Valentine’s Day is about 2 weeks away. Do you know what you’re getting your gluten-free sweetie yet? No? Well, I have the perfect idea for you: a gift box from Harvard Sweet Boutique.
A gift box from Harvard Sweet Boutique lets you pick which gluten-free cookies or brownies you want, not like a traditional box of chocolates when “you never what you’re gonna get” (I couldn’t help myself).
My gift box came with an assortment of gluten-free cookies and brownies: Vanilla Sea Salt Caramel Brownies, Raspberry Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Mint Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies (are you hungry yet?), Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Chocolate Toffee Cookies.
I tried out the Mint Chocolate Fudge Brownie and it was awesome. It was moist and sweet, but not overly sweet. This was no crumbly brownie and it wasn’t gritty in the least. Harvard Sweet Boutique gets an A+ in my book for this brownie.
After I tried the Mint Chocolate Fudge Brownie, I recruited some help. I brought the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie home to a friend who didn’t even question if it was gluten-free or not. I told him after he ate it that it was gluten-free and all he said was “Well, that’s a darn good cookie.”
The Director of Development at the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) Kim Moyer tried the Chocolate Fudge Brownie and she agreed they were moist, sweet and delicious. She is definitely a fan.
NFCA’s Office Manager Suzanne Welz tried out the Chocolate Toffee Cookie. This is one big cookie. It was roughly the size of my hand! This cookie was a little bit firmer than the rest, but had a great taste and texture to it.
The rest of the brownies and cookies are in the kitchen at the NFCA office and I am sure it’s just a matter of time before the rest of the staff gobbles up these sweet treats.
If you don’t have a Valentine this year, you should still check out all the gift options from Harvard Sweet Boutique. They have the cutest gift boxes for anniversaries, birthdays, thank you’s, graduations, and more. You can shop by price, occasion, flavor, product or the best seller list (which I think is pretty convenient).
The baked goods do have a warning on the back saying that are made in a facility that produces wheat products, so I checked with Harvard Sweet Boutique to see which sorts of cross-contamination controls were in place. They informed me that use separate mixers and separate ovens for the gluten-free treats and they wait no less than 24 hours after the gluten-containing treats are made to start prepping and baking the gluten-free goodies.
So, if you’re looking to break away from the traditional box of chocolates this year, head to www.HarvardSweetBoutique.com and check out their gluten-free product section.