Correspondent Abby Weingarten Wrote:
"More than likely, your grandmother makes a signature poundcake that is unrivaled by anything store-bought. I know mine does. It's one of those old-fashioned comfort desserts that reminds you of home, and it has that unique, bread-like, carbohydrate rich, not too sweet but just sweet enough charm. Dip it in chocolate, dunk it in coffee or just devour a slice by itself. Here are four local spots that put a spin on the spongy classic:
Floribbean Flo's Gift Baskets
7644 S Tamiami Trial, Sarasota. 922-2888; www.floribbean.com This may not be your typical sit-down spot for noshing, but Floribbean Flo's makes one of the city's most famed poundcakes, so take one home for a midnight snack. At this tropical bakery, founder Flo creates something she calls the HoneyBell Orange Cake- a dish that was once served at an official NFL Super Bowl Tailgate Party. Along with natural HoneyBell orange flavoring and freshly squeezed orange juice in the batter, Flo adds a soaking glaze to her moistened, one-of-a kind cake."
Click for Tropical Bakery Cake Listings
They featured our Cookie Gift Boxes and Florida themed Gift Baskets. Their favorite was the Full of Florida Gift Basket.
"Best Taste of Florida"
They had this to say about our Tropical Bakery "Floribbean Flo's takes tropical treats like pineapple, oranges, coconuts, bananas, nuts and Key Limes and bakes them into delicious, preservative-free cookies, pies and cakes. Visit the store on the South Trail or order your goodies online."
They previously listed our Key Lime Pie in the "10 Best Delectable Homegrown foods."
Most recently they featured our Key Lime Cake and suggested sending to friends who needed "a tangy taste of Florida".
Florida Travel & Life Magazine
Touted our 11 varieties of hand-crafted gourmet cookies lead by the Key Lime Coconut Cookie and cocoa and Caribbean Rum flavored Florida Cracker cookie.
I just wanted to let you know that the gift basket and cookies that I sent to my father in law in Philadelphia was terrific! He really loved all the fruit and goodies. And he couldn’t get over the cookies! He said they were huge and delicious!
I just wanted to thank you for your taste of Florida. You made my husband’s father very happy.
It started when I received a “Get Well” gift basket from your shop. Beautifully wrapped, I didn’t want to open but was so glad I did. The unusual tropical cookies were my favorite but I loved the other goodies too. I kept your address and sure enough, I wanted to send something special to my nephew’s family as a house-warming gift. I called that time and got the friendliest help and we created a basket of Floribbean food items, which they raved about. They now regularly order from you direct and they recently sent us a gift of your citrus. The citrus was wonderful, especially the tray of Honeybell oranges. We loved that gift so much I’ve decided to send gifts of your citrus this holiday season.
Just wanted to say, “Keep up with the good work, it pays off in customer satisfaction and business!”
By VR W. (Nashville)
"Loved the selection of tropical gifts and florida inspired products. We found something for everyone on our list - not only souvenirs but beautiful items that will decorate our home and remind us of our Sarasota vacation for years to come! The bakery items and chocolate selection were even better than we'd been told. Flo's is definitely worth a visit for both locals and snowbirds like us!"
Including Florida gourmet foods, Florida citrus, our own tropical bakery, Florida's finest arts, crafts and gifts.
This initial store's location serves Florida ’s South West Coast and serves most of Florida , online, with standard next day delivery (See below for list of cities served) and the rest of the United States and Canada through United Parcel Service’s prompt delivery.
Who knows what Florida is all about? Flo knows! Floribbean Flo’s is high on the “attraction” and “must see” list of residents and tourists alike who are excited about this tropical paradise. The Store
Creating the ultimate Florida Gift, brimming with the gourmet foods of Florida and its Caribbean neighbors, succulent Florida citrus, our own tropical cookies and breads, and tasteful Florida gift items. Florida Gift Baskets
Key Lime and Passion Fruit Pies, Pina Coloda and Orange Grove Cookies, Coconut and Lemon Poppyseed Breads, HoneyBell Orange and Key Lime Cakes are some of the popular specialties of Flo’s. Tropical Bakery
Florida ’s finest citrus, including the very special HoneyBells, are shipped directly from the grove packing house near Florida ’s famous Indian River . Florida Citrus
Not everyone can shop in the store so Flo has listed and made available online some of the most popular items. Gourmet Foods
Flo's delivers Fresh Flowers with Florida Flair to the greater Sarasota area. See our flowers and arrangements here. Fresh Flowers
To learn about some of the gift items Flo offers that can be easily shipped, see: Gifts
Flos Same Day Delivery (If ordered by noon) Area: Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Osprey, Venice, Nokomis. Florida Gift Baskets Delivered to Following Florida Cities Overnight: Alachua, Altamonte Springs, Apalachicola, Apopka, Arcadia, Archer, Atlantic Beach, Atlantis, Auburndale, Avon Park, Bartow, Bay Lake, Belle Glade, Belle Isle, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Belleview, Blountstown, Boca Raton, Bonifay, Bowling Green, Boynton Beach, Bristol, Brooker, Brooksville, Bunnell, Bushnell, Callaway, Cape Canaveral, Cape Coral, Carrabelle, Casselberry, Cedar Key, Center Hill, Chattahoochee, Chiefland, Chipley, Clearwater, Clermont, Clewiston, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Coconut Creek, Coleman, Cooper City, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Crystal River, Dade City, Dania, Davenport, Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, De Funiak Springs, De Land, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Destin, Dunedin, Dunnellon, Eagle Lake, Edgewater, Edgewood, Eustis, Everglades City, Fanning Springs, Fellsmere, Fernandina Beach, Flagler Beach, Florida City, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Meade, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Freeport, Frostproof, Fruitland Park, Gainesville, Golfview, Graceville, Green Cove Springs, Greenacres, Greenwood, Gretna, Groveland, Gulfport, Haines, Hallandale, Hampton, Hawthorne, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Holly Hill, Hollywood, Holmes Beach, Homestead, Indian Harbour Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Inverness, Islandia, Jacksonville, Jacob, Jasper, Jupiter, Key Colony Beach, Key West, Keystone Heights, Kissimmee, La Belle, Lady Lake, Lake Alfred, Lake Buena Vista, Lake City, Lake Helen, Lake Mary, Lake Wales, Lake Worth, Lakeland, Largo, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lawtey, Leesburg, Live Oak, Macclenny, Madeira Beach, Madison, Maitland, Margate, Marianna, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Springs, Minneola, Miramar, Monticello, Mount Dora, Naples, Neptune Beach, New Port Richey, New Smyrna Beach, North Bay, North Miami, North Miami Beach, North Port, Okeechobee, Oldsmar, Opa-locka, Orange City, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Oviedo, Pahokee, Palatka, Palm Bay, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palmetto, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Orange, Port Richey, Port St. Lucie, Punta Gorda, Redington Beach, Riviera Beach, Rockledge, Safety Harbor, Sanford, Sanibel, Satellite Beach, Sebastian, Sebring, Seminole, South Daytona, South Miami, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, St. Cloud, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Tavares, Temple Terrace, Titusville, Treasure Island, Umatilla, Valparaiso, Vero Beach, Waldo, Wauchula, Weeki Wachee, West Palm Beach, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, Winter Park, Zephyrhills, Zolfo Springs Sarasota Business List