Thursday, November 12, 2015

Orange Glad (October 2015)

The Monthly Sweet Box is a tasting bonanza.  Every month, they feature five deluxe items highlighting their best marketplace finds. The subscription is $15 plus $4 shipping.  Your plan is auto-renewed on the same day every month, no need to worry about forgetting to order.
  • Enjoy desserts curated by food experts. Every brownie is different, why not try them all. Expand your palate.
  • Learn about the makers behind the sweets, fall in love with their story, and see why the desserts taste so amazing
  • Never guess what you’re eating again, it’s not a secret. Know every ingredient that was in the desserts they bring you.

Orange Glad includes a full-color, detailed guide with information about each treat and the companies that create them.

Here's what I received this month:

Maple Pecan Shortbread, A Couple of Squares, London, Ontario - An ode to Canadian flavors, this shortbread cookie filled with pecans and topped with a maple glaze will surely bring out the autumn spirit.

Fall Harvest Buttercream Cookies, Cheryl's, Westerville, Ohio - Brisk air, colorful leaves, there's no doubt that fall is upon us.  Enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth buttercream cookies with a cup of hot tea in this changing, beautiful season.

The maple pecan shortbread was a very sweet treat.  There was that crispness that lets you know it's a shortbread.  The pecans were plentiful and the maple glaze made them smell like pancakes.  Both my husband and I really liked them, but beware.  If you don't have a true sweet tooth, they are SUH-WEET!  My favorite thing in this box was the buttercream cookie.  I love buttercream more than life.  And so soft.  Perfect cookie for me!

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Wafel, Rip Van Wafels, San Francisco, California - They believe in the power of experiencing the Rip Van Wafel Ritual as it allows you to stop, reflect, and be present.  While you're waiting for your drink to cool down, heat your wafel on your hot coffee or cup - and enjoy a mindful break!

Cranberry Almond Biscotti, Bella Sophia Baking Company, Glastonbury, Connecticut - To dunk or not to dunk, that is the question.  Either way, this delectable biscotti with tart cranberries and toasted almonds are irresistible.

The "wafel" was really interesting.  The dark chocolate was like a cocoa-flavor.  The salt was not overwhelming, and the wafel was very soft.  The biscotti was the perfect consistency.  I liked the cranberry.  It made for a new, interesting flavor.  Perfect for dipping in a hot green tea.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies, Salem Baking Co., Winston-Salem, North Carolina - These Pumpkin Spice Moravian Cookies capture the tastes of autumn with the finest exotic spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.  Enjoy this with a cup of tea while sitting on your porch and watching hours pass as the leaves fall.

My husband, the hater of all things cinnamon, loved these cookies!  The spices were very unassuming.

I'm impressed by the curation of this box.  Everything was autumnal and just so good.  However, I still would've liked a brownie!

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