Where to Buy: Liz Lovely on Foodzie
People have sent letters, emails, and even called Liz on the phone to pledge their undying love for Ginger Snapdragons. Intense organic spices, sweet and sharp organic candied ginger, and a deep undertone of blackstrap molasses all working together… oh my goodness!
What I Think:
Oh. My. Goodness!
These are so good. When I first saw the package of these cookies in my Tasting Box, I had assumed they would be crunchy cookies similar to the ginger snaps you would find in the grocery store. But upon closer inspection, I see that these are two ENORMOUS soft cookies. These are the size of those jumbo cookies you might find as an impulse item at the checkout counter in a convenience store. But… these taste even better than anything you’d find in that convenience store, let me tell you!
It wasn’t until I consumed my first huge cookie that I noticed that these are vegan. That surprised me because had I not read it on the package, I would not have known. These are so soft and moist and tender that I am left wondering how such deliciousness is achieved without using the “usual” ingredients. But perhaps, that is just it. Liz Lovely has discovered a secret! And I am content in not knowing it, so long as they continue to make these incredible cookies.
These dark, molasses-y cookies are sweet but with just enough of that ginger-y spice to balance things out. The exterior is lightly covered in sugar and they are topped with what appears to be candied ginger. This proves to be a special treat, because, I still eat large cookies like this the same way I did when I was a kid: breaking off the edges and working my way around, leaving the moistest, tastiest part for last (the center!) In this case, it truly is the tastiest part of the cookie, and when eating the center of these Ginger Snapdragons, you get an extra kick of peppery ginger! Awesome!
My Final Thoughts:
These are the best ginger cookies I’ve ever eaten. I would have never known they were vegan if the package didn’t say it. These are just plain GOOD. These are truly a LOVELY treat. I think I shall have to put these on my holiday shopping list and put a package in everyone’s stocking – this is better than homemade gingerbread!