Think Spring! Blog Party:: Nicole’s Homemade Treats

Who:: Nicole Varrenti @ Nicole’s Homemade Treats

Business Established:: I opened my Etsy shop in August of 2008 with one product, my granola. Then in March 2009 I decided to add other products that I make/sell locally and advertise.
What she does:: Go Ahead and Indulge! Nicole's Homemade Treats is an LLC operating out of New York State. All my products are prepared in my fully licensed kitchen. (NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets) I am a stay out mom of two lovely little men! Zachary and Gabriel. They are the joys of my life and make my days brighter! Candy making, it is a great stress reliever and creative outlet for me! Selling my products locally and online is a fun and rewarding endeavor!

I make only all natural, preservative free products, and use as many organic ingredients as possible. My products may not have the shelf life of store bought products, no worries! They won't last very long! The packaging products I use are considered "green" because they are made using recycled products, or come from ecologically conscious companies. I am really conscious about who I purchase my products from - the majority come from local companies, farms, and shops, however if that is not possible I buy from companies that are known to be eco-friendly/green themselves.

All my products are made in small batches to preserve the taste and quality of the product, and to ensure that there is no waste. I hope you enjoy eating my "treats" as much as I like making them!

How she finds balance:: I do not know the answer to that. I just do! I am a very organized (or anal as my husband says) person so I guess that helps!
Her best advice:: Find what you like to do and do it well! If you are going to do something go all the way and do your best. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and sets a good example for your children.
Get it now:: Promotion: Free 1/4 nuts cluster with any purchase over $5.00 (a $3.25 value) Code: MMNUT AND/OR 15% Off any order over $25.00 (excluding shipping) Code: MM15OFF Please place code in notes to seller upon checkout. Discount will be refunded.
What they are giving away:: One bag of My Homemade Organic Granola AND one 1/4 Lb. nut cluster
Play and win:: Please visit my shop and tell us your favorite treat and why?

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25 comments:

Leilani said...

Oh my gosh Nicole your treats look to die for! Do I have to pick just one fave? Okay...I'd have to say the almond clusters - as it has every element of indulgence I like: nuts, chocolate & caramel! I've hearted your shop...I live outside Montreal & New York State is like an extension of my neighborhood. :)
All the best!
Leilani

Anonymous said...

Everything looks delicious! I would say the Chocolate Caramel Truffles are my favorite.
Joy

Krista said...

Mmm, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark, yum!!!
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Originals by Lauren said...

I have been drooling over the chocolate covered cherries since Nicole first listed them.

Susan said...

I'd have to pick the Dark Chocolate Truffles from Nicole's Homemade Treats. The last few years I have turned into a chocolate snob according to my husband. I love finding new and wonderful chocolates.

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Kim said...

Nicole's stuff is so yummy. I ordered for Christmas last year and she included a nut cluster that DH and I inhaled. My FIL was slowly regaining his ability to swallow and I sent him the spoon fudge that he could enjoy without the risk of choking. He loved it!

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Kara Lennox said...

Niki's candies are to die for! This is one I haven't tried yet but I think it would quickly become my favorite, Belgian dark chocolate with sliced organic almonds:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44689231/belgian-dark-chocolate-and-organic

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Nicole Mealing said...

I think the Belgian White Chocolate and Sliced Almond Candy would be awesome! I love White Chocolate and Almonds! great snacks! Yum! =)

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ddb7 said...

Nicole's Almond Clusters rule the roost in this household!

Valentine Fiber Arts said...

Nicole, your chocolate and orange cream truffels with Belgian Dark Chocolate. Absolutely my very favorite!

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Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/45113797/chocolate-gift-sampler-the-perfect-gift I love chocolate and would be fun to sample different pieces

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K said...

Wow, everything looks so yummy! I'd especially like to try the peanut butter truffles or the pecan clusters.

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