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?