I sometimes get offers to review snacks and foods for my blog, and a lot of the time I turn them down, or never even write back at all (plus, most of them aren't even vegan!). But, when I got an email offering me a chance to try some tiny vegan cookies made out of roasted peas based on a recipe from Singapore, I wrote back right away. I was really curious! I mean, aren't you?
Soon, a box filled with three lovely little baggies of treats and the World's Cutest Logo arrived at my house. I may or may not have squeed. The folks at Green Pea Cookie sent me a larger bag of their original cookie ("Peater"), a small bag of gluten-free cookies, and a small bag of their new chocolate-dipped version "Dimpea." The chocolate-dipped variety are available at their Kickstarter page, which you should definitely check out! It's super cute, super informative, and it's a great chance to support a cool vegan company.
In the box was a charming little hand-written note telling me a bit about the cookies. There are 100 calories in six cookies, which is a pretty awesome deal. They're made with: roasted green peas, flour, sugar, salt, sunflower oil, and "lots of love."
clockwise from bottom left:
Original, Chocolate Dipped, and Gluten-free
So, what was the verdict? I love these little guys! They are tiny, bright green, and delicious. The very first bite is a bit of a surprise -- I mean, whose taste buds would know what to expect from a green pea cookie? But right away, they won me over. They're a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, a little bit pea-y, and super tasty. I also love their diminutive bite-sized shape. Fun to eat. I find that one or two of these tiny cookies feels like a perfect little treat.
You can see that my chocolate-dipped ones look a little worse for the wear... but that's no one's fault really. Who expects it to be 78 degrees in February??? They melted a little while they sat in my metal mailbox, but that didn't stop me from enjoying them. No siree.
And the gluten-free ones are good too. I think you can see in the picture that the gf variety are slightly more crumbly -- but not enough to negatively impact the experience. It's super cool that they make a gf version (that one uses brown rice flour).
Even though I'm usually of the belief that chocolate makes everything a little bit better, I think my favorites were actually the Original variety. I just really fell for these little cookies. In fact, I haven't even finished my bag of cookies and I've already gone over to Kickstarter and funded them because 1) I want more, and 2) the people there seem awesome, and 3) this is a super cool vegan treat that I'm eager to support.