Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ilinois Nut and Candy Review and Giveaway

Raising the Candy Bar is the latest addition to Illinois Nut & Candy Home of Fantasia Confections. For over a quarter of a century Illinois Nut & Candy formerly Illinois Nut Outlet has been doing just that raising the bar. Since September 2004 Melissa and David's goal has been to constantly raise the candy bar by not only being the largest Kosher candy store in the Midwest but by trying to be the largest niche candy store as well. We offer Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Sugar Free, Organic, Vegan Friendly - all under Kosher supervision.

We have over 600 confections from apple rings to zebra bark. Our expansive selections of nuts are freshly roasted and our dried fruits come from around the world. Our highly trained chocolatiers combined with their experience and our valued recipes have given us world renowned confections such as our own hand made English Toffee as well as our Taffy Apples. Our chocolate confections include miniatures filled with crèmes, barks, dipped glazed fruit, turtles, rocky road bars, and two separate lines of truffles our traditional line and our signature line for the more discriminating pallets. All of our chocolates are available in both a smooth creamy milk chocolate and in a rich semi sweet chocolate. What truly separates us is our commitment to customer service. Our goal is to make your experience a sweet one.


Illinois Nut & candy generously sent me 2 items for review!

The first absolutely scrumptious item was the 16 –piece box of truffles. Leave a lasting impression with our Fantasia Confections. This box of handmade truffles is pure decadence.

There are no gluten ingredients in this product but the product was manufactured in a NON-GLUTEN FREE facility.


I though these truffles were absolutely fantastic! My favorite truffle in the box, I would say, was the Mint Chocolate. Soooo yummy! They were sweet enough for me and definitely cured my chocolate craving! Best of all…. The truffles are casein free, fluten free, lactose free / pareve, and resinous glaze free. To learn more about these niche products click here.


The second item I received was the Macadamia Fruit & Nut Mix. This fruit and nut mix is wonderfully delicious and also nutritious! I am a big fan of dried nuts and fruit mixes and thought this mix contained a great blend of both. Just like the truffles, the fruit and nut mix is Casein free, and lactose free / pareve free. It’s also considered to be a vegan products

And now for the GIVEAWAY! One of you will win one 16 piece box of truffles! This giveaway is open to the USA only!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit Illinois Nut & candy and tell me what you’d be most excited to try. Simple I know!

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2.) Post about my giveaway on your blog and link back here. (Include url in comment)*5 extra entries, please post a comment for each entry*
3.) Add my button to your sidebar. (Include url in comment)
4.)Sign up for Illinois Nut & Candy’s product updates.
5). Become a fan of Illinois Nut & Candy on facebook
6.) Follow me on Twitter (@peachesreviews)
7.) Follow Illinois Nut & Candy on twitter (@illinoisnut)
8.) Tweet about this giveaway. You can copy/paste this: Win a 16 piece box of gluten free truffles from @peachesreviews & @illinoisnut http://tinyurl.com/yk98hdy (Ends 3/1) *You can tweet daily, please post a comment for each with the status link*
9 ) Enter any of my other giveaways. You can view them on my side bar.

Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. This contest ends on March 1st at 8PM EST. Thanks everyone and good luck! This giveaway is open to the USA only!

Disclosure: I received an assortment of truffles and a fruit and nut mix from Illinois Nut and Candy to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.

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