Wild Ophelia Chocolate

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Wild Ophelia is a chocolate brand that features all natural and often organic ingredients sourced from small farms and food artisans. Their chocolate bars tell the American story. Wild Ophelia’s goal is to bring unconventional American inspired chocolate creations mainstream and revolutize the chocolate aisle. Their motto is “respect oneself, one’s food, and others, while relishing in the chocolate tasting experience.”

So onto the chocolate:

Southern Hibiscus Peach – is made from 41% cacao.  These fragrant, tangy peaches and puckering, tart hibicus flowers mingle in the southern tradition of tart and sweet.  There is definitely a peach zing aftertaste.  I found it light, airy, and sweet.

Peanut Butter & Banana – is a sweet, mild flavored banana with a honeyed smell, blended with peanut butter and milk chocolate.  If you love peanut butter, you will love this milk chocolate bar.  It also gluten free!

Beef Jerky – is natural smoked fruit woods and peppered spices perfectly matched to their rich, milk chocolate.  We found this definitely had a jerky in it!  We also thought it was very smoky flavored also.   This too is gluten free!

New Orleans Chili – is dark chocolate with a warm, zinging hot spice and underlying tones of earthy red pepper.  This is gluten free.  However, this chocolate is HOT, HOT, HOT.  I was shocked that my mouth was on fire after eating chocolate.  LOL

We totally loved all these uniquly flavored chocolate here!

Gratify Gluten Free Pretzels Giveaway

Osem USA Inc just launched a new line of gluten-free pretzels.  For those of us who have to eat gluten free, it is a welcome product on the market.  This new line is called Gratify and the first products from this line are pretzels.   The pretzels are wheat free, milk free, casein free, egg free, lactose free, and include non-gmo ingredients. The Yogurt Covered Twists and the Milk Chocolate Covered Twists do contain milk and soy and may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts and egg.  I was excited to try this line of products.

IMG_0248The first product we tried were the Gratify Gluten Free Sesame Seed Thins. These nutty thins offer the traditional crunch of a pretzel in a shape that’s perfect for dips, spreads, and other creative toppings.  I’m not really fond of sesame seeds, but I was surprised and actually impressed by the light airiness of the pretzel with a hint of sea salt, and the sesame seeds gave it a perfect blend of nuttiness. It is a nice twist to plain pretzels.

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Gratify Gluten Free Sea Salt Sticks and Gratify Gluten Free Sea Salt Twists taste just like gluten pretzels, but much better. I served a bag to family over the weekend and everyone asked what brand of pretzels they were, because they were very delicious. They were shocked to find out they were gluten free and preferred the gluten free Gratify product over their usual brand.  Shocking, I know!  Often times, gluten free products can be spotted a mile away.  Not these!!!

IMG_0256Gratify Gluten Free Salt Thins were just as good as the sticks and twists. The sea salt thins are flat and thin and light and airy to the taste.  They are rich in flavor and texture and make the perfect platform for cheeses, spreads, and dips of all kind.

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Gratify Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Covered Twists had to be the favorite in the house. The chocolate actually tastes like real chocolate and doesn’t have that artificial taste that can sometimes give you that waxy feel on the roof of your mouth. It was the perfect blend of crunchy, sweet and salty.

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Gratify Gluten Free Yogurt Covered Twists were very similar to the chocolate covered twists, but has a slight yogurt flavor to it. Actually, I’d almost say it tasted like a white chocolate covered pretzel, without it being overly sweet. Either way, they were delicious.

After trying the Gratify products, we are pleasantly surprised with the great taste of each bag. It is finally nice to add more of a variety to our gluten free diets without having to compromise our taste buds. All in all, Gratify Pretzels lived up to its name…… Absolutely gratifying!!!

Since we loved these so much, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win Gratify Gluten Free Pretzels prize pack, so you can try all these flavors!  Here’s what you need to do:

Nonni’s Salted Caramel Biscotti

Nonni’s introduces a sweet and savory combination with their newest Biscotti flavor — Salted Carmel. This is filled with caramel and dipped in rich milk chocolate then sprinkled with sea salt. Yes, they taste as good as that description sounds! Better than the taste, each biscotti is only 100 calories! They can be found at Public, Stop and Shop, Kroger, Albertsons, Price Chopper, Big Y, and Wakefern. Each biscotti is also individually wrapped for freshness.