Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kiss My Thistle Shortbread Review and Giveaway


I am a lover of sweet things, foods, scents, I love it all. I ran across a wonderful little shop called Kiss My Thistle, that specializes in Shortbread. I honestly had only tried shortbread once, I think it was a Pepperidge Farm cookie, but I had never had real authentic shortbread before until I tasted the delicious creations from Kiss My Thistle. Julie, the master creator of Kiss My Thistle sent me an absolutely beautifully packaged box of 3 different types of Shortbread-there was the Traditional, an Orange flavored Shortbread and an Apricot Cranberry Shortbread. She also sent me a package of her Thistle Melts or Tablet as the Scots call it. Before I get to the Shortbread, I must comment on these Thistle Melts. When I was a kid, I lived with my Grandmother for my whole childhood. She was a HUGE part of my life, pretty much raised me. She loved to bake and cook and make all kinds of brittles and candies. She used to make a candy that she called Panuchi-which was just sugar, butter, vanilla a couple of other little ingredients and lots of love. When I tasted one of Julie's Thistle Melts, it brought me back to my childhood and my grandmother's Panuchi, the similarities were uncanny. Julie's Thistle Melts are absolutely delicious and just when I thought that I may never taste my grandmother's cooking again, I tasted these. So good, so sweet and tasted like home. Thanks Julie!



The shortbreads are also VERY delicious! So buttery and flaky, you can definitely tell a lot of love goes into each one of these little creations. The recipes are from Julie's grandmother, who was a Scottish immigrant, and Julie has been making them since she was a child herself. Very impressive! I would love to get some of these shortbreads and especially the Thistle Melts and give them as gifts for the upcoming holiday season. They would be a perfect treat!



A LITTLE ABOUT THE BACKGROUND OF KISS MY THISTLE
The recipe for this shortbread was Julie's grandmother's. The shortbread has it's roots in the Highlands as her Nana's family originally resided in the Isle of Skye. Shortbread was always made at the holidays. Several years ago, Julie presented it as gifts and family and friends would always remind her that they wanted more. As she became more involved in Celtic events, she would bring some for her fellow Scots to enjoy. Julie entered in shortbread competitions and go on to win first place at the Highland Games. Kiss My Thistle was a vision while visiting the Scottish Hills and became reality as she watched people enjoy her shortbreads. Made with pure butter, flour, sugar infused with kilted love and baked to a golden brown, this treat is sure to delight!




GIVEAWAY-
Julie at Kiss My Thistle would love to offer one of my lucky readers 1 pound of her shortbread.
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Giveaway will end Saturday 12/5 at 7 pm EST. Winner will be chosen by random.org and emailed as well as posted here on my blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Open to US residents ONLY! Special thanks to Julie at Kiss My Thistle for sponsoring this giveaway. GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure-I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received free product from Kiss My Thistle in exchange for my honest opinions. The word expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way.

23 comments:

Whitney said...

My favorite sweet treat is snickerdoodle cookies!

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MamaOtwins+1 said...

I really like the orignial or maybe the apricot & cranberry

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vgi said...

MMM! I want the thistle melts tablets! Cranberry/Apricot sounds yum too. Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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Shelly said...

Cranberry/Apricot for me
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Hayley said...

I would like to try the apricot and cranberry.

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