Thursday, May 8, 2008

Liz Lovely Cookie Review #1

As promised, I'm reviewing each Liz Lovely cookie from my awesome sampler package in individual posts. My first cookie was the Peanut Butter Classic:


I've always loved old-fashioned peanut butter cookies (you know, the kind with the criss-crossed fork lines), and I've been going through a bit of a nut butter phase lately. I keep at least three different kinds of nut butter or flavored peanut butter (can anyone say Dark Chocolate Dreams?) in the pantry at all times. So naturally, I was drawn to this cookie first.

As you can see by the picture, this ain't your typical-lookin' peanut butter cookie. There's a solid layer of dark chocolate on the bottom and gorgeous chocolate drizzle across the top. Peanut butter is delicious on it's own, but if there's one thing that can make it even better, it's chocolate (again, with the Dark Chocolate Dreams).

At first bite, the cookie reminded me of the giant ones I used to buy at the Cookie Factory in the mall as a kid. Somewhat chewy, but not overly so. The kind of chewy that melts in your mouth the moment it hits the tongue. The already mild peanut butter taste is masked a little by the chocolate, but not so much that it overpowers. It's the perfect balance of light and dark, soft and firm. Yum!

Unfortunately, I had to restrain myself from eating more than a half of a cookie at a time (there are two giant cookies in the package). That's because one whole cookie is a whopping 24 grams of fat. And while the ingredients are Skinny Bitch-approved (evaporated cane juice, wheat flour, molasses), my inner former fat girl (yes, I used to be chubby) won't let me go all the way with these. But that's fine. That just means more for later!

By the way, these are cookies with a conscience. Ingredients are fair trade certified and USDA Organic! Yea!

Note: In case you haven't been keeping up, I won an free box of Liz Lovely vegan cookies from a blog contest hosted by Miss Jess from The Domestic Vegan. The box featured five flavors.

16 comments:

Sheridan said...

Sounds scrumptious! Mmm mmm mmm...

poopiebitch said...

Haha! I just laughed out loud because I have: peanut butter, almond butter AND Dark Chocolate Dreams (ohmygodGOOD) in my pantry/fridge right now!

That cookie looks amazing. I think I just drooled on my keyboard a little bit.

The cake club is having another get together this Tuesday night at a member's house. Someone will be doing an airbrush demo, and anyone who brings an airbrush can do a little playing/practicing. You're welcome to come if you can - and I have an airbrush we can play with! Let me know and I'll send you the info.

romina said...

Your description of that cookie has me salivating big time. Especially when you say it melts in your mouth... mmmmm!!

Jan Scholl said...

i could live on peanut butter or peanuts and nothing else. me need some now.

Mihl said...

That sounds like a really great cookie company, I love the fair trade aspect!

VeggieGirl said...

Ahh, I was wondering if you'd do cookie reviews ;0)

My all-time favorite cookie variety is peanut-butter-oatmeal; but that peanut-butter-chocolate one looks TO-DIE-FOR delicious - yum!! I can't wait for your other reviews!!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

ooooh! I want one of those cookies! please! now!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Your review and photo are making me hungry!

Rach-ums said...

The Dark Chocolate Dreams PB is da BOMB on apple slices! In case you didn't already know. :) Haven't seen those Liv Lovely cookies anywhere but they sure do look good.

Btw, only bought those taquitos 'cuz they were on sale. They are way spendy here too.

Lesley said...

A vegan in Memphis...and I thought it was tough just being vegetarian there!

Er...don't suppose you'd want to share your recipe for southern fried tofu with me, wouldya? *cough*lesleyeats at gmail dot com *cough* I promise not to publish it. And to help you with your cookbook!

Melody Polakow said...

Those look awesome!...

also, I loved your beans and greens and cornbread post..

Melody Polakow said...

Those look awesome!...

also, I loved your beans and greens and cornbread post..

poopiebitch said...

I actually found the gummies at Kroger, but I'll bet Wild Oats has them too! They totally fill a ridiculous craving for sour gummy things.

You are more than welcome to come to the cake meeting! The last one I went to there were about three or four newbies! It's going to be... (copy and pasting here):

Tuesday May 13th, at 7pm
The home of Debra Bittle
1280 Robertson Rd, Memphis, TN, 38127
- near Shelby Forest

If you want we can meet up somewhere first and ride over together - I'll have to come straight up 240/40 through Memphis anyway.

I am so excited about lunch tomorrow, it's silly. I've never been to Pho Hoa Binh but I think I know where it is. I can't wait - see you then!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I wish I could send you a thing of my favorite peach salsa—it’s the best one I’ve ever tried, hands-down!
Ok, as for those cookies? Color me VERY jealous!

Megan the Vegan said...

24 g of fat in one cookie! wow. So beautiful, but oh so bad!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

YUM! I have not tried that kind yet. The Mochadamia cookies definitely melted in my mouth, so I can imagine that the PB would, too. God, I love peanut butter. (And I totally used to be a chubby girl, too! Haha. I was younger, but still. I also wouldn't be able to go "all the way" with these. But eating them bit-by-bit made me savor & enjoy the Mochadamias that much more.)

I can't wait to read about the rest!