Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mommy2TwoGirls One Year Blog Anniversary Special-Eli's Cheesecake Review and Giveaway

We love desserts around our house and especially in the whole family.  It seems whenever we get together, someone is in charge of making a different dessert.  We have had several varieties, from the simple cookies to the Snickers dessert that my sister-in-law makes.  We all just love our sweet treats!  My favorite dessert of all time is definitely cheesecake, I really have a soft spot for any and all kinds.  From the traditional cherry cheesecake, to just plain original, to the delicious Turtle cheesecake, there is not one kind that I have run across that I do not love.  The other night we went down the street for dinner and on the dessert menu, they had Blackberry cheesecake, which I had never heard or seen before.  I was tempted to order it, but didn't have any room after dinner, but believe me, I will try it out soon!  I was recently contacted by Eli's Cheesecake to do a review of their Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler and with my one year blog anniversary, what is better than celebrating with a cake or a cheesecake in this case?  I have heard so many wonderful things about Eli's Cheesecake from other blogs and websites that I have come across, but have never had the chance to try them.  So when this opportunity came up, I was more than thrilled!  The Original Favorite's Cheesecake Sampler came with the following four flavors, four pieces of each flavor: Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, and Heath Toffee Bars. When the box came from Eli's, which was boldly printed on the box, I couldn't wait to dig in.  Unfortunately, I had to wait just a little bit because it was frozen when I received it.  So we had dinner and waited a little bit before digging into this delicious looking treat.  The oldest of course went with Chocolate Chip.  Me of course I had to go straight for the Heath Toffee Bar along with hubby.  Little one just came up to all of us and took a bite of each just saying "Yum! and More!".  It was still a little frozen when we ate it, which quite honestly made it taste even better because it had been such a warm day.  The cheesecake has such a creamy consistency and I love a cheesecake where you can actually taste the cream cheese, that to me is THE ingredient that really makes for a great cheesecake.  I love the combination of the chocolate and the Heath candy bars, which have always been one of my favorite candy bars.  The toffee flavor worked well in bringing out all of the flavors and combining them into a sinfully sweet treat and the chocolate crust was even better.  The Chocolate Chip cheesecake was really delicious as well as I had to sneak a bite of my oldest daughter's.  There were a lot of chocolate chips in it and the oldest really enjoyed it.  I had a chance over the past couple of days after that to try the other two flavors.  The Strawberry cheesecake was absolutely yummy.  Smooth, creamy cheesecake with a generous topping of strawberries on the top made this a very delectable dessert.  I love fruit topping on my cheesecake, it just adds a very distinctive flavor combination.  The Original Plain cheesecake was very good and sometimes that's all I crave, nothing fancy, just a fast little treat with no flash.  All of the pieces of Eli's Cheesecake were favorites in my household, everyone got a chance to try all of the flavors and the consensus was the same: everyone LOVED it!  I definitely can't wait to try more flavors and varieties of Eli's Cheesecake in the very near future.

Eli's Cheesecake has been around since 1977, when Eli took his customers advice and added dessert to his menu.  Eli Shulman is a guy from the west side of Chicago who built a reputation for himself and his restaurants that lasted across the years and around the world.  At Eli's, customer satisfaction is their number one goal.  They want you to be delighted with everything-their products and their services and they offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed.  Their delivery services guarantee that their cheesecakes arrive fresh and delicious to their customers across the country.  Eli's Cheesecakes are made with the highest quality all natural ingredients and are Kosher certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.  Celebrities, journalists, politicians and anyone who just loves good cheesecake say how much they enjoy Eli's.  At Eli's Cheesecake, you will find a fabulous variety of cheesecakes from the new Caramel Apple Cheesecake, Irish Mint Cheesecake, Candy Collection Cheesecakes, and No Sugar Added Cheesecakes to special desserts like Cheesecake Dippers, Carrot Cakes and Chocolate Cakes.  You can find a wide range of prices and even a great selection of sale priced desserts., including a delicious looking and sounding Blood Orange Champagne Cheesecake.  Also enter for your chance to in a Free Cheesecake, click the Free Cheesecake button on the top of their homepage and fill out the entry form.

On Saturday June 26, Eli's Cheesecake will celebrate the 30th birthday of Eli's Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago with a birthday party at Buckingham Fountain.  Check out Eli's Cheesecake'b log for more information HERE

For more information on Eli's Cheesecake and to see all of the wonderful desserts and creations that they have, please head over HERE

The great folks over at Eli's Cheesecake would love to give one lucky Mommy2TwoGirls reader a Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler like I received.  (value $40.00).

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Disclosure- I received no monetary compensation for this review, only a free Original Favorite Cheesecake Sampler from Eli's Cheesecake in exchange for my honest opinions.  The words expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way.  Additional information provided by the Eli's Cheesecake website.  No purchase necessary to enter and void where prohibited by law.


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