Showing posts with label Baked Goods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baked Goods. Show all posts

Monday, January 14, 2013

Isabella's Cookies {Review & 5 Winner #Giveaway}

  I can't resist a good cookie and Isabella's Cookies qualify as just that.  As a matter of fact, they are better than good! They are perfectly soft, chewy, flavorful and void of preservatives and artificial ingredients.  The ingredients they put in their cookies are fresh farm butter & eggs, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, extra creamy peanut butter chips and semi-sweet chocolate, to name a few. I must warn you, though, these cookies are dangerous!  I was the recipient of the Hot Chocolate and Orange Cream Dream cookies and I found myself at the bottom of  a bag before I knew what I was doing. So you do need a plan before you start eating them out of the bag.  A good plan would be to share with someone else!  That way, you won't find yourself having eaten them all in one sitting! 
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Each cookie weighs .33 lb. - That's generous!
The Hot Chocolate Cookie is amazing!  It has chipotle in it, and I didn't know it when I tried them. I was naively thinking that they would taste like a cup of hot chocolate.  Not so!  It definitely tasted very chocolaty, chocolate chips and all, until a few seconds after I swallowed.  It was then that I felt  a definite "hot" sensation on my taste buds, but not too hot!  Just enough to make you say, wow, that is some potent chocolate!  And I really, really liked it!  Trust me, I am a choco-holic, and know these things. Just look at my chocolate board on Pinterest!  The Orange Cream Dream tastes just like a Creamsicle!  They are so delicious!  And what gets me is the freshness of the cookies.  I could definitely fool people into thinking that I baked these and that I am a ultra-professional baker!  

"I fell in love with baking as a little girl and always thrived on the happiness brought to others by my cookies. In 2001, I founded Isabella's Cookie Company with that same spirit and a mission to satisfy the world with my fresh baked cookie creations".
The woman behind the cookies, Jennifer Palmer. No her name isn't Isabella!
A big event is coming up here in Utah on Jan 18 through the 24th--The Slamdance Festival. It is a showcase for independent filmmakers, producers, directors, etc.  As an official sponsor at Utah's Slamdance Festival, Isabella's will be much appreciated by all of the attendees there!  As a token of appreciation to all who love independent films, Isabella's is having a Slamdance Gift Box Special.  It includes 2 bags of cookies--the Peanut Butter Bombs and the Rocky Road Bites in a gift box!  It is $3.50 off the normal price.

Some other info:  All Isabella's Cookies are certified Kosher Dairy and they also have 4 Vegan cookies as well!  Isabella's does not currently have its own retail store, but is sold in fine food stores everywhere.  Check your local 'Whole Foods' for a selection near you or check their store locator on the site.  Isabella's is named after a close friend of Jennifer Palmer, the founder of the company.

Two other cookies I'd like to highlight are the Rocky Road - a chocolate cookie with chocolate chunks, gooey marshmallows and almond slivers and the Paddy - a cookie loaded with chocolate chips and green mint chips!

In about a minute, this giveaway will be up and 5 winners will be able to select a bag of Isabella's Cookies from the 4 above mentioned flavors - Hot Chocolate, Orange Cream Dream, Paddy or Rocky Road.  Which one will you choose?  I know, it's more than difficult to choose just one, but that's OK, just order the rest!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Open to U.S. only.  I received product for this giveaway for review purposes. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.  A GAL not responsible for non-delivery of product or services by any featured companies.  Winner will be contacted after 1/30/13 by e-mail.  Must respond within 48 hours.  Entrants with invalid entries will be disqualified.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gourmet Gift Baskets - It's The Brownie Sampler! #Giveaway

 I feel that Gourmet Gift Baskets is the go-to company for the best quality gift baskets and now, I can tell you that they are the absolute butter best when you want to ship someone delicious baked goods! 
I was shipped the Brownie Sampler Pack, with each one of the six flavors.  It wrecked havoc on my waistline, but I didn’t care at the time.  My husband and I divided them each day.  But I was bad once and ate the Belgian Chocolate Chunk and the Cheesecake Brownie on my own.   It was a guilty, but fun pleasure.  After all, I rationalized, I was the one who had to do the review!  I really had to be sure that I got it right in order to provide an honest opinion.

Six different types of brownies come in Sampler option (The Gourmet Sampler has two of each):
  • Belgian Chocolate Chunk
  •  White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde
  • Butterscotch Blonde
  • Cheesecake
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fudge Walnut 
I was blown away by the freshness, the taste and the quality of the brownies.  I reserved my strictest judgement for the most common of the brownies, the Fudge Walnut.  It was amazing.  It was fresh, moist, chocolaty, and the walnuts were there in the perfect combination.  The remaining brownies followed with equal taste and quality!  Mercy!  It was like the devil delivered to me in the disguise of 6 amazing brownies.  It is definitely a temptation that is hard to resist.  So for that special one who you either want to kill with kindness or maybe even someone you don’t like but would like to trap them in the quagmire of temptation, you definitely want to consider this option!
Gourmet Gift Baskets would like to give one lucky winner a custom package with one of each brownie from the Brownie Sampler.  This giveaway is only open to residents of the Lower 48 states because of the perishable nature of the baked goods. Giveaway ends on April 26 at 11:59pm MST.  Please use the Rafflecopter entry form to enter to win: