You don’t have to be a pure Converse sneaker wearing vegan to enjoy cookies made without animal byproducts. Vegan cookies have come a long way since the days of tasting like cardboard, and they have some health benefits as well. Foods made without animal byproducts tend to be lower in saturated fat and cholesterol. One of the newest vegan cookies to hit the store shelves is City Girl Country Girl Cookies.
City Girl Country Girl Cookies made their debut in the retail market at the Whole Foods in Greenwich Connecticut in 2007. They are now being sold at Whole Foods in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. They come in two vegan flavors: chocolate chip and chocolate chip with almonds. This review will focus specifically on the chocolate chip flavor.
Vegan Cookies: City Girl Country Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies: The Pros
The taste!! City Girl Country Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with maple syrup and canola oil rather than eggs, milk, and butter to bind the ingredients. It’s the maple syrup that gives it the extra sweet taste. City Girl Country Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies also contain rolled oats, which add a crunchy texture not found in many vegan chocolate chip cookies.
In addition to being vegan, City Girl Country Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies contain no refined white sugar, white flour, or wheat flour and they are relatively low in fat (2 cookies at 43g = about 12g of fat.) That makes them a bit healthier than most indulgent chocolate chip cookies.
Vegan Cookies: City Girl Country Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies:The Cons
City Girl Country Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies are not readily available in retail stores outside the NY/NJ/CT area, with the one exception being the Shore Club in Miami Beach. So if you don’t live in these areas and you’re itching to give these vegan cookies a try, you’ll have to settle for ordering a bag or two from their website. However, the company is hoping to get their cookies in more places around the US soon.
The other drawback to City Girl Country Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies is price. A 10.6 oz bag of 12 cookies will cost you $9, plus shipping and handling if you need to order them online. In today’s economy, that could be a steep price for some people to pay for a bag of cookies, regardless how good they are.
So overall, City Girl Country Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of the better tasting vegan chocolate chip cookies you will find on the market and worth the occasional indulgence. To learn more about the company and their products, visit their website: www.citygirlcountrygirl.net
Personal communication with CGCG creator Lauren Baker