South Africa has shot onto the scene as a wine making region of note, and now a company aims to expand on that success by producing cookie’s that include ingredients like grapeseeds and Rooibos that, they claim, can be paired with wine. The Khaya Cookie Company was founded by Alicia Polak, an investment banker turned social entrepreneur, who saw a need to help unemployed men and women find jobs, and this company became the vehicle to facilitate that.
Right now the company is running a promotion until July 15th,2009. By buying a pack of cookies you can enter to win your choice of one of three trips to South Africa and support local job creation. Details can be found here.
I was sent a press sample of the Grapeseed shortbread cookies and the following are my thoughts.