Alright, so I love me some coconut. However, due to my fun-sucking food allergy, it can’t be just any coconut shreds, milk, or yogurt – it has to be organic and labeled as sulfite-free.
So when my sweet older sister took me on a Whole Foods shopping spree because she loves me 🙂 I hit up all my favorite coconut spots.
First, some emmy\’s organic dark cacao macaroons. Um, can we say bliss? Shout out to one of my favorite commenters, Heather – this is gluten-free, dairy-free, and certified vegan, made entirely raw ! As Emmy’s page describes these little chocolate balls of joy, “Fantastically intense, melt-in-your-mouth, brain awakening, dark chocolate macaroon! Our signature sweet for the chocolate connoisseur. Nutritionally rich & packed with antioxidants. This is guilt-free dessert heaven!”
Oh, and she gave us the scoop on why it’s certainly more than okay to pop two of these babies at once…“raw cacao (aka unprocessed chocolate) is high in magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, protein, vit b1, b2, b5, b6, vit c & much more! Plus, it contains more antioxidants than green tea, blueberries and red wine!”
Anyway, the coconut was awesome and it was organic and sulfite free. Yay.
Next product I had to hit on, was some So Delicious coconut creamer for my morning cup of java, because honestly, it makes you feel like the Tropicana girl herself. No sulfites detected and the perfect pairing to your coffee. Seriously, people who drink their coffee black are missing out. Their products too are dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and certified vegan. They’re also loaded with the vegetarian-friendly vitamin B12 and kick some ass in the medium chain fatty acid department. Plus they are super formulated for maximum calcium absorption.
So, I’m not gonna lie – even with the chocolate macaroons in my cart, I had to get my hands on some more coconut sweets.
Continuing my love for So Delicious, I went right to the freezer section and while I really really wanted to grab a container of Purely Decadent Coconut Craze, I found soy lecithin, an additive found in many everyday foods derived from soybean oil, listed in the ingredient list. I wasn’t too sure about it, so after some thorough research, (hey, I really want a container of that perched in my freezer), I found out that it rarely exceeds more than 1 percent of the weight of any food product. And that it is essentially an emulsifier in foods like candy bars, keeping the cocoa and cocoa butter from separating, so I actually think I’d have been okay. But don’t feel bad, I definitely picked up a container of Purely Decadent Purely Vanilla instead 🙂 For some reason vanilla always seems to be my safest option in the marisa-friendly department.
Anyway, it was a fab trip all-around. I even got some more Almond Butter. Anyone know more on soy lecithin? Do you eat So Delicious products? What are your favorites?
P & L,