Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review of Byrd's Famous Cookies

The Byrd Cookie Company has been an established company in Savannah, Georgia since 1924.  At that time, Ben T. Byrd, Sr. began baking small batches of cookies from his bakery, packing them in wooden crates, and personally delivering them to neighborhood markets in his Model T Ford.

Later, Ben's son, BT Byrd, Jr. had the idea of packing these bite sized confections in tins, so that they would travel better.  It wasn't long before Byrd became a gourmet food company, shipping cookies to other markets outside Savannah. By then, Byrd, Jr. had become known as "Cookie" Byrd!

Cookie Byrd's daughter Kay, and her husband, were the third generation of the Byrd family to run the company and today their daughter Stephanie continues with the 91 years of baking the famous Byrd cookies.

Each generation has developed new recipes and innovative ideas and the company has expanded its marketplace worldwide.  Their “recipe for success” includes its continued tradition of hard work, superior product quality, and outstanding customer service. They continue to bake in small batches to deliver the superior cookies their customers expect. 


Scotch Oatmeal Cookie

The classic Byrd Cookie is it's Scotch Oatmeal cookie available in the classic tin shown above in the introduction image.



A Few of Byrd's Famous Cookie Flavors



Key Lime Cooler


Byrd's Key Lime Cooler
To this day, the Key Lime Cooler cookie remains the company's best selling cookie. It is the first cookie to ever win the Dessert of the Year award at the NASFT Fancy Food Show. 


The Key Lime Cooler is a thin bite-size cookie bursting with the same deliciously tart-but-sweet flavor as key lime pie. This classic cookie has a powdered sugar coating.


Georgia Peach Cookies

 

Byrd's Georgia Peach Cookie



This award winning 'Flavor of Georgia' cookie has a sweet Georgia peach taste. Byrd takes the tangy goodness of a tree ripened peach and coats it with powdered sugar with a flavorful sweet cream taste. 



 

 

Favorite Bite Sized Cookies of the Low Country Assortment


Low Country Assortment of Byrd Cookies

This famous Savannah company is located virtually across the Savannah River from the South Carolina Low Country, which includes the coastal area from Myrtle Beach to Charleston and Hilton Head. Thus, having a Byrd cookie named for the Low Country fits right in with this area.

Byrd's Famous Cookies Of Savannah include these favorite bite-sized cookies of the Low Country. They come in a gift ready Post Card style 6 Oz.Tin and include the Key Lime Coolers, Georgia Peach, Benne Wafers, Almond Shortbread, Chocolate Chip, and Scotch Oatmeal.


For a list of all the current flavors of Byrd's Famous Cookies, Click here on their Website.



Byrd's Famous Cookies Stores


Byrds Famous Cookies at City Market

The flagship store is located at the bakery at 6700 Waters Avenue in Savannah and other stores are located in City Market in the Savannah Historic District and on the famous River Street located along the Savannah River.  You can shop for a selection of gifts, gourmet items, and curated selection of boutique wines. In addition, of course, to all the cookie flavors Byrd is famous for.  


Bakery Tours


Take a tour of Byrd's Bakery when you visit Savannah, Georgia.  You will be able to smell the cookies before you even enter the door.  Whether you are a tourist visiting the city or locals who want to arrange field trips for school children and Scout troops, it's a fun tour. You'll get to know the history and legacy of this multi-generational cookie company on your guided tour and delight in lots of cookie tasting!  Tours are available  Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM and a tour can be booked in advance by emailing stacy@byrdcookiecompany.com or call 912.721.1551.




May your cookie jar never be empty!

 

Byrd's Famous Bite-Size Cookies

 

  A yummy Article written by Wednesday Elf

 





Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article.

16 comments:

  1. I have tasted the Key Lime variety before. They are delicious! Great review!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Beth. I've tasted quite a few of the varieties Byrd makes. I agree that they are delicious!

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  2. Oh, my, I'd love to have a nice assortment of these to enjoy this morning with my tea. Then again this afternoon with my iced tea. I'm not familiar with Byrd's cookies, but that is an acquaintance I'd love to make!

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    1. These bite-size cookies are 'perfect' to have with tea. I know you'd enjoy them, Susan. They are available in other places outside Savannah. :)

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  3. I love Byrd cookies and it has been way too long since I had any! My personal favorite is indeed the Key Lime Coolers. I admit though, I was not familiar with the family history or how the brand started. Very interesting and how cool that the great-granddaughter is carrying on the family tradition. I will have to be sure and place my order soon. They are like little delicacies that I share only with my family and bestest buds!

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    1. Very cool to learn you are familiar with Byrd cookies, Mouse. I wasn't until I moved to Savannah, where they have been a local favorite for decades! Now they are one of my favorite 'treats'.

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  4. I've never tried these, they look and sound very yummy - the key lime look mouth watering, and I have to say I want one right now lol

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    1. They ARE delicious. Barbara. I had some just yesterday and remembered just how good they are.

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  5. You can never have enough cookies. I don't think I've ever tried these but I sure will now. Thanks Pat!!

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    1. I think you will really like them, Sam. They are delicious! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. You had me at cookies! They sound delicious, not sure if they've made their way 'down under' yet so I'll just have to put Savannah on my must visit list.

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    1. I'm the same way, Louanne... say the word 'cookie' and you've immediately got my attention! :) Since you probably won't make it to Savannah in the near future, these cookies are available through Amazon and they DO ship to Australia! :)

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  7. Just reading this makes me hungry. Lots of unique flavors available from Byrd. I'd love to try them.

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    1. I think you'd enjoy them, Barbara. The flavors are unique and the cookies are SO good!

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  8. Well the next time I make it to Savannah, you know where I'm going to go, don't you? If you said on a cookie tour, you would be right! Sounds like it's right up my alley, so to speak!

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