When you think raw food, you probably don't picture desserts, but there are lots of yummy raw dessert options out there! I recently got the chance to try out Hail Merry Raw Macaroons, and I have got to say: I was impressed!
The macaroons came in the same Conscious Box as the raw protein bars I reviewed last week. This might make it seem like the Conscious Box is full of raw food, which isn't the case. This one had a lot more raw treats than usual. Not that I mind raw snacks - they're delicious and much healthier than most cooked snacks!
The macaroons they sent me were the chocolate variety, and they were rich and cocoa-y! All of Hail Merry's macaroons are gluten free and vegan and contain no refined sugars. I was a little bummed that these were sweetened with maple syrup, though. Often, raw cookies use dates or other dried fruit to get the sweetness, which means a little boost of nutrients and fiber to balance out that sugar.
Here's the whole ingredients list:
organic maple syrup, organic shredded coconut, Fair Trade dark cocoa, organic extra virgin coconut oil, pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla, sea salt
As desserts go, I'm really impressed with this list! No mystery ingredients, and they went the extra mile to source their cocoa from a fair trade supplier. All of Hail Merry's products are also Non-GMO Verified, which means no franken-ingredients here!
Hail Merry makes macaroons, tarts, granola, and sells a few types of nuts. You can find their whole line of raw snacks on their website.