Monday, April 25, 2011

Come to Hingham Jewelers on Saturday!

Hingham Jewelers is a gorgeous jewelry store! Come to their trunk show on Saturday! It starts at 10 o'clock and goes until 5 o'clock so you have no excuse! Gabbie's Goodies will be providing some yummy bon bons to help you get into the jewelry buying mood.

They have expanded collections of Lagos, Roberto Coin, and Tashka by Beatrice. This is a great chance to check out new pieces introduced for the spring, or to update your wish list before Mother’s Day!

Come on down & bring some of you friends!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Two new flavors coming soon!

So the flavors I thought I was going to make ended up falling to the wayside & two new flavors were born! Drum roll please.....

Coconut Macadamia- Fresh made macadamia butter infused with organic coconut extract dipped in luscious white chocolate then sprinkled with organic unsweetened coconut.

Lemon Macadamia- Fresh made macadamia butter infused with organic lemon oil & lemon zest bathed in smooth white chocolate topped with organic lemon sugar.

I will have them up on the website in the next few days but if you want to order just send me an email to and we will whip up a batch for you! $7 for a six count box & $14 for a twelve count box.

Trav has not given up on red velvet yet. More tweaking needs to be done but I have high hopes for that. I will also finalize chocolate hazelnut in the coming weeks so look for that announcement.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Partial success

I was a total slacker and did not take photos of the process (sorry about that!).
We didn't succeed in the red velvet bon bon department yet. The walnut butter smelled soooo good but the texture wasn't quite right. I think it needs a little more texture. You know that aftertaste walnuts sometimes cause? It was there & we need to figure out how to work around that. I love walnuts & chocolate together so I am not sure if walnut butter is right with white chocolate. Take two will involve brazil nut butter. Also natural food coloring doesn't have the same ooomph as fake food coloring.

We decided to do two macadamia centers to be dipped in mango flavored white chocolate. One was lemon (wicked yummy) and the other was coconut (also wicked yummy!). I can not decide which one I like better. 

Not sure how I feel about flavoring oil for chocolate...

I evidently I have a lot to learn about flavoring chocolate because I overdid it & had to throw out a batch! This stinks for several reasons...1. this is not cheap chocolate.....2. How horrible to actually throw chocolate away? I mean seriously?

Take two!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Let the testing begin!

Today is testing day at Gabbie's Goodies. Trav has an infinity for red velvet cake so he is going to invent a red velvet bon bon. He is going to start with freshly made walnut butter (the pistachio cardamom tastes so much better since I started making the butter myself so we are going to make our own walnut butter too) since the cake of his childhood had walnuts sprinkled on top. Of course we will never use artificial flavors or colors so we had to order some of the flavoring oils & natural food coloring.

I can not wait to try them! Can he create the cheesecake frosting his grandma used to make using white chocolate? We shall see.....

I have been thinking about mango a lot lately. First of all I love mangoes and second of all they pair well with several types of nuts so the mango seems like a natural fruit version of a Gabbie's Goodies bon bon. I always want chocolate but I know lots of people that don't care for chocolate that much (I know, that is really weird). I wanted to come up with a fruity, nutty bon bon. At first I thought lime would be a wonderful flavoring for the nut butter but when I saw organic lemon flavor on sale at Whole Foods I changed my direction. I have no idea what I am going to do with lemon sugar but c'mon doesn't that sound so good???


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Deja Brew Coffee Shop & Gabbie's Goodies

This morning we brought an assortment of bon bons to Deja Brew Coffee Shop in Abington. Lynda Landreville, the owner graciously agreed to let us give samples away to her customers. Her coffee is amazing & her sandwiches are even better!

How cute is her shop?

All ready for their debut!

This is also the debut of Chocolate Hazelnut!

Thank you Lynda for opening your shop to help another local business. Everyone please patronize Deja Brew in support because local is better!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pistachios are loaded with healthy things! Who knew?

Did you know that almost 90% of the fat in a pistachio is the healthy mono & polyunsaturated fats? Neither did I!

Did you know pistachios are a good source of fiber providing 3 grams per serving, that’s more than many types of whole fruit. You would have to eat three plums to get the same amount of fiber found in one serving of pistachios.

Pistachios are related to the mango fruit and the spice sumac. Who knew!

So they are good for you & taste fantastic. I realize it is a bit of a stretch to say that the Pistachio Cardamom Bon Bon is actually good for you but I feel totally comfortable saying that it is at least a "little" good for you!

Thank you for the fun facts

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bon bons are for baby showers.

I went to a baby shower a few weeks ago and brought some peanut butter & also pistachio cardamom bon bons. I wanted to dress them up so they all sat in cute little cupcake liners (with blue & pink baby footprints on them!). Of course I was not organized enough to take a picture of them but they looked really great. Travis suggested I make little signs so people knew what flavors they were (he is so smart!) so I used toothpicks for that. Trust me they were cute.

This photo is from an order this weekend for another baby shower! I learned my lesson and took the photographs this time.                                                                                     

This is them all packaged up for pick-up

If you are having a baby shower or even a bridal shower they make a wonderful presentation & they go fast!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Toppings make it!

Toppings complete the little package...they make the presentation complete. You wouldn't think it would matter much but I am finding out that it does. Those smooth little bon bons need something on top to make them important, cute & to tell everyone what yummy center is inside!