Raw snacks were all the rage at Expo West and Emmy’s Organics was a name that kept popping up, for good reason. After just a nibble of their Lemon Ginger delights, I knew that I had to sample every macaroon flavor in their line-up.
These dessert-like snacks (or snack-like healthy treats?) are very tender but dense with thick coconut shreds. The wholesome format of Emmys macaroons made them a little crumbly (don’t try cutting them in half!), but all-around fulfilling. They are pleasantly sweet, easily squashing sugar cravings, while still venturing into nourishing territory.
The following was my take on each flavor:
Coconut Vanilla – Heavenly, just heavenly. This simplistic variety was my favorite, hands down. It possesses that rustic coconutty vibe, but the finish has a creamy mouth feel. The vanilla is intense and pure, like a good quality (dairy-free) ice cream.
Lemon Ginger – Mild lemon and ginger notes are more pleasant than potent in this complimentary flavor combo.
Chocolate Chip – The macaroon itself acts as a subtle backdrop for the very soft, generously-sized dark chocolate chips that quickly melt in your mouth.
Mint Chip – The mint essence is delightfully deep and grown-up in flavor. Unlike the Chocolate Chip, the “chips” in this flavor are crunchy cacao nibs.
Dark Cacao – The first word that came to my mind was lovely. The dark chocolate flavor is delightful and intense, but not bitter in the least bit.
Chai Spice – Oh my, what a divine scent! Like a true spicy chai tea with a flavor that matches. This one takes second place.
Choco Orange – Deep, dark, chocolate with a rich orange essence. Intriguing and tasty, though I think a pinch of salt was needed to heighten the end notes.
Choco Chili – Wait, is this the chili… oh, there’s a little heat… holy spice, I need water! It isn’t blazing hot, but the chili is in there and it sneaks up and suddenly takes over, leaving the cocoa in the dust.
I love that Emmys Macaroons are sold in packages of three. One is perfect for a quick, low calorie hit, two is like an energizing snack bar, and three borders on a delicious mini-meal. Beyond dairy-free, they are also certified gluten-free, organic and non-GMO verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Emmys Organics Macaroons are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Emmy’s Organics website at www.emmysorganics.com.