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. Dark chocolate covered strawberries!

  2. My favorite V-day treat is homemade rice crispy treats cut into hearts, and drizzled with chocolate :)

  3. It’s gotta be red velvet cupcakes, hands down.

  4. Before last weekend, I would have said chocolate-covered strawberries… but now that I’ve made truffles from scratch with dark chocolate and Chambord, I’m going to have to pick that. Forever, probably. :)

  5. My new Valentin’s Day treat is this: http://www.singerskitchen.com/2011/02/dark-chocolate-cake-truffles.html Vegan Dark Chocolate Cake Truffles!

  6. I’m a fan on facebook already

  7. And I follow on twitter and tweeted the above.

  8. Homemade spice cake with burnt sugar icing.

  9. I like you on Facebook!

  10. Anything chocolate!

  11. Chocolate truffles!

  12. I love an eclair cake. Its decadent and I don’t feel guilty for eating it over Vday! Plus, I like you on facebook!

  13. My favorite V-day treat? Chocolate, of course!

  14. My favorite Valentine’s treat has just come about in the last 2 years–your Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcakes with red frosting and sprinkles! I made them again this year for my annual Valentine’s Day party and everyone loved them–I have brought the leftovers to work this morning as well.

    1) I don’t have twitter so I can’t tweet, otherwise I definitely would because I tell everyone about your blog!

    2) I already “like” your facebook page!

  15. Anything chocolate. Maybe some chocolate chip pancakes in the shape of hearts, I haven’t had pancakes in too long.

  16. My favorite valentines treat is cooking anything with my boyfriend. We always have a blast and I love spending that time together. I also am following on facebook, and tweeted!

  17. Molten chocolate cakes!

  18. choc covered strawberries!!

  19. Wine and chocolate covered strawberries – simple.

  20. I’m a fan of L&OO on FB.

  21. I love to make heart shaped cookies and frost them to look like those candy conversation hearts!

  22. I made cheesecake whipped cream stuffed strawberries for my boyfriend this year, and I’m pretty sure they’ve taken over as my favorite Valentine’s treat!

  23. Red velvet whoopie pies! So good.

  24. Anything chocolate-and-peanut butter! This year, that took the form of chocolate sour cream cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream. Perfect!

  25. Anything involving chocoate!!!!

  26. cupcakes! esp. chocolate and pb cupcakes. mmmm. or choc raspberry. or pretty much anything chocolate!

  27. something made with love – preferably chocolate, or a nice dinner :)

  28. My boyfriend is making me lasagna tonight!
    I’m so very excited.

    But when it comes to sweets, I love chocolate covered strawberries. They seem so special!

  29. I also liked you on facebook. :)

  30. Anything homemade that contains chocolate and peanut butter, whether it’s cookies, cupcakes, or icecream.

  31. Heart shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting… yumm!

  32. Bread pudding. Thanks!

  33. Whats more romantic than Chocolate covered Strawberries?

    I think Valentines Day was BUILT on CHOCOLATE! Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!! =)

  34. Truffles and champagne :) Yum!

  35. Im already a fan on FB :)

  36. I would have to say Molten Lava Cake!

  37. I’m looking forward to a tasty homemade dinner tonight, ending with some sort of to-be-determined chocolately baked good… and there’s always got to be a good wine or bubbly in there too :)

  38. My favorite Valentine treat…Raw Chocolate Coconut Truffles. Yum!

  39. strawberry peeps – they’re really creamy!

  40. i love pecan turtles from a small candy maker back home in cleveland.

  41. My favorite valentine’s treat is chocolate mousse garnished with strawberries.

    Yum. Yum, youm, yum.

    And I’ve already liked you on Facebook!

  42. Brownies and ice cream…. mmmmmm

  43. Anything involving peanut butter and chocolate!

  44. The cheesy heart shaped box of candy with the mystery chocolates!!

  45. Oh anything and everything! We love V-Day treats…even the conversation hearts!

  46. Well, it used to be my homemade chocolate lava cakes with barely whipped vanilla cream….but I think now it will be the hot cocoa and those really yummy looking caramel/chocolate chip marshmallows from EatBoutique!!! Thanks for sharing!

  47. My favorite treat on Valentines day is homemade Raspberry Sorbet. The color is perfect for the holiday, and I don’t feel as guilty about eating it as I do if it were a baked pastry.

  48. Totally cliche, but you just can’t beat really good chocolate covered strawberries.

  49. My favorite Valentine treat would have to be a simple chocolate truffle, or caramel filled chocolates. Simple but oh SO delish! This box of goodies looks amazing!

  50. Brownies with melty chocolate on top — which will be dessert tonight! :) I also have an irrational fondness for chalky conversation hearts.

  51. And I’m a fan on Facebook!

  52. Oh, this is probably disappointing to hear from a local foods perspective, but my husband just stopped by with some lunch and a rose and a plant for my desk….and my first Cadbury Creme Egg of the season. Oh, yeah, that might be a new tradition!

  53. really anything chocolately but i esp love chocolate covered strawberries!

  54. I like pretty much anything chocolate but I really really like red velvet cupcakes:)

  55. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!

  56. Nothing can beat some chocolate covered strawberries.

  57. I really love sea salt caramels or anything with chocolate and a glass of red wine. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  58. My favorite Valentine’s Day treats are cupcakes from Jilly’s in St. Louis; those things are outstanding!

  59. Dilled cauliflower and V8 juice. Long story as to how this got to be a Valentine’s Day treat, but the salty goodness help balance my other favorite thing, a box of chocolates.

  60. Chocolate covered strawberries!

  61. I love really good truffles. My friend just made some homemade and they were amazing!

  62. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a box of Doughnut Plant doughnuts :)

  63. My sweetie and I shared a tiramisu for Valentine’s Day this year! Delicious!

  64. That’s an easy one.. CHOCOLATE!

  65. I love the thing most people won’t eat – Sweetheart candy message hearts! Be mine, Cutie, You’re Sweet, Kiss me!

  66. Anything chocolate!

  67. There’s a little candy shop in my home town that has red, pink and white sour chewy hearts. To die for! My Mom sends them to me every Valentine’s Day!

  68. seafood. :)

  69. My favorite Valentines day treat is anything chocolate related!

  70. I already like you on Facebook!

  71. I don’t have a favorite food, though we usually eat a special meal- this year sushi- and a wonderful dessert- this year dorie’s perfect party cake. though i MUST have something chocolate. so i will be eating some dark chocolates as well :)

  72. oh, and i liked you on fb! dh and i share, so it’s under his name, robert :)

  73. My favorite Valentine’s Day treat are homemade cherry brownies! Yum!

  74. Chocolate and Peanut Butter- whether that be in reese pieces form or brownie dipped in peanut butter….I will eat it!

  75. Chocolate! Chocolate! And more chocolate! is there anything else?

  76. We always do brunch for valentines and I love picking out our waffle recipe every year. So far pumpkin spice waffles are the favorites!

  77. Cheesecake :) (just about any flavor)

  78. i have to agree with Chelsey above: red velvet whoopie pies.

  79. One of my favorite valentine’s treats is the strawberry creme hearts covered in chocolate–cadbury, I think?

  80. And already liked you on Facebook!

  81. And tweeted about this giveaway! (@mariah_)

  82. Time to linger over dinner…but I’m also happy with flowers and chocolate :)

  83. Of course I love anything chocolate, but my favorite Valentine’s treat is my annual pizza date with my husband!

  84. Flourless chocolate cake! Served with raspberries, of course.

  85. TURTLES!!! <3<3<3

  86. Some kind of Italian pastry. Like a cannoli. With chocolate chips of course.

  87. chocolate lava cake … decadent and luscious…

  88. i think my favorite valentines day treat is chocolate. namely, godiva chocolates in a box. it’s the only time of the year i can justify the purchase.

  89. I love conversation hearts! and heart shaped Peeps!

  90. A fabulous meal cooked WITH my husband. :) We need a bigger kitchen.

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