Saturday, January 7, 2012

Gourmet Delights


When I returned home from my Christmas vacation, a box of goodies from Twin Cakes Bakery was awaiting me. I was SO excited to finally try the creations of Michelle and Lori, two of my favorite blogger friends and chefs extraordinaire!

Crackers, balls, and biscotti in multiple flavors. Mmm! I didn't know where to begin! Actually... yes I did. Sweets first, lol. These were the last sweet things I ate two days ago before starting my sugar cleanse yesterday.


The chocolate truffles were absolutely delicious. Rich and chocolatey - dark with with enough sweetness. I love the crunch of cacao nibs on the outside. I'm huge on textures.

Cocoa coconut bite was yummy. Think chocolate macaroon!
Carob brownie. Well I love my carob! The texture was much different than the others, I think due to the coconut butter and carob together. Loved it! 
The mint chip coconut bites were an explosion of peppermint when I opened the bag. Biting into one was even better. Mint, coconut, and chocolate are three of my fave flavors so these were one of my favorites. 


I loved the cashew nib dough ball the best! These are sweet with a chewy texture and again, crunchy nibs just round it all out.
Spiced cacao dough ball was lovely too. First I tasted the chocolate and then the cinnamon and the heat of the cayenne came in at the end in a wave.
Mesquite cacao biscotti was my least fave but still nice. I LOVED the cardamom almond biscotti though! So light and crunchy and flavorful. I haven't tried the cashew biscotti yet as I didn't notice it at the bottom of the pile and won't be having any sweet things for a while.


Onto the crackers... these are all super crunchy and just the right thickness.
The plain jane crackers are my favorite, with the base of buckwheat and sunflower seeds. I liked the spiced cheese crackers second. These could get addictive, especially with a spread on them!

The collard green onion crackers were nice and I sprinkled some on my salad for a flavorful crunch. Not a fan of the savory kale crackers - even though I like kale. I found the taste a bit strong but work well in a salad or with a spread on top.

Have you tried any goodies from Twin Cakes Bakery??

6 comments:

Ela said...

I love that you got to try these wonderful goodies!

I adore their recipes but haven't ordered anything--so far away, etc.

Sweet inspiration..

The Annessa Family said...

Those mint chocolate chip treats may need to be ordered! Yum!

Brooke
www.TheAnnessaFamily.com

Malin @ veganparade.tumblr.com said...

Wow these all looks fantastic!! think I might order some yees :)) love your blog!

Pure2raw twins said...

so glad everything arrived to you safe and sound :) and that you were able to sample the goodies! you are so sweet and thank you so much for your honest review you are the best!!! and we are planning on trying your goodies either today or tomorrow so excited!!
HUGS
love ya

Sasha Mitchell said...

YUMMO!! I'm going on their website right now to se how I can purchase. Looks delicious!!!!
Thanks for sharing! Best,
Sasha from Kale With Love

Lauren said...

Love those ladies and their products!