The Fourth of July is but one of many reasons for firing up that grill or waving the red, white and blue. Here are a few items to help you do either — or both — any day of the year.
Las Vegas-based SkinnyFats has introduced a line of four ketchups — or catchups, as the company calls them — and a Turmerica hot mustard to put some zing into your grilling game. Choose from Jalatcha, Chillpotle, Unipeppercorn or Porky Pineapple; the latter of which can be rubbed on a salt-and-peppered pork butt that’s cooked and shredded for pulled pork. — $4.20 each at the four local restaurants or $4.95 at amazon.com
Old Glory-themed 7-inch paper dessert plates with a vintage flag design come in a package of 10. Similar designs in other supplies are available, such as party picks, cupcake toppers, tablecloths, coasters and can coolers. — $2, jet.com
Commercial ice-cream sandwiches may not be too exciting, but with this kit you can start from scratch or customize to your heart’s desire. The Chef’n SweetSpot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker includes a silicone mold for baking the cookies and a mold for making the finished sandwiches, and recipes are included. — $19.99, chefn.com
Show your patriotic spirit while making it easier to bring the beverages along. The American Flag Flask is lightweight, BPA-free plastic with a wide-mouth cap for filling and a drip-free spout for serving, and a number of designs are available. It holds 2.25 liters, or about three bottles of wine. — $19.99, amazon.com
Here’s an opportunity to share your patriotic tastes with family and friends: This set from Wabash Valley Farms includes a color-changing aluminum popcorn popper, 2 pounds of popcorn in red, white and blue (each) and serving bowls. — $65.99, bedbathandbeyond.com