I was contacted by Harvard Sweet Boutique a few weeks ago, initially because they wanted to share a recipe for Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Of course, if you're a long time reader, you know I'm allergic to nuts of all kinds, so I wasn't about to share a recipe for a food that, as my mom says, "offends me".
Instead, they sent over a bunch of goodies for me to try. My initial reaction? The packaging is so cute! My selection of nut-free goodies, came in a cute green polka dotted box with pink tissue. The package contained an assortment of brownies (salted caramel, mint chocolate fudge, to name a few) and cookies (oatmeal raisin, ginger molasses, etc).
I attempted to snap a few shots, but without opening the individually wrapped baked goods, I couldn't really get across how yummy they looked...so I'm using their shots instead.
Overall, I found the brownies a little too rich for my taste and was disappointed, because they were the desserts I was most excited about. The cookies, on the other hand- they were yummy! The Ginger molasses was definitely my favorite, with the oatmeal raisin coming in at a close second.
About Harvard Sweet Boutique:
"Harvard Sweet Boutique was founded by Harvard, Mass. resident Sue George in 2007 and gained in popularity as an online retailer accepting orders through its catalog and website. This past November, Harvard Sweet Boutique opened its doors for its first brick-and-mortar store located in Hudson, Mass. The storefront acts as a test kitchen, where treats like homemade pop-tarts, fresh granola, whoopee pies and chocolate covered strawberries are offered! The store front is located at 25 South Street, Hudson, MA 01749.
At Harvard Sweet Boutique, we have the perfect gift idea that is unique, whimsical, and magnificent. Our gifts are even more sensational and adorable than roses and teddy bears, and are also mouth-watering delicious. Send our “Sweets for all Occasions” as a wonderful alternative to flowers and traditional candies. Our beautifully packaged gifts are guaranteed to warm the hearts of your friends, loved ones, and business associates.
At Harvard Sweet Boutique, we believe that baking should be done the old-fashioned way – from scratch. Everything is made lovingly by hand, using only the freshest ingredients. When you order gourmet desserts from us, you can rest assured you’re getting the best, most delicious baked sweet available. Our products are all natural, and made with exceptional ingredients, including rich European chocolate with the highest cocoa butter content, pure
double-strength vanilla extracts, the finest flours, premium grade nuts, and fresh Grade A butter."
I'd give these goodies 3 out of 5 stars. If you're looking to send someone a beautifully packaged gift, Harvard Sweet Boutique is a great option, especially if you're looking for gluten free or low carb treats. Some baked goods do contain nuts, so if you have a severe allergy, they recommend you don't buy their treats.
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