Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A surprise package!!!

Yesterday morning, I received a wonderful surprise. I went to the post office to collect a parcel for which I had received a calling card, expecting it to be something that I had ordered online. However, to my great surprise and pleasure, it was a parcel all the way from California from Diane and Todd, the fantastic White on Rice Couple. If you haven't yet found Diane and Todd's site, I highly recommend a visit - their beautiful photography, fun and educational videos and interesting and original dishes, often with an Asian influence and utilising their own fresh produce, will blow you away.

Along with a beautiful thank you card, Diane and Todd had written me a note explaining the various items in my parcel. I received:

  • Dolfin spiced chocolates, including ginger, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon and Earl Grey tea flavours - I haven't opened them yet, but I can't wait to try them; my guess is that the ginger ones will be my favourite;
  • Dean & Deluca chocolate bars in dark chocolate, dark chocolate and raspberry and milk chocolate and caramel (the latter looks a little skinny in the photo because it's just a wrapper - I opened my parcel at work and shared around the caramel chocolate, which was delicious!!!! I also loved these bars because they reminded me of one of my favourite 1990s TV shows, Felicity, in which the title character worked at Dean & Deluca in New York and had a very understanding boss called Javier);
  • Vietnamese shrimp crackers to make Asian nachos - yum!
  • chocolate coated cranberries, cherries and blueberries - these sound amazing, and I can't wait to try them

I am a self-confessed chocoholic, so I am in chocolate heaven at the moment. Thanks so much Diane and Todd! This is an amazing parcel and a wonderful surprise (and the guys at work had almost as much fun as me in opening it). You have made my week!


giz said...

How nice is that. Enjoy. I wanted to send you something from Canada but the darned moose wouldn't jump into the envelope.

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Wow this should have been a fantastic surprice for you darling! I'm a chocoholic myself so I know what you are feeling right now! Enjoy your parcel dear deserve it!
Have a good day

White On Rice Couple said...

Hope you enjoy the Dolfin ginger chocolates. We've not tried those yet and are still working on the other flavors!
Thanks for sending us a kick butt care package too from the land of OZ! It's so great to have wonderful blogging friends around the world!

Rosie said...

Oh isn't that just lovely of Diane and Todd :) Enjoy!!

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

Don't you love getting packages in the mail? ;)

Mary said...

What a terrific surprise! And that's really an exciting array of chocolates!

Pixie said...

My eyes lit up when I saw dean and deluca - you're one lucky girl!!!