Earth’s Sweet Pleasures Gourmet Fudge Bar as reviewed in the Laced Kittens blog:
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
About Earth’s Sweet Pleasures
The goal of Earth’s Sweet Pleasures is to produce and market delicious, high quality organic foods in an environmentally friendly and socially conscious way and share a percentage of its revenues with select humanitarian organizations.
Whenever there is a chance that I can try some chocolate, I am always game. There is no such woman on the face of the earth that doesn’t like chocolate. I got to sample a gourmet fudge bar from Earth’s Sweet Pleasures and let me tell you, I never even got a bite. My husband and daughter got to it before I could and all that was left was a tiny piece in the refrigerator. From the looks on their faces though, I could tell it was great! I love Earth’s Sweet Pleasures because they make delicious coffee and chocolate from all organic materials so you know you are giving your family something healthy. I hope to try more of their items in the future.
Organic Echo Fudge Review
Most organic chocolate products I’ve tasted have honestly not always been that wonderful. Organic Echo fudge, fortunately, does not fall into that category. While it may not be the best fudge ever (that title belongs to my Aunt Teri’s), it is a very solid offering that really has a lot going for it. The texture is more of a firm/semi-crystalline fudge rather than a creamy one, but it does soften and melt nicely on the tongue. I was sent a box of “Rich Rainforest Dark Assorted” which consisted of a half pound of plain fudge and a half pound of fudge with walnuts. I tend to favor plain fudge over that with nuts or other crunchy bits, but the walnuts used here were of good quality and lend a satisfyingly bitter/rich note that contrasts the deep cocoa flavors of the fudge quite nicely. I noted the addition of marshmallow creme in the ingredients list, and I generally see that as a major plus given that most of the recipes that I favor also contain it. The ingredients also include things like minimally processed sugars and the addition of “Love and Gratitude” at the end of the list.
One thing I was somewhat surprised to see included in the ingredients list was palm oil listed in the “natural oil blend” given how controversial that can be and how carefully the rest of the ingredients have been selected. The only other concern I had was that every square contains 120 calories and 7 grams of fat, but that’s really more of a problem with fudge in general and not terribly specific to this type.
All in all, this would make a great gift for the organically-inclined types in your life. It comes in an attractive package that makes it easy to save or share and is a good excuse to go browse through the Organic Echo site.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
One thing I really wanted to bring you all this week was a tasty organic treat. I am a chocoholic, I could eat it all day every day. But I’ve found it difficult to find organic chocolates locally. So I turned to the Internet and found Earth’s Sweet Pleasures.
Earth’s Sweet Pleasures endeavors to make the highest quality organic gourmet fudge in the world while supporting sustainability of the planet and it’s inhabitants. Our fudge is made the old-fashioned way, using an original family recipe that is 25% less sweet than conventional fudge, enhancing the intense flavor of the award winning rich, dark chocolate. Every ingredient in our fudge is all natural certified organic and the delicious dark chocolate is grown by fair trade farmers in Central and South America. By purchasing our fudge you help sustain the rainforest where cacao trees are grown in the shade of the canopy. A portion of our proceeds go to environmental and humanitarian organizations that promote economic fairness for cacao farmers and their families.
At Earth’s Sweet Pleasures you will find Rich Rainforest Dark Fudge, both plain and with walnuts. The fudge with walnuts is their bestseller. All of their fudge is made with organic, fair trade chocolate. They were kind enough to send me a sample of the Rich Rainforest Dark Fudge with Walnuts to taste. I actually received it just the other day and let me tell you, it took a great amount of willpower to not eat the entire piece all at once because it is so delicious. Very rich and creamy and literally melts in your mouth. Not only does it taste great, but its comforting to know that there are no artificial yucky ingredients. The ingredient list on my sample fudge bar reads as follows:
Ingredients (All Organic): Evaporated Cane Juice, Fair-Trade Chocloate – 65% Bittersweet, Marshmallow Creme, Walnuts, contains Dairy (Half & Half), Natural Oil Blend, Vanilla Extract, Love & Gratitude.
Of course the best ingredients are the love and gratitude. There are no substitutes for that!
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Earth’s Sweet Pleasures Gourmet Fudge Bar voted in the Top 5 by Mother Earth News online magazine!
Chocolate! The Best of the Best Organic, Fair Trade Chocolates Find out why organic and fair trade certification really matter when it comes to chocolate, and how our editors ranked the best of these treats. Feb. 26, 2009
www.JennSays.com Reviews Rich Rainforest Dark (no nuts) Organic Fudge
Not previously having any kind of organic food shipped via mail, I had no idea what to expect when I received the Rich Rainforest Dark fudge from Earth’s Sweet Pleasures. I was imagining that something like fudge would arrive on the soft side given the summer heat. Much to my surprise, it arrived in perfect condition – no melting; no stickiness. As a matter of fact, there was a “dry” element to it that a lot of fudge lacks. I mean that in a good way. Dry to the touch, but it could practically melt in your mouth – now that’s what fudge is supposed to be like if you ask me. In addition to being new to organic fudge at all, I’m also not a big chocolate lover. It’s rare that I actually want to eat chocolate, but I found that once I tasted this, I was loving it (and sharing it – it was equally loved all around). The fudge was so rich that it was ideal – it could satisfy any chocolate craving, but you wouldn’t find yourself mindlessly devouring it (something that rich has to be savored; not inhaled). In addition to loving the organic fudge itself, the way it’s packaged was wonderful (probably even moreso for the chocoholic types) – it’s broken down into individual one ounce cubes, so you always know exactly what you’re eating – something anyone counting calories would love. I don’t know what exactly makes this fudge so outstanding. All I know is that I fully intend to order more.
Your fudge arrived in perfect condition and darn, it’s guuud. I’m the fudge lover in this office and was impressed with the texture being so smooth and that it doesn’t have an overly-sugared taste or an unpleasant after-taste I’ve known other fudges to have. Some are gritty and almost make your teeth hurt from the sweetness. Yours was just melt-in-your-mouth and cocoa-y.
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Review written by Jenn DiPiazza, www.leftoverqueen.com
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Yes all you chocolate lovers out there, I speak the truth. This is really good fudge from an excellent company. I have had the pleasure of exchanging emails with Reonne otherwise known as the “Choco Mama”, over the past few weeks. She and her husband, Hawk, known as “The Fudgemeister” started Earth’s Sweet Pleasures because although Hawk has been making fudge for 40 years, they wanted something better than chocolate, chocolate that is both earth-friendly and socially responsible. They found themselves among concerned consumers who feel it is important to transform chocolate trading practices through donating generous proceeds from the profits of their business to earth friendly and humanitarian causes that promote economic fairness for cacao farmers and their families. Well done. So, Hawk went to work creating their delicious organic recipe using fair trade chocolate and 2 1/2 years later, after setting up a business, here they are with a line of delicious treats – that are guilt free in a socially conscious and environmentally friendly way! This is the kind of company that people should support. A family business, run with the well being of the world considered in its product. This is a recipe for success.
I am not a fudge person, or a chocolate person really for that matter. However, I love the idea of promoting earth friendly, socially responsible companies on this blog. So when Reonne asked me to do a review, I was certainly not going to refuse. There are other people in my life who love both chocolate and fudge, so I knew I would have plenty of willing guinea pigs! However, when our box of Rich Rainforest Dark w/Walnuts arrived, I was excited to try it. The box was nice, and the fudge was pre-cut in perfect 2 bite squares and you could see walnuts dotting each piece. As soon as I began to open the lid, I could smell the chocolate AND the nuts. This was a very good sign. My first taste of this treat was surprisingly wonderful – none of that sickly sweet taste I usually associate with fudge. It was actually denser than most fudge is (probably due to the higher cacao content). It had a very distinct chocolate taste (imagine that! ) and the crunch of the walnuts was a perfect and classic compliment. I looked at Roberto and said “This is really good”. Then I looked at the ingredients and there it was, at the end, the thing that made this fudge taste so good to a non fudge person: “Love & Gratitude”. Well there you have it, along with being fair trade and organic, it is also made with love. How could you go wrong?
You can order the fudge at Earth’s Sweet Pleasures website.
Great for yourself or as a gift. There is also a blog, The Chocolate Fudge Cafe that Reonne writes. It is an educational, informative and fun site about natural chocolate. So you might want to check that out too.