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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Goji Gourmet Review and Giveaway



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.

Our Thoughts:

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!

Next we tried the Goji Almond Oat and I’m very pleased with these as well they are tasty and perfect for people who just likes plain oatmeal type cookies with a little kick of the Goji berries.

The Goji Orange MintChip cookies are very different from the others I’ve tried, but in a good way these really wake up your taste buds and the taste is extremely unique.

The last flavor I tried was the Goji Ginger Walnut and this cookie is also a very unique cookie with a very unique taste and it’s really yummy!

Bottom Line:

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!

Buy It:
To purchase Goji Gourmet Cookies visit their website!

Win It:
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.

119 comments:

  1. I'd like to try the goji chocolate chip one. I need a chocolate fix right now!!

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  2. i would like to try the
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  3. i subscribe to your feed via reader (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  4. i follow goji gourmet on twitter (Redfuzzycow)

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  5. i like goji gourmet on facebook (jen reda)

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  6. i follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/24709487971

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  7. I am most interested in trying the Goji Cherry Cacao cookies!
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  9. I follow Goji Gourmet with Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
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  10. I like Goji Gourmet on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  12. I'm Following you on Twitter id - Emma__Peel & I tweeted.

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  13. I Subscribe to your feed via google reader.

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  14. I Follow Goji Gourmet on twitter
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  15. I Like Goji Gourmet on Facebook
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  16. Goji chocolate chip is the flavor I would like to try.
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  17. Most excited to try Goji's Almond Oat Cookie!
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  25. I would like to try the goji chocolate chip.
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  26. I am a gfc follower.
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  27. Hi! I find it fascinating that the Goji berries are being put into cookies. I love eating cookies. I would love to try the regular Chocolate Chip one first. :)

    Thank you for this giveaway!

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  28. I learned that Goji berries have 10 times the amount of antioxidants that blueberries do
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  29. I'm a public follower of your blog (mkzellmer)
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  30. i most want to try the Goji Ginger Walnut

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  31. I'd like to try the Goji Orange MintChip cookies.
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  32. I want to try the Goji Cherry Cacao

    Thanks!

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  33. I would like to try the Goji Chocolate Chip.
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  34. id like to try the goji almond oat

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  36. followed goji on twitter

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  39. tweet, https://twitter.com/Emma__Peel/status/2480955361

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  40. I learned that the goji has 8 times the antioxidants of pomegranate!

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  42. I like Goji Gourmet on Facebook!

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  43. I would like to try the Goji Orange MintChip cookies. Oranges are a good source of Vitimin C.

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  44. goji ginger walnut sound delicious
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  48. i follow goji on twitter
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  49. i like goji on fb
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  50. Definitely interested in the Goji Chocolate Chip, bug sounds like a smart person :) lol

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  51. I'd love to try the Goji Cherry Cacao cookies

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  52. tweet, http://twitter.com/Emma__Peel/status/24902236692

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  53. I would love to try chocolate chip one. My family's all time favorite.

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  54. I'm most interested in trying the Goji Cherry Cacao!

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  55. I like the Goji Orange MintChip

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  60. The Goji Chocolate Chip sounds really good

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  61. tweet http://twitter.com/Emma__Peel/status/25085304859

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  62. I want to try the Goji's Almond Oat Cookie ones.

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  63. i follow goji gormet on twitter!!

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  64. I follow you on twitter and tweeted this giveaway!

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  66. I am most interested in trying the Goji almond oat

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  67. I am a current follower

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  68. I subscribe in google reader

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  69. I like goji gourmet on facebook

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  70. tweet, http://twitter.com/Emma__Peel/status/25274244561

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  71. I'd like to try the Goji Orange MintChip

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  72. I follow on GFC

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  77. I'd like to try Goji Ginger Walnut!

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  78. I'd love the Goji Ginger Walnut cookies!
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  79. I would love to try the Almond Oat flavor.

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  80. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  81. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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  82. I am following Goji via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  83. I am a fan of Goji via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  84. I'd like to try the Goji Cherry Cacao
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  87. I'd REALLY like to try the Goji Cherry Cacao. Yum.
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  88. I follow GojiGourmet on twitter as MelodicMom

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  89. I would like to try the almond oat cookie.
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  90. tweet http://twitter.com/Emma__Peel/status/25820850458

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  91. I'd like to try the Goji Cherry Cacao (YUM!)

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  92. I liked Goji on FB.

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  93. The Goji Orange Mint Chip is what most intrigues me!

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  94. I learned that "Goji berries are a rich source of potassium"
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  99. I Like” Goji Gourmet on Facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
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  100. I visited Goji Gourmet and I would most like to try their Chocolate Chip, I love the classics best!

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  101. I'm following you publicly via gfc

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  102. I'm following Goji via twitter

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  103. I like Goji on facebook

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  104. tweet, http://twitter.com/Emma__Peel/status/25915109983

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  105. I learned they also sell Goji Juice!!
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  106. Follower GFC Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  107. Subscribed to feed. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  108. I would like to try the Goji Cherry Cacao cookies.

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  109. I learned that Goji berries display an insulin-like property and all the cookies sound awesome but I want to try almond oatmeal.

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