Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kiss My Thistle -- Scottish Shortbread Giveaway! Ends 2/19/10

CONTEST CLOSED! CONTEST CLOSED! CONTEST CLOSED!

We love Shortbread! We REALLY love Shortbread! Tablet, too!

Of course, we would! We've cornered the market on Scottish Heritage in our family! Campbell, MacNeil, Lamont, MacDuff, and MacGregor -- I'm sure we've got a few more hiding in the closet!

So, imagine my happy surprise when I came across Kiss My Thistle Scottish Shortbread!
OOooohhh... real Scottish Shortbread... and... TABLET!
YUM!



Shortbread can be very tricky (one reason I don't make it much!) -- it can be too hard -- like the packaged deal you find in the cookie aisle -- or too soft and crumbly.

Shortbread should have a bit of firmness at the bite and then melt in your mouth. The Shortbread at Kiss My Thistle does just that.

I was blessed to receive a sampling of Original, Touch of Lemon, and Chocolate Mint shortbread. The Chocolate Mint was so good... cool and creamy. The Touch of Lemon had a very delicate hint of lemon -- not over-powering or tart.

Sadly, I can't say anything about the Original Flavour. ;0 Why?
Because Review Daddy grabbed it and ran with it.

I got ONE piece and a few crumbs. Mike, shortbread thief that he is, had that bag devoured in less than an hour.
If that's not a ringing endorsement... I don't know what is! :)

I'm going to be ordering a pound... or two... for our upcoming Scottish Highland Games in May. I figure two pounds will last the weekend! (Ever watched a Scotsman eat shortbread?)

From the website: The Shortbread is cut into 1 inch squares. All orders are weighed and given 2 squares more for good Glasgow luck. There are approximately 35 squares to the pound.


Which brings us to the Thistle Melts also called Tablet. How to describe Heaven...? Tablet is not fudge. It's made of simple ingredients: Sugar, Condensed Milk, and butter, and vanilla. Simple. Yet... if it's not made right, it can be a hard, chewy mess. Kiss My Thistle makes it just right.
I managed to make my bag last three days.
I'm sure that's a record for me.

If you're of Scottish Heritage, I know you've already placed your first order! If you aren't, you'll place one soon! The packaging ensures safe transit -- none of my bags were open or damaged and all of it was fresh!

Please visit Julie at the Kiss My Thistle or at her ETSY site! Tell her that Terri & Liz from Gathering My Roses sent you!

Julie has most graciously and generously offered one lucky Gathering My Roses reader a sampler pack of 1/2 pound Original Scottish Shortbread and 1/2 pound of Thistle Melts (Tablet)!

Just follow the instructions below to enter for your chance to win!

*NOTICE: You MUST leave your email address in the body of your comment or make your email address visible in your profile. If I cannot contact you -- you can't win!*

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!

OPEN TO USA RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE!

MANDATORY ENTRY:
Visit Kiss My Thistle, then come back here and tell me the Shortbread you'd most like to try.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

1. Make a purchase from Kiss My Thistle and tell us what you bought!

2. Follow Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect (Located on the sidebar)

3. Become a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook (link on Sidebar!)

6. Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter

7. Tweet about this contest (no more than once daily, please!):
Kiss My Thistle Shortbread / Tablet Giveaway! @GeorgiaMist
Ends 2/19/10 http://bit.ly/b7pibJ

8. Post the link to this contest on your blog, Facebook, or MySpace page(s) and link back here!

9. Post a comment on any other article here and the come back and tell me which one.

This contest will be open from Thursday, February 11th until Friday, February 19th. Winner will be announced on Saturday, February 20th.

The Kiss My Thistle sampler will be shipped directly to the winner by Kiss My Thistle.

DISCLAIMER: I received samples of Original, Touch of Lemon, and Valentine Chocolate Mint Shortbread and 1 sample bag of Thistle Melts (Tablet) for the purpose of review. I received no monetary compensation. My opinion is based on personal use and experience of the product.

105 comments:

alyssasmom9807 said...

the Touch of Lemon Shortbread sounds really yummy

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The Touch of Lemon Shortbread sounds delish.

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Darcie K. said...

I would love to try the Limited Edition Mint Chocolate Shortbread
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I'd like to try the Apricot & cranberry shortbread birdson@roadrunner.com

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Stephanie said...

I would most like to try the Limited Edition Mint Chocolate Shortbread it sounds so yummy!

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Katie said...

I so want to try the Limited Edition Mint Chocolate Shortbread!
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madeline said...

I used to make scottish shortbread when I was younger, delicious! I'd like to try the touch of lemon shortbread (as well as the thistle fudge!)

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ChelseaF said...

I would love to try the Touch of Lemon Shortbread.

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I would like to try the touch of lemon shortbread.
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Sidni said...

I would love to try the Apricot & Cranberry Shortbread! Thanks for sharing this sweet treat giveaway!

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Shelly said...

Apricot & Cranberry for me

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Kitty said...

I'd like to try---Touch of Lemon Shortbread


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Heather R said...

I would like to try the chocolate mint shortbread.

Katmagick said...

As a Scottish girl I would love to try the Traditional Scottish Shortbread because I have never found a good one here in the states.

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Heidi said...

The Apricot & Cranberry Shortbread sounds so yum. Thanks.

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Ryan said...

Since I am not Scottish I would love to try the Traditional Shortbread (so I could taste what it is supposed to taste like).

Beth said...

I want to try the Traditional Scottish Shortbread.

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Jackie said...

I'd most like to try the Touch of Lemon Shortbread...although the others sound really good also! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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redfuzzycow said...

i'd most like to try the orange shortbread

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Cindy said...

The Apricot & Cranberry Shortbread sounds so yummy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeanette Huston said...

I like the Chocolate Mint Shortbread

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Karrie said...

I would love to try the Apricot & Cranberry Shortbread

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Deb K said...

I would most like to try the Chocolate Mint Shortbread!

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Susan said...

I'd love to try Traditional Scottish Shordbread - why mess with perfection? But if I had to pick another I'd go with the Touch Of Lemon. They would both be great with a cup of tea.

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angie lilly said...

A Touch of Lemon Shortbread sounds divine and I would love to try it!
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Julie said...

I would like to try the original-I doubt it would last one day at our house ;)

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LG said...

I want it just by looking at the pics of these goodies

cdziuba said...

The Touch of Lemon Shortbread appeals to me.


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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd most like to try the Touch of Lemon Shortbread :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Traditional for me!

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djgroz said...

Apricot & Cranberry Shortbread sounds the best.

Cassie said...

I'd love some Chocolate Mint Shortbread!
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Sara said...

Touch of Lemon shortbread sounds tasty.

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