The Quest for Cape Town and Cookies with a Cause

Khaya cookies, South AfricaA random email in my inbox turned me on to a combination designed to grab the attention of any foodie, wanderlustian, and socially conscience individual — of course, at Perceptive Travel, we are all of the above.

The Khaya Cookie Company was formulated on a business model that assumes making a great product in a sustainable way with employees that are both inspired and given job stability makes for good business. So, although their main mission states that they’re “dedicated to creating jobs,” at both their production facility in South Africa and their distribution center in Philadelphia, it also means they want to make really good cookies while supporting sustainable farmers and local artisans.

In that, they’ve succeeded. I’ve tried them, and can attest — Khaya cookies are yummy.

But wait, there’s more!

I said this would appeal to wanderlustians. How does a free trip for two to Cape Town sound? Until July 15th only, if you order one box of Khaya cookies, you can enter Quest for Cape Town: a contest to win an all expense-paid 10-day trip to South Africa. Not only that, but if you win you actually get to choose from three different tours to suit your taste:

FOOD AND WINE: Food and wine excursion through Cape Town region’s finest wineries while dining in restaurants chosen to express the full range of South African cuisine.
ECO-TOURISM: An immersion in South Africa’s richest wildlife in spectacularly diverse environments including coast, forest, and savannah.
SUN AND SURF: A coastal adventure combining surf and mountain on and around Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, a 3500-foot rise climbing straight from the ocean’s edge.

Frankly, I’d have a hard time choosing, but that certainly didn’t stop me from going straight to the website and ordering my cookies. Being a responsible writer, blogger, whatever, I had to taste-test before recommending goodies to our loyal readers. And unfortunately the cranberry rooibos shortbread, orange rooibos shortbread, and chocolate & orange krunchi blew a hole straight through my post-San Francisco-foodie tour weight loss plan. The cookies come in a pleasant little box, and are made in tiny tidbit sizes that make for easy snacking (like I’m doing right now).

So try them yourself — order one to enter, or 3 boxes of cookies will get your shipping paid for, and you might get yourself shipped off to South Africa (if I don’t win instead).

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