After many years of unexplained medical issues, I was finally diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002. The first couple of years were a rough road traveled, but I am feeling better than I ever have. It is important that I share what I have learned over the years with others and to do my part to help raise awareness of celiac disease.
I was very surprised when I received a care package of Hail Merry's gluten-free blonde macaroons. I absolutely love coconut and have always had bit of a sweet tooth, but in the past I haven't always had the best of luck with gluten-free macaroons. Usually, I find macaroons to be way too sweet, high in fat and calories or the texture is just wrong. Despite the charming packaging that contained these macaroons, I still had my doubts – but who am I kidding? I love coconut!
When I took my first bite I noticed that the texture of these macaroons was soft, slightly chewy, but not overly sweet – I guess they read my mind about my usual complaints about most macaroons – they tasted great. I found the size of each macaroon (just short of the size of a golf ball) was just the perfect size to get satisfaction for a sweet tooth like me, but the best part is that they only have 70 calories and 5.5 grams of fat each! How can this be?
Upon further reading of their packaging I noticed that Hail Merry didn't cut any corners when they developed these little bites of goodness! The ingredient list is short , wholesome and surprisingly these macaroons are not only raw and vegan, but are only lightly sweetened with maple syrup. I must also mention that shredded coconut has twice the fiber of oats, and that coconut oil is known to contribute to healthier hair, skin and can help aid proper digestion.
I absolutely loved the taste of these macaroons with their real coconut flavor and texture! These macaroons give a "junk food" taste with the quality and nutrition that you wouldn't expect from such a nice little treat – in my book they are definitely worth trying!
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