When I first opened the box I was met with a clever postcard starring Mrs. Potato Head (another Idaho favorite!). Beneath the colorful tissue paper was a lovely tin of Huckleberry Tea, a package of Wild Huckleberry Hot Cocoa Mix, a deliciously sweet Huckleberry Lollypop, freshly baked Gingersnap Cookies, and a bottle of Huckleberry Honey. So much fruity goodness I didn’t even know where to begin.
I decided to start with the cookies because Tina said she couldn’t get enough of them. And I can see why. From the first bite I was hooked (and so was Freddie). They were soft, chewy and full of the flavors of fall. After barreling through half the bag I am throwing the rest in the freezer for safe keeping and because Tina said they are even better when they are cold!
Then I whipped up a cup of hot chocolate for Freddie and a cup of huckleberry tea for me. While I was waiting for my tea to steep I took a sip of Freddie’s hot chocolate. It was A.MAZ.ING! I honestly have never tasted anything so scrumptious in my entire life. Imagine a chocolate strawberry in the form of a warm beverage. Divine! Before I knew it I had finished off the whole mug. Oops…So I quickly made Freddie another cup (hoping he wouldn’t notice that I drank more than my allotted “few sips”). This time I used unsweetened almond milk as the base. And wouldn’t you knew I drank that entire cup too. Oops! I have never been the best at sharing (I blame it on the fact that I was the oldest of two children). So I am on the hunt for another round of this magical cocoa. Can’t wait :)
But what about the tea? I finished that too. Not the entire tin, just my initial cup. I sweetened it with the huckleberry honey and I was in pure heaven. It would also make for a great iced tea as well. Looking forward to giving that a try.
Finally, the lollypop is yet to be devoured. I am waiting for just the right time to enjoy my candy on a stick without interruption. Because as big as it is, it might take a while for me to finish it. But now that I am a huckleberry fan, I can only imagine the yumminess that is in store for me :)
A big thanks to Tina for such an awesome box. I appreciate you introducing me to huckleberries and all your delicious local eats.
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