If there is one thing to know about me, it is that I love my snacks (and always have one or two on hand for those times when I get hangry). But that doesn’t mean the snacks I reach for are healthy, satisfying, or even that good. Usually, when I get hungry during the day, I’ll grab whatever’s available—even if that means having to make the dreaded trip to the vending machine.
So, when Partake Foods reached out and offered to send me samples of their vegan and gluten-free cookies, I was ready to start snacking away—sans guilt.
Partake Foods was born when Denise Woodard, a mother to a two-year-old daughter with food allergies, struggled to find nutritious alternatives. While some brands catered to people with food allergies, most of them contained artificial flavors and preservatives. Frustrated with the lack of suitable meal and snack options for her daughter, Denise created the first three recipes for Partake Foods with the help of popular blogger and James Beard Award Winning cookbook author, Shauna Ahem.
I was delighted when I came home from work one day to find two boxes of cookies from Partake Foods on my doorstep. There is something about receiving a sweet treat that is an instant pick-me-up—plus, I was looking forward to trying the sprouted grain chocolate chip mini cookies that I saw on their website (doesn’t everyone just love chocolate chip cookies?).
I was just about to head out on a road trip when I received the cookies, so I thought, what better way to test them out than to take them along for the ride? I was glad I did. I first broke into the sprouted grain chocolate chip mini cookies when I arrived famished at my destination just before dinnertime. I wanted a quick snack that wouldn’t ruin my appetite, but despite my best effort, trying just one cookie turned into devouring four. They were delicious—not too sweet, but they still satisfied my sweet tooth.
Up next were the carrot oat cookies. I’m not a huge carrot fan and couldn’t imagine what it would taste like in a cookie, but I was pleasantly surprised when I detected a slight gingerbread flavor—which is one of my favorites.
I also took some Partake cookies to an outdoor evening concert I was going to on Long Island. Let’s just say they were a big hit amongst my health conscious friends, who want to buy some for themselves.
I liked that this was a snack you could feel good about eating—and also serving. It is free of the top 12 allergens, non-GMO verified, kosher, certified vegan and gluten-free. It also contains sprouted ancient grains and real fruits and vegetables. Click here to see where Partake Foods is sold in a store near you.
So, if you are a snacker, like me, keep these in your desk, at your office, or in your travel bag and enjoy guilt-free snacking!
*Samples courtesy of Partake Foods