foodie package from toronto

I had completely forgotten that I was due another Foodie Exchange package, so it was a lovely surprise when Mardi’s parcel popped up on my doorstep last week. Flown all the way from Toronto, it was stuffed with fabulous Canadian treats and Mardi (from the blog Eat.Live.Travel.Write.) had clearly put loads of thought into the selection.

The first thing to catch my eye were the intriguing Lavender Caramels which didn’t ooze caramel when bitten into (as I had imagined), but instead the dark lavender scented chocolate covered a crumbly sugar centre. The lavender wasn’t overwhelming but was definitely present – very unusual…but delicious! The Maple Caramel Pecan Clusters on the other hand were full of soft gooey caramel – the wonderful kind that makes your teeth stick together. And the cookies were buttery and crunchy, with really creamy chocolate chips. Yum.

I’ve not got around to tasting the rest yet, but it all looks great – Salad Spice (Canadian Maple and Fennel Fixings), Bacon Salt (can’t wait to try this! Mardi – what do you normally use it with?), Maple Butter, Herb Crust (for baked goat’s cheese), Maple Lollipop, and a selection of Teas: Rooibos, Japanese Cherry and Hangover (the last will definitely come in handy!). Thanks again Mardi for such a fab exchange! :)

View my other Foodie Packages:
– NYC, Tuscany & Montreal
– Quebec

~ by gourmettraveller on March 9, 2010.

4 Responses to “foodie package from toronto”

  1. What a great idea you two had to do a foodie exchange! I love how she put the basket together. enjoy all those goodies! I think I would like the teas the best :)

  2. Lavender Cookies. interesting. I remember i just had by Ecuadorian Hot Chocolate with Orchid oil. I thought it was weird, but it was great. It got the hint of the flower oil, not too flowery taste. but it was hearty

  3. I am so glad everything arrived in one piece – especially the cookies! The bacon salt you can pretty much use anywhere you would use real salt. Everything’s better with bacon, right? ;-)

  4. Hi. I just came across you blog. Really like it.

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