Emmy’s Organics Review and Giveaway

 

I love finding new, healthy, tasty foods.  I found just that when I sampled Emmy’s Organics macaroons.

About Emmy’s Organics

Emmy’s Organics began in 2008 when Samantha met Ian in Ithaca, New York.  Both were interested in raw foods and experimenting with foods.  They began cooking together in Ian’s mom’s kitchen.  (She is the namesake of Emmy’s Organics.)  When Ian shared a macaroon recipe with Samantha, she joked that the macaroons would look great in a package.  The next day, they went into business together.

Emmy’s Organics Products

Emmy’s offers 8 different macaroon flavors:

  • Coconut Vanilla
  • Dark Cacao
  • Chai Spice
  • Lemon Ginger
  • Choco Orange
  • Mint Chip
  • Choco Chili
  • Chocolate Chip

I was able to try all of the flavors except Choco Orange.

They also sell a few of the flavors dipped in chocolate!

I loved three flavors in particular:  Dark Cacoa, Coconut Vanilla and Chocolate Chip.

What I Loved about Emmy’s Organics

What I loved most is the simple list of ingredients.  For example, the dark cacao only has the following ingredients:

organic shredded coconut, organic raw agave nectar, organic raw cacao powder, non-gmo almond flour, organic raw coconut oil, fair trade vanilla flavor (alcohol-free), himalayan crystal salt

Seven ingredients, all natural.  No artificial flavor or color.  Just natural food.

The Dark Cacao tasted like a rich, decadent brownie, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Coconut Vanilla also has seven ingredients.  In this macaroon, I could really taste and savor the coconut.  The vanilla seemed to draw out and enhance the flavor.

The Chocolate Chip macaroon tasted like a yummy chocolate chip cookie with coconut.

If you love coconut, you’ll love Emmy’s macaroons.  If you don’t like coconut, you probably won’t like these because both the taste and texture of coconut is fairly prevalent in each flavor of the macaroons.

An Allergy Friendly Product

Besides the simple ingredients in the macaroons, I love that Emmy’s is so allergy friendly.  For instance, all of their foods are made in a gluten-free production area, so there is no chance of cross contamination.  Emmy’s Organics is certified gluten free.

The company’s products are also verified Non-GMO, vegan, kosher, and raw.

Where to Buy Emmy’s Organics Products

You can order the products directly from the Emmy’s Organics website.  (Spend over $75, and shipping is free!)  Select stores also carry Emmy’s Organics.  Use the store locator tool to see if any stores near you sell them.

Enter to Win

Emmy’s Organics has generously agreed to send one lucky Mom’s Plans’ reader a package of 6 macaroons.

Mandatory Entry

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This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. MST on December 5th.  It is open to US residents only.  The winner will be chosen via ramdom.org.

I received some of Emmy’s Organics’ products for review purposes only.  No other compensation was given.

Frugal Things We Did Last Week

We were incredibly blessed to have my cousin and her family fly from snowy Michigan (where they encountered several delays and arrived 6 hours late–in the middle of the night) to Tucson to visit us this past week.  My husband and I loved seeing family, and the kids all had a great time catching up with their cousins.

Believe it or not, since we moved to Tucson in late July, we had only seen one tourist site.  When we went out sight seeing with my cousin and her family, I felt like we were on vacation, too.

Thanks to all the sight seeing, we spent a lot more money this week than we normally do.  Still, I tried to cut corners where ever I could.

  • We saved $200 in anticipation of this visit, so we had the money saved to go sight seeing.  It was nice to not have to worry how our spending last week would affect the budget since the money was already set aside.
  • We went to one free attraction–Mission San Xavier

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  • We bought two Tucson Passports so we could get discounted admission to Old Tucson.  The books paid for themselves with that one trip.  Now, any time we use the books in the future, we’ll be saving money.
  • Rather than eating out one day, I pulled two packages of Spaghetti Bolognese from the freezer to feed our family and my cousin’s family.

How did you save money last week?

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