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DaVinci Gourmet {Review}

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 When we were going to school full-time, we were living in a college town in Washington state — you can only imagine how important the local coffee shops were to most of the students on campus.  Between the college setting and being just over an hour away from Seattle, coffee was king!  I don’t drink coffee, but many of our study sessions or get-togethers after class or work took place at a coffee shop, so I needed to find something there outside of hot chocolate for the warm summer months.  Enter Italian sodas!  I loved having a fun fruity drink to order, and I especially loved being able to try multiple flavors and mix and match over the two years I lived there.

I found a great post for Italian sodas on one of my favorite foodie blogs at the beginning of the summer, and it took me right back to these fun times with friends!  I added “fruit flavored syrups” to my shopping list so I grab them at the grocery store, but there were NONE to be found — some vanilla, caramel, and chocolate flavors to add to coffees or hot chocolates, but no fruity flavors for Italian sodas.

 

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I headed online to see where I could purchase these syrups online, and I came across the new Fruit Innovations Syrups offered by DaVinci Gourmet!  “The Fruit Innovationsâ„¢ Syrups are specially formulated for making refreshing cold beverages.  Give lemonades, ice teas, and sodas a unique twist by adding one of our gourmet syrup flavors.  These delicious syrups are made with pure cane sugar and ultra-filtered water.  Easily mixable Fruit Innovationsâ„¢ syrups naturally compliment many cold drinks without adding overwhelming sweetness.  So stir in one of our nine new flavors into your next drink recipe and get that fresh-squeezed fruit taste anywhere, anytime!”

pomegranate  strawberry raspberry peach Mango

We were sent the Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Peach, and Mango flavors to try, so we invited some friends over for dessert and games and pulled out all the fixings for Italian sodas!  By the end of the evening, we had sampled all five flavors and were pleased with all of them.  Peach, though, was a clear favorite, with raspberry coming in right behind.

DaVinci Gourmet also offers Honey Melon, Kiwi, Mandarin Orange, and Tropical Fruit in this new Fruit Innovations line — they all sound amazing!  DaVinci Gourmet also provides a plethora of recipes that use these  Fruit Innovationsâ„¢ Syrups, such as Asian Citrus Sorbet, Summertime Strawberry Lemonade, and Peaches and Cream Soda.  I would highly recommend these great  Fruit Innovationsâ„¢ Syrups to add a fun twist to lots of different drinks!

In addition to these great new summer fruit flavors, DaVinci Gourmet also offers Classic Syrups, Sugar Free Flavored Syrups, All Natural Flavors Syrups, Gourmet Sauces, and Tea Concentrates.

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**This review was sponsored by DaVinci Gourmet, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Dollop Gourmet Cupcake Creations {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Fall season is baking season!  Baking means cakes and cookies, which of course need frosting!  This week’s giveaway is for just that!  Dollop Gourmet!  Heather runs this premier gourmet cupcakery and is the proud winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!

They carry a delicious gourmet frosting spread in a squeezable pouch, so you can easily squirt it on practically anything anywhere.

You can buy them HERE!  “Rocket” and I loved trying it on sliced apples, and then “Little Brother” wanted to try some too!

*This picture is completely staged!  Of course, I wouldn’t really give my 5-month old frosting!  The card said try it on baby noses!

 

Two winners will each receive two pocket-packs of Frosting Spread from Dollop Gourmet!

(Note that for this Dollop giveaway, you cannot have received a promotional item within the past 90 days, or own a review/giveaway blog of your own)

For updates, find Dollop on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.  Follow Heather at her website HERE, and follow her on twitter HERE!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winners of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Friday, October 26th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Dollop Gourmet, but all opinions are strictly my own

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