Monday, October 20, 2014

The Swiss Colony (Petits Fours Review & Giveaway!)

Disclosure: I received this item free of charge from The Swiss Colony. No monetary compensation was received or offered, nor was I under any obligation to write about this product. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts. I am not offering any sales or taking orders for this item. I will not receive any compensation in connection with any sales of this item.

Every year the Swiss Colony book comes in the mail during the holiday season, and every year I ooh and ahh over the pretty pictures and tasty treats inside, but I never order. Quite honestly, I didn't want to order without knowing the quality of taste, and there's no way to find out the quality of taste, unless you order.  Surely you see the vicious circle. ;)

The top left corner has a sliced petit four so you can see the inside.
That one was strawberry, which was def. my fave of the lot, but they were all delicious!

Fortunately for me, my family and I recently got to try their Petits Four cakes, and I'm here to tell you, they are so mmm, mmm, good!!  I'm not going to lie, taste testing these delicious baked treats was not hard at all. Each of had a favorite flavor, mine was definitely the strawberry, but they're all tasty good.

These come boxed in a pretty gold box: Great for gift giving!

Inside each box you will find Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla, Strawberry, Lemon, Orange, and Almond flavored Petits Fours (36 total). The cakes in the one I selected, spell out "Merry Christmas," which I think makes them perfect for a holiday gift idea!! Adding to the gift factor, they come packaged in a very attractive gold box that is sealed in cellophane (ensuring they don't fall out or shift during shipping). You can order these in a single box, or you can buy the two-pack (wrapped separately so you would have two gifts to give, or one to keep and one to give away!). The two pack is sold at a discounted price (I love that perk!).

The Swiss Colony offers a huge variety of delicious baked goodies, but they also have most any other edible item you can think of as well (my husband has his eye on a meat and cheese gift pack for his dad!), and a decent selection of non-edible items that would be perfect for gift giving as well.

You can learn more about The Swiss Colony by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or Pinterest.

Order your FREE Swiss Colony catalog here.

One lucky winner gets a 2-pk. of Merry Christmas box of Petits Fours to call their own! US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

189 comments:

James Robert said...

I like their Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham

Sara Wagner said...

I love the limited edition Minty Monsters.

James Robert said...

I requested a catalog, thank you

Sandee said...

I think I just gained three pounds reading this post. Yummy, yummy and yummy.

Have a fantastic day Rosey. ☺

alissa apel said...

Oh my I like so much! I think I'd pick: dark chocolate almonds cranberries
Dark Chocolate Almonds & Cranberries. Yummy!

Pat Hatt said...

Always good when they turn out to taste as good as they look

Danielle Day said...

Has a wide selection!

Masshole Mommy said...

Swiss Colony has tons of great stuff. My mom always orders from them for our big Christmas dinner.

April Farley said...

I recall always being so excited & my little mouth watering when I was a kid & we would get a package in the mail from Swiss Colony. The summer sausage & assorted cheeses were my favorite. The crocks of port wine cheese & the delicate little crackers that went along with them were so good! The cute little strawberry fruit filled center candies were always a special treat too.
If I were to be able to choose anything at all from the Swiss Colony site I would choose The Santas 78 Favorites Food Gift . Such a wonderful assortment. Everyone would get a little taste.

Laura Mueller said...

It has great glutton free and sugar free options

Jeanine said...

Yum! What a great gift I always love getting and giving chocolates! They are my weakness!

Aimee Fauci said...

Love the Franky heads. I thought this company would be geared more towards Christmas.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh my goodness they sound so delicious - there is something great about good chocolate at Christmas. x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I would eat that!

Nicole Ramage said...

I remember making petit fours when I was in pastry school. They are such a pain to decorate.

Tiffany said...

Wow. Delish!

Lois Alter Mark said...

To me, there is no better gift than chocolate! Those look yummy!

Natalie said...

I would love to try the apple cinnamon coffee cake! Yum!

peg42 said...

I love the Snowman Truffles. They are so adorable and look delicious. Thanks so much.

peg42 said...

Requested a catalog. Thanks so much.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

I learned they have cheese too! I got a catalog even though I gained pounds just reading this great post

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yum! My parents often ordered from Swiss Colony around the Christmas season. Their little cakes are fantastic!

Tricia Goodmama said...

Yum!! I am going to keep this in mind for Christmas gifts!

joni lynn said...

How cute are the snowman truffles.

Heather Lawrence said...

Oh yum!
I would love to open one of these up on Christmas morning!
Sharing this :)

Kung Phoo said...

I want chocolate.. i love it when we get these are gifts..

Pam said...

These are so cute! I think they would be a perfect gift!

Brian Miller said...

mmm did someone say honey baked ham....oh my...
i hope dinner is ready soon...smiles.

Rena McDaniel said...

Back home we had a Swiss Colony store in our local mall. It was fabulous and we stopped in every time we were there!

Ben Butler said...

I've never heard of Swiss Colony, but I'm going to check them out. I love what they did with the Merry Christmas box. That's really cool.

Ben Butler said...

Isn't it a cool idea? I've never seen chocolates come like that before. It's really cool.

cloud10277 said...

I'd love to try the 4-year Vintage Cheddar Cheese.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Goodness, I hadn't heard of Swiss Colony in ages, good to see they're still in business... now I need to get a catalog!

cloud10277 said...

I requested a catalog.

becca said...

I like their petite four. But honestly everything I've ever ordered from them has been delicious..

Marya said...

Wow - that looks awesome! Perfect for Christmas!

Alisha Kostiuk said...

I have always loved Swiss Colony their cheese selection is awesome.

Tricia Galbraith said...

Their chocolate covered strawberries look good!

Shauna Torres said...

I love to give and receive the gift of chocolates... um, yeah... totally yummy!

tat2gurlzrock said...

The Minty Monster Melties are cute!

Lesley said...

Those look really good, I'm always a fan of the Swiss and their chocolates. I would love to win the giveaway and keep them all to myself.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They look great

tat2gurlzrock said...

I requested a catalogue

Maria Long said...

I remember eating these as a kid and seeing their set ups at the mall during the holidays

Helene Bludman said...

Mmm, taste testing chocolate. Now that is something I would gladly do.

Growing Up Madison said...

These look super delicious Rosey. I think I want to give them a try and not share.

abfantom said...

I would like to get Swiss Colony's Walnut Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Shari and Cathy said...

that looks amazing. giving chocolate as gifts is a great idea and one i enjoy receiving.

Kerri said...

I learned that you get a free gift with your order.

abfantom said...

I requested a catalog from Swiss Colony.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Jan Lee said...

I learned that they have sugar free and gluten free items :)

Kristen Campbell said...

Oh goodness, those look GOOD! What an neat gift, too!

Binky said...

I'll take two dozen boxes for Wombat Day!

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to receive a box of those for Christmas. I might just have to order them for myself (unless I win of course!0

ohhhfire said...

i would love to try their cheese sausage and torte sampler

Mama to 5 said...

LOVE Swiss Colony, my grandma used to get me something from there every Christmas.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Their treats are always so good. A coworker of mine always gifts them to others for the holidays.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

These look downright dangerous. I would love to get these for the holidays. Amber n

Theresa Mahoney said...

Nom Nom! I could go for one, or 10 of these about now :)

Steph M said...

requested a catalog

Sarah Ochocki said...

Did you know they sell clothing and jewelry too? Crazy!

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

I've never heard of them before, but this looks like a great Christmas gift!

amp said...

I have always wanted to try their cheesecakes especially the Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake.

alyce poalillo

Kathleen said...

I remember these. We had a family member who would send them to us every year. They were delicious.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Fudge Brownie Puffs!

Janeane Davis said...

Swiss Family makes such absolutely delicious treats. Our family likes to order a bunch and then have a buffet.

ANNIE M said...

How cute & festive. I learned the term petit fours back in college, haha.

LauraJJ said...

Oh those Assorted Bonbons look amazing too! As does it all from there! Oh now I am hungry! :)

Pam said...

Swiss Colony is not very far from where I grew up. I order from them every Christmas. They have other great edible products besides chocolate too.

Dawn said...

Ok... now I want some chocolate candies lol! What a yummy post!

Pauline Cabrera said...

No diet for me with these Swiss Entry treats.

Juliana RW said...

hmmm... I love chocolate :D TOo bad I don't live in USA so.. I can't enter this giveaway.

Liz Mays said...

I've tried sooo many yummy things from Swiss Colony, and the petit fours are one of them! They're bite-sized bits of yumminess!

Dee said...

Those are super adorable!! I love Petits fours!

Unknown said...

First of all, I love that they have BACON!! Yay me! Petit Fours have to be my most favorite item at a gathering! Thank you for sharing this with us. Heading to the giveaway!

Christy Hoover

Ourfamilyworld said...

I like their Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham

Lisa Weidknecht said...

I like the butter toffee and the petit fours.

clc408 said...

I would love to try their Chocolate Pecan Mix.

Barb said...

What a great gift to receive in the mail! My dh and I are big petit four lovers.

Nikki said...

I've always loved the Swiss Colony treats. They're such an icon, and oh so delicious!

Heather said...

I really like the Let It Snow Tower

Marti Tabora said...

I really like the Sausages 'n Cheese Bars. It wouldn't last very long at all at my house. It's something my whole family would like.

Marti Tabora said...

I requested a Swiss Colony catalog.

Rachelle J said...

Yum! I think I need that Breakfast essentials basket they have. Now I'm hungry lol!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake/
Jennifer Rote

Linda Szymoniak said...

I just love everything Swiss Colony. I didn't realize the company was actually started by a college student in his basement in 1926. By the way, one of my nephews graduated from the same university Ray Kubly went to. The same nephew introduced me to Kringles when his step son was selling them to raise funds for his school, and I just love them! I'd go for the raspberry flavor.

Linda Szymoniak said...

I believe we already get their catalog, but I requested one - just to be sure I get one.

DeDa Studios said...

I love Swiss Colony - we order every year for gifts to be shipped. I have my order ready for this year :)

Melissa Vera said...

I haven't ordered from Swiss Colony in a while thanks for reminding me.

Trisha Grimes said...

These look really tasty and I love how it spells out "Merry Christmas". Would definitely make a nice gift!

Ronnie E. said...

Everytime I see those chocolates my mind drools a little like Homer Simpson. I love chocolates with fillings, especially strawberry and orange. *heaven* Wish I could enter the giveaway but I'm abroad! :(

Anonymous said...

Carmen Perez says: Christmas Petit Fours from the Swiss Colony is a tradition my family started when I was very young and I have continued it throughout my adult life. It simply is not Christmas morning at my house without Swiss Colony Petit Fours, we all love them!

Viccy Howe said...

These look amazingly yummy! Best of luck to everyone entering! x

Krystal Butherus said...

These would be just delightful on a dessert table I love the variety

Mel Cole said...

Wow! What beautifully decorated chocolates! I'm sure they taste yummy!

Jackie said...

I learned that you can get a Chris Mouse Tin with 20 Assorted Chocolates
Free with your first order.

Julie Corbisiero said...

The chocolates look amazing and glad you liked them! This woukd make a nice holiday gift too.

Yona Williams said...

I'm usually a chocolate fan, but that Colossal Breakfast Gift Assortment looks really fancy. Lovin' the mixture of sweet and savory items.

Jaredamy said...

Swiss Colony is the BEST of the BEST!! Love their sweets and treats!

mogrill said...

I love the Chocolate Raccoon log.

Dominique Cloutier said...

They carry a ton of stuff!! I think we used to get their sausage for Christmas a few years back!

Two Boys and a Hubby said...

I order from there every year! I love them!

Chrystal Mahan said...

When my grandmother was still alive she sent me a Swiss Colony food and goodie basket every year for Christmas. They are awesome.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a beautiful box of candy! I wouldn't mind finding that at my door!

Maureen Fitzgerald said...

I love messages you can eat after reading them!!

Ann Jones said...

I love the one that spells Merry Christmas, how cute! Now I wasn't something sweet to eat, they look yummy :)

Danielle said...

Who needs compensation, when they are sending you those! WOW! You are very lucky to get such an incredible looking product to try!

Megan Chamberlin said...

Looks delicious, and all great flavor options. I can't remember the last time I had Swiss Colony.

Kristi Maloney said...

OMG - this is my kind of review. It would take at least three or four to make a proper determination! Okay - half the box! These look scrumptious!

JaimeLovesStuff said...

Mmmmmmm I loooooooooove petit fours! They're my favorites. Yummy!

MG said...

I'd like to try Wild Game Meat Sticks

misstephanieb said...

These look like a great holiday gift idea for the coming holidays - or myself! haha

smdrm said...

I like the Fruitcake Medley

julis55 said...

I like the 4-year Vintage Cheddar Cheese.

Danielle Leigh said...

One can never get enough chocolate! But that's just my opinion ;)

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I had one of these in New Orleans about a year ago. It was good. they look delicious

Jen Rodrigues said...

Colossal Breakfast Gift Assortment

lfhpueblo said...

I learned that they have both sugar free and also some gluten free snacks on their site for purchase. lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

The Lucky Wife said...

Oh yum! Thinking my favorite would be strawberry too! Or maybe lemon, but that's only if I could get the lemon away from Chef John!! Haha!

lfhpueblo said...

I requested a free Swiss Colony catalog.
Lauralee Hensley
lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

Carly said...

Swiss Colony has some very delicious things! I can't wait to get a special Christmas treat this year!

Mharms said...

Swiss Colony has Buy Now Pay Later program on their site.

Mhar Sefcik
Mhar's Display

Maggie King said...

I always look through the catalog and drool! I never order either! Maybe I will this year!

Marielle Altenor said...

Would be nice to win so Swiss Colony goodies! I just checked out their website and was so surprised by all the yummy stuff...I may or may not have drooled all over my keyboard.

Pauline Cabrera said...

I drool just thinking about those petit fours.

Taya Elery said...

I must admit I was pretty hesitant on clicking that button, and now I wish I didn’t. So surely enough I went straight to the chocolates page – view all of course. I didn’t know what was more tasty looking, the pecan fudge or clusters! Oh and the coconut drops. I’m not going to be very productive tonight, I see that.

sweepmom said...

I like the Blue Cheese.

Melissa said...

I always love looking through the pages of a Swiss Colony catalog. But I have to say that I had no idea they offered gluten free items as well!

Jennifer Zimmerman said...

I need one of these catalogs! My MIL would love this.

Kelly Tupick said...

I like the 81 All-Time Favorites Food Gift. This would be one heck of a gift set to get.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

They have so many great Cheesecake varieties - I've love to try their Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Deborah Wellenstein said...

What's not to like from Swiss Colony? One thing I would love to have is the Marble Cheese Board & Slicer.

Burning Moon said...

The Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham looks amazing!

Maggie Holcomb said...

I requested a catalog.

Maggie Holcomb said...

I want to try the candy corn petit four cakes!

hhkaufman78 said...

I love their cheddar cheese logs!

Christy Maurer said...

That Reese's Cup Cheesecake sounds so good! I love getting their magazine. It means Christmas is coming!

Christy Maurer said...

I requested a catalog! Can't wait :)

lisaray said...

It's more than just cheese and chocolate. (Not that there's a darned thing wrong with "just cheese and chocolate!")

Pat said...

I've always wanted to try their Holiday Breakfast Gift Assortment

calvad said...

I love their Fudge Balls!

crankyyanky1 said...

I like the The Cheese and Sausage Jumbos

Erika Chilton said...

I would love to try their Gingerbread Spice Cookies

Erika Chilton said...

I ordered a free Swiss Colony catalog.

Christine Jessamine said...

my favorite are the snowman truffles. so cute, this would make a fun holiday gift

Ashley Gill said...

Its so hard to choose from what you'd like to get from their site! Everything looks so yummy!

tara pittman said...

They sell yummy swiss cheese.

Tom Shewbridge said...

The Old-fashioned Fudge Trio really looks good.

Minta's Creations said...

I liked the mini monsters

Minta's Creations said...

I already receive Swiss Colony catalogs

off2europe2005 said...

Love the Mini Monsters

Amanda Rodriguez said...

Love the apple cinnamon coffee cake

mahnrafjtb said...

I love the old-fashioned fudge trio. it looks so good.

Colette S said...

Ooh I'd definitely love the almond flavor.
Maybe I should enter.

Peggy Johnson said...

The dark chocolate almonds and cranberries look yummy

Amy Gettys said...

I like their Chocolate covered cherry cordials.

~ Noelle said...

I like that it is not just sweets.. but they also have meats, nuts and more...
(that breakfast looks pretty awesome too!)

kyl neusch said...

the apple cinnamon coffee cake

Debra said...

Triple Berry Cheesecake

Serena Powell said...

I like the Fudge Balls.

AdinB said...

Hmmmm.. that looks so chocolatey. We are a fan of chocolates here and we can't get enough of them. Yummy!

Lisa Voyce said...

I like the Caramel Pecan Swirl.

David Fultner said...

I requested a free Swiss Colony catalog.

lynn croxton said...

I learned they now have gluten-free items.

Terra Heck said...

I like the Milk Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts. Thanks.
partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

Tammigirl said...

They have sugar free and gluten free choices.

Nicole C. said...

I like the German Chocolate Cheesecake.

Darby Elizabeth said...

I like all of the cheesecakes!

Leslie said...

I like the Mustard Trio gift box.

Leslie said...

I requested the catalog

Erica C. said...

The snowman truffles are nice.

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I would love to try the Royal Chocolate Petits Fours from Swiss Colony.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Peggy Johnson said...

I requested a catalog

Angela snoozy said...

I would love the Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham!

andysavi.mom@gmail.com

Busy Faith said...

I like the Grumpy But Gorgeous Nightshirt

Tanya White said...

I would like to try the Meat Stick Bonanza

Tanya White said...

I requested a Catalog from them.

dawn keenan said...

I have always wanted to try the 'Forest Friends' Log. It looks so yummy.

Angela Ash said...

I love the variety of products they carry and the reasonable prices that go along with them.

samdaleo said...

I would love to try the Triple Dipped Cashews.

Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

crownthequeen said...

THeir breakfast meat basket looks awesome and it has BACON!

Carolyn Daley said...

I like that they sell Peppermint Chocolate Bark because it is one of my favorite treats in the winter.

Breanne said...

I like The Cheese and Sausage Jumbos

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I would love to try a Chocolate Raccoon log or their summer sausages.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

amy16323 said...

the apple cinnamon coffee cake looks delicious!!!

Ariadanz said...

I like the fact that you can pay in installments to help break up the holiday shopping pain.

tina reynolds said...

I really like the Old-fashioned Fudge Trio

wabashriver1 said...

Their cheese spreads look yummy!

Lynne said...

I like the holiday flavored K-cups.