Homemade Cookies Delivered from Sweet Andy’s
I am a self proclaimed baker, so I rarely if ever buy baked goods. Well if it’s a great deal I’ll snatch it up and on days when I feel lazy I may use it. Here’s the thing I just prefer my homemade goods because they taste homemade. They are not full with preservatives to make them have a long shelf life. I’d read a review of Sweet Andy’s Cookies and the skeptic in me jumped out. I couldn’t believe that you could get homemade cookies delivered to your home that would take anything like the ones I bake in my oven. So I wanted to try it, I reached out and Sweet Andy’s agreed to send me some to review. When my box arrived I was in bliss. I was so wrong about what I thought. You can have homemade cookies delivered from Sweet Andy’s that tastes great.
When I opened my box I first saw the note and though how cool is that. Then I noticed the six different varities I was going to try. I got Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Triple Chip, Chocolate , Lemon, and Oatmeal Raisin cookies. They were jumbo cookies and they had a nice size weight to them. I also noticed they had an expiration date on them. This let me know they were baked fresh and didn’t have added ingredients to extend the shelf life of the cookies. I also knew all the ingredients in my cookies so I felt good about sharing them with my family and friends. I first took a bite out of the chocolate cookie and I loved them. What I didn’t realize is how hard it would be to pick a favorite from the bunch.
I really enjoyed the triple chip, I thought I wouldn’t because of the peanut butter chips but having the chocolate and white chips all in the one cookie made them really good. All my cookie flavors were equally tasty and they all tasted like homemade baked goods and not the stuff you get in the store. My husband loved the lemon and oatmeal raisin the most. My sister really liked the chocolate cookies. Each bag comes with five jumbo cookies so they are idea for sharing but you can certainly keep them all to yourself. They are great for parties, events, or just for those times when you have a sweet tooth. IF you’re interested in picking up some of you own you can visit their online store. You can order six bags for $35.95 with free shipping, four bags for $23.95 plus $5 shipping or one bag for $5.99 plus $1 shipping. Be sure to check out their monthly contest as well.
About Sweet Andy’s
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.
Disclosure: I was provided a sampler box from Sweet Andy’s for review. Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.