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. Chocolate dipped heart mint cookies!

  2. I like you on facebook!

  3. my favorite valentines day food is bacon. … :)

    i have already liked you on facebook!

  4. cupcakes. especially red velvet ones!

  5. Chocolate molten cake would be great! Thanks.

  6. I love fudgey gooey brownies!

  7. Chocolate fondue is a Valentines day favorite!

  8. Definitely chocolate covered strawberries.

  9. Definitely red velvet cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting. SO good!

  10. Dark chocolate covered strawberries – always good!

  11. My favorite “treat” is spending time with my husband. I also love heart shaped sugar cookies. Yum.

  12. I’m not gonna lie…the classic Valentie Day candy sweethearts are my favorite thing about Valentie’s day. Some say they just taste like chalk. I think they’re simply delicious.

  13. I’m a fan on Facebook!

  14. I love cheesecake factory’s~ Linda’s fudge cake. It is awesome!!!!!

  15. my favorite valentines day treat has to be my mom’s klotchliki cookies. Now that I’m far away at school though I’ll have to settle for baking my own cookies and mailing a card.

  16. Homemade whoopie pies!

  17. red velvet ANYTHING… but the cream cheese frosting is a must. :)

  18. I enjoy sweets, especially chocolates! Homemade just takes it over the top because someone took the time and effort to make something for you.

  19. My favorite Valentine treat is whatever my husbands brings me that day.

  20. It might sound cheesy (and non-foodie), but my favorite Valentine’s treat is being with my husband and spending quality time together. Unfortunately, that’s not happening this year since he’s commuting to St. Louis. :(

  21. I LOVE frosted heart shaped sugar cookies.

  22. chocolate fondue! super sexy!!!

  23. already a fb fan
    erin neu

  24. I have always adored making homemade shortbread heart shaped cookies with either strawberry or raspberry jam. Take two cookies and smear the jam in between the two and you have a delicious little sandwich cookie!

  25. red velvet cupcakes! Just made a batch for my boyfriend and they were a hit.

  26. It’s a tie between dark chocolate brownie ice-cream with homemade raspberry sauce or a large ripe strawberry dipped in dark chocolate!

  27. I LOVE the Brach’s Valentine mallow creme candies…and I haven’t been able to find them for the past few years! The red cupid was my favorite.

  28. Chocolate covered strawberries!

  29. Well for V-day this year, I’m making a chocolate fudge ganache cake. I have a feeling that after my first bite, it may well be deemed a favorite :)

  30. Red Velvet Cupcakes. Yum!

  31. The best treats are homemade! I love Oreo balls for Valentines Day. Mmmmmm!

  32. Dark Chocolate dipped strawberries!

  33. My favorite Valentine’s Day treat was the meal my boyfriend cooked for me two Valentine’s ago. He made me homemade veggie lasagna, garlic bread, and chocolate cake for dessert. It was his first time ever making more than an egg sandwich.

  34. also follow on facebook :)

  35. I am also a Facebook fan.

  36. Chocolate Covered Strawberries for the win. :)

    I’m going to make a blueberry cake for tomorrow night though. :)

  37. Oh, and I forgot to mention, but I am a follower on facebook, and I’m posting to twitter right now. :)

  38. I would have to say without a doubt those Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts…preferrably king size!

  39. creme brulee, without a doubt. yum yum. (ps – I’ve just started following your blog in the last couple of months – I really enjoy it!)

  40. I love homemade sugar cookies with pink and red icing and sprinkles!

    I am a follower on facebook and twitter :)

  41. I cannot resist Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts (the day after Valentine’s at 50% off). Thanks!

  42. My favorite is cheesecake, doesn’t matter what kind. I love them !

  43. I’m following on twitter @neverdene.

  44. I like on FB (A. Mace).

  45. those cake-like sugar cookies with mounds of pink frosting from the grocery store are my number one Valentine’s Day guilty pleasure!

    BTW – I adore Love & Olive Oil…so much inspiration and daily yumminess!

  46. and now I am a new facebook follower :)

  47. It may not be a valentines treat but nothing beats a good flourless chocolate cake!

  48. Chocolate cupcakes with a Valentine twist :)

  49. Loooove chocolate covered strawberries and time with my sweetheart!

  50. The classic: little hershey’s kisses with the colored dots on the bottom!

  51. My favorite Valentine’s treat is Double Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake. All of my favorite things in one beautiful sweet! (also, I just “Liked” you on Facebook and tweeted too – hoping to win) :)

  52. Godiva Chocolates!

  53. Chocolate fondue…..
    Great fun to share…and a little messy too ;)

  54. I love your website, regardless if I win the basket. As for my Valentine answer, I have many favorites but one in particular is when it falls on a weekend when I can make the romance last and linger all day in all ways!I From Heart shaped waffles, berries and whip cream to heart , lava cakes, etc. PS: I made your rainbow cake. It took me forever but thats how long the memories will last. Happy V Day and thanks.

  55. my favorite treat is anything chocolate :)

  56. Chocolate-covered raspberries! Anytime of year, really. :) And I am a Facebook fan.

  57. oh, those addictive little cinnamon hearts… or white conversation hearts. or orange. : )

  58. tulips but u can’t eat them … coconut rasberry cake with cream cheese frosting !!!

  59. Oh so many but today I would have to say carmel sea salt gelato. It was heavenly.

  60. favorite treat would be bananas, pineapple, and/or strawberries dipped in melted dark chocolate and some red wine on the side.

  61. Those huge heart shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. YUM!

  62. red velvet cake

  63. Heart shaped sugar cookies with half dipped in chocolate.

  64. There is no way I can pick a favorite treat! But, high on my list is an apricot pastry.

  65. anything chocolate ;) maybe strawberries bathed in it!

  66. A kiss, homemade, from my dear husband, and anything that my boys cook for me.

  67. this sounds amazing! I love how it’s all about non name brands. Somehow it feels more special and personal :)
    My favorite V-day treat is strawberries & cream with champagne~

  68. I LOVE Dove Chocolates!

  69. Well, this is pretty generic at this point — but chocolate covered strawberries!

  70. This year it’s oreo truffles. I made almost 80 of them and was hard pressed not to keep them all for myself. But in the middle of all this winter grey, I could really go for some strawberries.

  71. My favorite is chocolate covered strawberries!

  72. This sounds amaaaazing. Maybe if I don’t win, I’ll order one anyway? :)

    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is plain old iced sugar cookies, preferably in the shape of things like hearts & lips. I like any excuse to eat sugar cookies!

  73. I love homemade chocolate covered pretzel rods…..salty and sweet, nothing can be better :)

  74. I love making chocolate covered strawberries, as long as the strawberries are nice and ripe. Brownies are always nice too. =)

  75. It definitely wasn’t homemade, but when I was a kid, my mom would always have little Valentine’s Day packages of Sweettarts on our place mats in the morning. It was an awesome way to start a sugar-filled day that almost always included classroom Valentine’s Day parties. (Oh, and I’m a Facebook fan!)

  76. I love chocolate truffles – especially from Cocoa Dolce in Wichita, KS.

  77. I’m a Facebook Fan! (SusanB)

  78. I think my favorite valentine’s day treat would have to be either chocolate whoopie pies, or Little Debbie Be My Valentine cakes…they’re adorable, and a huge guilty pleasure.

  79. Also, I already liked you on Facebook.

  80. My mom’s iced heart-shaped sugar cookies!

  81. I love sugar cookies with red and white sugar on top.. but I just made molasses, sugar crusted today!

  82. My favorite Valentine’s treat is a homecooked dinner with my husband. This year, we’re having lamb chops with roast potatoes and sauteed spinach, then pavlova with orange compot for dessert.

  83. My favorite Valentine’s treats are conversation hearts. I love the pure sugar taste! Though it’s not at all homemade.

  84. I love homemade truffles.
    I am now following you on twitter @noehandknits

  85. death by chocolate cake!!!

  86. It’s definitly an ice cream cake with a meringue base topped with a lot of sweet berries! Im from Sweden, but I hope that I can compeet? I love your blog! It’s soo beautiful! Have a great Valentines day!

  87. Red velvet cupcakes!

  88. Chocolate fondue with strawberries, graham crackers, and rice krispies… or crepes.

    I’m also a fan on facebook :)

  89. red velvet anything! or chocolate covered strawberries…. it’s a toss up!

  90. My favorite V-day treat is none other than the sensual and decadent dark chocolate bar!
    And I am already a big fan on facebook! I love your blog :)

  91. Chocolate. . . savory all the different brands and flavors. What can beat that.

  92. Chocalate Truffles.

  93. This week I made heart-shaped pop tarts. But I am embarrassed about my favorite Valentine’s day treat. I love those red gummi hearts you get at the drugstore. Mmmm….

  94. Fig & Candied Ginger Chocolate Truffles

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