Ease of Use
Inside the re-closable clamshell package is a plastic wrapped stack of gluten free pizzelles. The clamshell is easy to open and close, but you might want to have a knife handy if you want to free the cookies from the inner plastic wrap without reducing them to crumbs.
Taste and Texture
These anise pizzelles are an interesting taste experience. First, keep in mind that you really have to like anise to enjoy these cookies. The anise flavor is clear, pure and bright. It fills the mouth and the sinuses and hangs on for awhile. The pizzelles themselves are rich and buttery with a light, crisp texture that melts in your mouth (cliche, I know, but true).
D.D. wasn't fond of the anise flavor, but she liked the buttery flavor and texture of the cookie enough to have another. They were that good :)
The strong anise flavor limits the versatility of these cookies a bit. They would be wonderful as a light snack with a hot beverage, but the drink would have to have a bold flavor of it's own to create balance. I would also set these cookies out at small get-togethers and fancy parties. They are delicate and pretty enough to make guests feel special.
In this case gourmet flavor definitely comes with a gourmet price. You will pay over $7 for ten cookies.
These cookies were fun to eat and tasted delicious, but the price will keep me from buying them too often.