News (and other stuff)

Porter Airlines unveils premium onboard catering partners

Press Release
Posted: January 12, 2023

"An assortment of premium snacks, including...Cookie It Up (Aurora, Ont.) milk chocolate shortbread."

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Grocery Innovations Canada
Posted: Nov 2021

Cookie It Up is named the winner of the TOP 10 IN GROCERY award for SHORTS shortbread cookies in the Best Cookies category.

Miracle Mountain Media Group
Posted: April 2018

"Established in 1983 by a 21 year-old university student, Cookie it Up is now one of Ontario's most recognizable gourmet cookie brands. This is the story of how Cookie it Up changed hands and how the new owner, Shane Smith, is working hard to preserve the company's DNA."

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Naturally Cracked
Posted: Nov 17, 2017

"These cookies are so delicious. Each and every bite is filled with amazing flavor that will having you wanting more."​

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The Treat To Eat

AV/TV Club
Posted: March 2017

I first encountered these chocolate chip cookies on a flight to Toronto. I mindlessly took a bite and thought, “My god, these are obscenely delicious.” Obscene in the sense that it was like biting into crumbly butter. One reason I asked the flight attendant for three more was because I was viewing these through the lens of a cookie and not what it actually is: shortbread studded with chocolate chips. I immediately took a photo of the packaging and searched for the product online. It’s from a Canadian company called Cookie It Up, but to my disappointment, it wasn’t available for purchase in the U.S. I pleaded with one very nice online retailer, No Nuts About Us, to ship 40 shortbread chocolate chip cookies to Chicago. Maybe you’ll have some luck, too, because even at $1 a cookie, it was completely worth the expense. [Kevin Pang]​

Cookie It Up Review

Canadian Mom Reviews
Posted: September 22, 2016

"I’m not sure about you, but I’m a huge fan of cookies. Except, not those store bought cardboard-tasting cookies. Those aren’t welcome in my house at all. I like homemade cookies. Except, there is one problem. I can’t bake."  

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Buy Small, Grow Big

Ivey Intouch
Fall 2016 Issue

Ivey graduates explain why they bought existing companies, and how they've revitalized those businesses into thriving successes.

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​​'Sweet Flight of Fancy' Article

Canadian Packaging Magazine
June 2016 Issue

Ontario cookie producer combines traditional handmade recipes and attractive packaging presentation to fill a growing and promising market niche for vintage pastries. 

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New Sleek Wrapper™ ensures fresh quality for prestige cookie maker

Canadian Packaging TV
Posted: June 14, 2016

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Aurora cookie company serves up local history with tasty treats

The Aurora Banner
Posted: March 24, 2016

"We thought it would be a great idea to feature where it all began. Aurora is a big part of who we are."

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Sweet deal for Cookie It Up as it gets boost from province to expand

The Aurora Banner
Posted: November 16, 2015

"The support will allow us to improve productivity to grow our business and expand into new markets in both Canada and the U.S."

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Two New Cookie It Up Selections Offered by Indigo and Chapters

November 2015

We are pleased to announce that our Salted Caramel Crunch and Maple Sugar Shortbread selections are now available in the gift and gourmet sections of Indigo and Chapters stores across Canada. Check 'em out - they make great gifts!

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Pick of the Week

Posted: July 14, 2014

“We love that they’re preservative-free, the perfect size for little hands, and made in small batches to ensure top quality. Best of all—they taste decadently delicious."

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Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Review

Posted: May 24, 2014

“These are, hands down, the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tried. Gluten-free or otherwise. They are like little, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread drops filled with chocolate chips. I am embarrassed to admit that I ate the entire box and I am not even the gluten-free one in the house!”

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