Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GreenPea Cookies - Kickstarter fun!

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?

SO CUTE.

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. 


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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. 



11 comments:

  1. YUM!! Those look like so much fun. I love reading reviews about new vegan snacks! And 6 cookies for 100 calories is a super-sweet deal!

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    1. Anonymous10:46 PM

      Hey Bianca, Do check us out on Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1877303117/green-pea-cookie

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  2. Anonymous6:15 AM

    'War and Peas' :)

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  3. Vegan Food in Portland PdxVegan is a choice, a vision, a lifestyle. We are changing how we eat out from the earth, in a responsible and sustainable way that benefits our health. This section is all about healthy lifestyle tips and advice from a dietary point of view. Healthy eating and an active lifestyle are proven methods to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

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  4. Vegan Food in Portland PdxVegan is a choice, a vision, a lifestyle. We are changing how we eat out from the earth, in a responsible and sustainable way that benefits our health. This section is all about healthy lifestyle tips and advice from a dietary point of view. Healthy eating and an active lifestyle are proven methods to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

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  5. Anonymous4:34 AM

    Cute!

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  6. This looks super tasty and delicious!! Need to try it!

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    1. Anonymous10:45 PM

      Hey Anna! Yes they are super tasty and delicious!
      Do check us out on Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1877303117/green-pea-cookie

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  7. Gah! They're so adorable! I love tiny foods, they make me feel like a giant! (I'm 5' 2")

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    1. Anonymous10:46 PM

      Hey River! I'm glad that you find us adorable.
      Do check us out on Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1877303117/green-pea-cookie

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  8. I think a subscription service for Peater and Dimpea would work out. I would love a monthly box or two, and I've been craving ever since! Any idea when the re-launch will be?

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