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Holiday Gift Guide: Kiss My Thistle Shortbread Review & Giveaway




Scottish shortbread is something I adore, but have never had much luck making on my own. Store bought shortbread does not even come close to the homemade shortbread a neighbor made for me when I was a girl. Since I have not mastered the art of making it myself, I am always on the look out for homemade shortbread to buy. Kiss My Thistle makes the most delicious shortbread I've ever put in my mouth!


Owner Julie Heveran, was taught this wonderful recipe by her Scottish grandmother. She has been baking it since she was a child and let me tell you folks, I believe her recipe is absolutely perfect!


I was sent the traditional shortbread, apricot & cranberry shortbread, and thistle melts to sample. All these products came beautiful boxed and tied with cute ribbon. I really liked that extra special touch in the packaging. The original shortbread is rich, buttery, and simply divine. The apricot & cranberry shortbread may honestly be the most amazing thing I've ever put in my mouth. After tasting it, I hid it from the rest of the family and refused to share! The thistle melts are know in Scotland as tablet. They are rich, buttery, caramel tasting squares of sugary bliss. They are incredibly rich and creamy. I advise taking them in tiny portions as they are so sweet and rich. Everything Julie sent me to sample was fantastic.


I truly cannot praise Kiss My Thistle highly enough. Julie's creations would make great gifts this holiday season. Or if you want to wow the guests at your holiday events, buy some and serve them while entertaining. Your friends will thank you, I promise. You absolutely cannot go wrong when you order from Kiss My Thistle!

Julie has kindly offered one lucky reader a pound of shortbread to devour, er, I mean savor and enjoy. You really want to win this one! Simply head over to Kiss My Thistle, then come back here telling me which variety of shortbread you'd most like to try. This is mandatory for entry.

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Deadline to enter is 11:59pm CST Saturday, 12/5/09. Good luck!

Ramblings of a Texas Housewife Product Review and/or Giveaway Disclosure- I have received no compensation other than the offer of free product to review and/or giveaway. Any opinions expressed on Ramblings of a Texas Housewife are my own. My reviews are never reviewed or edited in any way by sponsors.

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143 comments:

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The Traditional Scottish Shortbread sounds delicious
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The Traditional Scottish Shortbread looks like it would be good.
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I think the traditional shortbread sounds really good
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Lynette said...

Hint of Orange Shortbread

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I think the traditional shortbread sounds wonderful!

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bison61 said...

I'd like the Traditional shortbread

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I would love to try the Traditional Scottish Shortbread.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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ky2here said...

Following on twitter as ky2here and here's my tweet:

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ky2here said...

I'd like to try the Hint or Orange Scottish Shortbread.

deb c said...

I'd like to try the chocolate mint shortbread.

sweetjudyblue said...

I would love The Traditional shortbread. thinking of that creamy buttery taste is making my mouth water now. Thank you

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clynsg said...

I was disappointed when I looked at the site to find that only 2 items were listed for sale, since I had visited it before and there were several other varieties. However, must deal with what is actually available, and would pick the Traditional Shortbread.

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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I like the Hint of Orange Shortbread. I am a citrus fan.

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I follow your blog
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Amanda said...

I would love to try the Traditional Scottish Shortbread!
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Sue E said...

The cranberry & apricot sounds good, but I only saw the Traditional Scottish Shortbread on the site. I would be happy with either. Thanks for the chance!

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Missybeez said...

Hint of Orange Shortbread!


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Mamushi Love said...

Ooh, I definitely want to try the Holiday Mint Chocolate flavor~

ezmerelda said...

All I found on the site was traditional shortbread and Thistle Melts, but I would love to have any flavors available. I do love shortbread.

mogrill said...

The Traditional shortbread sounds great. Thanks for the chance.
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randio said...

The traditional shortbread sounds yummy!

PAIGE said...

I'm a purist - the traditional scotish shortbread sounds yummy. Mmmmm

mverno said...

like to try their traditional shortbread
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Anonymous said...

Traditional shortbread-
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Kiara said...

I would like to try the Traditional Shortbread.
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Anonymous said...

Traditional please with some lovely strawberry jam... thanks for the chance!

Kimberly L said...

The Thistle Melt sounds really good. BTW - for some reason the links in your post seem to be 'broken' ..

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llinda29 said...

Hint of Orange Shortbread is my choice

Sharon Harmon said...

I would want the yummy Traditional Shortbread! Mmmm!
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Anonymous said...

The "hint of orange" flavor for me! Enter me please. Thanks.

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Kristie said...

I would love to try the Holiday Indulgence Chocolate Mint Shortbread!

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Sarah said...

I'd like to try the traditional shortbread - looks great!

Brad said...

I would like to try the Thistle Melts

Jean said...

I would pick the traditional

Princess Golden Hair said...

Traditional Scottish Shortbread with a hint of orange sounds delightful. my husband and I went to Scotland last year. Now I actually know what shortbread is REALLY supposed to taste like

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jenjo3d said...

Hint of orange sounds soooo yummy!!
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jennem said...

I want to try the Chocolate Mint shortbread.
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Pure Traditional Scottish Shortbread for me! Thanks!

colo08 said...

traditional shortbread would be the one for me.. Thank you!!

jackie said...

Nothing beats The Traditional shortbread

Joannie said...

I would choose the Traditional Scottish Shortbread, which I dearly love!
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helen said...

Im scottish and I have always loved the traditional shortbread especially love having it around the holidays.Great giveaway....fingers crossed.Helen


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heaventrees said...

I want the Traditional Scottish Shortbread. I love it and truly good shortbread is hard to find.

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erma said...

I'd like to try the traditional shortbread.
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Melissa said...

They all sound great, but I'd go with the Traditional flavor.

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I can't decide.....either the Traditional shortbread or the Touch of Lemon shortbread.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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I am a traditionalist and want the real stuff. Traditional Shortbread. My god this stuff looks good.

terri142 said...

The Traditionsal Scottish Shortbread sounds wonderful!

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Traditional, although the lemon looks good too! amythomas at gmail dot com

Melodic Mom said...

This looks wonderful! I'd like the Chocolate Mint Shortbread.

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kennarog said...

My preference would be the Traditional Scottish Shortbread.

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I am following you on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway at http://www.texashousewife.com/2009/11/holiday-gift-guide-kiss-my-thistle.html

Francie said...

I've never had shortbread before but it looks so good. I would love to try the traditional shortbread.

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Erika*Coffee said...

Either the traditional or the Touch of Lemon

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The Traditional Scottish Shortbread looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rebecca L said...

I'd like to try the Holiday Mint Chocolate Shortbread. I love shortbread!

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julis55 said...

I would love to try the Traditional Scottish Shortbread.

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I'd like to try the Traditional Scottish Shortbread since I've never had it before!

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Brooke said...

I would start with the Traditional Scottish Shortbread... Original is the best way to start and then move on to the others..

Arla said...

Indulgence Chocolate Mint Shortbread for me, please.
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Caroline said...

Definitely the apricot and cranberry shortbread! What a yummy-sounding combination of flavors!

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I'd like to try the Traditional Scottish Shortbread.
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Sahm Lee said...

The chocolate mint shortbread or traditional would be great for me. Thanks for the contest!
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Molly C. said...

The traditional sounds wonderful!

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I would like the Traditional shortbread intime@myself.com

Susan said...

I'd have to go with the Traditional Scottish Shortbread from Kiss My Thistle.
A cup of hot tea and some shortbread would be wonderful.
The Thistle Melts sound really good too!

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I like the traditional Scottish shortbread

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the traditional ones
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The Touch of Lemon Shortbread sounds great!

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The traditional shortbread sounds yummy!!

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Pamela S said...

I think I'd pick the cranberry shortbread. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Taminar said...

I love traditional shortbread, but when I saw the tablet, it brought back memories. My dad was stationed in Scotland when I was 4 years old, and I think I had some tablet back then and it was really good. I'd forgotten all about it until I saw that photo. Thanks for bringing back a great memory.

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Atreau said...

I'd love to try the Apricot & Cranberry Shortbread.

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I want to try the traditional!

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I would go with the Traditional Shortbread.
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Gianna said...

Traditional Scottish Shortbread :)

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I love the Touch of Lemon Shortbread!

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