Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ginnybakes Dreamy Vegan Delight Cookies Review

Even though a month has passed since I attended the Natural Products Expo, the expo effect has continued as I have slowly worked my way through the many samples I picked up on the show. After tasting and placing ginnybakes on my list of top sweets I spotted on the show floor (see that post here), I was contacted to see if I would be interested in giving their dreamy vegan delight cookies a full review. Eager to give them a second look- and taste- I agreed. 

What I love about ginnybakes is that their cookies are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility with care and awareness of the integrity of each little ingredient. Each cookie they produce is organic, non-GMO, kosher, and certified gluten-free so cookie lovers of all tastes and preferences can find something to love. It should be noted that among all of the cookies they make, the dreamy vegan delight cookies are the only ones that are vegan and dairy-free. 

When the cookies were delivered to my dorm, I couldn't wait to race back to my room and sample my first bite. After opening the box and taking the cookies out, I was pleased to see that the cookies were all in one piece and had successfully survived shipping thanks to the protective plastic holder they are packed in. Each ginnybakes box contains 11 cookies, and the cookies are sized just right so that one (or two) can make a simple, yet satisfying snack. 

Ginny, the woman behind the cookies, has a background in holistic nutrition and has made sure that her cookies are free from refined sugars, preservatives, and chemicals. As I looked over the nutritional facts and ingredients, I was happy to see that one cookie only had 4 grams of sugar which is a plus in my book as I want to avoid consuming excessive amounts of the sweet substance. I was also surprised to see that shredded coconut was among the top ingredients used; as a lifelong coconut hater, I was impressed how ginnybakes tricked my tastebuds.



Now to the main event: the taste test! The cookies are not soft-baked as some gluten-free cookies are but instead are hard and crunchy. I found the crunch satisfying and liked how the cookies were not crumbly or messy. The cookies themselves have a distinct molasses taste that I picked up on immediately. Coupled with hints of vanilla, the cookies have a complex, three dimensional taste that is multi-faceted and oh, so dreamy. I successfully paired them with almond butter in one sample and chai tea in another and found them to be the perfect addition for a quick pick-me-up mid-morning or mid-afternoon. 



I want to give a thankful shout-out to the ginnybakes team for generously providing me with samples to taste and review. I will definitely picking up a box or two for myself and for friends' gifts in the future as the holiday season approaches. 

Need a little extra incentive to buy? Find a $1 off coupon on their Facebook page for some sweet savings. Check it out here and print your coupon before heading out to the store.

Ginnybakes' cookies can be found in Earth Origin Markets, Publix, The Fresh Market, MOM's Organic Markets, Target, Whole Foods, and other retailers. Find local spots near you using their store locator here

Individually wrapped portions of these cookies can be found on Amazon at this link.

For more information on ginnybakes and their whole line of cookies, click here.

Disclaimer: This review is current to the original publication date. Updates will be noted. Ingredients and manufacturing processes can change without notice. Each product should be reviewed for individual nutritional needs. Feel free to to contact me with any questions or comments. This post is a reflection of my personal opinion. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

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