Discover Alabama’s Finest: 3 Must-Try Food and Drink Products

Discover Alabama’s Finest: 3 Must-Try Food and Drink Products

Alabama is known for its rich culinary heritage, and these three products showcase the state’s exceptional flavors. From refreshing iced tea to delectable preserves and buttery cookies, these items are sure to delight your taste buds.

Alabama Sweet Tea Co. – Mellow Iced Tea

Iced tea is a year-round favorite in the South, and Alabama Sweet Tea Co. has perfected the art of this beloved beverage. Founded in 2015 by Wes Willis and Golson Foshee in Montgomery, Alabama Sweet Tea Co.

uses a custom blend of tea leaves in their family-size tea bags. The box includes a recipe for the sweet tea that the founders enjoyed at family gatherings.

In a side-by-side comparison with other Southern teas, our taste testers found Alabama Sweet Tea to be the most mellow and well-balanced.

Whether you prefer it sweetened or unsweetened, this tea is sure to become a staple in your household.$4.29 per box of 24 family-size tea bags.

Available at

Stone Hollow Farmstead – Peach Preserves and Syrup

On their 80-acre Stone Hollow Farmstead in Shelby County, Deborah Stone and her daughter, Alexandra Stone Flowers, grow flowers and produce a variety of artisanal products, including drinking and cooking vinegars, pickles, relishes, jellies, preserves, and pie fillings.

Their peach preserves and peach lemon verbena syrup are standouts. The preserves are made with just peaches, sugar, and lemon, resulting in a soft texture that is perfect for spooning into yogurt or over ice cream.

In June, they will release a limited-edition “Fairytale” peach preserves with a touch of whiskey. The lemon verbena in the peach syrup adds a delightful herbaceous note to the lemony flavor, making it ideal for crafting delicious mocktails.

$16.50 per 8-ounce jar of preserves, $14 per 4-ounce bottle of syrup. Available at

Mama’s Secrets – Butter Cookies

When Irma Robinson created her variation of a family recipe for butter cookies, known as “secrets,” friends David and Beverlye Brady Brooks convinced her to make them available through their Auburn-based company, Mama’s Secrets.

The cookie dough, which includes finely chopped pecans, is rolled into one-inch balls, baked, and then coated in powdered sugar. The original, lemon, and chocolate flavors are all equally delicious, making it difficult to choose a favorite.

The cheese bites are next on our list to try.These three products showcase the exceptional quality and creativity of Alabama’s food producers.

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing iced tea, a delightful preserve to pair with your breakfast, or a buttery cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth, these Alabama-made items are sure to impress.