How happy was I after stumbling off of that dipping and rumbling flight, after finding that all 70 pounds of our entire lives' possessions had not chosen to make the last leg of the journey with us, looking forward to a shower and a change of clothes and a cocktail, to discover not only my loving husband waiting for me in Shreveport, but also a box of cookies!
The wonderful people at Liz Lovely were somehow under the misconception that my opinion was influential, and am I ever happy that I did not disabuse them of this notion.
These are some good cookies. The Ginger Snapdragons are big and soft and chewy, spicy with fresh ginger, and, dare I say it... better than homemade. This cookie magic does not come from any kind of unrecognizable chemical combination though, the ingredients are all, not only kitchen shelf staples, but also certified organic and Fair Trade wherever possible. Now I know statements like that can be incredibly misleading, but when I say "wherever possible" I do not mean, "They can't use organic flour, it's just not cost effective." I am instead referring to the fact that there is not organic certification for things like (Vermont well) water and (sea) salt and (would somebody please come up with artisanal) baking soda.
In addition to the ginger, that, by the way, went quite well with that little dram of bourbon, we also had a four pack of dark chocolate covered sandwich cookies. This classic vegan oreo-style treat finds its fancy pants in a gorgeous draping of high quality dark chocolate. The crunchy cookie in its velvety coating was a treat indeed. Fortunately, in the name of research, I had to horde most of them for myself.
This company impresses the pants off me. 5 people in Vermont putting out an exceptional product in the most conscientious fashion. This is the kind of shopping that is just good for everybody. Now excuse me while I go join their fan club.
Oh, but first, leave a comment for an opportunity to win your very own sampler box. You could tell me about the best cookie you've ever had, or just say, "I want cookies," or if you think it will help, you can always talk about how much you like me. In any case, I'll pick a winner at random and pass on the info to the Lovely people.