Huckleberry Gourmet Foods Archive

Huckleberry Gifts for the Holidays

Posted December 6, 2018 By sandy

Looking for huckleberry products for holiday gift giving?

Our sister website, Tastes of Idaho, features Idaho made products, including lots of huckleberry goodies for personal enjoyment and gift giving.

Currently, we are fully stocked with our projected inventory of “made in Idaho” huckleberry products and candy for the holiday season. 

In your planning for your holiday gift giving, please consider the ready-made gift boxes.  The various boxes might include huckleberry jam, syrup, chocolates …. and other huckleberry treats!Huckleberry Mountain Duo Gift Box

The best selling gift box (which we offer on the Tastes of Idaho website) is the Mountain Duo which contains a bottle huckleberry syrup and a large jar of huckleberry jam.

Check out all the Tastes of Idaho gift boxes

(NOTE:  This is just one of the many beautiful gift packs available directly from Gem Berry. If you visit their site, Gem Berry Products, you will find other popular huckleberry products and gift packs.)

Tastes of Idaho also features FOURTEEN different huckleberry candies, mostly combined with some form of chocolate, are now listed on the Candy / Confection section of the site:

Check out the Huckleberry Candy

Of course, you can find all kinds of huckleberry products such as our popular huckleberry syrup, huckleberry jam, and many other huckleberry gifts and goodies.

And don’t forget to check out our unique ‘Build Your Own Basket’ option or our ready-made basket or bundle options.

But for right now, you will find THE largest huckleberry inventory we will keep in stock all year at Tastes of Idaho, waiting for your order… while supplies last!





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Huckleberry Jam Recipes and Products

Posted October 11, 2018 By sandy

Shorter and cooler days marks the end of the huckleberry picking season.  We’ve heard a few stories about a few late patches of huckleberries here and there, but I suspect, with the first frosts in some area, they are gone for the year.

So now, what are you gonna do with the huckleberries you have picked and probably frozen for the year?

The most popular use for huckleberries is jam.

We have numerous recipes for Huckleberry Jam and Preserves in our archived posts.  Some of the interesting and delicious recipes include:

In addition, I found an informative article on picking and making huckleberry preserves:

Pumping up the Jam:  Savor the flavor of summer with huckleberry preserves

But what if you love huckleberry jam, but did not pick enough huckleberries to make any?

Don’t despair!  Our companion site, Tastes of Idaho, features several different brands of jam — all made by Idaho companies, so you know you are getting the best tasting products!!

In addition to our huckleberry jam, we also have some sugar-free, fruit sweetened huckleberry jams, if you are avoiding sugar. 

No need to go without your favorite huckleberry jam with the recipe or product options listed here!!


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Huckleberry BBQ Sauce goes wild!

Posted April 5, 2018 By sandy

If you are a Huckleberry BBQ sauce lover, we have a deal for you!Huckleberry BBQ Sauce, 64 oz.

For the first time ever, Tastes of Idaho is offering a whopping half gallon – 64 oz. bottle – of Gem Berry’s award-winning, original huckleberry barbecue sauce. 

Gem Berry’s kitchen put out a limited supply of these ‘party-sized’ bottles.  If you can’t get enough Huckleberry BBQ sauce, this item is for you! 
Packaged in a convenient half-gallon plastic container, you can refrigerate to use all season long, or for your next block party!
Huckleberry BBQ Sauce
Supply is limited to stock on hand. When they are gone, they are gone.
This top-selling barbecue sauce uses whole huckleberries (and some blueberries) in a perfect savory tomato sauce. Great on salmon, poultry, or as a side condiment for virtually any kind of meat or seafood!
Also available in a 16-ounce bottle with a striking label.

You can order either size Huckleberry BBQ Sauce bottle here.







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Huckleberry BBQ Sauce

Posted May 26, 2016 By sandy

One of my favorite ways to enjoy huckleberries is in barbecue sauce.

If you have never had Huckleberry BBQ sauce, you are missing a wonderful combination of sweet and savory sauces for beef, pork or chicken.

First time I had huckleberry barbecue sauce was in a meatball dish.  The gal cooked the meatballs ahead of time; then added them with a bottle of sauce into a crockpot and cooked it awhile longer.  Oh my goodness, it was delicious!

Most Huckleberry BBQ Sauces make great dipping sauces for chips, veggies or meat strips; as a marinade sauce (or with meatballs!); in baked beans or lentils; on your homemade pizzas; as a spread for your cold meat sandwiches; mixed in your specialty salads; in soup or stew or chili …. and I have mixed huckleberry barbecue sauce into vegetables as a sweet sour style flavor.

Several different Huckleberry Barbecue sauces are produced around the Rocky Mountain region — where most huckleberries are harvested.

Here are some of my favorites:

Huckleberry BBQ Sauce

Gem Berry’s Huckleberry BBQ Sauce:  Made in the Sandpoint, Idaho area, this is my very favorite sauce (and the one used in the meatball dish described above).  This thick style sauce is very flavorful with a mix of tomato sauces, pastes and purees along with huckleberries, blueberries, brown sugar, vinegar, onion and spices.

Huckleberry BBQ Sauce


Dorothy’s Wild Huckleberry BBQ Sauce Marinade:  A thinner sauce, made in the Boise, Idaho area, is great for marinading your meats and fish before you cook.  This sauce contains many of the same ingredients along with chile and onion powder, paprika, molasses and grilling flavor.



Huckleberry Haven Huckleberry BBQ Sauce from our friends, over the border in Montana.




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Huckleberry Gourmet Foods

Posted December 3, 2015 By sandy

I know that huckleberry season is over and because of the heat and fires, the 2015 season was not a good year for huckleberries.

But that does not mean you can’t enjoy your favorite huckleberry gourmet foods and  treats!

Huckleberry gourmet foods

Our sister site, Tastes of Idaho, is filled with huckleberry products!  And we are not just talking about jams and syrup, but we have loads of other fun huckleberry products such as ….

Huckleberry PopcornMountain Duo

Huckleberry Chocolate Bars

Huckleberry Pancake Mix

Huckleberry Honey Bears

Huckleberry Cordials

Huckleberry Taffy

Huckleberry Mountain Duo Gift Packs

…. and oodles and oodles of huckleberry products!!

Check out our entire selection of huckleberry products!

Tastes of Idaho also offers a “Build Your Own Gift Basket” option!  Just choose from tIdaho Basket 10he dozens of huckleberry products, pick out a basket (several to chose from) and shred (8 color options), and have it shipped to anyone on your Christmas list.  We include a finished basket, shrink wrapped with a card and bow and shipped to anyone in the US!

We do all the work for you!

Check out the Build Your Own Huckleberry Basket option!

Make this a memorable Huckleberry Christmas!

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Huckleberry Products for your Event?

Posted October 15, 2015 By sandy

During the fall and winter, Tastes of Idaho, our sister site, does a booming business in special orders for the event industry.

Inquiries come from people holding a holiday event, organizing an workshop or meeting, sending customer gifts…. even planning family reunions… They want to get some huckleberry products, favors, gifts for welcome packets, or just create fun memories… and what better way to do it, than with tasteful and tasty goodies?

With our connections to the huckleberry and Idaho gourmet food industries, we can often put together a special bulk order, even with products we don’t show on our website.

Huckleberry Products for your event

Popular items include lip balms (several flavors, including our top selling huckleberry), 2 oz or 4 oz huckleberry jams, SOAPS in a wide variety of scents and configurations, popcorn, honey, and all kinds of confections.

Oh, and did I mention custom labels are available on many items?? Not every product is available this way with your own logo, company name, or event particulars. But depending on volume, and a small graphics charge, you would be surprised what we can come up with!

Put your special holiday (or other event) date and information on your own private label, as a memory maker. Consider the impact of your company name on a huckleberry goodie that will REALLY stand out at a trade show or conference.

Oh, and depending on volume, we can often do a 15% or more discount over regular retail prices!

Give us a holler, and let us do come concierge shopping for you.

Do remember that logistics for these larger orders do require a bit of extra time, ESPECIALLY if you want a custom label.

Last year, we shipped out thousands of cool huckleberry items, including jams, lip balms, soaps, and candy for wedding favors, customer gifts, and conference welcome packs.

Are you associated with an upcoming conference or other event in the near future, that I can help you make even more memorable??

Give me a quick call, and let’s see what we can find and create for you!

Sandy & Malcolm Dell
Tastes of Idaho

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Huckleberry Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Posted March 17, 2015 By sandy

Looking for a new unique huckleberry dish to create NOW, before huckleberry season?

Our huckleberry vinegar, featured on our Tastes of Idaho website, has many delicious purposes, other than use in salads, in cooking your favorite sweet and sour dish.

Check out the Wildbeary recipe below:

Huckleberry Sweet & Sour Sauce Recipe


  • 1 C Wildbeary Huckleberry Vinegar
  • 1/8 C cider vinegar
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 T Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste: (recommended is ½ tsp of each)


  1. Mix ingredients together and use.
WBP HB vinegar

You can find Wildbeary Huckleberry Vinegar on our Tastes of Idaho website.

Enjoy your huckleberry sweet and sour sauce!


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Huckleberries in North Idaho

Posted February 5, 2015 By sandy

Looking for huckleberries in north Idaho?

Coeur d Alene is a famous resort town, known for its fine dining, beautiful lake Coeur d Alene and it’s beaches, and HUCKLEBERRIES!


But, of course, you won’t find any huckleberries to pick this time of the year!  But, the Guide to North Idaho has a listing of wonderful places to experience huckleberries!


If you’re not inclined to compete with the bears and birds for Idaho’s official state fruit, there are multiple other ways to enjoy huckleberries:

  • Baskin Robbins in Coeur d’Alene features dozens of toppings including fresh huckleberries.
  • Paul Bunyon Burgers has been a local favorite since 1952. What do the locals love about Paul Bunyon in the summertime? Huckleberry milkshakes!
  • Sargent’s on Government Way in Hayden not only serves up the best steaks in town, but also the best huckleberry pie!
  • Huckleberry topped salads and cheesecake are a must try at 315 Martinis, Tapas and Dinner at the Greenbriar Inn.

Huckleberries are the star each August when the Huckleberry / Heritage Festival takes place in Wallace the 3rd weekend. Besides a bake-off and Huckleberry pancake breakfast, vendors have huckleberry goods along with other arts and crafts. There’s also live music, a fun run, downtown bicycle race and a bicycle hillclimb to the top of Dobson Pass.

If you are inclined to visit Coeur d Alene to pick huckleberries …

By mid-June, berries on south facing lower slopes are ripe. Good picking is as late as October on north slopes. Abundant huckleberry picking spots are available throughout North Idaho. Best picking is between late July and early August. Visit or contact the Priest Lake Ranger District, (208)443-2512

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Want Huckleberry Products?

Posted November 13, 2014 By sandy

Just wanted to post a note about our annual 10% off pre-Christmas sale on Tastes of Idaho website — running November 16 to November 19, Sunday through Wednesday.

Huckleberry products

If you are looking for special huckleberry gifts for your friends and/or family,  this is the place to see the one of the largest online selection of  huckleberry products.

Note that we are happy to DELAY shipments to your friends and family … just be sure to make a note in the comments upon completion of your order. Otherwise, we usually send in 1 to 3 business days, depending on sales volume.

Tastes of Idaho

Remember:  Sales starts this Sunday and runs until Wednesday!

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Huckleberry BBQ Sauce

Posted June 28, 2014 By sandy

Barbecue season is here!

How about surprising your family and friends, with something to try out on the barbie grill?

At Tastes of Idaho, we carry the ORIGINAL (and still the best) huckleberry BBQ sauce from Gem Berry Products. A beefy 16 oz bottle, that pours well, and is great on salmon, chicken, pork, beef or wild game! A slightly sweet, savory sauce with bits of REAL huckleberry dotted about.

Huckleberry BBQ sauce is a tasty dressing laced with whole huckleberries and blueberries anHuckleberry BBQ Sauced hand-made in small batches to enhance the natural flavor of this wild mountain fruit.

Labeled attractively in 16 oz. glass bottles, this BBQ sauce has the ambiance of a sweet and sour tomato based sauce that, in my opinion, is to die for!!

First time I tasted it was in a meatball dish and it was heavenly!

Uses of Huckleberry BBQ Sauce
*Glaze for poultry, fish, pork or beef dishes
*Dipping sauce
*Add flavor to any tomato based dishes
*Any applications where you would use BBQ Sauce

Here is what some of our customers have said about Gem Berry’s Huckleberry BBQ Sauce”

“We purchased a bottle of your Huckleberry BBQ sauce and we just loved it. The only problem is, I can’t remember where I bought it … We really need some ribs with your sauce on them!! We took a ton of ribs to a neighborhood block party that had your sauce on them. They were a hit. Our neighbors want to buy your sauce also.”
P. Bulkley from Spokane, Washington

Check out the Huck Barbecue sauce here! And while you are there, check out all the other wonderful huckleberry products at Tastes of Idaho


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