The biggest bracket competition of the year is finished – and we aren't talking about basketball! This March, cookie fans were mad about from-scratch cookies and Grey Ghost Cookie Madness was the sweetest match around. The hottest flavors in the bakery competed for the top spot and our Facebook fans were in charge of the voting. Over 500 Grey Ghost fans voted during the month-long Facebook competition to find the best of the best.
Every few days, 2 cookies went head to head – battling it out to move on to the next round. Sometimes it was neck and neck, but there were a few landslides throughout the competition as well (we're looking at you, Molasses Spice.) The final race came down to two very different cookies - the fresh, tangy Lemon Sugar and the rich, decadent Chocolate Espresso. It was a tough choice and several voters said it was like choosing their favorite child. We couldn't agree more but luckily the choice wasn't up to us! At the end, Lemon Sugar took the lead and came out on top.
What was it that gave this fresh flavor its edge? How did it beat out the classic Chocolate Chip or our old-fashioned Molasses Spice? Could it be the real candied lemon zest or perhaps the sweet pearlized sugar that gives it a satisfying crunch? Here’s what a few of Lemon Sugar’s fans had to say about their vote for our iconic flavor.
"I am so ready for summer to get here, I'm choosing Lemon Sugar. I can almost taste them, like a tall glass of lemonade on a nice warm day!" – Mary W
"Close but Lemon Sugar scores the 3 pointer for the win." – Dena
"Ohh Lemon Sugar, come to Mama! I can eat you with my Limoncello. MMMMmmmm" - Kelly
"Lemon sugar, the perfect take me to the beach on a sunny day cookie!" – Dianne
"Spring has sprung, lemon sugar cookies are the bomb! Yummy!" – Ruth
It sounds like the coming warm weather may have given Lemon Sugar an edge over the competition. We’re all dreaming of sunshine and Lemon Sugar reminds us of bright, spring days. Lucky for us all, we can enjoy this delicious flavor all year long.
So we'd like to thank everyone who participated in our competition and say congratulations to our raffle winner, who received a dozen Lemon Sugar cookies. We had so much fun playing Cookie Madness with our fans and hope you will join us on Facebook for our future games and giveaways!