2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
FOOD, GLUTEN FREE, GIFT BASKET
As we prepare for the holiday season, I enjoy making food gift baskets for friends and relatives. It is an easy gift but I love putting them together. One problem I have though with finding foods I can include are the dietary restrictions some of my friends have. Even in my family there are members who are diabetic, low carb as well as low calorie. Another big one is gluten free. I didn't realize how many of my friends were gluten free eaters! It makes picking out foods a little more difficult but after I tell you about this company, Inspired by Happinesst, I think we all will turn to eating gluten free:D
Inspired by Happiness sent me a sampler of four cakes for review. I had browsed the store and seen the flavors, they sounded delicious and looked great. But you know how it is sometimes, things sound way better than they really are? I just waited anxiously for the cakes to arrive before I passed any judgment on them. They were packed in dry ice and frozen when they arrived so I snapped pics and then we had a bit of a taste test. Yes, we like our cakes like this slightly frozen as the kids all think these style of cakes taste better with a frozen layer inside.
These are three layer cakes and they are all gluten free with no artificial coloring and no artificial trans fat. The first one I tried was the Cravin' for Cookies and Cream Cake. This is a layer of sponge cake, mousse and icing. Oh my word! It was super delicious! The sponge cake is a tiny bit dry but when you combine it with the mousse and the cookies, it has a great flavor.
The next one, and our personal favorite, is the Dreamin' of Strawberries. This tastes just like strawberry shortcake!!
It is so amazing and if you eat it chilled there is no word to describe it. My mother is diabetic and she doesn't often eat desserts. For her it isn't worth the carbs and the sugar rush. But she had a small sliver of this, and then had it for the next couple days as well.
She loved it so much it was worth it for her!! Just take a look at this baby and see if it doesn't look delicious:)
Oh, and it tastes even better than it looks. The flavoring is perfect and nothing could make this any better. It seriously doesn't even taste gluten free. The whole family ate it and enjoyed it. Needless to say I put most of it away for my mother as she doesn't get many desserts.
The Dreamin' of Chocolate was our least favorite but still very good. I actually have half of it still in the freezer so I can pull out a small slice for myself:)
My main joy with these is that they are good for you and gluten free but they don't taste it. I am in love! This is definitely something you can purchase for me as a gift:) Can you imagine having a friend who only eats gluten free products, and you can order them a cake like this? Also, it appears you can find them in certain stores, just not around here.
Be sure to check out the Inspired by Happiness social media sites, as well as if you can find them in stores near you. This stuff is amazing! Perfect for a Holiday gift, or even to bring as a dessert for family dinner!
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