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).


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:
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. A favorite Valentine’s day treat would be anything chocolate – this year chocolate mousse cake.

  2. My favorite treat for Valentine’s Day (or anytime) are the salted caramels (or spicy chili chocolates… sometimes I can’t decide) from the best chocolatier I’ve ever known – a tiny little place called Arrowhead Chocolate in Joseph, OR (

  3. And I’m a fan on facebook!

  4. red velvet whoopie pies – yum!

  5. Every year on valentine’s day my husband and I make truffles together. My favorites are filled with Bailey’s Irish Cream ganache.

  6. I love chocolate chip cookies with a layer of cream cheese on top!

  7. Any kind of cupcake!

  8. Strawberries! Anything with strawberries!!

  9. I love chocolate covered cherries! I used to always get a box on Valentine’s Day for my Poppy when I was little, and he’d always share with me :)

  10. And followed/tweeted on twitter!

  11. I’m a HUGE facebook fan and my favorite Valentine treat is anything chocolate! Truffles and chocolate covered strawberries would be my very favorites.

  12. I love decorated sugar cookies. Wait I think chocolate covered strawberries.

  13. Chocolate chocolate chocolate!

  14. I love anything with chocolate – and anything in the shape of a heart, in a pink or red wrapper… I love Valentine’s Day :)

  15. Fannie Mae candies! Pixies. No, dark chocolate raspberry buttercreams. Wait, mint meltaways. Whoa, now I want them ALL and can’t decide (insert Homer Simpson drool here).

  16. My favorite Valentine treat is a pink frosted sugar cookie. Yum!

  17. also a fan on the FB

  18. Anything chocolate!

  19. My favorite treat right now is the peanut butter cookie from the Old School Bagel Co. in Tulsa Ok.

  20. My favorite Valentine treat has to be a tie between homemade sugar cookies and gobstopper hearts <3

  21. I am addicted to Red Hots! You know, those little cinnamon candies. Once I start, I can’t seem to stop! Chewy sugar cookies with buttercream frosting is also a must have on Valentine’s Day.
    I am also a Facebook fan!

  22. I’m partial to shortbread cookies with frosting!

  23. My favorite Valentine treat is Chocolate Brownies! Make them myself and we all enjoy!! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Chocolate covered cherries, homemade or store bought!

  25. I’m a FB fan

  26. Anything with dark chocolate.

  27. What is your favorite Valentine’s day treat (homemade or otherwise)?

    Cella’s dark chocolate covered cherries.

  28. My favorite would be passionfruit macarons but they are hard to find so next would be chocolate covered strawberries.

  29. My favorite <3 day treat is chocolate truffles.

  30. Creme brulee!!

  31. My favorite Valentine treat is a box of Russell Stovers chocolates. Not the soft-centers, but the nutty/chewy variety. Mmmm….

  32. Brownies! Or red velvet cupcakes! Or my new fave nutella chip cookies!

  33. We’re having apple pie for dessert for Valentine’s Day (with a homemade all-butter crust) with vanilla ice cream. To me, that sounds just about right:)

  34. Godiva truffles or those little midnight dark chocolate pieces … not homemade but they still make me all warm and gooey inside! ^.^

  35. Red velvet cupcakes!

  36. Chocolate covered strawberries! My hubby made them for me when he proposed on Valentine’s day :-)

  37. Smooches and a warm brownie sundae!

  38. Cupcakes. Love them. Chocolate cupcakes.

  39. red velvet whoopie pies!!!

  40. I actually always choose vanilla or caramel treats over chocolate…and I love white chocolate truffles! That said, a chocolate lava cake can’t be beat.

  41. I became a fan on facebook :)

  42. I like you on FB – Amber Shea F.

  43. Chocolate fondue! With white & orange chocolate and all types of ripe fruits!

  44. My favorite is dark chocolate with sea salt. The perfect combo and sweet and savory!

  45. My favorite Valentine’s day treat… must be strawberries dipped in raw chocolate sauce. Yumm, about to make some in the morning! Or… almond butter cups– amazingly tasty.

  46. My favorite Valentine treat is Leonidas chocolate. I love the Manon Cafe’s. Each bite is bliss!

  47. I’m a fan on Facebook (Mikaela Johansson)

  48. All the cheap deals on good candy come Feb. 15!!

  49. My favorite Valentine’s Day treat has got to be a simple bar of delicious dark chocolate (:

  50. Almost any combination of hazelnut and chocolate, or coffee and chocolate…

  51. i love those chocolate covered cookie dough balls! make them every year for valentines day since i first found them on this website :)

  52. I love dark chocolate and red wine on valentine’s day!

  53. My favorite Valentine’s treat is going out for a romantic dinner, but not on Valentine’s Day!

  54. I like you on Facebook (and like you in general!).

  55. My favorite Valentine’s treat is anything I am gifted with (especially anything chocolate!).

  56. I like you on Facebook (and just plain like you!).

  57. I am making Nutella cupcakes with Nutella cream cheese frosting today, these might become my favorite Valentine treat!

  58. My favorite Valentine’s day treat is homemade brownies, heart-shaped and decorated. I also love buying custom chocolate dipped strawberries.

  59. Chocolate covered strawberries :)

  60. Chocolate covered strawberries!or really anything chocolate covered…hehe

  61. It will be salted caramel this year, homemade. Can’t wait.

  62. I just retweeted! ksquared222

  63. And finally, I am already a FB follower:)

  64. MY favorite Valentine’s day treat is a tie (although there are many more that could be added to the list) between Chocolate Molten Cakes and Champagne Truffles. I get one or the other or both on V day.

  65. I do follow you on Facebook.

  66. I’m a chocoholic, so we like to whip of molten chocolate cakes for dessert. We have a recipe that’s quick and easy.

  67. Follower on Facebook!

  68. My favorite simple valentines day treat has to be the classic little conversation candy hearts

  69. My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is dark chocolate covered strawberries. Strawberries are in season here!

  70. I tweeted about this giveaway (lindsaykaufman)

  71. I also liked Love and Olive Oil on facebook

  72. Anything with chocolate — this year, chocolate bread pudding!

  73. Chocolate covered strawberries.
    Or chocolate covered anything, really.

  74. I follow on twitter and tweeted the giveaway

  75. And I am now a fan on facebook!

  76. My favorite valentine’s treat is a raspberry oat bar that my husband makes. Delicious, but fairy decadent with all of the brown sugar, butter and raspberry jam.

  77. My parents have sent me a box of Wilmar’s chocolates every year since I stopped living at home – they’re the best!

  78. Fresh heart shaped sugar cookies with pink almond glaze!

  79. Chocolate Fondue. Mmmm <3

  80. love homemade stuff, just don’t always have the time to make things.

  81. fan on facebook – Charlene G

  82. Chocolate covered strawberries stuffed with a sweet mascarpone filling. Mmm..

  83. Whoa- magical comments. My favorite treat for Valentine’s Day is the same as for Christmas with the fam: Surprise Meringues. They are meringues with chocolate chips, stupid-easy to make, and have a range of textures (my dad likes ’em chewy, and I like ’em crispy!), and are a memory of my grandma. :)

  84. My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is a homemade red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. This is my sweetie’s favorite dessert and there is nothing lovelier than sharing a piece of cake with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. =)

  85. And just liked L&OO on Facebook! :) Keep up the good work!

  86. I make a slightly salty chocolate cookie using the chocolate cookie recipe from thomas keller’s oreos, add a little puddle of homemade caramel, and top it with a little seal salt and lavender from the backyard. :)

  87. Soft center chocolate cakes with raspberry sauce. Mmmm.

  88. I follow you on facebook!

  89. My favorite Valentine’s treat is chocolate covered ginger. It’s heavenly. Or chocolate dipped strawberries. So luscious.

  90. chocolate mousse shared w/my honey!

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