I’ve been meeting many of you at demos at the various stores located across Pennsylvania. It’s been great fun to meet and talk to so many of you. Many of you have been fascinated by our Grapeseed Shortbread. So a few questions I promised to answer.
So, how did I come up with this unusual combo? I would love to tell you this combination was borne the way of complex food wizardry or at least on the advice of our gifted food scientist Andrea. Nope. It went like this. “What is in my refrigerator?” I asked myself. I saw goat cheese. I highly enjoy Joan of Arc’s Line of Goat Cheese’s and you can read all about them here on the Nibble's review Next. I thought, “Hmm...wouldn’t it be nice to have some goat cheese on a nice baguette?” Unfortunately, for me, there was no baguette, nor bread in my chateau, however, as with Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory; my house is the equivalent with Cookies. I thought the tangy currants and unique flavor of Khaya’s Grapeseed Shortbread would pair well with the creaminess of the goat cheese. It did! I started gingerly spreading the buttery goat cheese on each square of our Grapeseed shortbread and then advanced to Grapeseed Shortbread and goat cheese sandwiches. I highly recommend this!
Now – let’s talk some science (we promise not to bore you!). We took our shortbreads to the lab (yes, we do this) and ran them though a special test to find out how high they rated in antioxidants (or what is called an ORAC*) and here’s what our lab results told us. Khaya’s Grapeseed Shortbreads have a whopping 7,723 ORACS* per box. So what does this mean? You can crunch on Khaya Cookies and get all those anti-oxidants. That’s the same amount of anti-oxidants that you would find in a cup of blackberries. We love blackberries too and want you to eat lots of fruits & vegetables so we tell you this just so you have a comparison. Yes, cookies can be good for you after all (everything in moderation, please).
Measurements based on 130 g. (4.6 oz) serving size
*Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) measures the antioxidant available to reduce harmful oxygen free