This article was originally published on The Paleo Penguin on May 29, 2019.
This is my second product review of a Wise Bites product. This week, we take a look at their Fudgy Mint Crinkle Cookies!
Since going paleo and doing Whole30 last January, I managed to tame my sugar dragon for the most part. I am trying my best to stay away from sugar as I think it will lead me to a downward spiral of binge eating sweets. Who knows if this would happen, but I prefer not to put myself in that situation.
I have never been much of a cookie fan. I much prefer cake or brownies if I have a choice. If I did eat cookies, it was usually just the raw dough and not the cooked end product. I think I get this from my mother.
I have had the Wise Bites brand before. My favorite so far is their Triple Fudge Quinoa Bars ($8.99 CAD). My only complaint with those bars is if you don’t keep an eye on the before date, they will go moldy. It took me a few tries to realize the best place to keep them was in the freezer and take out only what I want to eat.
Normally, I pick up the Triple Fudge Quinoa Bars at my local Save On Foods. When I was at Whole Foods the other week, I found Wise Bite’s Snowy Lemon Treats in the vegan section of their bakery. They were so good, I went back a few days later and grabbed their other flavor, Fudgy Mint Crinkle Cookies.
The chocolate cookies have only 4 grams of sugar. These are perfect for a little something sweet, while keeping my sugar dragon in hibernation.
Also their slogan is what attracts me to this local brand, “free of the top 11 allergens,” which means I can eat them! Being allergic to eggs, beans, most nuts, gluten, wheat and dairy means I can’t have most tasty treats. When I come across something I can have, it is usually a rarity.
I get very skeptical when it comes to buying new high priced food items that are vegan or allergy friendly as you never know how they will taste. Most of the time, things taste like cardboard and end up in the garbage. I hate wasting money.
The cookies cost $6.99 CAD and each package comes with eight small cookies. Again like I mentioned above, keep their products in the freezer as there is a best before date right on the front.
You can eat them right out of the freezer, or take them out and defrost for about twenty minutes.
The cookies were moist and squishy, almost like mini brownies. They instantly reminded me of the chocolate mint Girl Guide cookies you can buy annually. I used to like those cookies so this was a bonus.
They had the same consistency as the lemon ones, just a stronger chocolate flavor. The dusting of icing sugar gave it a little bonus of sweetness and as usual, their gluten-free flour combination tasted good. Also the cookies didn’t crumble like other gluten-free stuff does.
In case you need it, here is the list of ingredients:
Wise Bites All Purpose Baking Mix: (Quinoa Flour, Oat Flour, Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum), Date Paste ( Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Cane Sugar, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Cocoa Powder, Maple Syrup, Pure Vanilla, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Organic Peppermint, Spice Rosemary.
I preferred these a lot more than their Snowy Lemon Treats that I gave 5 stars. No reason, except I prefer chocolate over lemon any day. Also, I think these have replaced my old favorite of the Triple Fudge Quinoa Bars!
I give Wise Bite’s Fudgy Mint Crinkle Cookies a rating of 5 stars ★★★★★
Make sure to check out my other review of their product, Snowy Lemon Treats now.
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