I am a big fan of cookies. In my little lifetime I would say I have sampled more than my fair share. I make a batch at least once a week. I worked in two different bakeries and always did quality control. I make it a point to pick one up whenever I am near a bakery. My nose does the shopping. I might go so far as to confess I have a cookie addiction.
Now rewind to early October when Mr. J and I headed down to NYC to the Food and Wine festival. We always have a blast with all of the wonderful food samples. Mr. J gravitates to the savory while I cannot resist the sweets. One of the first booths of the day was Salt of the Earth Bakery. They had four gourmet desserts that all incorporated sea salt. I immediately reached for the cookies and had a few pieces. Clearly I was not good at pacing myself this day. The cookies are so tender and moist. The salt really enhances the butter flavor and pairs nicely with the rich chocolate. Seriously one of the best cookies I have ever had. All day I kept thinking about the damn cookies and why I didn't bother to try out the brownies that were also on the table. Needless to say we headed back to check out the other goodies and sneak another taste of the cookies.
Salt of the Earth Bakery is based out of New York City and careful picks out the perfect sea salts from around the world to add and enhance the flavors of their baked goods.
"Our philosophy is pretty simple. Salt makes things taste better. High quality sea salt makes things taste EVEN better. From our signature cookie to our brownies, caramels and mud pies, each treat is paired with a unique sea salt that brings out the pop in the flavor and makes the snacking experience all the better. All of our products are all natural and certified OK-Kosher-Dairy."
Do I have you drooling yet? The Salt of the Earth Bakery has gracious offered to send one of you the "Bento Box" a sampling of their scrumptious treats. Basically I am beyond jealous of whomever wins this giveaway.
If you don't win you can also check out the various locations around New York City that sell their products.
Here is how to enter:
1. You must be a resident of the United States. Sorry baked goods do not do well with international shipping times.You must be a follower of Life on Food. Now head on over to the Salt of the Earth Bakery website and tell me which baked treat you would most like to sample.
1. Like Salt of the Earth Bakery on Facebook. Leave a separate comment letting me know.
2. Tweet about this giveaway and @Life_on_Food. Leave a separate comment letting me know.
A total of three entries per person. The winner will be chosen at random on December 7th at 8pm. Make sure you come back and check to see if you won. I will need your email for contact information. Salt of the Earth will send out the treats December 14th. Good luck! And remember I will be extremely jealous of you!