Tuesday, March 27, 2012
For Christmas Blondie generously gifted us a 3-month Foodzie subscription. If you’re not familiar with Foodzie, you should get familiar. They’re an artisanal food tasting club out of San Francisco. Each month they curate a selection of tasting boxes that members can choose from based around a theme. It's exactly the kind of fun food gift that I love because it involves getting packages in the mail and the element of surprise. You never know what one particular month's tasting box will be, but you know it's going to be good. For March one of the options was Brooklyn-based, naturally it was the best of the bunch, so I had to order it...
I wish I could share some artful photographs of each of the items laid out looking glorious in the late afternoon light. But sometimes you need to do less photographing and more eating and this was one of those times. I can however, give you the run down of what I tasted...
The Z crackers are nice and crispy. I first tried these in the hospital after having Little B--Blondie brought me some long-lusted after Cashel Blue cheese that’s verboten for pregnant ladies but a-okay for new moms. The crackers make for perfect cheese vectors, if you ask me. I’ve been a fan ever since.
Let’s just say I’m in no hurry away the bacon trend especially when it involves bacon fat roasted, Old Bay-spiced peanuts aka "Old Salties" made by Ovenly. Smoky, spicy and utterly addictive. The only problem was that the “three serving” sample packet was far too small--I swear it was more of a single-sitting, single-serving type deal.
How about 4 different beer truffles from Nunu Chocolates? Yes, please! I don't even drink beer and I enjoyed these pairings of intense dark chocolate with craft beers.
Many a drugstore candy bar has dared to call themselves king (or at least king-sized), but Liddabit's "the King," a rich milk chocolate covered bar with peanut butter nougat sandwiched between a brown sugar-brown butter cookie and a layer of fresh banana ganache, is truly fit for royalty.
I've been saving my dried mango (and greedily eying the organic granola that's off limits to me because of pecans). Suffice it to say the Brooklyn box is a winner. Hats off to Foodzie and Blondie for a box well-gifted!