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.
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!