These minimally-processed cookies come in three varieties: chocolate coconut, chocolate mint, and apple pie. Being the chocoholic that I am, I tried the chocolate coconut and chocolate mint.
Both of which were DELICIOUS.
I preferred the chocolate mint, as I love that combo in general and the chocolate coconut was a bit too coconutty for my tasted. You need to be a real coconut lover for that one - it's almost all shredded coconut (that is, in fact, the primary ingredient in the cookie)!
And there's even more coconut on top! The chocolate does pair very nicely with the coconut and I really enjoyed the addition of the almonds - it's like a grown up Girl Scout Caramel Delite (Samoa?) cookie! It's a lot healthier and a lot more filling, however - I did actually end up splitting this into two snacks, because it's so rich (but all from the nuts and natural whole foods) and so satisfying that you just automatically stop and know that's enough.
Though I had a bit of a coconut overload, I'd certainly eat these again!
But the chocolate mint?
Oh. My. Goodness. Sooo melt-in-your-mouth mint chocolatey with no coconut, but lots and lots of dark chocolate and date and mint and nuts. It doesn't taste like dates or have the texture of pureed dates - the base is literally like dark chocolate bar (but not super dark - more like a 50-55% bar, not bitter at all!). It's simultaneously refreshing and decadent, cool and creamy. If you pop it in the freezer for ten minutes (I'm not sure if that's 'legal' in the raw foodie book, but the whole point of me sharing raw and vegan treats is usually not for the raw vegans - it's to see which of them the rest of us more 'average' Americans can enjoy) it's ridiculously delicious!
You do not need to be raw or vegan or a health food enjoyer to like these, or definitely not to like the chocolate mint cookie! You can be a die-hard Mrs. Fields fan and I seriously believe that you will still love these. That's the beauty of well-done healthy foods - you'd love them even if they weren't healthy and without knowing how healthy they are. Then the healthiness is just an extra feel-good bonus!
Okay, and here's that cookie giveaway for all of you readers down under!
While today's giveaway in the 25 Days of Giveaways is just for my Australian readers, there are plenty of other giveaways for the rest of you, everywhere in the world!
Okay, so on to the giveaway. I haven't tried these, as they're only available in Australia, but I think they look pretty good. Today's Australia-only giveaway is for gluten-free cookie bombs from the GF Cookie !
Don't those look tasty? Yes, they do!
If you're in Australia, enter below - you have until December 20 to do so!
If you're not in Australia (or even if you are) swing by my giveaway page and make sure you've entered all of the other giveaways in my 25 Days of Giveaways so far!
If you're in Australia and/or know anyone who is, please pass along this giveaway!