This article was originally published on The Paleo Penguin on may 16, 2019.
Before I went paleo, I wasn’t much of a cookie fan, even as a kid. Now give me the raw cookie dough and I would demolish it. Just something about cooked cookies that I don’t like, unless they are super chewy. Ones with chocolate chips are worse as I used to pick out the chocolate. The people at Wisebites might have changed my mind about cookies.
I rarely eat anything sweet right now as I tamed my sugar dragon back in January and I am trying to keep her in hibernation for a while. The other week I came across these Snowy Lemon Treats while wandering in Whole Foods’ bakery section.
I have had the Wisebites 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.
The Triple Fudge Quinoa Bars are great if you want a chocolate fix that isn’t too sweet. There is two small bars in each package.
What attracted me to this local brand is their slogan “free of the top 11 allergens,” which means I can eat them! Usually I pick up their bars at Save On Foods, but I have never seen this type before.
I get very skeptical when it comes to buying new food items that are vegan or allergy friendly as you never know if they will taste good or bad. A lot of glutenfree items are like this too unfortunately. I hate wasting money and stuff like this usually isn’t cheap. Hence, why I decided to talk about products like this on my blog.
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. I learned my lesson before. I discovered you can eat them right out of the freezer, or take them out and defrost for about twenty minutes.
The cookies were soft, moist and with only 3 grams of sugar per serving, not too sweet at all. They are dusted with icing sugar on the outside and have just a hint of lemon. Not too strong. There is no bad glutenfree taste with these, it actually reminded me of eating regular baking. Some glutenfree items are very crumbly.
This 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, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, Baking Soda, Organic Lemon Flavor, Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Salt, Cinnamon, Spice Rosemary, Icing Sugar.
The only downside to these yummy lemon drops of heaven is if you don’t have willpower, you might just eat the whole box in one sitting.
I give Wisebite’s Snowy Lemon Treats a rating of 5 stars ★★★★★
Wisebite’s are a local manufacturer located here in Richmond, BC.
Note: I was not paid to write this review and this is just my opinion on the product I sampled. If there is a product you want me to sample, drop me a message on Facebook.