EVERY ARTISAN HAS A STORY,Believe it or not, I'm REALLY not one for sweets in general. I'm VERY fussy when it comes to the sweets I enjoy. I enjoy coconut candies, cookies and sweet drinks. It's easy for me to walk past the candy aisles in stores. (The chips aisle? Well, That's a whole different story...) I'm not really one for chocolate either... unless it's on an Almond Joy bar.
WE'RE HERE TO TELL THAT STORY.
[ Passion. Craftsmanship. Dedication. ]
Through working with numerous talented confectioners, we find that the story of an artisan usually involves a firing passion for epicurean creation, a secret recipe, and an unforgiving dedication in delivering high quality treats.
The journey typically begins at a Sunday farmers markets, where artisans from around the country enthusiastically showcase their handcrafted treats. Whether they’re makers who are participating at their first farmer’s market or someone who has built a successful brand with what started out as a small-batch operation, these sweet makers rely heavily on getting their products directly in the hands of those who would appreciate them-- sweet-lovers from around the country!
But I was excited when OrangeGlad offered me a box for review. I had heard LOTS of good things about their boxes, so I couldn't wait to try the goodies!
^^What I received^^
Let's take a look at the yummies inside!
POMEGRANATE & NECTARINE HARD CANDY BY TORIE AND HOWARD
Unique, sophisticated sweets brimming with fresh flavors that taste of real, luscious fruit picked straight from the garden. You’ve certainly never tasted anything like these candies. Carefully crafted from all natural ingredients, the candies feature sophisticated dual flavors of tart California pomegranate with sweet freestone nectarine. No additives, no artificial flavors or colors. Just pure fresh, delicious satisfaction
USDA Certified organic | Kosher certified hard candy | Non-GMO | gluten free | casein free | nut and soy free | No artificial dyes or artificial flavoring | All at just 12 calories each
These were okay. I couldn't really taste the pomegranate in these, just the nectarine. I'm not one for hard candies. I only 'eat' them when I have a sore/dry throat and I'm trying to soothe it. Not entirely sure I'd buy these myself.
S’MORES BISCOTTI BY THE CANDY STORE (OrangeGlad Exclusive)
Inspired by the classic candies, marshmallows and chocolates curated by The Candy Store, these were designed in collaboration with OrangeGlad and local pastry chefs. Crisp chocolate and graham cookies are topped with a fudgy layer of burnt marshmallow. Enjoy as-is or try dipping in coffee, milk or hot chocolate for a unique take on a classic summer treat.
I can honestly say I’ve never made/eaten a s’more in my life. I’ve had s’more-flavored things, like cocoa and cereal, but to actually make and eat a traditional s’more… nopel
Before this, I don’t think I’ve ever had biscotti either.
If I were to based my like of biscotti on this, I’d pass. I just didn’t like it. Maybe it was the flavor I got, but it was just WAY too chocolatey for me. The only thing I liked was the marshmallows on top.
HONEY LAVENDER SHORTBREAD COOKIES BY WHIMSY & SPICE
The subtle floral bouquet of lavender blends delicately with sweet honey to form a sophisticated and fragrant shortbread cookie
As you can see by the video above, I thought these were going to be disgusting, but they actually were pretty good. I really couldn’t taste lavender in the cookies… then again, I don’t make it a habit of eating lavender petals. *giggle*
I tasted the honey heavily in this. I really liked these cookies. A bit crumbly, but then most shortbread cookies are.
ESPRESSO DULCE DE LECHE BROWNIES BY WHIMSY & SPICE
A decadent and rich chocolate brownie is flavored with espresso and drizzled with freshly made dulce de leche.
These were REALLY rich. I'm actually not one for brownies overall, because they have too much of a cake texture, and I RARELY eat cake, unless it's a no-bake cheesecake.
However, these weren't very cake-like at all. Very soft and chewy. I couldn't taste too much of the espresso in this, and because I don't like strong 'road tar' coffee, this was a major plus.
SALTED CARAMEL CREME COOKIES BY THE CRAVORY
Made with The Cravory’s in-house salted caramel, infused with vanilla chips, and finished with sea salt sprinkles, this soft and moist cookie was truly crafted in cookie heaven! Your mouth probably is screaming for milk without even tasting it, so we recommend a tall, chilled glass of it along side.
Wow. I usually like sweet things, but this was just too much, even for me.
When I first opened the bag, my nostrils filled with the scent of well-melted caramel, almost to the point of smelling BURNT.
The cookie was very soft and chewy. I liked it, but I wish I could have tasted more of the vanilla chips.
This is available from OrangeGlad's CrateJoy page for $25.00.
WILL BE FILLED IN WHEN REVIEW IS COMPLETE.
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes/No
**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**