This month’s Snackbox was, hands down, my favourite!! Each of the items was carefully selected by Vancouver TV personality and foodie, Erin Ireland. I am not kidding, every single thing in this box was amazing…it was difficult to choose my top picks, but here they are:
Chocolate Ginger Cookie from Kitchening & Co: This family-run company based in Vancouver is known for their macarons and the Chocolate Ginger Cookies in this month’s box. I brought ours along when we went for an evening picnic at Deer Lake Park, where we enjoyed the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s summer outdoor performance.
Fresh is Best Tortilla Chips: these are already a popular item in our house. They are so, so good that no other tortilla chip will do. The snack sized bag was perfect, however, because if I had a large bag…it would eat every single last chip!!
Monkey Butter – Salted Caramel: Shut. The. Front. Door. This stuff is ridiculously good and highly addictive. You don’t even need to spread it on anything (I ate it right out of the jar). I would imagine it would also taste good slathered on slab of dark chocolate. Based in Vancouver, Monkey Butter has the most innovative flavours out there. Low sugar, low sodium, no hydrogenated oils – all great, of course, but it is soooooo good that I just don’t care – give me MORE!
Cocolico Sweet and Salty Pretzel Snack Mix: Local gal, Wendy Boys brings you this addictive pretzel mix that has everything you want in a snack. I enjoyed them late at night with a bowl of cherries and glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Definitely kept me going as I burned the midnight oil!
Organic Lives Chocolate Macaroons: Okay…my husband got to these first…and I’m lucky he left any for me as these raw, organic morsels are absolutely divine!! Local Vancouver company, Live Organic prides themselves in creating the most nutrient-rich and truly healthful chocolate whole food snack possible. Really, people, you need to try these!
Hippie Food Coconut Chips: These were a favourite of mine from a previous SnackBox back in the spring. Be warned that once you open the bag, you will not be able to put these tasty treats down. I must have been feeling inspired by Erin Ireland, as I made a batch of banana bread. I’m sure it’s not as good as her To Die For Banana Bread, but it was pretty fantastic – especially with chocolate and coconut chips sprinkled on top!
You can get your first personal Snackbox for 50% off when you use the code THIRTIESGRIND. Go to www.getsnackbox.com to order!
Full disclosure: I am being compensated by Food.ee to promote Snackbox. Opinions, however, are honest and my own.