Friday, June 20, 2008

Liz Lovely Lives Up to Its Name


This week, the generous Andy of Liz Lovely sent me samples of two of their cookies (the photo above is from their site). My intention was to wait to sample them until my allergies had passed, since I read a few months ago that the consumption of wheat and sugar exacerbates the severity of the allergies while they're active. However, this has been an exhausting week and I thought it would be nice to eat a cookie. Hey, at least I'm honest.

The cookie I ate was a Ginger Snapdragon. It's the first Liz Lovely cookie I've ever tried. Here's the ingredients list (from their site): "Unbleached Wheat Flour*, Evaporated Cane Juice*, Palm Fruit Oil*, Unsulphered Molasses*†, Vermont Well Water, Ginger*, Raw Sugar*, Baking Soda, Spices*, Vanilla Extract*, Sea Salt. * Certified Organic †Fair Trade Certified."

Have I mentioned that I absolutely love crystallized/uncrystallized/candied ginger? Ginger as a sweet is basically my favorite "candy." I know, I know, I'm weird because I'd rather have (un)crystallized ginger than chocolate. Believe me, I've been accused of worse. I promise you that this little piece of information about me is relevant to the cookie.

The description of the Ginger Snapdragon from Liz Lovely's site says: "Intense organic spices, sweet and sharp organic candied ginger, and a deep undertone of blackstrap molasses all working together." In other words, this cookie was simply made for me! The ginger is the star here. I found myself licking gingery sugar off my fingers and hunting for any crumbs that fell while I was eating. What's even better is that this spicy, flavorful Liz Lovely cookie was hands-down the softest non-homemade cookie I've ever had. Not only was the Ginger Snapdragon soft, but it also lacked that incredibly dense quality that a lot of store-bought vegan cookies have (I won't name names, but I'm sure you know which brand(s) I mean). This is a cookie that anyone, omni or vegan, would love. See? I told you Liz Lovely lives up to its name!

11 comments:

quarrygirl said...

i saw some liz lovely cookies at wholefoods once and i bought them and LOVED them. the cowboy cookies were incredible. unfortunately, i haven't seen them there again! they are such great cookies though, i am jealous! wish i lived in seattle, where i saw them everywhere.

quarrygirl said...

which whole foods do you go to that has these lovely cookies?

quarrygirl said...

wow i haven't been to that whole foods in a while, i remember it being pretty good, and it is definitely not too far for me to drive for liz lovely cookies! thanks! the whole foods in west hollywood is so crummy.

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, those cookies sound FABULOUS!!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

Rach-ums said...

Sounds great!

Liz² said...

candied ginger is my favourite, too. and plus they're called snapdragons! what's more to love?

vko said...

yum yum yum, will have to check them out- thanks!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

They look awesome!

Bianca said...

I'm actually about to try these! I won a sample pack of Liz Lovely cookies a few months ago from the Domestic Vegan's blog. I've sampled the Peanut Butter ones and the Mochadamia Mountains. Next up are the Ginger Snapdragons. Glad to know they're yummy, but I kinda figured they would be.

Theresa said...

I've always wanted to try Liz Lovely's; sadly, I don't think they would be fresh when they got here, if they even made it through customs. But I love love love ginger like you do. Crystallised ginger dipped in vegan nutella is a perfect after-dinner sweet for me when I'm feeling a bit full but want sugar.

Rural Vegan said...

I love candied ginger too! I've never seen Liz Lovely cookies at my Whole Foods, but I'm certainly going to ask now!