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Dad’s Bourbon Balls – A Sweet Taste of Kentucky

21 Feb


We have tried a lot of delicious bourbon-laced candies in our day, but none can compare to Dad’s Bourbon Balls. Frankly, I had never even heard of this product until I recently saw their display ad in a Bourbon trade publication. I reached out to Mike Aldy (aka the “Son of Dad”) and Mike kindly sent us a container of 16 bourbon balls to sample. The box hit our FL mailbox today and I wasted no time in tearing open the box, which encased an attractive circular gold tin.


When I bit into the first pecan-topped candy, my mouth literally exploded in pure bourbon bliss. My main gripe with most bourbon candies and/or cakes is that the bourbon flavor is either too faint or too artificial. This is not a problem whatsoever with Dad’s fine product. They use only 90 proof premium KY bourbon (our order was made with Makers Mark) and the quality shines through loud and clear in each bite. Now listen, this is the best — I repeat — the best bourbon ball you will likely ever taste. I really can’t imagine anything topping this. Equaling this? Maybe, but doubtful. Topping this? I just can’t see that happening. But be careful, these babies are seriously potent and you may be buzzing after popping 2 or 3 of these delectable candies. So why fight it? Treat yourself to a little bit of the Bluegrass State and you’ll soon be floating around in Blue Heaven.


Here’s a picture of “Dad” at work on a Habitat for Humanity project

Get crackin’ and order some now at  www.dadsbourbonballs.com

Belmont Virginia Peanuts for the Holidays!

7 Nov


We recently made some new friends at Belmont Peanuts of Southhampton, VA. They kindly sent us a variety of their products for our review — and enjoyment! Let me tell you, everything they sent is delicious. Being a native Virginian, I couldn’t wait to tear open the vacuum packed pouch of Gourmet Virginia Peanuts. Belmont has obviously mastered the art of transforming ground peas into crunchy gourmet treats. These peanuts are big and extremely fresh and crunchy. Forget about the store bought Planters Peanuts, etc. There really is no comparison. Trust us!


We were thrilled to receive packets of Gourmet VA Peanuts, Redskin Peanuts, Butter Toasted Peanuts, Chocolate Covered Peanuts, BBQ Peanuts, and, last but not least, Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle. The latter is truly our hands down favorite — and a great gift idea for the upcoming holiday season. You will be remembered all year long if you send your loved ones a tin of these delicious little morsels.

Thanks to Belmont Peanuts for their generosity. I look forward to enjoying their peanuts and singing their praises for many holiday seasons to come. But don’t wait another minute. Order yours now at www.belmontpeanuts.com