“I’m doing some unusual stuff,” she said. “It makes it fun. It’s different, and I do some unique items. It’s wonderful to be able to do something for our area.”
At Creekside Gourmet, Horhota said that the chocolate lace popcorn and sponge candy — a Western New York “thing” — are among the most popular items.
“I have a woman in Texas who received some chocolate lace popcorn going on 10 to 12 years ago, and every year she orders it for gifts,” she said.
It’s not all about the sweets, though.
Anchor Bar and Duff’s may have a lock on popular wing sauces for the area, but Creekside Gourmet of the Town of Tonawanda also offers its own line of hot sauce (the frighteningly named Rectum Wrecker), wing sauce, barbecue sauces (including maple, chipotle maple and honey mustard), Buffalo wing rub, oils and mustards. (As well as jams and jellies.)
The Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls sells four-packs of its original pasta sauce on its website.
And among the wing sauces and the wings themselves (from Duff’s and the Anchor Bar) on www.madeinbuffalo.com, sits Galassi’s Sub Shop sub oil — billed as the “world’s greatest submarine oil” straight from North Tonawanda.
ON THE NET • Murphy Orchards: www.murphyorchards.com • Becker Farms: www.beckerfarms.com • Niagara Wine Trail: www.niagarawinetrail.org • Lewiston Jellies: www.lewistonjellies.com • DiCamillo Bakery: www.dicamillobakery.com