Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fannie May - Gourmet Chocolates and Nuts Review

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

When you hear of a company that's been around for some time, your mind automatically conjours up images of what that company represents. Fannie May has been in business for over ninety years, and their name is synonymous with gourmet chocolates and candies. And with good reason. Fannie May is known for using high quality ingredients in their confections, and they stand behind every item they sell.

I was recently given the privilege of reviewing Fannie May nuts and chocolates. It was like a vacation for my mouth! The Fall Hostess Tower makes a perfect gift when you want to thank your dinner party hostess or want to bring sweets to a dinner. The two-box set includes one pound Colonial Assortment and 8 oz Assorted Nuts. Each box is individually wrapped, then tied together with a white bow featuring the Fannie May Logo. One of the boxes is wrapped in orange paper and the other is wrapped in brown paper with autumn leaves.

The box that contained the chocolates was filled with a delicious assortment of treats. The variety included nut clusters, milk chocolates, dark chocolates, chocolates with fillings, and more. Of the entire assortment, there were only a couple I didn't care for and that's because I usually don't like those particular kind in any assortment of chocolate. My husband devoured them though and loved the taste. You can tell, when biting into the Fannie May chocolates, that each piece is made with high-quality ingredients and taste fresh.
You know how when you open a can or bag of nuts you can tell if they've been sitting on the shelf for a while or if they're fresh? I'm here to say the nuts from Fannie May are the latter. The assorted nuts include cashews, pecans, almonds, and peanuts. The nuts are lightly salted and have a wonderful texture. If I didn't have to fight with my teen son and share some, I would've ate the whole assortment myself. The nuts come in a clear package inside the gift-wrapped box. The bag isn't resealable so I put them in a container with a lid to keep them fresh between consumption.

I also received the Fall Artisan Sachet from the Fannie May Artisan line. Available for a limited time only, the set includes five premium chocolates. Each chocolate has an individual flavor that includes Cranberry Jubilee, Pumpkin Spice, Toasted Caramel Pecan, Sugar Maple, and Apple Cobbler. Usually I'd say paying over ten dollars for five pieces of chocolates is a little high in price, but sometimes it's okay to splurge, especially on chocolates as good as these. The flavors reminded me of autumn ambience and the tastes are a resemblence of what I'd expect around this time of season.