Thursday, March 04, 2010

Sweetly Delicious Goodies from Allison's Gourmet and The Winners Are ...

Allison Rivers Samson is beautiful, successful, compassionate, and a gifted gourmet vegan chef. Her cookies, brownies, and confections have made believers out of vegans and non-vegans alike. For years she has proved that vegan treats can taste just as good if not better, than baked goods made with milk, butter, and eggs. I have been a fan from the beginning. So when Allison surprised me in Nevada City with a gift box of her delightful treats, I was completely blown away. I also knew that I would want to share the contents with you here.

Beautifully wrapped with her new signature lavender bow, it's hard to believe that I resisted the temptation to open the box before I got home.


Peering inside, I was met with a feast for the eyes—a gorgeous assortment of cookies, candies, and truffles!


And to my sheer delight, hiding beneath one package of cookies was a delectable pecan brownie! (I made work of it too quickly, I think!)


I cannot begin to describe how moist, chewy, rich, and delicious all of Allison's baked treats are. I've yet to taste one of her cookies or brownies that I didn't love, and she's always inventing exciting new seasonal items and flavors. (Can you say "Vanilla Chai Fudge"?)

This was the first time I tasted her chocolate truffles, and I kid you not when I say that they are the most sensuously sweet truffles this side of heaven. Mark and I had a hard time deciding which ones to eat first, as they all looked and sounded so divine: Hazelnut, Chocolate Caramel, Almond, Mocha, Pecan, and Peanut Caramel. Biting into one was like sinking my teeth into nirvana.

I'm not usually big on caramels, but the caramel truffles were insanely delicious. And the Chipotle Caramel Candies, made with coconut milk and agave nectar are lovely. Their sweet-and-spiciness reminded me of a sultry summer day in New Mexico.

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for someone special or want to treat yourself to an epicurean indulgence, check out the exquisite offerings at Allison's Gourmet. Emblazoned on Allison's homepage are the words "Unadulterated Decadence," and that just about says it all.

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Congratulations to the winners of my little Sweet and Sara's mini marshmallows contest ... Kelli and Tweedle! (Generated by random.org) Kelli, I need your email address. Tweedle, please check your email inbox!

9 comments:

Tweedle said...

:)

I've always wanted to try Allison's Gourmet products. They have them on Vegan Essentials and VE happens to be only about 45 minutes away from where I live. I'll have to give them a try next time I get out there. they sound delicious!

thanks again!!!

Angel said...

Oh, my! You are making me salivate. That brownie looks soooo good! Thanks for letting me know about new ways to satisfy my insatiable sweet tooth.

Allison Rivers Samson said...

Aw, thank you so much for this fabulous review, Gail! I'm thrilled that you enjoy our goodies so. =)

Rikki Cupcake said...

Oh my! Thos look beautiful and delicious.

Justine said...

That's what I call yummaliciousness!

VeganMarr said...

Oh I ADORE caramels! I would've fought ya for those! ;-) I've long been a fan of Allison's brownies, they're unmatched. I like the plain ones...Ya get more chocolate!! ;-)

Brenda said...

Everything on Allison's website looks incredibly delicious! I'm looking forward to trying those truffles!

avegangirl said...

Well, if you were going to slide off the McDougall wagon, at least you did it with style! Your last few posts are making me drool. That brownie looks amazing!

irena_lopez said...

I just checked out Allison's site, and she has vegan chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs. My kids are going to be delighted when we get these. Thank you for sharing. I did not know about this wonderful company (or woman) before.