18 November 2010
Review: Strawberry Basil Preserves -- Vegan MOFO #18
Holy yumminess, Batman. I found the holy grail of fruit preserves. Behold the Organic Strawberry Basil Preserves from a Michigan company called Food For Thought. I had never seen this jam, nor had I heard of the company until today. I stumbled upon it at a little gourmet food shop and my life will never be the same. You may be thinking, "Strawberries are sweet and Basil is more savory...this is an abomination." But you would be wrong...so very, very wrong. This stuff is heaven in my (and probably your) mouth. I sped home and started toasting bread before I even put my handbag down. No joke, I was that excited. Strawberries and basil are two of my most favorite flavors, so I couldn't resist having them combined into one. The flavor is seamless. No strange flavors standing out, just a perfect, smooth, sweet combo. Just talking about it makes me want to eat some more.
I tried the preserves first on some multi-grain toast and my mind was officially blown. Then, I tried it on some plain crackers, again, WOW. And finally, I ate a spoonful straight from the jar. All were amazing. I bet it would even be good mixed into a vinaigrette. Better yet, just hook me up to an IV. I could eat this stuff every day. They have another flavor that I'm dying to try now: Blueberry Lavender. Maybe next time, my sweet obsession.
You should know that this post isn't sponsored by Food For Thought. I just happened to buy their product on a whim and I can't recommend it enough. You can order directly through their website, or find them in co-ops and organic shops in Michigan and possibly other places, as well.