29 January 2009

A Long Overdue Product Review -- Gluten-Free, Raw Snakaroons from Laughing Giraffe Organics

With one of my favorite product names ever, the wonderfully tasty, soft, and chewy Snakaroon from Laughing Giraffe Organics is a great snack. This raw cookie (actually HUGE mounds of cookies in an 11 oz. package) is made from all organics -- almonds, unsweetened coconut, agave nectar, extra virgin coconut oil, vanilla extract, and sea salt. They're pretty pricey bits, and very high in calories and fat, so these are treats to be savored. Just work out very aggressively after each bite.

I've tried duplicating the flavor and texture in my own version of the Snakaroon, but I'm not there yet. Probably the most impressive thing about the Snakaroon is its freshness. The flavors of coconut, almond, and vanilla were present in each bite. Definitely worth the $10, if only just once a year on my birthday (which is coming up in March, folks -- just giving you some advance warning).

The Laughing Giraffe folks have a range of tasty goodies, including Cranberry Orange Cacao Granola, which I gave to some of the volunteers at the co-op to sample. Here are Nancy and Gwen's comments:

"Light, nutty, and crispy. The orange essence lingers on the palate. Yummy, greedy granola."

I asked Nancy what she meant by "greedy" granola. She said it was greedy because they wanted it all for themselves (and a lot more). I completely understand. I'm greedy about the Snakaroons, which is why I didn't share a single 'oon with anyone.

1 comment:

Cate said...

I love the name Laughing Giraffe - too cute!