Make your next summer cookout stand out with these great items!

Candace gives us the scoop on some items that can make your next cookout or get together one for the record books!

When it’s warm outside, you want to grill and gather but don’t just settle for your typical run-of-the-mill cookout! Here are a few ideas that are guaranteed to take your next summer cookout to the next level!

Summer Cookout Items:

Wildwood Grilling

Grilling planks are the first contact your meat, fish and vegetables will have to enhance flavor, and Wildwood Grilling offers six different wood planks to add fragrant flavor during your next grilling adventure. Wildwood’s planks are aromatic and the full-bodied smoke pairs wonderfully with anything you put on top. What sets Wildwood Grilling apart is their commitment to the environment. Their grilling planks are cut from pieces of lumber that are too short to be used in the construction industry, and they use 100% of the wood fiber they intake. Choose from cedar, alder, hickory, maple, red oak, cherry or sampler packs with two different types of wood or all six! Made in the USA, and the grilling planks are 100% pure and clean with no pesticides, herbicides or foreign matter. Available nationwide at Whole Foods Market, Amazon, Albertson’s, Hy-vee and Prices starting at $10.99.

Miner’s Mix

Miner’s Mix offers handcrafted, gourmet BBQ seasonings, rubs and mixes that are 100% natural, low in salt, contain no flavor enhancers, no MSG, no preservatives, nothing artificial and are all great tasting! Flavors like Poultry Perfection Rub, Maynard’s Memphis Style BBQ Seasoning and Rub, Roast and Prime Rib Herbed Rub and Bodacious Bean Dip just to name a few. Miner’s Mix is a family-owned and operated company from the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Available on, and


Keep your beer ice cold with Snowfox’s Stainless Steel Beer Glass — this vacuum-insulated, double walled glass holds 16 ounces of your favorite brew. These beer glasses don’t sweat and the warmth of your hand holding the glass will not warm up the drink. Snowfox Beer Glasses are lightweight.  They’re just half the weight of a traditional pint glass. The sleek design has a 1 mm thin rim. The best part — no matter how wild you get, Snowfox glasses are unbreakable! Use indoors or outdoors.  Choose from seven vibrant colors; price: $35/set at: and Amazon.

B Cups

If you or your guests will be enjoying craft beer, take your experience to the next level with B Cups. B Cups are the first go-anywhere plastic IPA beer cup in the world! They look just like glass and hold up to all the outdoor elements. The shape of the cup enhances the aroma and therefore the flavor of your favorite IPA or other dry hopped lager and pale ales. B Cups are uniquely made to allow you to taste and smell all the subtleties of your favorite beer and are for craft beer lovers who consider drinking beer an experience. In situations where glass and red party cups won’t do there is B Cups. Eco-friendly, reusable and dishwasher-safe.


cookoutTurn your cocktails or beer into sparkly libations this by adding a dash of Spirdust to the glass. Spirdust is a glitter powder that can be added to drinks to create vibrant, iridescent colors. Simply add a pinch or two of Spirdust directly into the glass, stir well and watch the magic unfold! Spirdust can be used with any kind of alcohol. It won’t change the flavor of the drink or stain your teeth. Comes in 17 colors and two varieties — Shimmer Dust with Pearl Effect and Shimmer Dust Dye the Drink (recommended for beer). Spirdust meets the food standards of the U.S. FDA, Health Canada and the European Commission. Price: $8.99 for 1.5 grams (serves up to 50 drinks); and Amazon.

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