I received an Eli’s Cheesecake to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
We’ve been fans of Eli’s Cheesecake for years. I think I first heard about them on a TV show that was highlighting the best specialty foods around the country. That was years ago. I know that because I sent a few to my son in college and he graduated in 2010, so it’s been at leaves five to six years that we’ve been enjoying Eli’s Cheesecakes for special occasions; however, Eli’s has been handmaking their specialties since 1980 from their shop in Chicago.
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But what’s so special about an Eli’s Cheesecake? For one they’re fresh and when they’re shipped to your home they arrive in a box, inside a cooler, surrounded by dry ice. Every single cheesecake we’ve had delivered has arrived in perfect condition. The ONE time we had a problem was the year that my son’s college decided to ignore the PERISHABLE ITEM note on the side of the box and store it over a 3-day holiday weekend. What a waste of an amazing cheesecake!
Eli’s sent us a Candy Cookie Crunch Sampler Cheesecake to enjoy at our recent tea party and it was a hit! The three separate flavors included in the sampler were: Caramel Cheesecake made with Snickers Bars, Peanut Butter Cheesecake made with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, and Cookie Cheesecake made with Oreo Cookies. My favorite? Easy! The Caramel Cheesecake with the Snickers bars was amazing. The texture was divine and the flavors perfectly balanced – not too sweet and just the right amount of crunch.
The beauty of the sampler is that it comes with individual slices of all three different cheesecakes (serves 14). The slices are kept fresh with paper between the slices which are removed before serving. The benefit is that the cheesecake is sliced and ready to serve and you can easily freeze some of the cheesecake if your family can’t finish it all within a few days.
Did I try all three? Of course! They’re all delicious.
Home Delivered Gourmet Desserts
Eli’s Cheesecake Co. Bakery does have a retail store in Chicago, but for the rest of us they can be ordered online at their website. There are cheesecakes of every imaginable flavor combination and additional samplers as well as single flavor cakes. They also offer a gluten-free cheesecake for those with special diets.
Eli’s has expanded their desserts and no offer Layer Cakes, Tira Mi Su, and Tarts as well. I’m looking forward to trying them sometime and I hope to one day make it to Chicago to check out their bakery cafe in person. I suspect it’s beautiful.
Eli’s Cheesecakes make amazing gifts. Send one to someone who’s away from home for the holidays, someone hosting their first Christmas, or anyone you love who’d enjoy a gourmet cheesecake delivered right to their door.
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Can’t find the perfect flavor combination? Create your own custom cheesecake and design your own flavors! Start with an Eli’s Original Plain or Chocolate Chip Cheesecake and then add your choice of topping and candies plus a custom message. Ta da! You’ve created a unique Eli’s C-Cake for someone special!
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