Review and Giveaway: New Moon Kitchen


New Moon Kitchen is a Toronto-based vegan bakery founded by Eden Hertzog, in 1997, at the ripe old age of twenty! While I was barely making it to my home-room class, Eden was baking up a storm selling her goodies to friends and family. Little did she know she was creating a monster. A cookie monster that is! Mmmm, cookies!

It is no wonder Eden jumped right into becoming a “baker babe”, she’s good at it. Really, really good at it. In fact, when it comes to finding healthy cookies at your local grocery store or health food store, you are faced with a selection of bland, hard cookies that resemble a sporting disc you’d find at a high school track meet.

The list of ingredients read like something you’d find in your pantry and not in a science lab. There is nothing tasteless about these cookies.

See for your self….

All the cookies are:
Dairy and egg free
Cholesterol free
Free from preservatives
Trans Fats free
Vegan
either made with Organic Spelt Flour or Organic Brown Rice Flour (Gluten-free)

When I received the eight boxes of New Moon Kitchen cookies and Crunch this! granola, my first instinct was to tear open the boxes and dig in. Once I reminded myself that I actually needed to write a review I came up with a plan.

1)    Take picture of cookies and granola……check.


2)    Pour myself a glass of water so I clean my palate between cookies…….check.
      3)    Open 1 box at a time and only eat 1 cookie from each box…errrr. 

Chocolate Chip “Best-in-the-whole-wide-world”
I ate three right off the bat. My plan has started off on the wrong foot. But boy-oh-boy aren’t these the best chocolate chip cookies EVER! Hence the name, “Best-in-the-whole-wide-world.”
New Moon Kitchen’s Chocolate Chip cookie was the very first cookie I tried of theirs….and the only one of theirs I’ve ever tried. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Right? I’ve just never been able to go past the perfectness of this chocolate chip cookie. The hubby agrees. He devoured the rest during one of his midnight pantry-attacks leaving me the very last cookie. I may never get over that. Everyone I know who’s tried these Chocolate Chip cookies agree that these are in fact the, “Best-in-the-whole-wide-world.”


At last I am moving past the Chocolate Chip cookie and entering an unknown territory. This could get ugly. Highly unlikely with New Moon Kitchen’s track record.

Spicy Chocolate “Love Bites”
At first you might be asking, “Chipotle pepper in a chocolate chip cookie?” Yes, chipotle pepper in a chocolate chip cookie! The smooth chocolate seemingly blends with the spiciness of the chipotle pepper which pleasantly sneaks up on you (a little tingle in your ear) just as you finish this moist and chewy delight.  Love Bites is chocolate and spice and everything nice!   

Coconut-Chocolate “Mackies”
I am a big fan of macaroons. Maybe too much of a fan! I can easily scarf down half a tray from my local bakery counter. New Moon Kitchen’s Mackies are no exception. Actually, they are much moister than the “regular” macaroons that I have been enjoying for years. How do they do it? A vegan, gluten-free (Organic Brown Rice Flour), moist macaroon? Beats me! All I know is, Mackies are too die for! Bits of shredded coconut and chocolaty goodness rolled up in a bite sized dream. Yum-o!

Ginger “Snappers”
Hello fresh ginger! Unlike almost all ginger snap cookies I’ve tried Snappers are moist, a little chewy and bursting with fresh ginger. Yes, I said “fresh” not stale ground powder ginger but real gingerroot! My son LOVED this one and as did I. A great pick-me-up if you suffer from nausea due to hypoglycemia. I wish I knew about Snappers when I was pregnant.

Oatmeal “Goldies”
A traditional oatmeal cookie made absolutely perfect! I’m definitely going to pick-up a box for my dad who loves oatmeal cookies. These Goldies are made with much higher quality ingredients than the “commercial” brand my dad’s been buying for years. Watch out papa, I’m going in for the switch!

Chocolate-Espresso “Mokas’
Being of Italian background I was particularly excited to try the Mokas, seeing that it is made with freshly ground espresso. An Italian staple. The first thing I noticed was the ground espresso granules and than a pleasant bold aroma which reminded me of a freshly brewed doppio. All I needed was a Vespa and I would be Audrey Hepburn  in Roman Holiday. Simply delectable.  


Chocolate “MoMints”
This cookie reminds me of the Junior Mint Seinfeld episode. You remember the one? When Kramer accidently drops a Junior Mint in Elaine’s ex-boyfriend Roy’s body while he is undergoing a splenectomy.  Everything in life can be related to a Seinfeld episode. Is this why the cookie is called “MoMint” meaning “moment.” Could be. Only Eden would know. Either way I am loving the fresh peppermint and the striking chocolate taste from this chewy brownie-like cookie. Try it with a loose leaf peppermint tea or an ice cold mojito! (non-alcoholic of course! wink, wink)

Seed and Raisin ‘Bite Me’
My 17 month-old son Jackson, really liked the ‘Bite Me’ cookie. Maybe he was trying to tell me something. Things to make you go hmmm.  I enjoyed this one with a chamomile tea curled up in bed with a book.

Crunch this! granola
At last a granola that I can actually recommend to my clients. Thank-you New Moon Kitchen!  They’ve done it and they’ve done it exceptionally well. Oats, Organic Kamut, Organic Millet, Organic Spelt flour, dried currants, brown flax seeds and cinnamon are just a few of the real food ingredients that make up this superb granola. Crunch this! granola is now a staple in my home and already being introduced into my client’s homes.

Here’s a recipe I came up with: 

Quickie, Crunchy, Breakie
1 cup Liberte Goat’s Milk Yogourt
½ cup Freshly sliced local strawberries (Foodland Ontario)
½ cup Crunch this! granola
drizzle of 100% pure agave nectar

Layer yogurt, strawberries, granola and agave nectar. Enjoy for breakfast, a snack or for dessert! Yum-o!

New Moon Kitchen cookies are delicious, moist, made with the finest ingredients, vegan and truly addictive. Their Crunch this! granola is the best I’ve ever had and a must for every kitchen pantry.

The mooners at New Moon Kitchen are giving away a box of their Chocolate Chip and Snappers cookies. As well as a few individually wrapped cookies (your choice) and Crunch this! Granola.  Yay, for New Moon Kitchen!

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You must do the first entry in order to enter.
 

You will have until Tuesday July13th at 11:59pm EST to enter.
 

The winner will be chosen via random number generator (www.random.org) the next day and notified by email. I'll also post the winners on my blog in the comments below. If I don't hear back from the winner within 72 hours, I'll pick another.

Good luck!


Stay connected with New Moon Kitchen on their website and by following Eden's blog.  






Disclosure: I received products from New Moon Kitchen for review purposes only.

44 comments:

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I visited New Moon Kitchen and now I'm really hungry! LOL I have never tasted New Moon cookies, but let me tell you something...they look DELICIOUS!!! I'm sure every flavor is YUMMY! The ingredients are amazing and healthy :-) I would love to taste them :-)

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Jocelyn said...

I love new moon kitchen products! I especially love their snapper/ginger cookies...I first got them at whole foods last year in oakville :)

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MirandaJayne said...

I was very excited to learn that you are a peanut free facility at New Mood Kitchen. I also enjoyed learning about spelt being high in fiber. Thanks for the tasty contest.

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meeyeehere said...

The bunny bread looks tasty too!! I would love to try this because my son is allergic to dairy so I have to make everything he puts in his mouth.This is an answer to my prayers and his!
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Jocelyn said...

I tweeted about this today! @Josseatsfresh

Melissa Macchione said...

And the winner is (via www.randomorg.com) lucky number 42! Congratulations to Jocelyn!

Kate Dunkin said...

This is a great post! I really love individually wrapped cookies so much. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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