Friday, May 7, 2010

Apparently Vegan Cookies Can Taste Good

When I arrived in Los Angeles I was introduced to the wonders (and complete lack of enjoyment) of vegan desserts. Until recently I had never enjoyed one. I am happy to report Krissys Cookies has slightly altered my perspective on the issue. However, please do not forget I said 'slightly.' Described as "organic, sugar free, vegan, wheat free, natural, additive free" with "no preservatives" and containing no "unpronounceable ingredients," they sound like cookies from hell. But, they, fortunately, taste rather heavenly if you close your eyes and try to tell yourself they are not vegan. The Red Velvet (two red velvet cookies with vanilla cream filling) is quite tasty with an above average texture for a v-cookie. Even better, the Orange Creamsicle Sandwich consists of an above average shortbread cookie (vegan or not) with a smooth cream filling. It reminded me of my frequent childhood Orange Julius visits. Even the Chocolate Chip cookie, while a tad too gooey, brought forth memories of Entennmann's.

While I will not be replacing my Diddy Riese visits anytime soon -- I mean, that would be stupid -- Krissys is a big step in the right direction for the vegan dessert revolution. A revolution I hope never to be a part of.


  1. check out this vegan slice of candy bar cheesecake.

  2. I'm going to admit that looks quite tasty. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Wish I could get that candy bar cheesecake recipe!