Sorry that I’ve not been posting over the last few days … I had a bad ’bout with food poisoning, of all things! UGH! It wasn’t fun. I’m feeling much better now, so I thought I’d go through some of my drafts and finish up a couple of them to keep the reviews coming.
Without even opening the bag, you can already smell the sweet Rosemary seeping through the wrapper. The playful balance of aromas makes this savory shortbread a perfect companion with an array of cheese and meat plates, or for a quick sweet snack, try adding a thin layer of strawberry jam.
I received one of these cookies in my November Love with Food Box.
Because of the sweet and savory flavors already present within these cookies, I wanted to choose a tea that would complement that. Something that was neither too sweet nor too savory, and nothing that was too polarizing a flavor that might rob my palate of the joy of the flavors of this cookie. I chose this amazing black tea from Joseph Wesley: No. 03 Classic Chinese Black. This tea is more sweet than savory, certainly, but, the sweetness of the tea helped to enhance the sweet, buttery notes of the cookie in a delightful way. A delectable pairing.
What I Think:
Yum! When I opened the package, I took a sniff and the rosemary is strong!
These shortbread cookies are a delicious balance of sweet and savory. The shortbread is sweet and buttery tasting, with a delectable, delicate shortbread texture that I really like. I’ve tried other cookies from this company before, and I can’t recall ever being disappointed by what I’ve tried from them, but this one might be the best one I’ve tried. I love the contrast between the sweet and savory!
The rosemary and sea salt cut through the sweetness to keep the savory tones lingering into the aftertaste … these are just slightly more savory than sweet, but I like the way it works.
My Final Thoughts:
A really delicious cookie and a nice alternative to the usual sweet shortbread cookie that one might enjoy during tea time. I like the savory elements of this cookie. If I must offer one complaint, then it would be that as I ate this cookie, I did come across one single abrasive rosemary leaf that had not been crushed and obliterated, and while I do love the flavor of rosemary, I don’t love the prickly feel of the leaves when they get between my teeth. But really, this is such a small issue for me and I enjoyed the cookie way too much to let that stop me from enjoying these in the future.