Photo courtesy of This is Vegan
Last month, I participated in an awesome giveaway put on by the lovely Mary of This is Vegan (go visit her rad site, like, now!), and I actually WON! The giveaway was for two boxes of New Moon Kitchen's cookies - one box of chocolate chip and one box of ginger snappers! Mmmmmmm...
This is the first time I've won anything through a blog giveaway, and boy, was I stoked! Also, apologies for not blogging about this sooner, but last month I was indisposed with Halloween celebrations (if you haven't already, check out my 31 Days of Halloween!).
I received the cookies one rainy afternoon in early October and promptly heated up some tea so I could dunk and eat! From the box, I learned that the New Moon Kitchen cookies were 100% vegan (that was a given), organic, peanut and nut free, contain no preservatives and no trans-fats, and are certified Kosher Pareve. They are also all-natural and are made using spelt flour!
As you probably already know, I am a sucker for vegan sweets and I love trying new vegan foods, so I was very excited to try these. I've also been meaning to try baking with spelt flour, so I was eager to see how these cookies would taste.
I first tried the Chocolate Chip cookies. One bite and I knew I was in heaven! Though they had been shipped from Canada, the cookies were still soft and tasted delicious. I loved the texture the spelt flour gave the cookies...nice and chewy! I had to pretty much stop myself from eating the whole box in one sitting!
Luckily, I left enough room to try the Ginger Snappers. These tasted the best dunked in my tea, and were just as yummy as the chocolate chips. These aren't your typically tame ginger snaps...these roar with a strong ginger taste that comes from real chunks of ginger and blackstrap molasses. These are simply perfect for a mid-afternoon tea break and seem especially appropriate for fall!
I absolutely adored New Moon Kitchen's cookies and they are some of the best vegan cookies I've ever tasted. Plus, you know they are the kind of cookies that were made with a lot of love and care! In fact, the story behind New Moon Kitchen's founder Eden Hertzog is quite extraordinary (read about it on their website) and it goes to show how much love Eden has for her cookies and her loyal (and ravenous) customers!
I must thank Mary of This is Vegan once more for choosing me as her contest winner and introducing me to these delicious cookies and wonderful company! Now if only I could find them in the States (New Moon Kitchen is based in Canada) so I can try all 8 of their amazing-sounding flavors! Well, I'm sure that with their indisputable success they will soon expand to the U.S. (and beyond)! Just you wait...these will be the next big thing in the vegan world! Heck, not just the vegan world, but THE world!
Until then, do any of my Canadian friends want to send me a few boxes of these?!
For more info, please visit New Moon Kitchen's website, Facebook and Twitter!