Sunday, December 4, 2011

Illinois Nut & Candy Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
Wow, don't those look great? I was very fortunate to be able to review Illinois Nut & Candy's 16 piece Truffles and my goodness, they were awesome! I had the pleasure not long ago to review their Toffee and now the Truffles and I have to say they did not disappoint me in the least! I am somewhat of a chocolate freak and I have tasted my share of chocolate, even direct from Germany and other European countries, so I can honestly say that Illinois Nut & Candy is right up there with the best of them. Each truffle was filled with the creamiest chocolate that is infused with all sorts of different flavors. Here is a list of the flavors:
FLAVORS: MINT, MOCHA, RASPBERRY, ALMOND, ORANGE, CHERRY, STRAWBERRY, GINGER, VANILLA, RUM, AMARETTO EXTRACT, CHAMPAGNE, HAZELNUT, CARAMEL, TOFFEE, POMEGRANATE, CINNAMON, APPLE.
Some of my favorites were the hazelnut, caramel, toffee and rum while Mike's was the mocha, mint, almond and strawberry. The rest were equally just as good but everyone has their personal favorites that you eat first, so I know everyone will find what they like. After all, there is 16 pieces in this box and that is alot of chocolate! I tried really hard to not eat but 1 a day and if I had a weak spot maybe 2 a day. I did not want any of the truffles to blend or for me to forget how each one tasted so I did it that way to fully experience each separate taste. Oh, and just so you know, these are gluten free, lactose free, casein free and resinous glaze free. I don't think you will disappointed at all with Illinois Nut & Candy! I thought you might like to see what their Pecan Caramel Clusters look like so you can get good and hungry for them:
 
They have got so much to choose from like jelly beans, jawbreakers, chocolate covered nuts, sugar free candy, gluten free candy, chocolate covered apples, dried fruits, popcorn, truffles and the list goes on. Trust me, you will want to check them out! They have a little of everything that you could possibly crave. They also have a baking supplies section where you can get things to put on top of your desserts whatever they may be. They also do corporate gifts along with baskets, tins, towers, platters and gifts for children. They have alot to offer for whatever occasion you are looking for. Here is one plate that you could get for a party you are hosting called the Deluxe Toffee Peppermint Patties Chocolate Cup Party Plate:
I hope this has given you a broad idea of all the wonderful creations that Illinois Nuts & Candy can do for you or even if you choose something less creative, it will please you and your family. After all, they have over 700 items for you to choose from!

Now, for this company's little bit of history, here is what I found on their site:

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.

Here are some ways you can reach out and make contact:

Illinois Nut & Candy
Home of Fantasia Confections
3745 West Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076
Tel: 847.677.5777
Fax: 847.677.5778
Email: info@illinoisnut.com

Illinois Nut & Candy has been gracious enough to allow one winner to receive the same box of Truffles that I got to review! Open to the U.S. only.

27 comments:

M.A.D. said...

Ooooh, those beautiful candies look mouthwatering!! Kudos for having the will power to only try 1 or 2 pieces a day lol ;D

Alicia said...

the stiped peppermint patties

tlcfree2bme said...

I definitely want to try Chocolate Drizzled Taffy Apple
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Sara Wood said...

I would love to try the english toffee.

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cbusch said...

I love their pecan, caramel pieces...like turtles. chaselhoff at usa dot net

james said...

I like your chocklate toffee, It sounds delicious !!

Chocolate tea

Paula Lee said...

Would LOVE the chocolate covered orange peel!

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lifeofthecandman said...

Hi Mary,

Thank you for the fantastic review, and best of luck to all your readers and contestants.

In case Truffles aren't your thing, we've got a wide variety of chocolates and candies that are Gluten Free, Lactose Free, and Casein Free.

Have a Sweet Day!
David Levine, Owner of Illinois Nut & Candy

Amy V said...

i'd also love their peppermint toffee!

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Jennifer Haile said...

The chocolate toffee sound delicious!

Mommy-Money said...

I want to try the chocolate taffy apple
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eclairre said...

The choco taffy apple. YUM!

LAMusing said...

I'd like the English Toffee

Christian said...

I would love the caramel clusters! cnfc800@gmail.com

Tracy R said...

I would love to try the Rainbow Patties!
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Micah said...

I want to try the JELLY BEANS haha!

Cheryl Free said...

I would want Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Allison Downes said...

I want to try their Caramel Clusters!

mbreakfield said...

I would try the pecan caramel pieces.

Shay said...

SHERRIE CRUSON ON RAFFLECOPTER

I would love to try the English Toffee.

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Christy Ann said...

YUM, English Toffee!

Robin Quick said...

I want to try the caramel clusters!

Jess&James said...

I like the Pecan Caramel Clusters
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susilyn said...

all the toffee looks delicious!

Debby said...

I'd love to try the English Toffee

Unknown said...

Id love to try your english toffee looks delish

caroline williams said...

Id love to try your english toffee looks delish