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Gingerista Review and Giveaway

I love gingerbread cookies, but cannot make them to save my life.  The few times that I have tried to make gingerbread cookies, they have turned out harder than brick bats and were inedible.  So, when I learned about Gingerista, I just had to give them a try!

Gingerista

Gingerista was founded by two new moms, Chandra McLaughlin and Jessica Jones, who traded the corporate world for the kitchen and bring cookie-lovers everywhere an update on an American classic: the gingerbread cookie. Their hand-frosted, homemade gingerbread confections are baked from scratch and artfully decorated by the Gingeristas themselves.  What is a Gingerista, you ask. Well, a coffee specialist is known as a “barista”, and a style expert as a “fashionista,” sowhich makes a Gingerista a connoisseur of delectably soft molasses confections.

Gingerista cookies are made from a family recipe that has been passed down for over fifty years, and each cookie is hand-decorated.  The signature gingerbread man, Harry, and woman, Harriet, are about five inches tall, and the “kiddos” are half that.  The custom Gingerista family also includes cats, dogs, and fish.

Gingerista

We received the Gingerista Family as pictured above for review.  I did manage to snap two pictures of the cookies with my cell phone before they disappeared.  Unfortunately, I then dropped my cell phone in water and was unable to retrieve ANYthing off of it.  Trust me, though, they look just like the picture here, and they are pretty tasty. In fact, the only thing I would have changed about my Gingerista experience is that I would have had more cookies, and I would have preferred that they come with an ingredient list/allergen statement.  The ingredient list/allergen statement is available on the Gingerista site, but I would have preferred it in or on the box.

The Gingerista Harry and Harriet are $3.50 each, and the kiddos are $2 each, and the pets are $1.25 each and you can order as many as you want.  Gingerista cookies are shelf stable in their packaging for up to one month (although they have a funny habit of disappearing quickly) and can be frozen for up to a year.

The Gingerista cookies would make a great gift or party favor.

Buy it… Shop Gingerista at http://shop.gingerista.com/

Win it… Gingerista would like to give two lucky Lady V dZine readers an assortment of Gingerista cookies.  Each winner will receive a Large Fall Sampler Box including(Harry, Harriet, Boy & Girl kiddo (2 of each), 2 of each pet, 2 choc pumpkins) in an assortment of colors

Mandatory entry… Simply visit http://www.gingerista.com/ and comment back with one thing you learned.

***Please note- this must be done before any bonus entries will count***

Bonus Entries…

  • +1-  Follow me on GFC—right side bar, comment with your user name.
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  • +2-  Follow Lady V dZine on Twitter AND tweet this contest using @ladyvdzine and linking back to this post- comment with your tweet status (may be done up to 4x/day, at least 30 minutes apart)
    • May use “#win cookies from @Gingerista http://goo.gl/IFglK via @ladyvdzine (12/22) #Christmas #giveaway #fb #food
  • +1-  Like Gingerista on Facebook and comment back with your user name.
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  • +1-  Suggest another pet for the Gingerista family.
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  • +5-  Blog this contest linking to this post- leave 5 comments here with a link to your post

The fine print…

Contest open to US addresses.  Winner must provide street address and phone number for shipping.  Contest ends at 11:59 a.m. CST on 12/22/2010.  Winner will be selected randomly.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address.  If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected.  Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.

I received the aforementioned complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience.  Your experience may differ.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

Comments

  1. Jennifer Reda says:

    I learned that Gingerista cookies should stay fresh in their packaging for up to one month.

  2. Jennifer Reda says:

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  3. Jennifer Reda says:

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  6. Jennifer Reda says:

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  7. Chandra’s grandmother, Harriet Connor, passed out homemade “Gingerbread Boys” instead of candy on Halloween.

  8. I follow on GFC as jcottey.

  9. I like Lady V dZine on Facebook (Jane Eileen).

  10. I like Gingerista on Facebook (Jane Eileen).

  11. I subscribe to Lady V dZine by RSS feed.
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  12. I entered the Bed and Breakfast Guide giveaway.

  13. I love the custom dog. The fish is too cute too. I was thinking that they should add a gingerbaby….maybe swaddled in a blankie or something. too cute & look delish!

  14. Oh and I am following you on twitter! Tweet! Tweet!

  15. I follow on gfc (K.H.)

  16. I learned that Gingerista cookies do not contain nut

  17. I follow on twitter (@KHBride)

  18. Hiya!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!! i learned that these yummy cookies will stay fresh up to 1 month.

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  19. EMMA L HORTON says:

    Each cookie is a homemade, one-of-a-kind creation. They bring stylish elegance to your dinner gathering and fun to your child’s birthday party

  20. EMMA L HORTON says:

    E-MAIL SUBSCRIBER

  21. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THEY MAKE A BIRD COOKIES….I LIKE THE RED CARDINALS

  22. I learned each cookie is a homemade, one-of-a-kind creation.

  23. Traumajunky says:

    Gingerista on Facebook – drinacke

  24. I learned that Gingerista was founded by two new moms!

  25. I follow your blog with google friend connect

  26. I think the Gingerista family should get a bearded lizard!

  27. I like you on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  28. I like Gingerista on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  29. I entered your Iloveinns.com giveaway

  30. I follow you on Twitter (i’m @AmberGoo) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/16159751637303296

  31. tracy davis says:

    I learned that Gingerista cookies do not contain nuts

  32. I learned that they are based in Mount Kisco, New York,

  33. I’m a GFC follower (sksweeps)

  34. paige chafdler says:

    I learned each cookie is a homemade, one-of-a-kind creation. They bring stylish elegance to your dinner gathering and fun to your child’s birthday party

  35. paige chafdler says:

    I follow on GFC under ELYSESW

  36. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I learned that Gingerista is based in Mount Kisco, New York.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  37. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    Google Friends Connect – following your blog publicly as Louis

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  38. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  39. Raven In A Blue Room says:

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  40. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    following you on twitter @left_the_stars
    I tweeted your giveaway

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  41. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I like Gingerista on facebook (Louis Here)

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  42. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    following @Gingerista on twitter @left_the_stars

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  43. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I shared on my Face Book

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  44. I learned that you can freeze the cookies for up to a year.

  45. Based in Mount Kisco, New York, this independent bakery make hand-frosted, homemade ginger goodies that are baked from scratch.

  46. Grandma Connor passed out homemade “Gingerbread Boys” on Halloween!

  47. I learned that each cookie is homemade and one of a kind!

  48. They’re made from a family recipe that’s been passed down for more than 50 years

  49. I learned that their cookies are made from a family recipe that’s been passed down for more than 50 years.

  50. I entered the Crafters Delight with Stash Books giveaway.

  51. Linda Lansford says:

    No two Gingerista cookies are alike. That’s because each one is handmade and individually frosted

  52. Linda Lansford says:

    I gfc

  53. I learned the company is the brainchild of Chandra McLaughlin and Jessica Jones, two new moms who traded the corporate world for the kitchen to bring you an update on an American classic: the gingerbread cookie.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  54. GFC Follower.

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  55. I entered Fogless Shower Mirror.

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  56. I entered I love Inns B& B Guide.

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  57. I learned that Gingerista cookies do not contain nuts, but they are prepared in an environment where they may be exposed to nuts.

  58. Follow GFC-honeybeez80

  59. I learned that They’re made from a family recipe that’s been passed down for more than 50 years~

  60. I am a gfc follower
    kkfoster35

  61. I like you on FB
    karen hargis foster

  62. I follow on twitter (@allthingsAVON) and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/allthingsAVON/status/16922877718700032

  63. I like Gingerista on fb
    karen hargis foster

  64. Sue Farrell says:

    You can create your own custom gingerista family.

  65. Kate Strycker says:

    I learned that the company is the brainchild of
    Chandra McLaughlin and Jessica Jones, two new moms who traded the corporate world for the kitchen to bring you an update on an American classic: the gingerbread cookie!!

  66. No two Gingerista cookies are alike

  67. Courtney S says:

    I learned that the cookies should stay fresh in their packaging for up to one month.

  68. I learned that the cookies are handmade. Cool! This would be a fun gift idea!

  69. I like you on FB already – aleksandra n

  70. GFC follower

  71. Nancy Meyer says:

    I learned that “If a “barista” is a coffee specialist and a “fashionista” is a style expert, we at Gingerista are connoisseurs of soft molasses confections.”

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  72. I learned the company is the brainchild of Chandra McLaughlin and Jessica Jones.

  73. I learned that they are good up to a year in the freezer

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  74. FB fan of your page (Erin Greenup)

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  75. FB fan of Gingerista (Erin Greenup)

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  76. GFC follower (greenup06)

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  77. Entered Retail Therapy Giveaway

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  78. Suggestion for a pet: bird or hamster maybe

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  79. Gingerista is based in Mount Kisco, New York.
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  80. Follower with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  81. Following Gingerista on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  82. Lisa Taylor says:

    I learned that you can design your own gingerbread family complete with pets lezanac@yahoo.com

  83. Lisa Taylor says:

    GFC follower

  84. Lisa Taylor says:

    I like Lady v on fb Lisa T lezanac@yahoo.com

  85. Lisa Taylor says:

    email sub

  86. Lisa Taylor says:
  87. Lisa Taylor says:
  88. Lisa Taylor says:

    I like Gingerista on FB Lisa T lezanac@yahoo.com

  89. Lisa Taylor says:

    I follow Gingerista on Twitter lezanac lezanac@yahoo.com

  90. Lisa Taylor says:

    They should add a bird cookie so my parrot could be represented. lezanac@yahoo.com

  91. Lisa Taylor says:

    entered Retail Therapy

  92. I learned that No two Gingerista cookies are alike it said.
    emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

  93. I follow Lady V Dzine on twitter(Emma__Peel) and I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/Emma__Peel/status/17411215563165696

  94. I learned that Harriet declined an interview for fear that it would increase her business and her small kitchen couldn’t handle it.

  95. I’m following you through google friend connect as Emma Peel.

  96. I Like Lady V dZine on Facebook, id Emm Enger

  97. I Subscribed by email w/this email emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

  98. I subscribed by rss feed in google reader w/this email emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

  99. I learned that Gingerista is based in Mount Kisco, New York. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  100. I do Like Gingerista on Facebook, id Emm Enger

  101. I do Follow Gingerista on Twitter
    id Emma__Peel

  102. For another cute animal I suggest a Bear

  103. Allison Greene says:

    I learned that each cookie is individually handmade and frosted

    kitraz13@hotmail.com

  104. I learned that Harry and Harriette are each 5″ tall!!! They’re so cute. Thanks.

  105. Subscribed to feed with google reader. Thanks.

  106. Follower GFC
    Thanks.

  107. I think they should add a pet bird or a pet frog!! Thanks.

  108. susan smoaks says:

    Harry: He’s six-foot four, full of character, and the likely hit of your party. Harry’s larger-than-life personality is the perfect foil to his lovely wife — and to your morning cappuccino.

  109. I learned that they are based in New York and Harry has a big personality

  110. Janelle Ashton says:

    I learned that all cookies are handmade & individually frosted!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

  111. Janelle Ashton says:

    I follow in GFC!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

  112. Janelle Ashton says:

    I’m an email subscriber, too!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

  113. Janelle Ashton says:

    I subscribe to this RSS feed via Google Reader so I don’t miss a thing!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

  114. GFC follower kycouple2000.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  115. Janelle Ashton says:

    Oh, I think the Gingerista family could use a pony!
    Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

  116. Twitter follower ky2here1, here’s my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/17593195491762176

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    entry one

  117. Twitter follower ky2here1, here’s my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/17593195491762176

    ky2here at msn dot com

    entry two

  118. Also following Gingerista on twitter as ky2here1.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  119. Gingerista is based in Mount Kisco, New York is what I learned suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  120. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    Gingerista has a corporate gift program. Thanks!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  121. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein.

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  122. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I like you on Facebook as Debbi Otto Wellenstein.

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  123. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader.

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  124. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I am an email subscriber.

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  125. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I like Gingerista on Facebook as Debbi Otto Wellenstein.

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  126. I liked that Harriet was based off of a true story. Thank you

  127. Veronica Garrett says:

    I learned they are made from a family recipe that’s been passed down for more than 50 years.

  128. Gigerista is based in Mount Kisco, NY. I love these family businesses. The products come from the heart. Thanks for this opportunity to win.

  129. kathy pease says:

    You can freeze Gingerista cookies to make them last longer, they will last up to one year
    in the freezer.

  130. kathy pease says:

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  131. kathy pease says:

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  132. kathy pease says:

    rss google feed subscriber
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  133. kathy pease says:
  134. kathy pease says:

    stumbled klp1965

  135. kathy pease says:

    entered Retail Therapy Giveaway

  136. I learned that You can freeze Gingerista cookies to make them last longer, they will last up to one year
    in the freezer.

  137. Gingerista offers shipping via UPS Ground, UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS 3 Day Select as well as USPS Priority Mail. Orders are shipped within 24 to 48 hours. Please note that UPS cannot deliver to PO boxes, APO or FPO addresses.

  138. I’m a GFC Follower (Gianna).

  139. I’m an email subscriber.
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  140. I entered your Retail therapy giveaway.

  141. Jennifer R says:

    I learned that the cookies should stay fresh in their packaging for up to one month.

  142. I learned that you can create your own custon Gingerista family, which is way cool!

  143. Diane Baum says:

    I learned that both Henry and Henretta are only 5 inches tall.

  144. Ed Nemmers says:

    They are based in Mount Kisco, New York!

  145. I learned that each cookie is a homemade, one-of-a-kind creation. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net