I love living in Washington state! I moved here from middle Tennessee almost exactly twenty years ago this month of March. I have come to appreciate all of the culinary treats and eats that make residing in Washington so much fun.

I would love to send my mom a care package of some of my favorite Washington state foods.I think she would be very happy!

Send someone you love a little something with Washington state written all over it! Here are 16 zesty foods to put in your Washington state care package. Just some things I would definitely want to receive if someone were to send me a care package!

Beecher's Cheese

Beechers Cheese
igourmet via Amazon
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Pair this cheese up with some water crackers and your mouth will explode in ecstacy!

Chukar Cherries

Chukar Cherries - Bings
via chukar.com
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This is some Washington state goodness that happens when you combine Bing cherries with chocolate! YES!

Dairygold Block Cheese

dairygold cheese fred meyer
fredmeyer.com
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Smoked Salmon

Seabear Smoked Salmon from Washington state
madeinwashington.com
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Smoked salmon served on shark coochie plates (charcuterie) is a BIG thing out here in Washington state. Delicious!

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Baklava from the Greek Nuns at St. John's Monastery

Baklava is sold at St. John's Monastery in Washington state
Photo by Lottie Griffiths on Unsplash
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If you haven't tried some of this special baklava, you are missing out!

Cheese Zombies + Tomato Soup

Cheese Zombie
Shorty's Sweets, Treats, and Cakes
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Made popular at lunch schools in the 80s and 90s in Yakima, the comeback of the Cheese Zombie has become the hottest food trend popping up all over the Yakima Valley in delis, coffee shops, and breweries, thanks to the former Shorty's Sweets, Treats, and Cakes bakery!

Starbucks Ground Coffee

Starbuckshas become one of the most popular coffee chain thanks to Washington state
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Walla Walla Onions

Walla Walla Onions
Marde Ross & Company via Amazon.com
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Growing up in Tennessee, the only time I had ever heard of Walla Walla onions was when Tonya Cooley was on The Real World: Chicago back in 2002.

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Here are some other things I think you should put into your Washington state food care package!

Asparagus from the Lower Valley of Yakima

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Washington state Beer is the BEST in the West!

Beer Fun Friends
Thinkstock
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Washington state wine

Two Mountain Winery in Zillah, WA
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Boehm's Chocolates

Boehm's Candy shop in Yakima, WA
boehmscandies.com
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Tim's Cascade Chips

Tims Cascade Chips Jalapeno from Safeway
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Something from Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's
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Flavored Pepper Jelly from Pike Place

Micks Ghost Pepper Jelly
via PepperJelly com
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Tieton Creamery Goat Cheese

Tieton Creamery Goat Cheese is very popular in the Yakima Valley of Washington state
Photo by Anita Peeples on Unsplash
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Valuable Tip: To make your Washington state care package really impressive, Include a Glass Baby candle holder in your care package! Thank me later!

Glassybaby Candle Holders are popular gifts in Washington state
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