Review: The Ginger People

I am going to do a review on these products.  I actually won a drawing for a basket of items from the Ginger People, so these were not provided to me for review, but I enjoyed them so much I figure I would talk about them.

This box was amazingly generous!

I am a big ginger fan.  I love the sweet hot flavor of it.  I also love ginger Altoids, but I don’t think too many people like them because they are so hard to find!  Gingerbread and gingersnaps at the holidays? Oh yes, I am all over that (with a glass of eggnog…)

Anyway, the box had ginger chews, crystalized ginger (in different forms), ginger juice, Gin-gin candies, and gingersnaps (!!!).  Yum!

The first thing I dug into were the ginger chews in the peanut flavor.

This was my very favorite thing in the whole box!  They remind me of Squirrel Nut Zippers, only with a ginger taste to them.

With little bits of peanuts in there, too.  I have been noshing on these all this week if I am feeling snacky.  They also sent a coffee flavor, which was good.  I wasn’t as wild about the apple spice chew.

We tried the juice next.  I have to say it seemed a little medicinal to me?  Part of that is that we just don’t drink juice, and I don’t drink sweetened anything, so it was pretty strong.  John actually used this juice as the liquid for some pancakes, which gave a subtle ginger flavor to them.  I think we will use the juice for cooking, or possibly add to seltzer.

The little cookies?

Good thing this was a small box, let’s just say that.

The other favorite thing I had where the crystalized ginger baking bits.

The logo guy is cute, too 😀 You know how sometimes crystalized ginger can be tough or chewy?  These little bits seriously melted in my mouth! They are made with baby ginger, and maybe that makes a difference?  Whatever, I really liked them.  That’s what I added to my gingerbread oats from yesterday.

I don’t know if this brand is offered in all stores, but check them out if you find them!

Interesting note as I was perusing the Ginger People site:

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. They are believed to be responsible for the relief reported by many arthritis and chronic pain sufferers who regularly consume ginger. “It [ginger] works like Ibuprofen, but without the side effects.”

Source: Neal Barnard, M.D. author of Foods That Fight Pain

Maybe that has helped with my sciatica this week?

Question:  Ginger fan or no?

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16 thoughts on “Review: The Ginger People

  1. Andra

    YES! I lurve ginger. I put it in my fresh vegetable juice every morning, for it’s immune boosting properties as well as the flavor. Grated fresh ginger and crushed garlic can transform regular chicken broth into an amazing vehicle for chicken, rice noodles, veggies and fresh herbs. Trader Joe’s candied ginger is one of my favorite snacks, so hot and so sweet.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..No-Weigh Friday =-.

  2. MB

    I don’t eat ginger much but wouldn’t turn down those ginger snaps, they look yummy. The only ginger I tend to get is in the ginger sauce I put on my scallion pancakes but that is a very rare treat.

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