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My Foodie Valentine (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Eat Boutique Gourmet Foodie Gift Box

I’m all about boutique eats. You know, the little guys. The local companies producing amazing and delicious products. The beauty is that they are not name brands; they feel like your own little secret that you just want to share with the world (or hoard all for yourself, depending on the day). There is a spirit, a passion in the food that you just don’t get with mass-produced products. As a small business owner myself I love supporting these companies. If that means using what little ‘juice’ I might have with this blog of mine, than so be it.

So when Maggie of EatBoutique got in touch with me about her new gourmet gift boxes, I just had to try.

And as soon as I tried, I knew I had to share.

Eat Boutique Gourmet Foodie Gift Box

This particular box is touted as a Valentine’s box. I know we all love our Valentine’s treats, but a box like this trumps a dozen roses and a box of ho-hum chocolates any day. Filled with locally-produced goodies from New York and Massachusetts, it really is a foodie’s wonderland. Bacon-coffee caramel popcorn, sea-salted caramels, chocolate raspberry cashews, melt-in-your-mouth snowball cookies, chocolate covered cocoa nibs, and a jar of deliciously sweet and spicy canned beets (that Taylor promptly claimed for himself). Oh, and Fluffy caramel chocolate chip marshmallow puffs; I may have died just a little when I tasted them.

While it is too late for Valentine’s Day, this gift box is not holiday exclusive. It’d be a great gift for any foodie in your life (or for yourself, for that matter!) and at only $55 (plus shipping), it’s a great value for the sheer amount of gourmet goodness that’s packed inside. Not to mention a truly personal touch (each box comes with a hand-written message). Even better, EatBoutique has plans for more holiday-themed gift boxes (can you say, Mother’s Day?), and boxes of year-round enjoyment. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

Eat Boutique Gourmet Foodie Gift Box

It’s giveaway time, lovebirds! Maggie of EatBoutique has so kindly offered a second EatBoutique February gift box to one lucky Love & Olive Oil reader! It’s completely up to you if you share it with your sweetie, or hoard it all for yourself (totally not judging you).

****GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:
What is your favorite Valentine’s day treat (homemade or otherwise)?

Entries open through Thursday, February 17 at 11:59 CST. I’ll be randomly selecting the winner the morning of Friday, February 18th. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from EatBoutique. Due to the perishable nature of this product this giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States ONLY.

Want Extra Entries?
Increase your odds of winning! In addition to the main entry comment, leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.
1. Follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweet the following:
I’m in love at first bite! I just entered to win a gourmet gift box from @eatboutique and @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/fpnS5N
2. Like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (or if you are already a fan just say so!)

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get a hold of you within 48 hours, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com), as I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

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  1. 201
    Danielle
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Homemade cookies of pretty much any variety.

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  2. 202
    Sheila Cohig
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I am a fan on FB too!

    Reply

  3. 203
    Harrison
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    just liked it on facebook :)

    Reply

  4. 204
    Danielle
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Also, I am a fan on Facebook.

    Reply

  5. 205
    Harrison
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    hmm i think the best valentine’s treat would be some nice cookie cakes, cookie as a crust in a muffin tin and then poured some cake batter in the center :)

    Reply

  6. 206
    Jennifer
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    My favorite valentine dessert is Lemon Whoopie Pies. YUM-MY!

    Reply

  7. 207
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s treats are just the classic sugar cookies. In fact, that’s what the hubby and I are doing tomorrow for Valentine’s: making and giving away sugar cookies!

    Reply

  8. 208
    Julia
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    My favourite Valentine’s Day treat is cherry sorbetto. I scoop it into a heart shape and serve it in a wine glass!!

    Reply

  9. 209
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Oh, and I follow you on bloglovin’. :)

    Reply

  10. 210
    Julia
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Did I mention I follow on Facebook, too? ;)

    Reply

  11. 211
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Definitely… chocolate. Any kind. Particularly if it involves almonds. Yum…

    Reply

  12. 212
    Mary Jo
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Sugar cookie hearts with red sugar. Love them! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Reply

  13. 213
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    My favorite is chocolate covered strawberries! I trick myself into thinking its healthy ;)

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  14. 214
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    following and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/malloryrobinson/status/36871942698967040

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

    Reply

  15. 215
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Also, I liked you on facebook!

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  16. 216
    Angela
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!
    Oh and chocolate covered strawberries! YUM!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Reply

  17. 217
    Leslye E
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I never pass up the white chocolate raspberry starfish or key lime truffles from Godiva. A rare treat for myself.

    Reply

  18. 218
    Anna
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I love chocolates, preferably obscure, non brands. We cut up 4-5 different varieties and have a mini tasting!

    Reply

  19. 219
    Anna
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    already like you on fb!

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  20. 220
    Mel
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Honestly, never really made anything special for Valentine’s Day. Of course, I will have to starting soon since I’ll be married soon. =o] Soon-to-be hubby is overseas, but will be home soon! If I could make us something, though, it would have to be those molten chocolate cakes. Mmm.

    Reply

  21. 221
    Mel
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I also followed on Facebook.

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  22. 222
    Kelly C
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I think a chocolate fondue with my family (kids included) is the my favourite Valentines Day treat! Yum.

    Reply

  23. 223
    Kate
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I love a quiet meal with a nice bottle of wine and candles. Cant really beat that.

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  24. 224
    Kate
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I am also a fan on Facebook.

    Reply

  25. 225
    aubreyfick
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Strawberry Cheesecake.
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  26. 226
    aubreyfick
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I like you on Facebook!

    Reply

  27. 227
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    A perfectly simple chocolate truffle – preferably raspberry, but as long as it’s good chocolate, anything goes!

    Reply

  28. 228
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Any Valentine’s themed candy!

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  29. 229
    Raven
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Nutella thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam – I modified the shape with two thumbprints to form a heart.

    Reply

  30. 230
    Oda
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    My favorite treat is home made coconut sorbet and an ice cold bottle of bubbles. Its of course a plus to share this with someone I love.

    fantastisc food blog you have!

    X

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  31. 231
    SandyN
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    My husband gets me chocolate turtles every year. I LOVE them!!!!!

    Reply

  32. 232
    SandyN
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I’m a fan on facebook.

    Reply

  33. 233
    Lea Cobaugh
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    My favorite VDay recipe is cinnamon fudge – http://bit.ly/cZmdD0 – and if you’re adventurous, some cayenne pepper also adds a twist!

    Reply

  34. 234
    Katie
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Homemade Choc truffles!!

    Reply

  35. 235
    Katie
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Fan on facebook!

    Reply

  36. 236
    Lea Cobaugh
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve also tweeted about your giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/leacobaugh/status/36878814957010945

    Reply

  37. 237
    Lea Cobaugh
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Not only do I love your recipes, but I also like you on Facebook!

    Reply

  38. 238
    Jen
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    My favorite Valentines Day treat is a dark chocolate salted caramel from Lake Champlain Chocolates. Yum!

    Reply

  39. 239
    Jen
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Love your blog, and ‘Like’ you on FB!

    Reply

  40. 240
    Filla Roo
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Chocolate covered strawberries too.

    Reply

  41. 241
    Filla Roo
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    And secondly, FB fan.

    Reply

  42. 242
    Filla Roo
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Strawberries too

    Reply

  43. 243
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I love to have a day full of little love offerings from the whole family- notes, chores, no fighting, baking, etc. :)

    Reply

  44. 244
    Erica
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Chocolate covered strawberries…cliched, but still tasty! :)

    Reply

  45. 245
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is spending a relaxing evening at home, and making dinner together. This year we’re doing steak & onion rings. Then enjoy the dinner with some nice wine. Lastly, have some ice cream or another dessert. Yum! Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

    Reply

  46. 246
    Jade
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    It looks like I’m not alone when I say that I like anything chocolate for valentines day!

    My bf and I are going to make some pizza together tomorrow night, one classic margarita and one breaking out our new teeny bottle of truffle oil … I’m pretty excited for that!

    Reply

  47. 247
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I love anything chocolate or heart-shaped for Valentine’s Day. :-)

    Reply

  48. 248
    Jade
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I liked love and olive oil on facebook!

    Reply

  49. 249
    Sarah
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Chocolate orange ginger cupcakes with chocolate ganache!!!! yummm! :)

    Reply

  50. 250
    RLK
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    My favorite treat is making cream cheese brownies with my love!

    Reply

  51. 251
    Darlene
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s treat is a quiet date with my wonderful husband. Usually, that means eating out. This year, he made reservations at Vintage Tavern. I am looking forward to their signature jumbo lump crab cakes. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Reply

  52. 252
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I am a sucker for cupcakes. Just simple vanilla ones with pink icing. The perfect V-Day treat!

    Reply

  53. 253
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    It’s pretty cliché but I love chocolate-covered strawberries! :D

    Reply

  54. 254
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Last year I did St. Louis toasted ravioli along with lemon-stuffed grapes and chocolate covered strawberries b/c you can’t miss those on Vday!

    Reply

  55. 255
    Megan
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Mmm…I love homemade sugar cookies with pink frosting! Also, I love chocolate covered cinnamon bears!

    Reply

  56. 256
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    You really can’t top a Reese’s heart. Mmm, peanut butter.

    Reply

  57. 257
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Nothing beats raspberry swirl brownies!

    I just tweeted the giveaway!

    Reply

  58. 258
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Tweeted (@booksncooks2)

    Reply

  59. 259
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I think my favorite Valentine’s Day treat are Lindt Dark Chocolate Truffles, although I do love them any time of year.

    Reply

  60. 260
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to share this with the boyfriend. (I know he’d immediately claim that bacon popcorn.) My favorite snack is cliched, but with good reason . . . chocolate souffle. I just die over it.

    Reply

  61. 261
    Lynsey
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    My favorite Valentine treat has got to be Boston cream pie cupcakes. Or Haagen Dazs white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream.

    Reply

  62. 262
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I am a sucker for anything chocolate but home-made chocolate fudge with toasted almonds would have to be one on the top of my list. It’s super good, so good that I don’t even care about the calories!

    Reply

  63. 263
    Amanda
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Homemade Red Velvet Cake, hands down! LOVE your blog! :)

    Reply

  64. 264
    Summer L.
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Facebook fan. :)

    Reply

  65. 265
    Summer L.
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Tweeted it. :)

    Reply

  66. 266
    Summer L.
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Chocolate fondue. :)

    Reply

  67. 267
    Jenna
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    When I have time, I love making enough of anything to share with all my friends/classmates/coworkers. Some people get so down on Valentine’s Day as an exclusive, coupley holiday, it’s nice to surprise them by doing something for everyone. This year, I’m trying to adapt your Mexican Chocolate Tart into single servings…

    Reply

  68. 268
    Jenna
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    And I’ve retweeted!

    Reply

  69. 269
    Kendall
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Chocolate covered strawberries

    Reply

  70. 270
    David
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I love chocolate covered Strawberries with long stems attached,also chocolate truffles rolled in ground pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, and coconut. Thanks for this giveaway and “Happy Valentines Day”

    Reply

  71. 271
    Patricia
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    My favorite Valentine treat is anything that contains good quality chocolate.

    Reply

  72. 272
    erika
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    it’s the steak and potato my boyfriend makes, with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne for desert! nom nom nom!

    Reply

  73. 273
    David
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I follow you on Twitter and I just posted this I’m in love at first bite! I just entered to win a gourmet gift box from @eatboutique and @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/fpnS5N

    Reply

  74. 274
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Miniature cakes!!! <3

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  75. 275
    Amanda M.
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Lindt Chocolate

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  76. 276
    WendySue
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is fair trade artisan chocolate from Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate in Empire, Michigan (my own little secret!)

    Reply

  77. 277
    WendySue
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I follow you on facebook, Wendy McDaniel

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  78. 278
    Tanya
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Soooo many good ideas here! I’m making chocolate mousse today, and salted caramel shortbread with choco for my hubby in a few days….

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  79. 279
    Danna
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Chocolate covered cherries on top of a cream cheese frosted chocolate cupcake.

    Reply

  80. 280
    Tanya
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Like you on Facebook…

    Reply

  81. 281
    Alexis
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Anything chocolate! Homemade preferred!

    Reply

  82. 282
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Heart shaped sugar cookies with pink icing! :)

    Reply

  83. 283
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Cheesecake – nothing too fancy, just really good, traditional, yummy cheesecake!

    Reply

  84. 284
    Lindsey Ann
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Love and Olive Oil’s Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles! Yum :)

    Reply

  85. 285
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I love spicy hot chocolate on valentines day.

    This gift box looks amazing!

    Reply

  86. 286
    Kayla
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    My favourite Valentines treat is probably those little candy hearts with the messages on them; it’s what we got every year when we were kids.

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  87. 287
    dyelle
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    a homemade meal by my husband with some good music playing while cooking!

    Reply

  88. 288
    Cheryl
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    molten lava cake with raspberries!

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  89. 289
    Lindsay
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Chocolate covered strawberries…yuummm

    Reply

  90. 290
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    chocolate covered strawberries, yuummm

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  91. 291
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I love truffles! Especially peanut butter-filled ones.

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  92. 292
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Molten lava cakes!

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  93. 293
    Halei
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    My boyfriend is not much of a cook, by that I mean that the most complex thing I have ever witnessed him making is mac n cheese from the box. Thus, I do all of the meal making in our house. This Valentines Day, my favorite treat would be him cooking anything- even if was just mac n cheese.

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  94. 294
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    dark chewy chocolate fudge…. yum!

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  95. 295
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I adore the simplicity of a panna cotta on Valentine’s Day!

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  96. 296
    samantha
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I love anything chocolate.

    Reply

  97. 297
    Jamie H
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I love red velvet cupcakes on Valentines with cream cheese frosting. mmmmm.

    Reply

  98. 298
    Hanna Grene
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I liked on facebook! My favorite treat has to be the hangover cure I made this morning for my valentine- homemade buttermilk biscuit, topped with lamb sausage white gravy, then breakfast skillet potatoes, then scrambled cheddar eggs, with sriracha and ketchup. and champagne. that part is my favorite.

    Reply

  99. 299
    Laura P
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I love molten chocolate cake with whipped cream and strawberries!

    Reply

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    Andie
    Posted On February 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Chocolate covered cherries

    Reply

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