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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kiss My Thistle review and giveaway



We have been busy making delicious goodies to share with all those that we love. One thing that we do not make well is shortbread partly because it is not a traditional recipe of ours because we normally always find a shortbread to buy. Let me tell you all the shortbread on the market are not all the same. Some have great taste while others are a bit lame. The shortbread that Kiss My Thistle creates is good and sweet an light. Not only me but my children loved it. Your opinion may differ but the first thing you will have to do is to order some of your own to find out. I even love the name Kiss My Thistle sounds like something my late mother in law would have said she was a lovely lady that loved to have fun in all aspects of life.




Julie Heveran has been eating, sharing and creating delicious shortbread for many years. Kiss My Thistle Scottish Shortbread has been a labor of love for her family for many generations. Julie's grandmother Kate McKechnie from Glasgow Scotland immigrated to the U.S. and brought the recipe with her. Julie learned to make the shortbread as a child and continues on.




Julie has fond memories of both her grandmother and grandfather and the Scottish recipes they would create. Julie brought back the memory of the shortbread when she would create it and give it as Christmas gifts. It always pleased those that received and they would ask for more. Julie became involved in Celtic events and even won first prize in the shortbread competition at the Highland Games. As the shortbread became popular she began to receive orders and requests. This quickly led her to develop the Kiss My Thistle where she would sell the delicious shortbread that was enjoyed by many.

Julie ships the shortbread wrapped and packed in one pound ribbon tied boxes. The shortbread will last around 4 to 6 weeks granted the bag is sealed. For a bit of luck from Glasgow after weight all the candy two more squares are added. Making approximately 35 squares to the pound.

Julie would love to offer one of Annie's Home readers a lb of Kiss My Thistle shortbread.


To enter: visit the Kiss My Thistle website and let me know something that I did not share with you.


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  1. she makes a special holiday shortbread!
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  6. I learned that traditionalScottish Shortbread melts in your mouth. It is not hard like factory made shortbread. Thanks for the review and giveaway...this sounds wonderful!
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  7. The shortbread melts in your mouth! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  8. They make their shortbread in flavors such as lemon, orange, apricot and cranberry, and a limited edition chocolate mint.

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  13. She learned the recipe from my grandmother, Kate McKechnie, a Glasgow, Scotland immigrant

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  18. I flearned that it is 5 dollars for shipping and handleing and her chocolate mint shortbread will be ready for valentines day
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  22. I learned she sells several varieties of shortbread in addition to the traditional shortbread, including lemon, orange, apricot & cranberry & a special holiday mint chocolate shortbread

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  27. She makes a Chocolate Mint Shortbread for the holidays.

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  29. She lists her ingredient list on the website so you can be safe - check ahead if you have food allergies

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  33. melts in your mouth, how yummy & delicious

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  41. KMT has other flavors like lemon, orange and apricot cranberry. YUM, I luv shortbread and these look fantastic. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com Tasty giveaway, thanks!

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  42. The recipe originally comes from Isle of Skye!

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  46. I learned that the ingredients are listed on the site. That is very handy



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  55. Julie's grandmother's family originally resided on the Isle of Skye. Guess that makes this shortbread truly dyed-in-the-wool Scottish. Yummmmmm.

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  61. Unless the product specifically includes nuts, there are no nut derivatives used. The baking facility, however, is not a nut-free environment.
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  68. I learned that her shortbread melts in your mouth, just like a traditional Scottish Shortbread. Yum!

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  69. I learned that there are other kinds of shortbread for sale such as Cranberry Apricot,Hint of Orange, Touch of Lemon and the Holiday Chocolate Mint Shortbread.

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  75. I learned that: Kiss My Thistle is a vendor at the Farmers Market at Clear Lake Shores!

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  77. I love shortbread! I learned that on birthdays and anniversaries they will tailor the packaging and enclose a personalized card. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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  82. she also makes a special Holiday Mint Chocolate Shortbread! Yummers!

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  83. I read that Clear Lake Shores has a Farmer's Market Saturday mornings. KMT is a vendor at this community.

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  85. I learned that the shipping costs are really reasonable!

    NEW LOWER SHIPPING COSTS.. JUST $5.00 PER ORDER to same address (4 lb max)

    That is a really great price for shipping such tasty treats!

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  87. Kiss my Thistle has limited edition chocolate mint shortbread!

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