Monday, March 4, 2013

Sweet Sally's and Key Lime Bars (Review and Giveaway)

Sally's (of Sweet Sally's) has been busy cooking up a storm and making life a bit sweeter and the memories of past years more dear on a day to day and month by month basis. It's a way of life for her. She has made a name for herself in the New Jersey area, and now her reputation is spreading via the internet. Today let's look at Sally a bit since she's the one behind all this sweet goodness.

Sally showing a try of really
yummy looking goodies. 
Makes me want to grab a cup of coffee
or tea and indulge in their goodness.

Sally Saltzbart Minier is a third generation baker and has been active in the kitchen since she was very young.

Sally says, "As a child, I learned the mathematical concept of 'fractions' by working with measuring cups and was taught the basic 'tricks of the trade' by my Grama Gracie and my Mom, Carrie. Grama Gracie was known for her Jewish specialties and Mom is famous for her world class Apple Pie, New York Cheesecake, Classic Spritz Butter Cookies and LBI Blueberry Buckle."
Sally (on right) showing her niece how to bake
and passing along the legacy!
 When my children were growing up, I used cooking, too, to show them fractions.  They wanted to help mommie and we just got in there and mixed it all up.... flour, fractions, fun, fantastic mess!  But my children learned cooking skills, math skills, homemaking skills, and had a loving time with Mom.  So I understand about Sally growing up and inheriting the skills from Grama Gracie and Mom. 

Sally sent her Florida Key Lime Bars for me to taste and review and we're going to take a look at these today!   Don't they just look absolutely delectable?  Well, truth-be-told, THEY ARE!!  Of course, when they arrive in their little Sweet Sally's box and are tucked inside with red tissue paper, they don't have a little slice of lime on top like you see in the picture.  You get the Florida Key Lime Bars.  You can add your own dusting of powdered sugar and tiny slice of lime just before you serve them.  Or you can just eat them as they come.  
All Natural Ingredients: Flour, sugar, light brown sugar,
unsalted butter, coconut, white chocolate, confectioner’s
sugar, salt, eggs, key lime juice, and magic.
My husband dearly loves Key Lime cake and Key Lime pie, so I was not really surprised when he exclaimed that these were "scrumptious"! Key limes have that beautiful dark green peel, and to make really good Key lime "anything" you have to get the lime zest from them.  The taste test makes it evident that these key lime bars are made from real Key limes and other real, natural products. And I was surprised at the bits of coconut in these bars which gave them a new taste and texture from other lime or lemon bars - definitely an asset. 

GIVEAWAY: Sally is going to send one of Chat With Vera's reader a box of 6 Key Lime Bars.  You can try to be the recipient of this delectable treat by entering via the Rafflecopter form below. Begins March 4 and ENDS March 25 at 12:01 a.m. EST. Open to USA 48 contiguous states only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  
KOSHERSweet Sally's Bakeshop is a Kosher Bakery and mail order desserts specialist. Offering Kosher cakes, cookies, bars, brownies, scones & Gluten Free products.

All of Sweet Sally’s home baked goods, confections and sweet gifts are made to order and contain the freshest ingredients in the marketplace.  Each item is made from scratch, the way Mom and Grama always baked and we never use artificial ingredients, trans fats or preservatives. Whenever possible, we source local ingredients. 
DISCLOSURE:  I was provided a box of Sweet Sally's Key Lime Bars in exchange for my honest review. Opinion expressed is solely my own. Ingredient and other information pertinent to Sweet Sally's were garnered from their website. 


  1. I learned that she worked on Wall Street working on dining service operations

  2. I learned that Sweet Sally's offers Kosher cakes, cookies, bars, brownies, scones & Gluten Free products.Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

  3. I learned that each item is made from scratch, and they never use artificial ingredients, trans fats or preservatives. Whenever possible, they source local ingredients.
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  4. I learned that As a teenager, Sally had part-time jobs at McDonald's, Freedman’s Bakery and the Wellesley College candy store.

  5. love to try the cheesecake brownies debbie jackson
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  6. She managed the dining service at a couple of Wall Street companies - Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers

  7. I learned thee items are kosher besides being delicious.

  8. I learned that they have gift cards that will be delivered for $5 shipping and handling.

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  9. I learned she makes 3 different types of scones, which I love with tea.
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  10. I learned that she has some amazing looking treats! I would love to try her scones!

  11. I love that she has the bags and tins of chocolate chip cookies designated to raise money for the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society. I love businesses that support charities!

  12. Aren't we having fun learning about someone like Sally? She is an inspiration. Now, I would love to try her flour-less chocolate cake.

  13. I learned that all their products are certified Kosher!
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  14. I learned their products would stay fresh for a minimum of 2 weeks after arrival at your home if stored in an air tight container.

  15. They never use artificial ingredients, trans fats or preservatives.

  16. I learned that some products are gluten free, and kosher!

  17. I learned there is an "nyc specialties" section with rugalah!

  18. I learned that after the 2008 Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, Sally Saltzbart Minier decided it was time to follow her first love and launch Sweet Sally’s.

  19. I learned that Sweet Sally’s gives back to the community in a variety of ways. Their main philanthropic efforts are devoted to supporting women, helping them become financially stable and providing them the tools to take charge of their lives through Dress for Success

  20. In 2006-2007 she served as President in the Society for Foodservice Management.

  21. The proceeds for purchases of the Cure Chocolate Chip Cookies will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  22. I learned that she has gluten free goodies.
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  23. I love that she uses natural ingredients.

  24. They support Dress for Success, an awesome charity imo.

  25. She even has a product tied to a charity cause which is really nice.


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