Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mother's Day Treats, part 3...

We continue our review of treats created for Mother's Day 2008 with our mother's favorite cookie-- Apricot & Almond Shortbread. These cookies are dense, rich, and buttery-- the perfect balance of sweet fruit with nutty flavor.

Starting with a dense and buttery shortbread crust, these bars are topped with a Grand Marnier-infused apricot filling redolent with Tahitian vanilla and fresh orange zest. A struesel topping, made with brown sugar and roasted almond slices, completes the bar-- adding deep nutty flavors, as well as a delightful textural contrasting crunch.

A simple confectioner's glaze adds visual appeal and creaminess to the already rich and dense shortbreads. Packed by the half-pound, we guarantee that these cookies won't last very long!

Also prepared during Mother's Day 2008 is a classic confection and orenji customer favorite: Chocolate Enrobed Graham Crackers.

We start with hand-crafted grahams, which we enrobe by hand in the finest Belgian milk and dark chocolates. Drizzles of chocolate and sugar flowers create both visual and textural contrast to these fine spring treats.

We bet you can't eat just one! Be sure to check back tomorrow for continuing coverage of Mother's Day 2008.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mother's Day Treats, continued...

Mother's Day 2008 brought with it a high demand for the confection featured in this post: our hand-crafted Hawaiian sea salt caramels.

These confections start with a slow-cooked combination of fresh creamery butter, cream, sugar, Tahitian vanilla, and of course, Hawaiian red sea salt. Once cooked to the perfect creamy consistency and cooled, these melt-in-your-mouth caramels are cubed and enrobed in the finest Belgian milk chocolate. Sprinkled with sea salt, the sweetness of the caramel perfectly compliments the saltiness, creating a unique and wonderful flavor contrast.

Boxed in our signature gold boxes with 'orenji' embossed orange ribbon, these treats make the perfect gift for anyone special in your life!

More Mother's Day 2008 treats tomorrow. See you then!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day Treats!

We begin our reviews of the treats prepared for Mother's Day 2008 with a look at a delicious new flavor in our line of gourmet caramel corns.

This sweet blend begins with gourmet caramel corn, which we cover in the finest Belgian milk chocolate and liberally sprinkle with hand-crafted English toffee bits. We then add a handful of roasted and salted cashews, and finish the blend with smooth Belgian white chocolate and decorative sugar flowers.

We call the newest edition to our line of gourmet popcorns "coffee-toffee" caramel corn, and our customer reactions to the flavors have been extraordinary.

The "coffee-toffee" corn joins our other gourmet popcorn offerings:

peanut butter, salted peanut, & milk chocolate caramel corn—our most popular!

“tropical fantasy” popcorn-- toasted coconut, macadamia nut, & milk chocolate caramel corn with white chocolate

“rocky road” popcorn— bittersweet chocolate, toasted almonds, miniature marshmallows, & white chocolate

creamsicle” popcorn— orange scented white chocolate, milk chocolate, hand-candied orange peel, cashew pieces

We continue our review of Mother's Day 2008 treats tomorrow, with a look at some of our special springtime creations. Be sure to check back!