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Chocolate Chip Cookies by Chunkie Dunkies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Chunkie Dunkies

Love at first bite! Canít stop eating them. You would never know these cookies are healthy, they are that good.

Being a product reviewer does have its benefits, especially in the cookie department. So reviewing Chunkie Dunkies is music to my tummy. Me, being the ultimate cookie monster, I definitely know a good cookie when I see one. At first blush, looking at the Chunkie Dunkies, I didnít expect much. They looked pretty ordinary, much like a hefty, dense scoop of cookie dough, ready to go into the oven. But not these little Chunkies. These little Chunkies never go into an oven. In fact they arrive at your door in a box of 5, slightly frozen and ready to eat. Of course, they are meant to be eaten thawed, however, any way you eat a Chunkie Dunkie, is the right way. The price: $6.49, without shipping.

A little background. I discovered Chunkie Dunkies at the Natural Product Expo West in Anaheim. I was in a rush, and as I said, not too impressed at first blush. And being a gal not wanting to waste a calorie on a cookie not worth it, I picked up one chocolate chip cookie and left. BIG MISTAKE. It was love at first bite. I had to get more. I ordered a whole bunch of cookies and brownies to review and got the entire team involved. Tough job, but we made our way through.

Yeah, I can tell you that the cookie is Raw, Vegan, Non GMO, Paleo friendly, dairy free, gluten free, organic ingredients, 100% plant based, all the things we look for, but what good does it do if it doesnít taste good?

I called the founder of Chunkie Dunkies, Dina Lauro, who also happens to be a Raw Gourmet Chef and teaches Vegan/Raw cooking at Hypocrites Institute in Florida. Established in 2011, Dina told me she wanted a healthier snack to enjoy. Something that satisfied her but that also was delicious and fit into her Vegan lifestyle. VOILA! Chunkie Dunkies was born.

But letís, get back to more important stuff, like the cookie. At approximately 1 Ĺ inches high and almost as round, as soon as I took one bite, I was hooked. It was the flavor. Like I said, I know a good cookie when I taste one. Like a fine wine, every ingredient came alive in my mouth-a flavor explosion. Loaded with vegan chocolate and surrounded by cookie dough, the taste was not to be denied. Check out the ingredients:

Raw Almonds, raw cashews, sprouted buckwheat grouts, *dried unsulfured coconut, raw walnuts, vanilla (vegetable glycene, *vanilla beans), began chocolate chips (evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, ground vanilla beans), pure maple syrup, *agave, *extra virgin coconut oil, sea salt, *(organic).

Sometimes the word healthy/Vegan/Organic gives food a bad name because healthy usually means flavor less. SO NOT THE CASE with all the Chunkie Dunkies. Just don't tell people they are healthy. They will never know and you will have people fighting over the box.

The only bad thing is you wonít be able to stop eating them. There are worse vices...


PROS: EVERYTHING. Raw, Vegan, Organic. Flavor, sumptuous textures, variety, satisfies sweet tooth. Healthy.


CONS: Canít stop eating them. Could be worse vices. Soy lecithin is an ingredient making up the chocolate chips. Some people prefer to avoid this ingredient. I myself can overlook this tiny mis-giving.


Where to Buy:

www.chunkiedunkies.com

Over 60 retail locations in south Florida including the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach as well as healthy grocery stores. Now 2 locations in Tennessee.


And in case you are interested, for one chocolate chip cookie:

  • Calories: 106
  • Fat: 7g
  • Sat Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Sodium: 29g
  • Carb: 10g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 2g

 

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