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Jan 11 2011

January Giveaway – Gourmet Almond Brittle from Clarine’s Florentines

Published by at 8:45 pm under Contests and Giveaways


Who can resist such a delicate European cookie? We definitely did not! When Clarine’s Florentines offered to send us their famous Almond Brittle on Bittersweet Chocolate for a review and giveaway, we were elated! Sure we get a lot of different products to review, but this in particular was unique. We loved how Clarine, a passionate foodie like us, decided to take the leap and start her own business in 2007 and created Clarine’s Florentines, now located in Berkeley, California.

We received two packages of these handmade cookies that were beautifully wrapped with 6 signature florentines inside. These delicate cookies consist of thinly sliced natural almonds, butter, sugar, honey and cream, baked to a golden brown brittle and then dipped in Guittard chocolate. It has a wonderful caramel flavor with a nutty crunch from the toasted almonds. We enjoyed it simply as a sweet indulgent snack, but it would also go well with a nice scoop of ice cream.

If you are wiping your drool right about now, then we suggest you take a stab at entering this month’s giveaway. Clarine has offered to send two packages of these gourmet Almond Brittle treats to one lucky reader. Once you try it, you can really see how passionate she is about her products and the care and pride she takes in making each cookie. You can also order them directly on her website to cure your own cravings, or as special gifts to loved ones.

Enter for your chance to win two packages of Clarine's Florentines European style cookie.

To enter, be a subscriber of our blog and leave a comment letting us know why we should pick you as a winner! We’ll choose the most creative comment because we’re sure it will be well-deserved! Contest ends Tuesday, January 18th at 11:59PM PST. The winner for the most creative comment goes to Cath! Congratulations and hope you enjoy your goodies from Clarine’s!

Disclaimer: In compliance with the FTC Guides, updated 10/5/09, this article has material connections.  The Food Addicts (TFA) received no fees for hosting this giveaway on behalf of Clarine’s Florentines.   Clarine’s Florentines will provide 1 prize pack to the winner free of charge;  1 prize pack was also provided to TFA at no cost by Clarine’s Florentines to facilitate the review process.  TFA does not endorse the company mentioned above.

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “January Giveaway – Gourmet Almond Brittle from Clarine’s Florentines”

  1. Debbyon 11 Jan 2011 at 9:20 pm

    You should pick me as the winner of the delicious Almond Brittle
    Because I took the time to come up with a little riddle.
    I love the sweetness and the crunch & I love your food blog a whole bunch.
    If I win this wonderful candy, you can be sure my day will be dandy.

  2. Loul@on 11 Jan 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Oh, it’ll be hard for me to explain in english what I feel when I see your wonderfull cookies…
    I’m better in french but I’m sure you won’t accept??? Won’t you???
    I LOVE cookies And your’s seem so, so…. I haven’t words strong enough to explain….
    Have a lovely day!
    .-= Loul@´s last blog ..Confiture pêches -lavande =-.

  3. Darcy Bon 11 Jan 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I would love to win! They look fabulous! I should win because my boyfriend of 17 years and I were supposed to go to New York For New Years all of my relatives were going for a big family reunion. We are on the west coast so our flight got canceled we didn’t make it there–we had planned on surprising everyone and getting married at the party. It didn’t work out so we got married on New Years by ourselves–and no one knows—-I don’t know how to tell them. So I am probably the only bride in the history of weddings that received no presents not one –kind of sad–the only part of weddings I dreamed about as a little girl was having a room full of presents to open! I could really use a present!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

  4. Daniel Kelleron 12 Jan 2011 at 1:59 am

    I should be the winner because this would be a really great gift to give to my wife. She has lost her job and has no good leads on getting anything else. She is handicapped so alternatives are few. She is feeling down about not being able to add to the finances as I work only part time because the time of year sales are down at our restaurant. I would also share with my granddaughters. Thank you for having a giving heart on your website.
    .-= Daniel Keller´s last blog ..Cast Iron Skillets =-.

  5. Peggyon 12 Jan 2011 at 2:54 am

    Well, I’ve never had these cookies so I would really love to try them! Even if I don’t win the giveaway, I think I’ll order myself a package as a treat!

  6. Theresa Non 12 Jan 2011 at 3:34 am

    I love to eat and these look like good eating to me and I always share. If I win this treat many people will enjoy the flavor of these beauties.

  7. Rachelon 12 Jan 2011 at 3:57 am

    I think you should pick me just because we don’t have fancy-schmancy stuff like this in South Dakota…Or if we do, I haven’t found it yet! :)
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..“Nibblin’ on sponge cake- watchin’ the sun bake…” =-.

  8. Chris and Amyon 12 Jan 2011 at 6:03 am

    We should win because Amy once took a cookie class and one of the recipes was for a similar cookie. We made it many times while we were dating, and then, when we moved into the house after getting married, the recipe was lost and we’ve never been able to recreate it. We dream about those cookies!
    .-= Chris and Amy´s last blog ..Meatless Monday – Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup =-.

  9. Deborah Andersonon 12 Jan 2011 at 7:06 am

    There is no reason you should pick my entry as the winner. I’m sure there will be much more deserving or creative comments. I can only say that almonds are my absolute favorite food, especially toasted, and just the thought of them wrapped all nice and cozy in delicious brittle sets my mouth watering. Dipping in dark chocolate would be the piece de resistance! Living in a very very rural area of Tennessee means the only gourmet foods available to me are through mail order. I’d love to try Clarine’s Florentines. I’m sure they’d make it onto my list of must-haves.

  10. Andyon 12 Jan 2011 at 7:52 am

    You should pick me cuz I was really hungry before I started reading this and now my stomach will be bitterly disappointed that I will be feeding it something other than these cookies. It’s the least you can do. However, for once, I don’t think I’ll blame you for not picking me…

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  12. fooddreameron 12 Jan 2011 at 8:53 am

    Great giveaway, it looks delicious! I have subscribed in my google reader!
    .-= fooddreamer´s last blog ..Thai Coconut Bread Pudding with Vanilla Cardamom Cream Low Carb and Gluten Free =-.

  13. Alessaon 12 Jan 2011 at 11:43 am

    You should pick me because….

    It’s cold here.
    Bitterly cold.
    I’m wearing a beanie and I can see my breath in the room.
    I would need to drink some hot cocoa and eat these florentines to warm up.
    It shouldn’t be this cold in Hawaii. he he he.

  14. Athenaon 12 Jan 2011 at 2:16 pm

    The marriage of almonds and sweet goodness. What could be better than that? Hmmm….Let’s see, me receiving 2 packages of these in the mail to share with my Honey on his b-day Feb. 13.

    Would of I love to win: You bet your sweet bippy.
    Will I win: probably not :-(
    Will I care that I didn’t win: Hell to the Yes…LOL
    But I’m sure whoever wins will be well deserving of them!

  15. Annaon 12 Jan 2011 at 2:22 pm

    You should pick me becaue I am a single mom of two special needs children, who never gets a treat or anything for myself. My life is dedicated to my kids, 24/7.

  16. torviewtorontoon 12 Jan 2011 at 5:54 pm

    delicious giveaway
    .-= torviewtoronto´s last blog ..Pineapple upside down cake =-.

  17. martina feganon 13 Jan 2011 at 11:48 am

    Gourmet Almond Brittle,
    A delicate delight!
    Makes one want to savor
    Every single bite!

    Pick me as a winner
    I will bog about this treat
    To prmote Clarine’s talent
    Making this cookie “sweet.”

  18. Meganon 14 Jan 2011 at 9:16 am

    Once I went up to the gourmet cookie counter at Wegmans (my local grocery store where my whole family works) and decided to buy an almond florentine. It just looked too delectible to pass up, even at a million dollars a pound. I had to sit down to eat it. It melted in my mouth. It was the most delicious thing I had ever eaten. I literally started to salivate when I read this post. They look even better. I would love to have an additional florentine experience.

  19. Erin from Long Islandon 17 Jan 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Growing up, my best friend lived across the street. We were so close, we called each other’s parents “mom” and “dad” and we didn’t knock before entering the other’s home. Her father was from Italy, and I will never forget the winter her grandmother came to visit when Krissy and I were 10. Nonna Maria arrived just before Thanksgiving, her first time ever celebrating it. During the two months she was visiting, there were many amazing meals and desserts taught, made, and consumed. Of everything she made, my favorite were these interesting nutty cookies. They were sweet and crisp, nothing like the soft chocolate studding ones my mother was so great at. I could never again find something that was quite like them, no matter how hard I have tried!
    .-= Erin from Long Island´s last blog ..Sprouting Part 2- Getting sciency =-.

  20. Cathon 18 Jan 2011 at 5:26 am

    C is for Chocolate and Cream, a luscious combo
    L is for Love, the secret to a lavish cookie
    A is for Almonds, abundant and crisp
    R is for Ready, ready to eat, ready to gift
    I is for Initiative, hats off to the entrepreneur
    N is for Natural, nothing but the best
    E is for Elegant, printed in gold, topped with a bow
    S is for Sweet, sublimely so, with both sugar and honey

    Florentines – a fabulous flourish of flavors from far away Florence, forever favored by cookie fans

  21. Ola Cookon 18 Jan 2011 at 9:32 am

    These individually wrapped Florentines are great as a must have after lunch to get you through the second half of your hard work day or for your child s special treat after school.

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