Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Tasty Afternoon Treat


A seasonal favorite.
Fresh apple cider (of course the cider I shared yesterday) and spiced wafters.
Icey cold milk would be wonderful too.


Sweetzels Spiced Wafers to be exact.  
And they're only available from August through November.


You see, there is some controversy in these parts on which company produces the best spiced wafer.  Some swear by Sweetzels, self-proclaimed as Philly's original ginger snap since 1910, and is manufactured in a suburb of Philly.


While others owe allegiance to Ivins.  
According to this bloggerwho actually conducted his own side-by-side taste test, Ivins is produced in Minnesota, but uses Philadelphia molasses.


I've had both, and I do prefer Sweetzels.  And they're quite affordable at $1.99 a box.  


The only thing that could make this snack a little over the top would be a yummy, sweet, creamy pumpkin dip to dunk these cookies into.  But that wouldn't be a good idea for me.  Gotta watch that kind of stuff these days since having to cut back my workouts due to this blasted back injury.  

I should mention I did not eat that entire plate of cookies, nor drink that tall glass of cider.  I had one cookie and poured all but a gulp of the cider back into the container ;o)


In addition to dipping ginger snaps into pumpkin dip, there's a few other yumalicious things you can do to jazz them up.  Like, making ice cream sandwiches with them or topping them with
melted white chocolate.  
mmmmmmm . . . . 

Photo from "Let the Feasty Begin"
Photo from "Let the Feasy Begin"
 That's what Debra from Let The Feasty Begin did.

And this blogger also created some ice cream ginger snap cookies, below, and included his positive review of Sweetzels brand.

Photo from "Endless Summer"
Sweetzels might not be available where you live, but if you'd like to try them, you can order them online from the Pennsylvania General Store.  But ya better hurry!  They won't be around much longer.


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5 comments:

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

They look so yummy Carla! What a perfect afternoon treat! Angie xo

Kerin said...

They certainly look tasty. I would have to order them on-line. I've never seen them around here.
Hope your back feels better soon!

Catch ya later...

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Ohhhhh, how I LOVE gingersnaps!!! 'Tis the season! YEA!
I scrolled down to see your adorable little owl. And I mean ADORABLE!! I LOVE the fabrics and colors you chose!... Really!!!! :-D
Mary Lou

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Yum! I am enjoying your blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog with your comments on my mantel. I love getting opinions from people who are as into decorating as i am. Have a great weekend!
-Shelley

Designs By Pinky said...

I've never seen that brand but will look for it. I had some cider with my eggs this morning. Wish they made DIET cider:):) xO, pinky

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