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On the 10th day of Christmas Lake County gave to me: Tasty Gifts for Foodies

1.) The Olive Tap
Shop unique and hard to find Olive Oils that will make foodies swoon! Home to some of the most flavorful and freshest award-winning olive oils and balsamic vinegars, the Olive Tap offers artesian Olive Oils, sauces, marinades and more.

2.) Popcorn Factory
Pop Corn Factory Store in Lake Forest makes will make you see popcorn in a whole new way. They take popcorn to the extreme by turning this snack into a decadent treat with their S’mores popcorn that you won’t soon forget. Trust me. And if you can’t decide, just ask Sandy. She always seems to know the perfect flavor for everyone!

3.) North Shore Distillery
Let the North Shore Distillery lift your spirits with their award winning Gin and Vodka, and even learn the trick to sampling their Sirène Absinthe, all made onsite. Ever try Aquavit? It’s a spirit blended from caraway, cumin and coriander, and the North Shore Distillery is the only place in Chicago that brews their own! Get a behind the scenes tour to see how it’s all done, and then sample the spirits that recently won them the title of Best Local Distiller by Chicago Magazine.

4.) Mickey Finn’s Brewery
Something’s Brewing in Lake County! Mickey Finn’s set the standard for Lake County when they became our first brew pub in 1993 and have been raising the bar ever since. Try some samples, commit to a pint of one of their seasonal brews, and even take home a jug for later.

5.) Long Grove Confectionery
The Long Grove Confectionery Company is one of the sweethearts of the Chicagoland area, so let’s start there. It’s no wonder they’re known around the world for their gourmet dark chocolate, milk chocolate, barks, turtles and more… oh my. Reserve your spot for a group tour so you can see how all the magical goodness happens!

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