I originally wrote this review for the awesome Vegan Cupcake Thursday blog which is run by my dear friend Roni of Daisywares (my TOP FAVORITE store for amazing vegan bath and body products!! She makes gorgeous vegan jewelry too).
Even though this Sweet V Confections review has already been posted on Vegan Cupcake Thursday, I wanted to share it here on my blog too because this is a store which deserves to be featured many times at multiple places. :)
So there it was, a pretty, pink, striped bakery box. I was thrilled that it had arrived in the mail so quickly after the order had been placed! The packaging was so lovely that I almost didn't want to open it right away... almost. But the thought of the goodies inside overtook my power of restraint and before I knew it, I was looking at a delectable collection of tempting concoctions from Sweet V Confections.
I know this is a cupcake themed blog, but first I must speak of the most delightful surprise treat in the package... The Puppy Chow! "Peanut buttery, chocolatey goodness with a crunch!" that's what the description claims and I most definitely concur! Just talking about these little bursts of glee is making me crave some right now so please bear with me while I run to my fridge and pop some into my mouth.
*crunch* *munch* There! That hit the spot. :)
Now, where were we? Oh yes, the cupcake. The variety I got the was the Red Velvet Cupcake. These cupcakes are a sight to behold! Such a beautiful, rich, deep red color (obtained by using natural, beet based food coloring). The fluffy icing came in a little box on the side. I just scooped up spoonfuls of it and piled it onto the cake before wolfing it down. These cupcakes are delectably moist and could be thoroughly enjoyed even without the icing.
The other goodies I ordered were the Vanilla Shortbread Sandwiches and the Fudge Filled Sandwich Cookies. I can't decide which one I like more. They're so darned good! Each bite is like a little piece of heaven. I highly recommend them!
Kristen (the awesome lady behind Sweet V Confections) also included some extra surprise goodies in the package, like the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups (SO much better than plain peanut butter cups!) and the Vegan Chocolate Fudge. Both of them exceptionally yummy!
If you're anything like me, I know what you're thinking now... there are so many options at this store, it's hard to decide which one to pick. Well don't you worry about that. Just go for the Sinfully Sweet Vegan Variety Sampler and you will *not* be disappointed! If there's anything particular that you want included in the sampler, all you need to do is send Kristen a convo about it. She is really friendly and approachable.
Sweet V Confections has been included in the Vegnews Mag's 2010 Veggie Awards Poll under the "Best Online Bakery" category. I'd request you to vote for her, but once you have tasted these delicious baked goods, I'm confident you will want to do so without having to be asked at all. :)
- Susmitha :) (Veganosaurus)