Friday, October 5, 2012

Product Review: Hail Merry® Choco Macaroons

Allergen Info: Gluten-free, made in a facility that processes nuts.
Other info: Vegan, raw.

Hail Merry is a brand falls into the raw, vegan and gluten-free snack category.  I have noticed Hail Merry many times while browsing the aisles in Whole Foods but never really felt inspired to try until I discovered these macaroons.  I have never been a huge fan of macaroons, but these may just be an exception. Although these cookies are made with coconut flakes, they are not as overwhelmed with coconut as the traditional macaroons you may find in the bakery. The dark chocolate is so intense and rich and the cookie so moist, that biting into these cookies feel more like biting into a chocolate truffle or fudgy brownie than a crumbly flaky macaroon. The ingredients in these cookies taste intensely fresh, like they were prepared that very day.
Although the dietetic profile is not terrible, with its relatively low sugar content and 3 grams of fiber as well as high quality ingredients (all from plant source), you may want to be mindful of portion size. Just two of these tiny bite size macaroons contain 130 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat. Please refer back to my post on coconut oil:


Would I purchase again: Yes!!

Palatability Grade: A

Potential for Improvement: I would love to see more flavors!

Dietetic Profile: A (considering they are a cookie)

Overall Grade: A


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