Gettin’ Figgy Wit It

(I couldn’t help myself)

What’s your favorite figgy food?

I figure I have to post a few figgy articles, so here is one about tasty fig products. Dalmatia Orange Fig Spread is one of the most delicious jams I’ve ever had.

Dalmatia Fig Spread

The honey-sweet of the figs paired with fragrant orange is pure bliss. I have all kinds of wild plans to use this spread: in cakes, thumb print cookies, puff pastry…heck, slathered on anything I can get my hands on. So far, the most I’ve done with it, is happily pile dollops on a whole wheat English muffin with cream cheese. Seriously…bliss.

I have to say, that I tasted the Dalamatia Fig Spread without the orange and it just wasn’t interesting enough for me. It was sweet just to be sweet, without the depth that orange lends. So, if you find it at your local gourmet market, be sure to get the spread with orange in it.

The other fun figgy find I want to mention is Trader Joe’s Figments.


They are like raisinets, but classy. Bits of black mission figs dipped in dark chocolate. It’s a tasty treat and a fun way to get some of your RDA of fruit. Either or both of these would be great as part of a cheese platter or other buffet style festivity.

p.s. I’ll be incommunicado for about a week, so you won’t see me around for a bit. I’ll miss you. Will you miss me? I’m sure I’ll have lots to report. See you soon!

9 thoughts on “Gettin’ Figgy Wit It”

  1. Bri yes we WILL miss you!

    i love (LOVE) making granola with coconut, cashews, and dried apricot, cherries and figs. truly a decadent breakfast, and slightly healthy too.

    have fun!

  2. Gigi – Awww shucks (shuffles feet). Thanks. Yum! I made granola once and had such success with it, I don’t know why I didn’t do it again. I love your granola idea. I bet all the dried fruit is really tasty with the coconut and cashews. Yum!

  3. Hi Bri!
    Coming from Dalmatia makes me extremly proud that our products are so loved 🙂
    I have to be honest I didn’t hear about the orange-fig combination before. Sounds interesting…
    Great post! 🙂

  4. Hopefully by the time I get all caught up with the latest posts, not much time will have passed to get the next installement! Figments–what a great name! i will look for those. Ya, what doesn’t fig go good with???

  5. EJ – Well, I have been prolific, so I won’t hold it against ya if you get behind 😉
    Mmmmm….figs…it’s nearing the end of fig season here. Oh well, on to persimmon season.

  6. Nicisme – Thanks! I did have a good time.

    Tea – Well, since you said you were from Dalmatia, I had to look up where that is. I had no idea it was a place, let alone, where. So, Wikipedia to the rescue. I have a friend to went on vacation in Croatia and loved it. Yes, the fig-orange combination is delish! A must try if you can find it. Thanks for stopping by, and motivating me to learn more geography. 🙂

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