Anyone who knows me knows how much I looove my baked goods. Chocolate, coconut, lemon, strawberry… almost any flavor gets my mouth watering, especially if it comes in adorable packaging (well, if it came in any type of packaging, I would be ripping it off anyway… but still, it’s nice!)
Vegan Divas had offered a great dessert sampler on Spencer’s Market, which I of course hunted down and captured like a hungry peregrine falcon. It included:
- 4 Chocolate chip cookies
- 4 Coconut macaroons
- 1 Brownie
- 1 Cinnamon doughnut
- 1 Toasted coconut doughnut
- 1 Chocolate doughnut
All for just $28.00, and gluten-free as well! That’s pretty good, considering a trip to Babycakes for the same stuff would likely cost $30-$40.
So let’s start with my favorite thing: the donuts!
Vegan Divas Donuts –
The donuts came in a choice of three flavors: good ol’ plain, chocolate frosted, and toasted coconut. Each donut is approximately a little smaller than size of a CD, and super tasty. I like that the consistency is nice and moist, and it tastes great when dipped in Silk! However, I felt that the coconut one was the moistest and tastiest out of all three. They were all stellar, though, and not so big that you feel like a fatass after devouring 2 of them simultaneously (which I did, of course).
Ingredients: Organic Unbleached Spelt Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Organic Tofu, Canola Oil, Organic Soy Milk, Maple Syrup, Vanilla Extract, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Cinnamon Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil.
This was probably my favorite product out of the whole package: soft, delicious, chocolate-y and above all, DIPPABLE! I think it’s probably one of the best brownies I’ve ever had, actually, vegan or non-vegan. I loved that it has these great mini-chocolate chips inside, and that it’s compact enough to cut into little brownie bite squares if I didn’t want a whole brownie. But you know I would just stuff the whole thing in my mouth anyway. I just wish I had about 4 more pieces!!
Ingredients: Organic Unbleached Spelt Flour, Non-Dairy Chocolate Chips, Organic Cocoa Powder, Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Soy Milk, Egg Replacer, Canola Oil, Baking Powder, Vanilla Extract, Kosher Salt. Made with Organic Ingredients. Vegan, Kosher, Pareve.
Chocolate Chip Cookies –
A total 360 degrees from the brownie, these cookies were dry, bland and pretty much a total letdown. They tasted much better after I dipped them in soy, but otherwise I didn’t like them much at all. I’m guessing the reason they taste this way is because of the primary ingredient being spelt (which is true for the whole line of Vegan Diva’s products), which when used on its own yields cookies that aren’t soft or pliable… though it’s probably healthier than conventional APF (all-purpose flour). I’d say save your $ on these and bake some yourself, they’ll probably come out a lot tastier!
Ingredients: Organic Unbleached Spelt Flour, Non-Dairy Chocolate Chips, Sucanat, Organic Cocoa Powder, Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Soy Milk, Egg Replacer, Canola Oil, Baking Powder, Vanilla Extract, Kosher Salt.
I really enjoyed the taste of these macaroons, which had a yummy almond aroma and flavor in addition to toasted coconut… in fact, it was almost like a coconut-almond cookie! Each macaroon was a great size, about that of a golf ball, and was a satisfying treat for sure. They also held up nicely after being dipped… maybe I should make a separate category for dip-pability too?