Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Petit Amuse Review

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Petit Amuse Review


I am often contacted by various companies to do a product review or tag their business in some shape or form.  Some I say yes, some I say no.  When Petit Amuse, contacted me earlier this month about doing a product review I quickly said yes.

Want to know why?

They help small producers/businesses get their product into consumers hands.  I'm all about helping out the little guy.  Who knows, maybe someday I'll be a small business owner?

So here's the deal.  Petit Amuse helps food lovers discover delicious artisan treats, made by small, speciality producers from around the country.  For only $10/mo. customers can subscribe to receive a different box of 3-4 samples of speciality food each month.  Fun, right?  They are all items that you probably won't find at your local grocery store, but open your eyes to all the incredible food vendors out there.



So first up was Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn.  Well, I'm pretty sure EVERYONE likes popcorn.  They sent me the Sun-Dried Tomato & Parmesan and let me just say I devoured it at work one day while typing away.  Five minutes later, I looked down and the bag was empty.  It was that good!

I'd gladly eat this popcorn any day.  All day.

Then it was off to try some wine jelly from Canada (a big hello to my Canadian readers!).  Now, I'll be honest here.  I normally do not eat any other jam or jelly other than my homemade version.  I'm kind of a jelly snob.

This jelly was ok.  I usually prefer jam, with chunks so fruit in it, so I'm probably not the best advocate for jelly.  But, the little man and I did have it on toast one morning and he seemed to enjoy!


And lastly, these cookies and a granola bar.  These saved me one morning at work.  I failed to bring my breakfast with me, but remembered I stuck all of these in my purse = impromptu breakfast.  I loved, loved, loved the Garukabar.  It was fresh, gooey and seemed like it was made that morning.  It had nice chunks of nuts and dried cranberries.  Yum!

The two shortbread cookies came from Lark Fine Foods, a Salted Rosemary Shortbread and a Spicy Dark Chocolate.  This company claim is "cookies for grown-ups", which definitely makes sense considering their flavors.  I much preferred the Salted Rosemary over the chocolate one. 

Which is shocking - as I am a chocolate lover of all kinds.  Who knew?

So a BIG thanks to Petit Amuse for letting me try out their sample pack.  If you are interested in learning more about them, visit their online site here.  It's fun!

2 comments:

  1. How fun Ally! Love the review and your honesty. We are jelly snobs too.

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  2. Love the loot! I could eat popcorn every day and never get sick of it. My husband makes the best oil popped popcorn with parmesan cheese. And a place near my work does the Chicago Mix - half cheddar popcorn and half caramel corn - I am so tempted to stop and pick some up on the way home!

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