Sunday, February 17, 2013

Win some Sweet Andy's Cookies


A big thank you to Andy who sent me some amazing cookies to try to conduct my review.  :)  All opinions expressed are 100 % mine and I was not paid for this review.  
About Sweet Andy's Cookies:

The “Thank You” Cookie
In 2009, Andrew (Sweet Andy) found himself in a position like so many others at that time in our past; the economy was quickly spiraling downward and he had left his job in the financial services industry. Although Andy had an MBA in Banking and Finance and had even written a book entitled, “A Guide to Taking Control of Your Investments”, he found himself to be disenchanted with the financial industry and left to pursue “other work.”  The “other work” that Andrew pursued was with the Church and did not provide financial support for the family.  During this time Andy and his wife, Lissa, struggled to find other forms of income. They did what they could for themselves and their five children but often it was not enough. But there were many family and church friends who did help in many ways. Andrew and Lissa’s Church Friends and Family helped them by fixing things around the house that needed repair (such as a faulty furnace); some people kept getting the family car running when it seemed to have already run its course and others even filled their cupboards with food.
It was a very difficult time for Andrew and Lissa but yet they felt blessed to have such wonderful friends. In Andy’s words, “ I wanted desperately to give back to everyone for all that they were doing for me and my family, but I didn’t really know how to do it seeing that we didn’t have much money. Andrew was a bit of a cookie monster himself and began making cookies for the kids. One day he felt as though he should start baking cookies as “Thank You’s” for all of those people who had helped them during this time.
Andy worked for many weeks trying to create a unique and perfect chocolate chip cookie that he could be proud of; proud enough of them that he could give back to those who were helping him and his family in so many ways. It was his way of saying, “thank you.”  He and Lissa started handing out platters of cookies to those friends and family who had helped them. Everyone had the same shocked reaction; first, that Andy had actually baked the cookies himself, and second, that they were so delicious and different than any other cookie they had tasted. Andrew’s friend Brian Kraus owned the Sunset Deli in Westhampton Beach.  Brian and Andrew sat down and Brian offered suggestions and advice on how to begin selling these cookies to stores. After Brian’s advice, Sweet Andy’s Cookies were placed in his store for sale.  He quickly sold out, asked for more and the start of a new business, Sweet Andy’s Cookies, was born.
The rest is history but far from finished. Andrew and Lissa have been wholesaling the cookies to many stores and delicatessens in The Hamptons, out at the end of Long Island, New York. This past year they opened up a small retail bakery in Westhampton Beach, NY that features eleven different flavors of Sweet Andy’s Cookies, among other freshly baked items. The “Thank-You Cookie”, regardless of which flavor you choose, has a taste that you will not soon forget (mainly because you will want to keep ordering more of them) and there is a little bit of gratitude and kindness baked into each one. During this Christmas Season we have so much to be thankful for; our faith, our families and our friends. We hope that when you get together with those you love that you will remember this true story of thanksgiving and thankfulness and that it will put a smile on your face. And if you happen to be able to enjoy a Sweet Andy’s Cookie while you are remembering this story, it will make your smile just a little bit bigger…

My Review:
ONE WORD:  YUMMY!!  Okay, beyond that fact, these cookies are enormous and moist and my kids kept asking for another cookie!  I will admit it, we may have had cookies for breakfast one morning... ok 2 mornings.  :)  My favorite would be the Mint Chocolate Chip and the Oatmeal Raisin.  I was shocked at the size of these cookies, they are really thick cookies.  These cookies truly are tasty, and the only down fall would be maybe a little too much salt in a few of the cookies I sampled but that is me being picky because I know that salt brings out the sweetness of the cookie at the same time! 

The packaging was very simple with a plastic bag and twist tie, but its been a week and they have not gotten hard or crumbly.   Each bag of cookies does include your nutritional list and ingredients.  These cookies may not be the healthiest cookie on the market but they sure are tasty and would be perfect sent as a gift.  Everyone needs to have a treat every once in awhile!   

I loved hearing the start up story, it truly shows how God is our provider!  AMEN to that!  It always excites me to promote such a great product but also promote someone who is a believer in the miracles of God!  

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57 comments:

tess said...

oatmeal cookies is my kids favorite and mine is the mint chocolate chip.

Emi Pearce said...

Oatmeal Raisin would be my favorite

Dana said...

Mint chocolate chip, yum!

Rachelle Anderson said...

Cinnamon Sugar for me!

Rachelle Anderson said...

Cinnamon Sugar for me!

Darlene said...

My favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip

maria elena said...

chocolate and peanut butter or mint chocolate chip

Linda Kwolek said...

Oatmeal Raisin then Lemon would be my flavors.

Marti Parks said...

My first choice would be peanut butter chip.

Becky said...

My choice would be Chocolate Chip with the Sugar Cookie in a close second!

rachel said...

I'd get regular chocolate chip

Anonymous said...

love cookies!

heather abbe said...

Chocolate Peanut Butter!!

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Jessica Bracho said...

mint, i love mint chocolate chip ice cream

Kia89 said...

Chocolate Chip.

sweepmom said...

Mint Chocolate Chip would be my first pick.

Ann Fantom said...

I would like to try Sweet Andy's Mint Chocolate Chip cookie

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Thomas Gibson said...

Oatmeal raisin is my top choice. Or is it Cinnamon sugar? What about both?

RealtorSD said...

I'd choose the peanut butter chip first.
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EMMAHORTON said...

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MINT CHCOLATE CHIP

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the triple chip

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Tarah said...

The Mint Chip sounds yummy!

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Cassandra Eastman said...

The Chocolate with Peanut Butter would be my first try. I'd love to try Lemon too!

motheronamission said...

Chocolate chip...always chocolate chip!
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Heidi said...

Mint Chocolate Chip!

Amanda Kinder said...

Mint Chocolate Chip

Maria K said...

I'd like the Mint Chocolate Chip or the Oatmeal Raisin.

Jennie said...

mint chocolate chip sounds tasty!

Miss Sarah said...

Mint Chocolate Chip sounds super yummy!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Hannah Burchette said...

Def choc chip!

Nicole said...

Chocolate chip is always a winner!!

Kristie said...

I would love to try Sugar Cookie or Cinnamon Sugar. Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

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Dawn Sterner said...

Chocolate Chip!

Suzie Williams said...

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Suzie Williams said...

Mint chocolate chip would be my first pick.

jen Gersch said...

Cinnamon Sugar

Addy3096 said...

Triple Chip Cookies look so good

Jennifer Shelton said...

Chocolate Chip :)

tavernie said...

Oatmeal Rasin!
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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I would love to try the chocolate chip.

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Dawn Cook said...

oatmeal raisin =)

Jennifer Reed said...

I would choose the triple chip flavor.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

chocolate chip
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deniseyweesy said...

oatmeal raisin

susan1215 said...

The Triple Chip Cookies

tlcfromtn said...

WHITE CHOCOLATE
W/ MACADAMIA NUTS

Andrew L. said...

Cinnamon Sugar. nom nom nom

WWillows6 said...

I would try Chocolate with Peanut Butter first!

Lisa Garner

Karen said...

White Chocolate with macadamia nuts

Sheree said...

My first choice would be the mint chocolate chip

Lauren Rochon said...

Chocolate chip :)

imaclutz89 said...

Chocolate Chip for sure!

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Breanne said...

Oatmeal Raisin

Unknown said...

Triple chip and chocolate chip sound amazing!
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michedt said...

Chocolate chip...my husband swears there are no other cookies besides cc cookies.
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shannon m said...

Definitely the chocolate peanut butter!! Yum. Thank you for the chance to win!!

 
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