Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The holidays are coming and to me that always means a time to indulge in delicious treats. As a teacher the classroom is always filled with treats, but with the severity of allergies we need to be extra careful about what snacks are provided to the students or even just in the building. Very often the safest bet is to just make a "nut-free" rule to avoid any risk of a dangerous allergic reaction.
The founder at Vermont Nut Free Chocolates knew this fear all too well as her child had a peanut allergy. So now there is a wonderful solution for those with nut allergies. Vermont Nut Free Chocolates offers a fabulous variety of quality chocolate products that are completely tree nut and peanut free!
About Vermont Nut Free Chocolate
Established in 1998, Vermont Nut Free Chocolates specializes in handmade gourmet treats that are safe for individuals with peanut and tree nut allergies. Its product line includes fudge, truffles, caramels, chocolate bars, granola bars and novelty items. All products are made in small batches with only the finest nut free ingredients available.
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try some of their newest fall and holiday products with my family. We received some of their Pumpkin Fudge, a chocolate Advent Calendar, and their Hot Cocoa. Here is a little bit about each of these wonderful new items.....
· Pumpkin Fudge – Our new Halloween treat, spiced pumpkin fudge, delivers the favorite taste of the fall season! Creamy, smooth and rich with white chocolate, pumpkin and spices. Suggested retail price $7.65.
· Advent Calendar – Available just in time for the Christmas season, the Advent Calendar is a fun way to count down the days until Christmas - by unveiling a delicious nut-free chocolate behind each door. This new addition is perfect for celebrating the Christmas season with the whole family. Suggested retail price $12.95.
· Hot Cocoa – Another holiday favorite, Vermont Nut Free Chocolates Hot Cocoa hits the spot on a cold winter’s day. Finally a nut free hot cocoa that has the same great taste as regular hot cocoa and has the slightest hints of vanilla, Vermont Nut Free Chocolates Hot Cocoa mix is available in a 16 oz. container. Suggested retail price $9.95.
Everything comes packages beautifully, perfect for gift giving. But the real treat is what's inside. We started with the Pumpkin Fudge.... oh sweet, creamy deliciousness. I had never tasted anything quite like it. It was rich, so just a small piece left me satisfied until a craving returned for more later on. It would be the perfect addition to Thanksgiving dessert!
Then we moved on to enjoying some Hot Cocoa. It was appropriate as we had just entered a cold front and could use some warming up. The Hot Cocoa was rich and creamy and definitely warmed us all up. Perfect to have on hand for cold winter nights.
We have decided to hold onto the Advent Calendar for this coming season. I know it will be far better quality than the ones I normally pick up in the grocery store. So we may be taking turns each morning rather than letting my daughter eat all the chocolate!
Our experience with Vermont Nut Free Chocolate was wonderful! From presentation to taste it is top notch. These are products I would be proud to send to loved ones or serve at my own holiday meals. And knowing that they are safe to send to teachers, colleagues, family and friends without having to worry about anyone with allergies is just awesome!
I highly recommend you head on over to Vermont Nut Free Chocolate's website and check out all the yummy treats they have to offer.
* I received items free of charge for review purposes. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
Posted by Lara at 9:43 AM