It’s Our 30th Anniversary!

We just turned 30 and we’re celebrating with an awesome line up  of festivities!

1.   Visit 1203 Pacific Ave for these daily specials:

Tuesday, September 21st:
$1 off a half dozen cookies of your choice

Wednesday, September 22nd:
$1 off a scoop of Marianne’s ice cream on a cookie

Thursday, September 23rd:
ALL COOKIES 50 CENTS EACH! 10am – 8pm

2.   For those Pacific Cookie lovers who can’t make to the retail store, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Save 30% off your order at www.pacificcookie.com when you use the coupon code ANNIVERSARY. Offer valid through Wednesday Sept 22nd. Orders must be shipped by Nov 22nd. Discount does not apply to the cost of shipping.

3.   Do you like to draw? Do you think our cookies are super? Is Dr. Midnight your hero?
ENTER TO WIN ONE DOZEN COOKIES EACH MONTH FOR A YEAR! Visit the Promotions page for details.

Thank you to all of our amazing customers over the last 30 years. You guys are what makes it all possible!

It’s a cookie explosion!

Just in time for the 4th of July weekend, we’re rolling out a brand new cookie: Cherry Bomb! Our Cherry Bomb is a buttery sugar cookie punctuated with bursts of dried Montmorency cherries. The retail store is lighting, oops, I mean baking the first Cherry Bombs right now and will keeping the cookie explosion going all summer long.

To add to the excitement, we are happy to announce that starting this Friday, July 2nd, Cahootz (white chocolate & macadamia nuts) and MacChunk (semi-sweet chocolate & macadamia nut) will be rejoining our cookie family. Earlier this year the price of macadamia nuts rose from $2.99/lb to $6.82/lb (a 128% price increase!). Try as we might, we were unable to source any high quality macadamia nuts at a sustainable price and were forced to temporarily discontinue these two cookies from our line. Now, a new crop of macadamia nuts has become available and we’ve finally sourced some quality nuts at a reasonable price. We’re all excited to see these yummy cookies back in our store where they belong and we want to thank our loyal Cahootz and MacChunk fans for their patience and understanding.

Cahootz, MacChunk, and Cherry Bomb? Now that’s an explosion of deliciousness if I ever saw one.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is THIS Sunday… what are you going to do for Dad?

My dad is pretty easy… something sweet, some time to play or watch golf, and maybe a barbecue and he’s one happy camper. One of the perks of working for the Pacific Cookie Company is that I’ve always got the “something sweet” covered.

What about your dad? What’s his favorite Father’s Day treat? Has he amassed one awesome tie collection? Does he always appreciate a new tool for his arsenal? If you’re stumped as to what to do this year (or maybe just want to make this Father’s Day a little sweeter) take a peek at our cookie gifts. From the dad with a serious sweet tooth to the father-in-law who has everything, one of our cookie gifts is sure to please.

BONUS: Save 15% when you order online at www.pacificcookie.com now through 6/22/10 and use the coupon code DADSAVES. Yum yum!

The fastest way to my heart is through my stomach

Emily’s day is the second in our series A Perfect Day in Santa Cruz.

Like Cara, my perfect Santa Cruz day starts on a Saturday morning in the summer. There is something indescribable and perfect about this morning in Santa Cruz; it’s a combination of the warm mid-morning glow of sunlight tempered by a cool ocean breeze, the sense of freedom that accompanies the prospect of free time, and the contagious feeling of being on vacation that can come from living in a destination like Santa Cruz.

As usual, my waking thoughts this morning are “what’s for breakfast?” For me, one of the biggest perks about living in Santa Cruz is the wealth of affordable, quality, and organic foods. Because I love food. I love to think about food, shop for food, cook food, and eat food. It doesn’t have to be gourmet; it just has to be yummy. Consequently, my perfect day involves many local edibles…

I crawl out of bed and put together a breakfast of oranges, whole-wheat toast, and Glaum Egg Ranch Cage Free, Certified Organic, & Certified Humane Eggs. As a vegetarian, I feel particularly lucky to be able to purchase these local, humane, organic eggs from one of my favorite nearby grocery stores, New Leaf Market. After I have my fill of breakfast, my boyfriend and I head over to the East Side of Santa Cruz for a walk along our favorite stretch of coast: East Cliff Dr. We pick up a coffee at Verve Coffee Roasters and mosey from the Hook to Rockview and back, stopping to watch the waves and surfers.

After our walk and a lunch at Betty Burgers (their veggie burger with grilled onions for me… mmm…), we head home and spend the afternoon relaxing outside on our patio with our most recent purchases from Bookshop Santa Cruz; an Andrew Jackson biography for him, a David Sedaris book for me.

The fog drifts in from the ocean and the temperature begins to drop as the sun sinks lower in the sky. We pack up our books, change clothes, and head to Downtown Santa Cruz for dinner and margaritas at The Acapulco. We devour tacos, quesadillas, and a splash of tequila, and then stroll down Pacific Ave window shopping and popping into the stores that are still open. On our way home we swing by Shopper’s Corner to pick up a bottle of wine for the rest of the evening. Snuggled in blankets on the couch, some home-made popcorn and a movie round out a most relaxing and delicious day in Santa Cruz.

Is it the weekend yet?