Friday, January 21, 2011

Feature Friday -- Jewel of the Lion -- Fudge Review


Well, it’s Friday! The weekend is upon us, and you know what that means – the diet is out the window for 2 days.  So, I thought it only fitting to share with you the Jewel of the Lion Etsy shop.  I stumbled upon this shop over the holidays, and was sold just by the photos alone of the sweets Julie has to offer.  Just take a look at some of the treats she is selling.

Julie graciously filled a box full of fudge and sent it my way, for me to taste and review, and then share my thoughts with you all.  As you can imagine it was hard not to say "No" to this offer.  So, I patiently waited for the mailman to deliver my box of goodies.  I felt like a kid in a candy store when it finally arrived.  You should have seen how I tore open the box, like I was looking for the golden ticket.  After laying the fudge samples out on the table, I sat back and looked, with my mouth watering.  I had a hard decision – which one do I sample first?  I ended up doing eenie, meenie, miney, moe in order to decide.  Acting lady-like, I cut a small piece from each and then began the daunting task of trying to rate my favorite, while jotting down notes on the taste, texture and appearance of each flavor.  This didn't last long, and when my husband got home, we looked like contestants on Survivor, enjoying a rewards buffet.  By the weekend, we had finished off the fudge, so need to worry about it going bad or spoiling.  I could spend a whole post describing the fudge (which, in my mind would be cruel), so, instead, I am attaching pictures for you to see and IMAGINE for yourself what each mouth-watering piece tastes like.  ENJOY!!!!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to choose just 1 favorite.  They all tasted SOOOO good!!!!  You could tell they were homemade, and they were so smooth and had just the right amount of flavor.  I knew right away the flavors (even without looking at the labels).  Take a look at the samples Julie sent me.  Could you choose a favorite?  I am not so sure….

In addition to fudge, Julie also sells banana bread/muffins, pumpkin bread/muffins, scones, cookies, goody gift tins and weekly/monthly treat plans.  She is also offering Valentine’s treats.  And, best of all, her prices are really reasonable for the quality and quantity that you get.  Take for instance the fudge.  You can buy ½ lb (6 pieces) for $8.00, or a full lb. (12 pieces) for $15.00.  Or, if homemade breads are your thing, you can buy 2 loaves of banana nut bread for $18.00.

So, if you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, why not stop by Julie’s site, the Jewel of the Lion today, and order some mouth-watering treats for yourself.  You will not be disappointed!  But, don’t blame me for an expanded waistline. Julie is kindly offering a 10% discount to my readers.  All you have to do is use the coupon code: FEATURE10 at checkout, for 10% off.  What are you waiting for?  Click here to view her Etsy store.  You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and her personal blog site.

Julie has just opened another Etsy store, where she is offering crafts, fine art, jewelry, cards, beading supplies and more.  Check it out here.

Don’t forget to stop back here and post a comment letting me know what goodies you have tried from Julie’s shop.  Did you find a favorite?  I am definitely going to try her banana nut bread.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Disclosure: I received product samples to review in order to write this post.  But, in no way was I compensated or swayed in the writing of this post.  The views/comments in the above post are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. Pumpkin bread, cookies (3 kinds), mint chocolate fudge, peanut butter and chocolate fudge... Yes, I've tried all of these. And I'll be back for more!!