The thing about having a blog is that, every once in awhile, you get the best emails. Like, "Hey, can we send you some caramels? Made from fresh goat milk?" And I want to write back, "Are there people who turn you down for that? And what are they smoking?" (I don't actually say that. I just think it loudly.)
And then, several days later, a box shows up on my doorstep from a company (aptly named "Goat Milk Stuff") and it's full of, not only caramels, but yummy goat's milk soap and lotion, too.
I do believe that the caramels were the softest I've ever had, but without being stick-to-your-teeth sticky. The sea salt one actually made me close my eyes and have a moment of zen right there in the middle of the Kid's Lego minefield. It was dangerous-good.
The soap was tucked in, ostensibly "for the baby". And before you think I'm a horrible, thieving mother, I'll say that I have been sharing it with her. That sharing might be motivated by a desire to sniff her after her bath, but let's not judge my inner workings too harshly, k-doke?
We use (cow's?) milk soap all the time, but--even though the bar I got was Goat Milk Stuff's "Purity", unscented, good-for-sensitive-skin formula--it has a little extra something. It's like milk with the promise of cookies after.
I know that about half of you will throw things at me if I start mentioning stocking stuffers already, but it occurs to me that, if you ordered a few bags of caramels or some soap now, you could also toss in an extra bag of caramels for yourself for Halloween. Just sayin'.
[Goat Milk Stuff sent me a free box of goodies to review. Walking while eating caramel or sniffing a freshly bathed baby may be hazardous, but if I can do it, so can you.]