Review: Lesley Stowe’s Raincoast Cookies

by gigi on November 7, 2011

A few weeks ago, Jenkins and I were invited to a tasting event for Lesley’s Stowe’s latest product launch, Raincoast Cookies. Unfortunately, we were busy that day but they offered to send us some cookies in the mail so we could give it a try. That seemed like a good compromise to me and a tasting sample of cookies was promptly sent to me.

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The cookies were individually packaged and actually larger than I expected. They came in three flavours: dried cranberry and toasted hazelnut; apricot, ginger and slivered almonds; and dark chocolate, tart cherry and pecan. The flavours all sounded quite good and sounded like something I would make so I was eager to give them a try. Checking out the ingredient list at the back, the cookies are all made with healthy, all-natural ingredients, including whole grains and flax seeds.

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Biting into the cookie, you could really tell that it had a really healthy and whole grainy taste to it. It was softer than I expected and since I’m more of a crunchy cookie person, I would have preferred the cookie to be crispier. The dried berries and dark chocolate added a hint of sweetness but overall, these cookies aren’t very sweet. To me, I would have enjoyed these cookies more if they were marketed as granola bars, as that seemed to me to be more apt of a description than a cookie. If you are a soft cookie person, you may like these but cookie texture has such a large impact on me that I didn’t enjoy these cookies as much as I had initially thought. If I had to choose between these and Lesley Stowe’s Raincoast Crisps, I would definitely prefer the crisps more.

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