Friday, July 29, 2011

Thank you,

Big thank you to our latest reviewer, Lisa from She tried euforia and gave it a great review in her healthy snacks product round-up today.

Here are her words:

"1. Euforia Thousand-Layer Spice Cakes are freakin' unbelievable (photograph above). You get a little individually wrapped slice of cake made with eggs, butter, flour (or no flour for a gluten free version), milk, spice, and salt.

Here are the nutritional facts:

For one serving = 127 calories, 10 g fat, 7 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 0 g fiber, 47 mg sodium, 4 PointsPlus

These are a great little treat for your afternoon coffee break - and you can skip the 600 Calorie Cookie that lurks in your local cafe.

They cost about $2 each and you can buy them through the Euforia website or (see below)."

We are so grateful for the review and think Lisa's website,, is awesome. So please check it out!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Fancy Food Show: A Recap

Here is my late report from the Fancy Food Show. This show only opens to professionals and media. This is the biggest specialty food show in America. This year the event occupied two massive floors for exhibition, with participants from all over the world. There are other programs held as well during this show. There are programs for business to business; classes for people who are interested in starting new food businesses, and various educational subjects that are useful for established businesses, too. 

Also, there is a food competition held at this event called SOFI (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation) award. It is such a big show that my friend from NPR (National Public Radio), which building was just a block away from convention center, could only cover 1/3 area of the lower floor in one day. She regretted that she came on the last day of the show. If you are really curious with everything you see at the show, you probably need to come to the show everyday for two weeks. :-)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Latest Review of euforia Thousand-Layer Cake

It's not that every individual review of euforia thousand-layer cake deserves its own post. But this was something special.

Laurie, the winner of the euforia My Dad and His Good Food Father's Day giveaway, had us ship the cake to her dad. Here was the 5-star review she left yesterday on our website:

"I am in Euphoria!

The delightful package arrived at my parent's home as requested. The Cakes were beautifully packaged. They were a delight for my parent's who are diet conscious and very aware of their intake! Lovely gift item! I would recommend to Anyone looking for thet "just right gift"! Fantastic!
Reviewed by:  Laurie@FoodisLove from Miami. on 7/21/2011

If you've tried euforia and haven't left a review on the website, we would love to hear from you. So far, we've heard nothing but positive things about euforia from those who have purchased it or sampled it.

Thank you to Laurie and we're looking forward to leaving more people in Euphoria!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2 Big Tips to Turn Your Kids into Healthy Foodies

Good, natural food should be celebrated and appreciated, and the habit should be passed down from one generation to the next.

You've probably seen it a million times - the message that "good eating habits start at home." Well, as the mom of a toddler, I'll be the first to say that that is so much easier said than done. Even if you give your kids the best baby food in world and they love veggies and grains at 11 months, that doesn't mean that they still will at 2 years old or 4 years old. According to my child's doctor, children's taste buds change all the time. It's best to simply prepare for it.

That said, here are some tips for turning your kids into foodies, like you. No matter the age, there are a few things you can do to set them on the right path.

1. Find good foods that play to your kids' specific tastes. I konw that my son has a pretty strong sweet tooth, primarily from all of the fruit that he eats. He's not going to eat a bunch of broccoli florets at this point in his life, no matter how creamy the dressing is or whether I wrap it in puff pastry.

So, I was happy to find that he liked euforia, because even though it's a cake, it's really a gourmet cake that is not as sweet as birthday cake. And because it's made from simple, whole ingredients, I was more than happy to give him some. It's better for him to develop a taste for whole foods now than to get used to the preservative addiction.

I know that my son likes sweets, and there are naturally sweet, whole foods available all over the place. I try to keep fresh fruit on hand and if I give him something extra, like whipped cream, I make sure to use fresh whipped cream that I make myself. I want him to see that it's okay to have things you like if they are natural, whole foods and that it's better to make them yourself, which leads to my next point.

  • Try: Homemade granola or granola bars using honey. You'll significantly cut the sugar found in store brands.
  • Also try: euforia. Seriously! Not only is this gourmet cake perfectly sized for little fingers but if your kids are like my son, they will love watching the layers disappear bite after bite, and you'll be happy they are enjoying a cake not made by Little Debbie.

2. Invite your kids to help make food with you. In my house, this is one of the best ways to get my son to try something new. If he "helps" me make it, he is more likely to try it. He can see each ingredient so the mystery is gone. Additionally, this simple step shows that food comes from somewhere other than a box or a restaurant. Showing your kids that they can make their own food will encourage them to do so in order to have foods that they like, and it's almost always the healthier choice. So if my son wants cupcakes, we can make them rather than buy them. And therefore we can control the sugar and fat and other things that go into them.

What ideas do you have for raising up a generation of foodies? What "foodie" foods do your kids eat that others might enjoy?

Image: Clare Bloomfield

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

euforia headed to the 2011 Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington DC!

We're excited to be attending our second major food show event of the year, this time in Washington, D.C. where we'll be showcasing euforia. The NASFT 2011 Summer Fancy Food Show is expecting 24,000 attendees and tons of exhibitors.

We'll be in the New Brand on the Shelf pavilion, so if you're planning to attend the event, that's where you can find us. This is a special pavilion for new merchants. Come get a sample!

To our knowledge, there are no other Tucson-based specialty food companies headed to the show, although Gourmet News, a Tucson-based business newspaper for the gourmet industry, is scheduled to be there.

Looking forward to the show!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Southwest-Inspired Cocktail Recipe: The Cuban Sunset

Are you all getting ready to celebrate the long weekend? The only thing better than holidays are holidays that fall on Friday or Monday, right?

I am a member of a dining group here in Tucson and from time to time, our group leader, Amy Mason, shares recipes she has learned from her various foodie adventures. The cocktail recipe below is from JBar Tucson, a local Tucson restaurant, and apparently it is one of the best-selling drinks (cost $8). You can make this one for your friends this weekend, or take them to JBar!

The Cuban Sunset
1.5 oz habanero infused Vodka
2oz Kerns Passion Fruit Puree
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
small plate w/fine granulated sugar on it (can use colored sugar for impact)
cliantro sprigs for garnish

Place all ingredients in a martini shaker with ice shake vigorously for 10 seconds...strain into martini glass rimmed with sugar, garnish with cilantro. DRINK!


Open bottle of vodka (Jano's even uses Smirnoff for this one as its good vodka Kristian says just not one you want if Vodka taste is what u want, but he says no need to spend $ once u drop a habanero in it...subtle flavor is a waste to pay for...LOL)

USING gloves, cut in half one Habanero pepper and de-seed it put it in bottle. Replace lid on in a room temp environment for 24 hours (no more, no less) Strain off vodka into a clean bottle...and its ready to pour.

Photo: Downtown Kitchen+Cocktails Photo Album on Facebook