After our first successful Gourmet Spotting post, The Gifting Experts were graciously sent a tasting box from Gourmet Spotting to check out their top gourmet picks in person. Our box included Calamarata noodles, fresh oregano from Italy, hot sauce, white truffle oil, and heavenly whimsy & spice espresso dulce de leche brownies.
The box was filled to the brim with full size products (6) and you can tell a lot of time and curating went into this tasting box. Everything was packed with care with extra bubble wrap for the two glass bottles — everything arrived in perfect condition. Upon opening the box, there is a guide to all of the products. It was fun reading about all of the products included. Dried oregano hand-picked from Italy and shipped direct — you can literally smell the freshness!
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Off to cook… We boiled the noodles and added in a healthy helping of pureed tomatoes with the fresh oregano. We also added a dash of the Heartbreaking Dawns Classic Gold Hot Sauce for good measure. The noodles were amazingly soft and smooth. You can really tell the difference in these noodles. Straight from Italy, these noodles really take the flavor of any sauce you add, which really makes it worth the carbs when the pasta is this good! Spice up your favorite salad or cold side dish by adding the Bel Frantoio 100% Organic White Truffle Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
For dessert, the good people at Gourmet Spotting know you can’t eat all this good food without inviting a friend to partake, so we were happy to see two whimsy & spice handmade brownies included in the box. Of course, once you taste one, you will be stealing the other from your dinner companion! The brownies are a perfect moist consistency and have so much dimensional flavor you’ll be begging them to send you more. The Brooklyn Confectioners of whimsy & spice even produce a gourmet s’mores kit, trust me, you can’t go wrong!
Whether you order a box for you or a foodie friend, everyone is sure to enjoy the monthly top picks from Gourmet Spotting!