a signature wooden box.

The Pride of Sam Houston

This meat-lover’s dream comes with the best barbeque and all the fixin’s. The sampler includes mesquite-smoked brisket, ribs and sausage—all to be accented by Goode Company’s handcrafted sauces. But man cannot feast on meat alone. This big box also comes with two loaves of Goode’s jalapeño cheese bread and a Brazos Bottom Pecan pie. This is enough to feed any hungry crowd.

The Pride of Sam Houston is named for the first president of the Republic of Texas and the city of Houston, where Goode Company has been family-owned and operated for two generations.

Texas-Style Coffee Break

The classic combination of pie and coffee gets a Texas spin. This gift box comes complete with everything you need for quick indulgence. Inside a beautiful pine box you will find a Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie along with chuckwagon coffee beans. What could be better than waking up to a cup of Texas every morning? Maybe a delicious slice of pecan pie?

Legends of Texas

Cookbook enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys trying their own hand at smoking barbeque will enjoy this gift box. It includes one Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook, two pounds of mesquite chips and three bottles of spices: the Goode Company’s Brisket Rub, Rib Rub and Mesquite Shake.

The Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook is a collection of over a century’s worth of traditional recipes and tales from legendary Texas pit bosses, including Goode Company founder Jim Goode.

Smoked Ribs

This is the perfect treat to satisfy a craving for Texas pork ribs done right. Inside, the lucky recipient will find two (or four!) juicy slabs of Goode Company’s barbequed pork ribs. They are hand-seasoned and slow-smoked over mesquite wood to create tender, juicy and savory meat. The rib package also includes a bottle of Goode’s Original BBQ sauce and signature Jalapeño Cheese Bread.




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