Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nana's Cookies!

 We found out about Nana's cookies through our Twitter channel and they were kind enough to send us a few of their special snacks for us to sample.

Special in what way?  They're vegan, have no dairy products, no cholesterol, refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, GMO's, trans fat, and more!  I'm not a vegan but I was fascinated to see how these compared to normal cookies.  We recieved three cookies:  Chocolate Chip, Sunflower, and Double Chocolate.

So flavor wise?  I went in with an open mind and came out pleasantly surprised.  I would seriously consider eating Nana's offerings over normal store bought cookies.  Why?  We'll go into that in just a moment.  I just want to point out  It was the first time in at least a year I'd pulled out a glass of milk to enjoy cookies with(Not being much of a sweet tooth). 

So here's the breakdown of what we thought of each cookie:

Sunflower Cookie:  Wonderfully soft and crumbly, with the flavor of maple and sunflower seeds that complemented each other perfectly.  These reminded me of oatmeal raisin cookies, but I preferred these due to the pleasant texture and natural sweetness(They sweeten the cookies with real fruit juice instead of refined sugar).

Chocolate Chip:  Very soft, wonderfully chewy and full of straight cocoa chocolate chips with a hint of fruity sweetness.  The texture is awesome on this one, and it goes incredibly well with a glass of milk(Soy milk or otherwise).  It was rich, satisfying and not too sweet.

Double Chocolate:  Probably the most acquired taste for a cookie lover, it was incredibly rich having chocolate chips on a chocolate base cookie.  The walnuts added a really pleasant crunch.

So in summary, these offerings were all very good.  If I were to be offered these cookies in a blind taste taste I would have a hard time distinguishing between these cookies and standard grocery offerings.  For vegans or non-vegans, we highly recommend these.  We were all blown away by how delicious these cookies are.  We commend you Nana's Cookies, for offering a fantastic cookie that people with or without special dietary needs will be able to enjoy.  They truly set the bar for how much you can do with a large amount of restrictions.