|My Box of Goodies|
She must have done her research about me by reading my blog or Yelp reviews since she picked up on my enormous sweet tooth!
She sent a honey graham and dark chocolate vanilla sea salt caramels from Valos Chocolates which is based in Arnold, Pennsylvania. I read about the company and the founder began his chocolate making career in Chicago! That made me smile reading that. The honey graham was a nice treat work, but the stars of the chocolates definitely were the caramels. They were absolutely divine with the right amount of sweet and salty making it a perfect after dinner treat to keep my sweet tooth at bay. Can you believe that I still have two pieces left?
She also sent over two packages of Nicholas Coffee & Tea Co. Gourmet Ground Coffee from Pittsburgh in the Scandinavian Morning Blend and Graham Cracker flavor. They have been in business since 1919! Unfortunately, I do not have a coffeemaker so I will have to buy a filer so I can make the coffee using my Keurig!
Included in the package was Biscotti Brothers Bakery Granotti made with chocolate chips and sea salt. I have never tried whole grain biscotti before. My taste buds were pleasantly surprised when I took a bite. Again, the sweet and salty flavors were awesome. They are good to eat with breakfast and a cup of tea or coffee or as a snack. They have whole grains so you can feel good eating them!
Lastly, she sent Ciciarelli Brothers salad dressing. They have been in business for over 50 years. However, it's not just a salad dressing. It can be used as a marinade, in pasta salads and on white pizza.
Overall, excellent box and it has been wonderful having Andrea as my foodie pen pal this month! I sincerely appreciate her efforts to put together a box filled with local goodies.
|Andrea's Box of Goodies|
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