Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wednesday Word—Bonbons


In November we received a Hauspanther email about an Etsy store called CatnipConfections that not only made cat toys out of catnip but also honeysuckle, valerian and silvervine. Seeing how I love my valerian cow and my addiction to silvervine, TW decided to place an order. She also ordered Christmas presents for my cousins BB, Isabel, Makena, Katie, Jinx and Nikki. Even though Debbie at CatnipConfections was busy, she made sure my order arrived on time.

TW had to open the box early since she was seeing Aunt Pauline and needed to wrap the gifts. I’m sorry TW didn’t get a photo of how cute everything was presented. The peanuts were in a paper bag like the peanuts you’d buy at the ball game and the candies were in a candy-shaped gift box that was too pretty to wrap.


I wanted a piece of the action. To quiet me, she tossed me the business card. She knew she had a winner when I started rubbing all over that card which was covered with real smushed-up catnip! Cut to Christmas morning. You’ve seen the video of me attacking Pop to get at my bonbons.

Let me tell you a bit about CatnipConfections. Each scrumptious piece is hand crocheted from Foxfire organic cotton or wool yarn without dyes so it’s completely safe for your cat. Of course you should supervise to make sure the toy isn’t destroyed. Since all confections are made to order, you can choose what flavor you’d like: catnip, valerian, honeysuckle wood, silvervine or even just organic cotton. They make more than just candy. You can also get sandwich cookies, pretzels, magic mushrooms and even catnip mice for the traditionalists.

Where did it go?
The description on the Etsy store says "These plump bonbons can be rolled across the floor for chasing, held between the paws for face rubbing, or slept on as little pillows for sweetly scented dreams.” As you’ll see, I did all three in the video below. You can also view the video on YouTube. Notice how I pick each candy out one at a time and savor it. The valerian was the first one out of the box but I don’t play favorites.

I bet you’re wondering how my cousins liked their candy. Here’s a quote from my Aunt Pauline that I’m sure she won’t mind my using: "My three are "nuts" over the peanuts. I gave them out today, and they've been batted about, chewed, and rubbed against ever since. Cathy really knows what other felines like!” I do and so does Debbie at CatnipConfections.

Over in Ringworm, NJ, Makena speaking for her brofur and sisfur declared the catnip/honeysuckle candies were well worth not having her humans around for a day. I’m gonna have to have TW order  those candies for me.



Two weeks later, I’m still in love with my bonbons and the nip scented business card. My peeps never ration their sweets' but TW rations my bonbons. She said we should keep them in the box so they stay fresh. Bah humbug!

I went crazypants after these photos were taken yesterday.

I got some exciting news I can hardly contain. CatnipConfections will be “catering” my Gotcha Day pawty on January 29th and sponsoring a pawsome giveaway! That’s all I’m saying for now. Many thanks to Debbie for her generosity. However, you shouldn’t wait until then to head over to her Etsy store and purchase some pawsome confections of your own.

Disclaimer: all the CatnipConfections mentioned in this post were paid for by us. CatnipConfections will be sponsoring a giveaway in the future but that didn’t influence my opinion of their product. Videos don’t lie and neither does this little ghetto kitteh.

31 comments:

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Those are the darn cutest little things ever!!! I'm embarrassed to say that Truffles still hasn't gotten hers. I can't stand the thought of taking it out of it's adorable packaging. Just going to have to order more, I guess :)

Lone Star Cats said...

Those look like some pawsome toys!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

How sweet are these cool cat toys? They are adorable, and clearly winners! I'm SO looking forward to your giveaway.

Bev Green said...

CK you have a total scentual meltdown going on girl hahaahah I wonder if they are available in Cleo's fave Coriander...hmmmm plus they look adorable..i must say I pretty much do the same thing with a box of Lindt chockie...and you Kangaroochie kicks are fab! loves Fozziemum xxxx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Those are just adorable! And potent. :-)

Our human needs some sort of calorie-free bonbon too. LOL.

Brian said...

Those are totally cool CK and we can't wait for the big pawty!

Tamago said...

Those toys are just soooo cute! And Debbie sounds wonderful. I'm definitely going to check out her store and try valerian and honeysuckle wood for my boys!

Austin Towers said...

You are definitely in the zone there, CK!! The Staff requests the human equivalent in chocolate!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Allie: ooooh what a PURRFECT company to cater your fete!!!

GLOGIRLY said...

Those are ADORABLE!!!
And a giveaway coming up too???
SWEET!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my gosh, that video is TOO CUTE!! You're adorable CK! I mean.. you're a tough, strong girl who just happens to go silly billy bananas over confections.. MOL!

Karen Hill said...

OMC! I'm definitely ordering some of these for my kitty crew....

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Wow CK we are just silvervineheads and we will have Mom check this out!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK....we gived yur mewvie 984 paws UP !!! grate actshun & suspenze !! thanx all sew for de linx ta de etsy store oh catnip confections ...we knead ta chex them out...de toys look mega rockin awesum ♥♥♥

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Those are too cute!

The Swiss Cats said...

Those bonbons toys are so cute ! Purrs

laura brown said...

Those are really cute!

Noodle and crew

Flynn said...

You are having such a good time with those bonbons. I think I may be a little jealous of all the attention you are giving them.

Anonymous said...

OMC CK Dat looks like sum pawsum fun. Weez sure can't wait fur da giv away and weez gunna head on over and check it out. Maybe we can afford to buy sum Bon bons fur owselvves. And then weez'll be cats of luxury too. MOL

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

CK, those are absolutely adorable! And they obviously smell divine, too. Look how much you enjoy them!

The Island Cats said...

We'll definitely check Catnip Confections out!

meowmeowmans said...

Those are awesome, CK! We're going to go check out Catnip Confections right now!

The Indulged Furries said...

That's a great video of you enjoying your bonbons. I don't find catnip very interesting but maybe that silvervine stuff everyone is raving about would interest me.

Marty the Manx said...

Those are so pawsome! We LOVE your Stunning video! Can't wait for your Pawty!
Luvs
Marty and the Gang

Ann Staub said...

Whoa CK! You really do love those things! You are too cute :) And the toys are super cute too.

Anonymous said...

Gosh CK....looks like those bonbons were a BIG hit......know what? I still have a tiny bit of that silvervine you sent me a bazillion years ago.......Mom says it's time she buy me some and I'm thinking these little bonbons and goodies from Etsy are the way to go! Loved the video...........

Hugs, Sammy

Laila and Minchie said...

Cutest toys ever!

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Those look like a lot of fun!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Those are so cute! I have to admit Tommie and Mickey Mouser have not experienced silvervine yet. They've become jaded with the nip toys, so it's time to shop.
xxoo
Maggie

Sweet Purrfections said...

Those look like some great toys! Truffle experienced her first taste of silvervine in December and she went crazy!

Jans Funny Farm said...

You sure look like you were enjoying your gifts.