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My Foodie Valentine (and a GIVEAWAY!)

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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. I’m following you and retweeted

  2. I also like you on facebook

  3. My favourite V day treat is some comforting food + desert. This year for my sweetheart I’ve made potatos. Ok it sounds a bit rustick, but when potatoes are stuffed with turkey ham, cheese, bell peppers, sour cream and baked in oven – it’s amazing dish. For desert I’ve made Raffaello cake (sponge cake with butter-condensed milk-double cream and cocos flakes filling toppen with double cream and coconuts). For the drink we had champagne with frozen strawberries. It was amazing evening for both of us.

  4. Raw (100% everything, including crust made from nuts) strawberry Cake! :) @ NYC quintessential! your Fan! <3

  5. tweeted, @reachingasifall

  6. like you on facebook

  7. rocky road pralines

  8. Tweeted, @DoubleSugarBlog

  9. I’m not so huge on Valentine’s, but all the hype definitely makes me crave chocolate. I made some brownies, did the trick!

  10. I also like you on Facebook.

  11. My favorite Valentine’s treat is dinner at home. Usually some kind of brownie ice cream sundae for dessert, cut in the shape of a heart of course! :)

  12. Already a facebook fan, love getting updates.

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

    chocolate, lots of chocolate

    this year I made some oreo chocolate truffles, so delicious mmm

  13. Chocolate covered marshmallows! Heart shaped, of course.

  14. What is your favorite Valentine’s day treat (homemade or otherwise)?
    Would have to be brownies! I love making them for my sweetie (with red m&m’s in them!) :) And I am a fan on facebook!

  15. Cupcakes! And I’m a facebook fan.

  16. De Brand’s chocolates!

  17. I’m a Facebook fan!

  18. facebook fan as well! :D

  19. I follow you on Twitter… and Tweeted about the giveaway HERE:!/BeccaCIT/status/38454475568062464

  20. I hope I win! My favorite treat is chocolate fondue with bits of cheesecake, strawberries and banana. Mmm!

  21. I love chocolate mocha cheesecake and a mocha latte yum

  22. My favorite Valentine’s treat… chocolate dipped strawberries!

  23. meringue hearts with strawberry frozen yogurt and fresh strawberry slices :)

  24. Dark Chocolate Truffles :)

  25. Already a Facebook Fan <3

  26. Valentine’s Day = flourless chocolate cake & some red wine

  27. And I tweeted! :)

  28. Also a FB fan!

  29. My favorite Valentine’s treat is chocolate chip cookies with cinnamon red hots mixed in! Yum! :)

  30. how can anyone go wrong with red velvet !!!!

  31. I am a fan on facebook: Vanessa Cengic :)

  32. I just followed you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway. My twitter can be found here:

  33. Those little wedding mints – the little pastel colored pillow-shaped mints that seem to be at every wedding!

  34. My favorite valentines day treat is cupcakes!

  35. Liked your facebook page :)

  36. facebook fan!

  37. red velvet cupcakes!

  38. My favorite Valentines treat is chocolate covered pretzels!!

  39. My favorite vday treat is tender kisses from the one I love.

  40. My favorite valentine treat is cupcakes! Home made ofcourse :)

  41. My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is chocolate covered strawberries dipped in whipped cream! So delicious. Thanks for sharing this giveaway :)

  42. Big, chewy, homemade chocolate chip cookies!

  43. My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is my grandmother’s homemade sugar cookies. She only uses this particular recipe for Valentine’s Day and since it’s a once a year treat it’s all the more delicious!

  44. You are officially liked on Facebook by me now!

  45. deep dark chocolate brownies! And a couple sweet strawberries on the side :)

  46. My favorite Valentine’s day treat is chocolate covered strawberries. Especially when they’re dipped in dark chocolate!!!

    I follow your blog on twitter and on Facebook!

  47. My favorite Valentine’s Day treat…is cooking dinner with my husband and enjoying a glass of wine.

  48. Hi – My favorite Valentine treat is anything homemade! If someone makes a treat for me, it is extra special. I do really like pretzels wrapped w/ caramel & dipped in chocolate. My friend makes them and they are delicious!

    …and I’m a fan on FB!!


  49. following on FB and twitter! <3

  50. and I’m a fan on FB!

  51. My favorite treat: our annual tradition– low-key and NON-valentiney dinner with my husband and (single) best friend: this year, delicious pho and beer! :)

  52. I’m going to be a little different than all my fellow chocolate lovers…

    Chicken Cordon Bleu, a nice (large) glass of Cabernet, and my favorite valentine.

    P.s. PICK ME!!

  53. My favorite is chocolate covered strawberries. for sure.

  54. Dark chocolate raspberry squares & a glass of wine are my two fav valentines day treats!

  55. Molten Lava Chocolate Cakes…swoon

  56. ooh, this looks great! my favorite valentine’s treat might just be a good glass of red wine with some very dark chocolate. mmm!

  57. Liked on Facebook as well

  58. I love chocolate cream pie!

  59. As silly as it is, I love a heart-shaped sugar cookie with buttercream frosting. yum!

  60. I love chocolate. Homemade or store bought.
    miyax15 at yahoo dot com

  61. I love chocolate fondue!

  62. panna cotta with lavender honey!

  63. hand-picked daffodils and chocolate anything

  64. Gelato! My husband’s Valentine’s gift to me is always gelato – this year in Limoncello, Salted Caramel and Pistachio – it reminds me of our honeymoon to Italy and what could be more romantic than sitting in front of the fire with one container of gelato and two spoons???

  65. I follow you on facebook.

  66. Anything that has chocolate! :)

  67. Chocolate pudding

  68. Molten Lava Cake with coffee ice cream!

  69. Just “liked” your page on Facebook

  70. My favorite for Valentine’s Day….box of See’s chocolates..any will do

  71. My favorite Valentine’s Day treats are the brownies that my sweetie makes me to re-create the first dessert we shared together.

  72. My favorite Valentine’s treat is chocolate covered cherries with a glass of Pinot Noir

  73. carmel covered apples dipped in m&m’s!!!!!!!

  74. Anything with caramel in it. Really, anything!

  75. Already a fan on fb!

  76. Mmm, chocolate covered strawberries, delicious and romantic!

  77. Favorite Valentine treat: new this year. ice cream cake from the Penny Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz, CA. This could easily be my favorite anytime treat.
    And I do follow Love and Olive Oil on Facebook already.

  78. These gift boxes look lovely!
    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat would be homemade truffles.

  79. My favorite Valentine’s day treat is chocolate covered strawberries. They are easy yet so delicious and appreciated by every Valentine!

  80. My favorite valentine treat is, yes, as dorky and delightfully cheesy as it sounds– the homemade macaroni valentine card from my awesome new husband.

  81. My favorite Valentine treat is my mother’s gingerbread bear cookies which she has been making for me and all of my classmates , (now all of my students) for 29 years! They are adorned with raisin eyes and a cinnamon heart. They are such a treat!

  82. My favorite Valentine’s day treat is definitely homemade! I would say – Dark Chocolate souffle, Grand Marnier creme brulee, or Chocolate-covered strawberries w/ Champagne top my list! :)

  83. My parents always bought us little gifts on Valentine’s (a little bracelet, a pair of earrings, etc.). That’s my favorite treat. Anything with chocolate is also acceptable though. Mmm.

  84. My favorite is chocolate covered strawberries=)

  85. I just think you can’t go wrong with chocolate covered fruit, or ice cream!

  86. For Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the Tiramisu….*yum*

  87. Apparently this year is was ice cream, because I sure ate a WHOLE LOT of it, haha

  88. I love Godiva chocolate martinis for Valentine’s Day! Hubby’s and my first date was at a martini bar, so it’s a fun, sweet nod to how we got started.

  89. Golden Grahams on the beach with my hubby!

  90. Anything chocolate! The Baked brownie is one of my current favorites, but any brownie will do, and I just made individual chocolate souffles for V-Day dessert. Lovely!

  91. I love red velvet cupcakes and cake.

  92. I love chocolate covered Oreos. I’ve tried making them myself but they just aren’t as delicious as the store bought ones.

  93. Oh, and I’ve ‘liked’ you on facebook and I will start following you on twitter. How fun!

  94. Homemade red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! Still have a couple in my fridge… :)

  95. Chocolate peanut butter treats!

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