Monday, February 11, 2013

Sweet Surprise Compliments of Divvies

After a bustling January, I was at the tail end of a huge traveling/blogging/client-seeing/giving a cooking class spurt and I was reminded that at the end of the day someone, somewhere in the world that you don't even know is thinking about you.

This may sound odd, maybe even a little creepy and stalkish but it's meant in the best of ways. I am one of those people that tends to forget to do anything nice for myself because I am busy helping others. This is not a complaint, I love what I do and I would not change a thing! But once in awhile, I receive something and I am reminded that I am special too.

And what was this wondrous thing that happened? A simple gesture, a tasty gift but nonetheless, it made my day. I came home mumbling and grumbling, tired and grouchy and there was a box waiting for me from Divvies. An early valentine for me, just me and nobody else. When I opened it, there was a treat bag with a cute note-

'To Tracy From Divvies XOXO Happy Valentine's Day"

Inside the blue and white striped tissue were two packages of chocolate hearts- one large, crispy heart and two smaller, solid hearts. I do admit that as tempted as I was to run and hide them away to have for myself, I did the unselfish mom-thing and shared with my children. I checked their labels and I double-checked their website for ingredients and I was happy to see their allergen information that read "Divvies candies, frosting, and sprinkles are certified by their manufacturers to be peanut-, tree nut-, milk-, egg-free, and sesame-free and are packaged in Divvies Bakery. Divvies conducts routine testing to minimize the risk of any cross-contamination in their certified allergen-free ingredients." Yay! My son could also eat them!

As always, pictures first. Nothing is worse than trying to give a product review when there are bite marks in the product.  Notice the size of the crispy heart- holy chocolate, Batman! I wish I had taken a picture after one bite to show the thickness but they were gobbled up too quickly. Believe me, these are no ordinary, thin chocolates- these babies are just a good, solid chunk of chocolate.....Mmmm, chocolate!

You will also be happy to know that the ingredients were sugar, chocolate liquor, non-dairy cocoa butter, soya lecithin, vanilla extract and salt. (Does contain soy)

The end result? Three out of four people were happy and satisfied. Who is the unhappy one? Dad because he only got a tiny piece of what I was able to salvage for him. Sorry, Dad but it was just bad timing. (Good for the rest of us though!)

A big thank you to Divvies for not only brightening up my day but for making such a great product.


  1. Can it get any better! Well deserved! I took your advise and made giant chicken fingers (okay, so they are really chicken breasts) and they are huge HIT! Grandpa likes them on his lunch salad, kids are eating them for lunch, hubby likes them with rice.

    Great suggestion! I used a Vegan Parmesan, paprika, garlic salt, flour, egg for dipping and then right before I baked them, I drizzled on melted soy margarine!! Yum!

    1. Glad to hear it worked out for the hungry troops! You could also try coating the chicken with Vegenaise (they have soy free as well, then breading-yum!