Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Ideas -- The Cravory -- The Ultimate Cookie Experience (From Sweet to Savory) -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.

One of my weaknesses have always been cookies.  Even when I am on a diet (like I am now), I find myself wanting to either bake them with the girls, or order some offline to enjoy with a cold glass of milk.  There is just something so comforting, when you are able to sit down, relax and enjoy a good cookie.  So, during a recent up-all-night with the girls teething and with tummy troubles, I found myself getting hungry.  So, instead of run to the kitchen to see what late night snack I could eat (and then feel guilty about later on), I opted to browse the Internet and find online shops that specialize in gourmet cookies.  My search led me to The Cravory?  Have you heard about The Cravory, or have tried their cookies?  What caught my eye, besides how tasty their oversized cookies looked, was that "the Cravory is home to 1,000's of cookie combinations, from sweet to savory.  And, the Cravory promises to satisfy any craving with their cookies -- with a soft cookie center and perfectly baked surface , their cookies will melt in your mouth.  

The Cravory was co-founded by three young entrepreneurs Adam Koven, Nate Ransom, and Derek Jaeger who are extremely passionate about food and absolutely addicted to cookies. As self-proclaimed foodies, they set out to revolutionize the baking world with their addictive and complex cookies.

Crafted from only the finest ingredients and gourmet flavor profiles, The Cravory has taken cookies to a totally new level. Cookie Chef Jaeger has meticulously perfected his baking skills to transform any dessert, drink, flavor, or concept into a delicious cookie. In fact, many argue that his Red Velvet cookie tastes better than any red velvet cake out there."

Just looking at all the different combination cookies and reading their ingredients got me hungry.  I reached out to the folks at the Cravory to see about including them in my Mother's Day gift guide, and was excited later on that morning to hear back from them.  Not only did they want to send me a sampler of their signature cookie creations, but they also wanted to send along a box to one of my readers (read on to learn how to enter this giveaway for a chance to win a mixed dozen of the Cravory's chefs favorite cookies). :-)

Within a few days of conversing via email, a box of cookies from The Cravory arrived at my doorstep.  Perfect timing, as the girls had just gone down for a nap.  So, I could enjoy a cookie (or two) in peace and quiet, and really enjoy it. ;-)  My Cravory sampler box included the following cookie flavors:

Red Velvet - The number one seller for a reason. Try The Cravory’s twist on a southern cake classic.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip - Get ready for The Cravory’s twist on the classic cookie. Hint, this cookies contains three different types of gourmet chocolate.

Birthday Cake is the perfect sugar cookie caricature. Like a funfetti cake, but on steroids.

Oreo Milkshake has left the diner, and entered the realm of gourmet flavor explosion.

SALTED CARAMEL CREAM, Smooth vanilla cream and Cravory salted caramel make the cutest couple.

PB Overloaded - Peanut butter lovers beware! Heavenly bliss awaits in this Reese’s filled decadence.

Each of the cookie flavors came sealed wrapped in a package, with two cookies per flavor to sample.  I couldn't get over how big they were, and how you could see the different ingredients like the Oreo cookies and chocolate chips, just by looking at them. 

I don't know about you, but I love to dip cookies into a cold glass of milk. I have been doing this since childhood, and continue to this day. :-)  The first cookie I chose to sample was the Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookie.  As I held the cookie, I couldn't get over the weight of it.  And, when I took the first bite, my taste buds were dancing. :-)  Not only was the cookie moist, with a soft chewy center, but they tasted like they had just come out of the oven.  I thought I would have been able to eat more than one -- as I really wanted to try the Red Velvet cookie.  But, I found myself getting full halfway through the first cookie. So, I had to wait until later in the day, when the girls got up, to try out the other cookie flavors.

That night, the family enjoyed a Cravory taste testing party.  I took out one of each of the six flavored cookies and cut them into four pieces.  Then, I passed the cookies pieces out to my husband, daughters and I, so that we could try out each flavor.  I knew from earlier in the day, that if we wanted to try more than one flavor, we wouldn't be able to in one sitting, as we would get full after the first cookie.  Unlike earlier, I ended up microwaving the cookies for 8-10 seconds in the microwave, as the girls love warm cookies.  "Wow!" just by heating them, really brought out the flavor of the cookies, and made them melt in your mouth. 

When I went around and asked my family which cookie flavor they liked the most, it was hard to get a definite answer, as they enjoyed each one -- leaving their plates empty.  But, if they had to choose, my husband said he really liked the Oreo Milkshake cookie, which got really gooey after being microwaved a few seconds.  And, the girls were fans of the red velvet cookie, which wasn't dry, and really had a lot of flavor.


---BUY NOW---

There are a variety of ways to order cookies from The Cravory.  You can order a dozen cookies of one flavor for only $24, or can join the "Cookie of the Month Club" and be among the first to try out new flavors each month.  For only $36.50 per month (shipping is included), you can sign up and receive a sample dozen of The Cravory's newest featured cookies of the month. Six flavors are included in this option and they are sure to revolutionize the way you think about cookies. You can choose from a 3, 6, or 9 month membership, or go all out and sign up for the entire year.  If you choose to buy one year, you will also get two months free as a bonus. :-)

In addition to the 1 dozen sampler Cookie of the Month Club option, you can also purchase the 2 Dozen Cravor Option.  This option is $60 per month and includes 2 of each of our featured cookies of the month, and a mixed dozen of our Signature cookie creations and/or our newest cookies of the week. In the second dozen you will receive the latest creations, including specialty cookies and gourmet custom orders that are only available to our Cookie Cravors. 

Want to choose your flavor combinations?  Not a problem. You can order the 2 dozen mix special for only $48 per box, where you can pick 4 of The Cravory's Signature Cookie Creations, like Bananadoodle, Pancakes and Bacon, White Truffle, or even Rosemary Balsamic.

2 Dozen Mix Special

However you choose to order and savor The Cravory cookies, just know you are in a for a treat, as they cookies are out of this world good! 

Visit The Cravory now to browse their cookies, and order some today --


Like I said earlier, the folks at The Cravory want to give one lucky reader a chance to sample a mixed dozen of their Chef's Favorite Cookies.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I love the Lemon Bar

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  2. MMmmm Peanut Butter Overload! :P

  3. I would love to try SALTED CARAMEL CREAM

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  4. I like the PB Overload. YUM!

  5. LEMON BAR and the Bacon pancake cookies sound good and intereting.

  6. The ultimate chocolate chip sounds awesome!!

  7. I'd love to try the Ultimate Chocolate Chip.
    Thank you!

  8. Ultimate Chocolate Chip

  9. Red velvet and birthday cake.