Kowalski's California Balsamic Vinegar is a major kitchen multi-tasker good for salads, sauces and glazing everything from meats and veggies to sandwiches and appetizers. It's even great for desserts! Click here for more ideas on adding a splash of balsamic flavor to your dishes and find our vinegar in the Grocery Department.
There is nothing better than a plate of fresh pasta tossed in a really great quality pesto, and our is made with 100% extra-virgin olive oil. When you crave this classic Italian dish, look to our Signature Pesto for a dinner that you can bring to the table in minutes. You'll want to keep a jar on hand for a quick dinner anytime, along with a package of our Signature Fresh Handmade Pasta.
After many taste tests and much searching, we are pleased to bring you the most flavorful, high-quality barbeque sauces we can offer. Both our Original and Smokey Sweet varieties have the rich, sweet tang of Kansas City style sauces. Use them for all your barbecuing needs, but you won't want to limit them to the grill – try it in chili or with slow-cooked ribs!
Selection and availability may vary by market.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a childhood favorite: lightly sweet and crispy graham crackers drenched in chocolate. Look for Chocolate, Sea Salt Chocolate, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Caramel Grahams with Sea Salt in the Grocery Department.
Quality spices make a big difference, so do yourself a flavor favor and cook with the best spices available – Kowalski's Signature Spices. Our dry spice line imparts a full-bodied flavor to everything you make. We also offer a selection of organic spices, highlighted with a gold label.
This exceptional oil is produced by hand and harvested directly from the Cinquina family estate in Lanciano, a picturesque town in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. The olives are grown in a perfect climate in the foothills of the Abruzzo Mountains near the Adriatic Sea. For three generations, the Cinquinas have carefully selected and processed the finest quality olives from the sun-soaked region to create superb quality olive oils.
Our Signature U.S. Grade A honey is Minnesota grown and produced by a small family of beekeepers in Little Falls, Minnesota. Bruce Marquette, a third-generation beekeeper, bottles single-source honey, the best quality you can buy. It is produced from mid-June through mid-August, when their bees get nectar from basswood and clover; this is the time of year when we get the best quality nectar in Minnesota, creating a light yellow, delicious, high-value honey. Enjoy pure or raw honey in 22 oz. jars, or avoid the mess with our pure honey in a squeezable 16 oz. bottle.
One of our newest Signature items if lemon curd. This delicious, fruity concoction is a versatile performer in the kitchen, so you're going to want to familiarize yourself with the basics:
What is lemon curd?
Lemon curd is a soft, smooth, intensely flavored spread made from cooked egg yolks, sugar and lemon juice. Butter is usually added at the end of cooking to add a silky texture, sheen and richness.
Is curd the same as custard?
Curds are typically smoother and creamier than pie fillings or custards and contain a higher proportion of juice and zest.
How is it used?
Lemon curd is a popular substitute for jam as a spread for bread, muffins, scones, toast, bagels, waffles and pancakes. It also makes a great filling or topping for cakes and cupcakes, especially white and yellow cake, angel food cake, pound cake, cake a yeast doughnuts, and cheesecake.
Lemon curd can be used in all manner of pie and tart shells, puff pastry and fillo shells as well as Pavlova-style meringue shells (such as Bistro Meringues Dessert Cups) with fresh berries or other fruit.
What else can I do with it?
It's also wonderful swirled into yogurt. try blending some with whipped cream for a fast and easy lemon mousse!
Kowalski's Signature Coffee is roasted locally in the Twin Cities and delivered weekly to our markets for the freshest coffee around. Our coffee is also Fair Trade and Organic. Jim Kowalski traveled to Brazil to meet local farmers and inspect the beans that would one day become Kowalski's Signature Coffee Roasts. That's why our customers can always shop with confidence, knowing we've already hand-selected only the best! Find a variety of ground and whole bean options in the Grocery Department.
Our Signature Grade A Maple Syrup is locally produced by a third-generation family owned and operated business that has been producing quality maple syrup for over 80 years. It is continually graded for flavor, color and density to ensure that our product maintains the highest quality standard.