Thursday, September 16, 2010
I love snack foods, a little to much actually, so I’m thrilled when I find a snack food that is not only yummy but is also good for you as well. So one day while searching for some good for you snack foods I came across Goji Gourmet and I was immediately intrigued by their cookies, not only did they look delicious but they are made with Goji berries and they are one of the most nutrient dense fruits with powerful antioxidants, so I thought why not give them a try so when Goji said yes to a review and giveaway I couldn’t wait to get and taste them!
About Goji Gourmet (Taken From Website):
At Goji Gourmet, we love scrumptiously healthy organic foods and have super-charged our favorite family recipes with goji berries to create goji-licious guilt-free gourmet snacks. Goji Gourmet is committed to using Superfoods such as almonds, oats, oranges, ginger, honey, and walnuts to ensure that your sweet snacks still contribute to your overall well-being.
Our mission is to provide preservative-free (no icky chemicals!), low-sugar (we love antioxidant-packed buckwheat honey instead of refined sugar), low calorie and carbohydrate, nutrient-packed treats for you and your family to enjoy anytime of the day!
About The CEO
Allison Jagtiani is the founder and Chief Epicurean Officer (CEO) of Goji Gourmet. She grew up as a young baker in Des Moines, Iowa (see photo, age 3) and has a love for delicious food that is still healthy.
Allison has always been very entrepreneurially-spirited. As a young child, she and her friends would go door to door selling anything from hand-drawings to sweet corn to homemade butter! Her parents started a bottled water company in Iowa in 1975, well before bottled water needs and awareness had grown to what it is today. Allison lived through the hard work and long hours of starting a business but her childhood experience had a huge impact on her and she grew to understand the freedom, empowerment and self-fulfillment of having your own business!
After graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Allison wanted to be on "Wall Street" and landed a position at UBS in New York where she worked for seven years in Equity Research. This analysis role was a wonderful experience but in the back of her mind, she always wanted to get back to the ultimate goal of owning her own business.
Shortly after resigning in March 2009, Allison learned of the benefits of goji berries. Given her love for baking, she immediately knew she wanted to create something more than a bag of berries out of this super-antioxidant, vitamin-packed, incredible berry from the Himalayan Mountains! Goji berry cookies are the company’s first step towards creating a scrumptious yet healthy line of snacks that satisfy your sweet cravings!
Allison and her husband happily married in November 2008 and they currently live in New York City.
About The Designer
Matthew Willemsen is an educator, designer and artist. He works to instill the fundamentals of visual communication in the young students he teaches at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
When he is not teaching and making art he is collaborating with new business start-ups to create professional and appropriate business identities and collateral materials. Goji Gourmet is a great example of this collaboration.
We were sent a package of each of their five flavors Goji Almond Oat, Goji Cherry Cacao, Goji Chocolate Chip, Goji Ginger Walnut and Goji Orange MintChip to review and I could not wait to get my hands on them when they arrived.
The first flavor I tried was the Goji Cherry Cacao, these cookies are so soft and chewy that they are super easy to eat and they taste so great! This is probably my favorite of the five flavors! The taste is something that I have yet to be able to explain, it’s different than anything that I have ever tasted before in my life. I love the chocolate, cherry taste that these cookies have.
The next flavor I tried was the Goji Chocolate Chip and these are just as amazing as the Goji Cherry Cacao! “Bug” won’t eat any of the other flavors but he loves these chocolate chip ones! I think they taste just like a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie and the Goji berries add just the right kick to make these cookies special!
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve really enjoyed snacking on these cookies and I love that I can eat a couple and feel satisfied and know that I’m doing something good for my body and my taste buds! I will continue to purchase these cookies because I love the soft chewy texture and the extremely unique and tasty flavor of each of the varieties! Even though I have my absolute favorite out of the five flavors I really love them all and I wouldn’t be picky about the ones I have to snack on!
I totally recommend Goji Gourmet cookies if you are looking for a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth and that will also be guilt free!
To purchase Goji Gourmet Cookies visit their website!
Goji Gourmet has kindly offered one of my readers a five flavor pack so they can experience Goji goodness for themselves!
Mandatory Entry: Visit Goji Gourmet and tell something you learnt or what flavor you are most interested in trying! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)
1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)
2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)
3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader
4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Goji Gourmet be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)
5. Follow Goji Gourmet on Twitter
6. “Like” Goji Gourmet on Facebook
Giveaway ends Sept 29, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the products mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 4:11 PM