Review: Cookies with Love – Riyadh

Last Friday, my sister celebrated her first baby shower thrown by her work friends. They have prepared almost everything, so my sister, my mom and I decided to take care of the desserts. We ended up ordering a 2-tier cake from a local store and ordered customized cookies from an online cookie store called Cookies with Love – Riyadh. We’ve learned about them from searching because we do not know anyone who does customized cookies. Luckily, we found their page.

The Ordering Experience / Pricing:

The admin of the page responded faster than the estimated reply as per FB. The question and answer part had been swift. The price per cookie is 7 SAR — very economical right? For a customized piece that is super nice and neat? That’s a good price! I am sure that the price varies if you’d order like, huge cookies but I suppose the price we got is their standard pricing for a standard customized cookie.

The Choices:

They’ve got a good number of photos to select from. They are also open to suggestions.

The Heads-up:

They need at least five days to accommodate your orders. I mean come on, there are ready made cookies from regular stores for rush orders –might as well buy some Chips Ahoy! Customizing orders need time. 

The Delivery:

The store offered me 2 options. I can either pick them up or have them delivered. I chose the latter due to my busy schedule. There is an additional 50 SAR fee for delivery. Kind of pricey you may say, but for the sake of convenience, it is definitely a better choice for me. The person who delivered was prompt. I actually thought he was late, but I forgot that I didn’t give my number as the point of contact during delivery. I was worried he hasn’t called when in fact, the cookies have been safely delivered to my sister and yes, very much ON TIME.

The Taste:

Okay. I don’t normally eat sweets but I love ordering for aesthetics. The only sweets I eat with no ifs or buts are the Filipino delicacies such as halaya made of purple yam, mocha roll from Goldilocks, leche flan (very similar to creme brulee) and probably, ube ice cream and rocky road from Magnolia. Only the flan is accessible given that I live in Riyadh so basically, I do not eat a lot of desserts, I would perhaps taste a little, but not binge on it. I do indulge once a year on Christmas cookies being served at a party that I attend yearly so when we got these cookies from Cookies With Love -Riyadh, I just had to taste it! Although it doesn’t taste the same as  those Christmas cookies,

(Here’s the actual review on the taste)

“these baby shower cookies were SUPERB! They have a unique taste. It was not too sweet and not too buttery, whoever eats would want another bite. My sisters’ guests also loved the cookies because I heard them complimenting it. Some said that they didn’t want to eat because it’s just too cute, they didn’t want to ruin it!”

It is unfortunate though that we weren’t able to take good photos of it because we arrived at the reception quite late! We were in a hurry to put it on the dessert table so there’s nothing much of a Kodak moment there (if you know what I mean). It was super nice though. I will just post the actual photos from their site, this was almost similar to ours except for the minute details and of course, the name differs as well.

I highly recommend Cookies with Love – Riyadh and I will definitely have another try. 

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Earth’s Care Anti-Itch Cream

This is one of the several products that I have recently ordered via iHerb. FDA approval is still pending for this one which is by the way, carefully stated on the box (and it’s on the site as well). So perhaps in due time, you will get to see an approved one which is YAY!

I have decided to write about this Earth’s Care Anti-Itch Cream because it worked wonders for me. I apply it on my hands since I am most of the time, itchy due to atopic dermatitis that runs in the family. Since I am also a germophobe, I always wash my hands or hand sanitize it using alcohol-based products and this habit seriously helps in worsening my skin dryness.

Apart from being medicated c/o my physician, I have decided to try this product because why not right? I also use this on my son’s eczema (told you we have messed up skin) and since I was only allowed to order one, I had to share it with my sister who had some skin burns (hot water alert!) that was itching like hell.

This miniature cream has helped a lot of people in my family and it seriously worked wonders! I love this because it does not have any particular scent you’d dislike, and it doesn’t sting! I will surely reorder this dude and I highly recommend the product!

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