Friday, January 11, 2013

The BEST Gluten Free Sweet Treat–and a GIVEAWAY!

Giant chocolate chip cookies – Heart shaped Pizzas – Chocolate Éclairs – Boxes of Chocolates – Cupcakes – Heart shaped Cookies – Candy Candy Candy


^^ That’s what Valentine’s Day used to be for me. My boyfriends would shower me with treats and I would eat them up! Even Parrish surprised me with a heart-shaped pizza the first year we dated.

 
Since going gluten free, I started my own tradition of sorts of Valentine’s Day. I would make my own gluten free cupcakes or brownies to commemorate the special day.
I’m not so sure I like that tradition, but if I wanted a yummy gluten free treat it was my only option.

 
Not anymore!
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I was positively thrilled when I received a beautiful gift box from Harvard Sweet Boutique!


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This sweet little boutique offered to send me a special package of gluten free treats. Honestly I almost said no. I have found so many gluten free sweets that are really terrible. BUT when I saw the packaging, the Marketing/Merchandising person in me screamed YES!


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The gluten free foodie in me is SO happy I said YES! I was sent a sweet sampler of AMAZING gluten free sweets! On their website it would be the:


Build Your Own Customizable Gift
The Gluten Free Cookie and Brownie Gift

I received Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Raspberry Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Vanilla Sea Salt Caramel Brownies, Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate.


INCREDIBLE

When you choose to send a gift, you can choose what box your treats go in! SO many choices.
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And then choose what goes inside! You can do a sampler for $45.00 – a heftier price (but totally worth it) or you can choose one selection to fill the box for $25.00.

 
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Each baked goodie was individually wrapped and marked with a gluten free sticker indicator.


Which is good, because honestly if these hadn’t been marked gluten free…I wouldn’t have believed it! These treats were SO dang good.

 
The Gluten Free Raspberry Brownie:
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Rich, fudgy chocolate brownies, iced with a thick layer of raspberry buttercream, and then glazed with a sumptuous layer of bittersweet chocolate!
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The Gluten Free Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie
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The base is a rich, fudgy double chocolate brownie. layered with a creamy peanut butter ganache, and topped off with a heavenly chocolate glaze.

The Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie:
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These cookies are rich and buttery without a hint of anything “gluten free”. I loved the edge of bittersweet chocolate to keep the sweetness in balance with the chocolate chunks.


The Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookie that is so fudgy you would never think it’s gluten free!
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Seriously. Look at that fudgy texture! Mmmmmmm.
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And last but not least, my personal favorite: Gluten Free Vanilla Sea Salt Caramel Brownie
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A layer of rich, fudgy brownie layered with a gooey vanilla caramel, then topped with a deep chocolate ganache. To finish it off, a light dusting of coarse vanilla-scented sea salt. INSANE
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Seriously. So good.
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And it’s so incredibly decadent, I only needed one bite! Which is lucky too, because I’m trying to make this baby last for a few days at least!


This gift box was filled to the brim with THE BEST gluten free desserts I have had – EVER. That’s right. Five years of being gluten free and these were the best.

 
Friends, send the Harvard Sweet Boutique gluten free page to your loved ones. Friends, Family…neighbors! And tell them to send you a surprise!


AND – I have a surprise for you!


I loved this gift box so much, that I am going to giveaway a sampler box to one very lucky reader!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED – One Gluten Free Sampler Box from Harvard Sweet Boutique sponsored by Gluten Hates Me 

UPDATED TO ADD -

Holy Cow.

You guys REALLY WANT a gluten free box of goodies from Harvard Sweet Boutique!

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All in all, I wish I could choose each and every one of you!

Unfortunately…your pal Marlow isn’t growing a money tree in her back yard…so I can only choose one.

The winner is:

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Renee – who left the above comments! Her first comment was chosen by the random number generator, but I felt like her other comments were just too cute not to include!

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And for those of you who weren’t able to win …seriously. Send the Harvard Sweet Boutique website to your friends and family.

OR send me their emails and I’ll tell them how much you deserve a box brimming with AMAZING gluten free goodies! I’m very persuasive!

45 comments:

Nikki said...

I follow you on Facebook. So excited about this giveaway!!!

Nikki said...

Chocolate and peanut butter are my fav!

Liz said...

Giiiiirl! (I only say that when I really mean it) This giveaway is completely awesome and I'm drooling. And, I can't believe I haven't "liked" you on Facebook yet. We're official now :)

Liz said...

Hmmm. Some days I'm a chocolate and mint girl, and others I'm all about chocolate and PB. Peppermint hot chocolate has been my go-to beverage lately, so in this moment, that's my vote. Though, I'd never turn up anything chocolate and PB.

Liz said...

Totally just tweeted about you :)

Allie said...

Just Posted about the giveaway on fb!

Christina S said...

Facebook Official! I love your site! I must say I love chocolate and peanut Butter, but my favorite it chocolate and sunflower butter! It is similar taste but unique and gives and option to those who are nut free!

Allie said...

Chocolate and pb all the way!! :)

Christina S said...

Facebook Official! I love your site! I must say I love chocolate and peanut Butter, but my favorite it chocolate and sunflower butter! It is similar taste but unique and gives and option to those who are nut free!

Christina S said...

Just tweeted @kitty_Fistpumps

Pam said...

I am facebook official! :)

Pam said...

*liked* you on FB!

Pam said...

Shared on FB! :)

Pam said...

Choc and PB is better! Yum!! :)

Stacy said...

I like you on Facebook!

Stacy said...

Chocolate and peanut butter--you can never beat that combination!

Rachel said...

Hi Marlow! Do you know if Harvard Sweet Boutique is a gluten free facility? Advanced thanks!

Alicia Curley said...

I follow on FB - thanks for sharing this awesome box of treats. Everything looks INSANELY delicious.

Keri Wray said...

Those treats look absolutely delicious! If they are also dairy and egg free i'm all in!

Courtney said...

We've been FB official for a while now. =)

Courtney said...

Chocolate and peanut butter is better ANY DAY!

Sarah M said...

I just liked you on FB!

Sarah M said...

Chocolate & mint. By far. =)

Renee said...

Chocolate and Peanut Butter FOR SURE! Best combo out there!

Renee said...

I'm following you on FB and am ashamed to have JUST started following you! How did I not do this LONG ago!?

Renee said...

I also shared your giveaway on FB, thanks!

Tiffany said...

I think PB will win hands down.

Tiffany said...

We're facebook official. Yay!

Anonymous said...

heather says: God Bless and thank you for the wonderful giveaway i do not participate in facebook for privacy reasons and thank you for giving us the option to send a comment happy new year to you
hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

JD Jespersen said...

Peanut butter always reign supreme in my book!

Carolyn said...

Official on Facebook - and I am also officially wanting this giveaway! Those brownies look insane!

Ang said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Ang said...

Between chocolate and mint and chocolate and peanut butter I vote peanut butter. I really, really want that chocolate raspberry brownie though. Yum!

Linyer said...

BuNI liked you on Facebook!

Linyer said...

chocolate and peanut butter is definitely the best!

Shelli said...

I already like you on facebook.

Part of me says "I want to win this!" My thighs are telling me no. My husband recently went gluten free with me for his headaches so this would be a great treat!

ANd duh - chocolate and peanut butter!

Lynelle said...

Most of the time Chocolate Peanut butter, but occasionally chocolate and mint.

Lynelle said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Becky said...

Oh, man, I want to win!

Becky said...

I already follow you on Facebook, but I just shared the post.

Becky said...

And I love mint, so it would be chocolate and mint!

Beth said...

Chocolate and peanut butter,definitely...and I liked your FB page!

Allie said...

Facebook official and liked your page on fb!

allison said...

I officially liked you on FB!

allison said...

Great giveaway!! Anything with mint is my absolute favorite.