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.
Tasting Notes for Emmy’s Macaroons
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:
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.
Mild lemon and ginger notes are more pleasant than potent in this complimentary flavor combo.
The macaroon itself acts as a subtle backdrop for the very soft, generously-sized dark chocolate chips that quickly melt in your mouth.
The mint essence is delightfully deep and grown-up in flavor. Unlike the Chocolate Chip, the “chips” in this flavor are crunchy cacao nibs.
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.
Oh my, what a divine scent! Like a true spicy chai tea with a flavor that matches. This one takes second place.
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.
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.
The Facts on Emmys Organics Macaroons
Price: $2.95 per 2-ounce bag (3 macaroons)
Certification: Emmys Organics Macaroons are Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher, 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.