Thursday, May 28, 2009

Samples for All!

I just saw a sampler of deliciousness advertised on the Etsy Edible Arts Team website, which pulls together samples from many talented bakers, candymakers, and chefs for your tasting pleasure. I can't decide why sample boxes are so exciting...but for me, it's a combination of the anticipation that builds as delivery time grows closer, finding all the surprises inside the box, getting to try lots of different things, and the awesomeness of tiny things (which may just be a long-held obsession with miniatures that began in my childhood).

I have only ever received one sample box: the phat fiber sampler. The box was full of the most amazing spinning fibers, handspun yarns, hand-dyed yarns, stitch markers, perfumes, and other fiber accessories I'd ever seen. And now, I'm tempted by the food box. Anyhow, here's a list of other sampler boxes, if you want to order your very own box of awesomness: (European sampler)

And...a picture. These here lagomorphs (Oxtoby and Lenni) were my co-pilots on a recent drive to NY. They leave much to be desired as navigators, as they tend to eat maps, rather than direct.