When The Lancaster Food Co asked if Philly Life and Culture wanted to try some samples of their Sprouted Choc Chip Cookies, I jumped at the chance. I have always enjoyed trying out new foods that I wouldn’t normally test on my own.
When the cookies were delivered to work, I confess, I opened them immediately. Those that work behind desks know that any time sweets come through the office it’s like, “Gimme! Gimme!” Well, this was no different. To be honest, I didn’t read the label before taking a bite out of the small cookie as to me, a cookie is a cookie, right? Well, I was wrong. This was not your regular run of the mill chocolate chip cookie. This cookie was a GMO free, USDA organic, low allergen, made with fair trade chocolate sugar VEGAN cookie! Was it bad? I can’t say that. I can just say it didn’t taste like a damn thing to me.
Fortunately, my neighboring co-worker is a vegetarian. He was excited to finally have a treat come through the office that he could indulge in. I also knew that his wife was vegan so I asked if he wouldn’t mind giving the Sprouted Choc Chip Cookies a fair shot. He gladly took them home over the weekend.
“The cookie itself was tasty. I like the size and density of the cookie. The cookie is vegan which is a plus since I am vegetarian. I can taste the sprouted grains, which for some may leave an after taste in your mouth. I did not find that to be the case. I found the cookie most appealing when I dipped it into my hot tea. I would rate the cookie 7/10. I’ve had better vegan cookies, but not many.” – Co-worker John
“As a vegan, these are not bad, but I’ve had better. They have an overly sweet taste and you can taste the sprouted whole grain flour. I would consider using different chips, maybe something darker, to tape the over the top sweetness. My 7 year old gave them a 6/10, claims they have an odd after taste.”- John’s wife
The Lancaster Food Co markets their Sprouted Choc Chip Cookies as:
Taste, texture, and trust keep customers coming back for more! Our delicious GMO-free, Certified Organic products and facility are free of dairy, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, and sesame.
So, although this cookie wasn’t for me, I am thankful that others were able to enjoy it as only a vegan/vegetarian could. There should be cookies available for all and this one certainly did the trick.
Visit https://thelancasterfoodcompany.com/ to try our some off their products in bulk. A 3 pack of cookies if $17.50.