A few weeks back, Foodzie offered me a chance to sample their May Tasting Box. I gladly accepted because who turns down free gourmet food? Just days later I got this mystery box in the mail and quickly busted it open to see what I could immediately devour.
The enclosed tasting card says:
May is a celebration of longer, sunnier days and the anticipation of summer vacation. Close your eyes, savor a bite of dried pineapple, and imagine yourself on the shore of Kauai. Visit a small café in Bari, Italy where you’ll taste the rich flavors of handmade biscotti. Celebrate long, slow afternoons with the sweet, rich flavor of traditional Southern iced tea. Travel to the shores of California as you snack on one of nature’s salty treasures.
I dug into the lemon poppy seed biscotti first. It was fantastic. It had the perfect amount of crunch and would definitely accompany a nice tea very well. A few days later I tried the authentic almond biscotti which I liked but not as much.
The other day I gave these a go. I’ve never had seaweed snacks before but I’ve seen them at Trader Joe’s and have been curious. I did not enjoy these at all. I ate one sheet and that was enough for me. They were way too “fishy” for me.
These cookies, however, were amazing. They are shortbread sandwich cookies covered with powdered sugar and filled with dulce de leche. Incredible.
I gave these dried pineapple pieces a try today. They are organic and have no added sugar. Initially I wasn’t so sure… I’m not always a fan of dried fruit. But after a few more tastes, I really liked these. They are quite pricey (about $2 for a single serving bag) but on sale I’d pick some up. According to their website they can be found at Whole Foods.
I haven’t tried these two last items. But once I do, I’ll be sure to let you know if either is worth your while.
Even though I loved trying these new (to me) products, I’m not sure I would spend the $20/month to receive one of these tasting boxes in the mail. However, I encourage you to browse the Foodzie site… there are so many unique and drool-worthy products from small companies and artisans.