As I was considering what to put in my college kids’ Easter Care Packages this year, I got an unexpected treat. A unique cookie company called Cookie Temptations customizes gourmet sugar cookies with fine chocolates and they sent me a personalized package to review. What fun it was to have the tables turned for once and be the recipient of a beautifully packaged surprise box sent to me in the mail. It reinforced how loved my big college kids must feel when they get my care packages.
A Change in DIY College Care Packages to “Semi-Homemade”
To date all of the care packages I have sent have been home-made and customized to my kids’ individual tastes and preferences. I believe they appreciate the “unique-to-them” personalization that you just can’t get from the commercial college care package online sites. I am however, as busy as the next mom with a career and obligations, and these customized cookies allowed me to give my kids some edible treats, to which I could then add the personal touches of individual Easter presents. Nice. No baking, freezing and wrapping this time around.
I don’t do many product reviews and was a little nervous about it. What if I didn’t like the product, but didn’t want to hurt their business? I decided to just give a review if it was great, and ignore it if it wasn’t, rather than giving a bad review.
Happily, everything about this product was great. It came beautifully packaged, with each gourmet cookie wrapped and whole (not broken). There were explicit directions on how to freeze and how to keep the cookies fresh. The customization part was the best. I could see using these as client gifts with my business name customized on the cookies. They were shippable. And, last but not least, the taste was wonderful. All in all, a great addition to the Easter Care Packages, and one I will probably use again!
A Recipe for Homemade Easter College Care Package Treats: Lemonade Blondies
For the diehard DIY person, I did make some wonderful Easter Blondies. They are Lemonade Blondies with a Limoncello Frosting.
The Rest of the Easter College Care Package (Beyond Food)
Since my son is coming home for Spring Break I decided to just send the Spring/Easter Care Package to my daughter, who is a graduate student in Denver, CO. She is living (and cooking) in her first apartment this year so I try and help her out with things she might need in the kitchen. She is also a poor grad student, so money is what she’s always looking for. Since she shops at the farmers’ markets a lot I also added a sturdy farmers market bag (not pictured). I think she’ll be happy with her package.
The boy is never one to be left out of care packages, so I divided the cookies and treats in half and he’ll get his surprises when he comes home.
Happy Easter all! Did you cook up anything special for Easter dinner or for Easter treats? Any care package online sites you’re really happy with?
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