Review of Go Raw Cookies – Cookies that Grow in the Ground
Jadah West is the Executive Editor of Paleo Flourish Magazine. She’s also the founder of Salted Paleo. When not running Paleo Flourish Magazine, Jadah loves to spend time at the beach, at her beloved CrossFit, and working as a model.
Apparently (and somewhat bizarrely), if you plant a cookie from Go Raw in the ground, then it will grow.
My guess is that it doesn’t grow a cookie-tree, which is sad.
I’ve always wanted a cookie-tree…
Raw Foods & Enzymes
Theory is, when foods are cooked, many of the naturally occurring enzymes are destroyed. And those enzymes are beneficial for our bodies in at least a few ways, including helping our digestive systems to break down the foods we’re eating.
Go Raw, as a company, is committed to creating products that are never heated over 105 degrees Fahrenheit, so that they can preserve those natural enzymes.
Whether or not you believe this is an important consideration, the simple fact that all of their foods are effectively raw means that they also can’t contain any processed grains (which necessarily need to be cooked or at least substantially heated during processing).
And that’s pretty much always a very good thing – ditching the processed grains!
The Toddler Test
I test a lot of products on a particular 3-year old in my life. Science has nothing on the reaction of a toddler, who absolutely never lies about whether or not he likes the taste of something.
When he first heard that his treat was a Go Raw cookie, he immediately took the little circular cookie and popped it into his mouth without any hesitancy. The word cookie is enough.
However, the second time he was offered a Go Raw cookie, there was definitely more hesitancy and distrust.
In other words, these ain’t your grandma’s cookies, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing!
Personally, I found these cookies to be more of a cracker-like texture with a taste like that of slightly sweetened granola.
I found the chocolate cookie to be my favorite (in that it got closest to the cookie-esque feel I was looking forward to), and I also enjoyed breaking up the ginger snaps cookies and adding them to my daily cup of primal yogurt.
In other words, I didn’t end craving or dreaming about these cookies, but I definitely enjoyed them. It’s nice to enjoy a healthy dessert without ending up dependent on them!
In particular, there were three things that I really liked about Go Raw Cookies:
1. The variety of flavors is quite extensive:
Lemon Pie (ingredients are: organic coconut, sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic dates, organic lemon oil)
Ginger Snaps (ingredients are: organic coconut, sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic dates, organic ginger)
Carrot Cake (ingredients are: organic coconut, sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic carrots, organic dates, organic nutmeg)
Masala Chai (ingredients are: organic coconut, sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic dates, organic orange peel, organic spices)
Chocolate (ingredients are: organic coconut, sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic dates, raw organic cacao)
Original (also called Sweet Crunch) (ingredients are: organic coconut, sprouted organic sesame seeds, organic dates)
2. Go Raw cookies are packaged in convenient resealable bags, which are the perfect size for traveling. I took a few bags along with me to the airport and on a ship. It’s so much easier to make good choices when you bring along your own food options.
3. The ingredients are all organic, grain-free, soy-free, and processed sugar-free. Plus, of course, they’re raw and the seeds are sprouted!
Definitely a thumbs up.
I don’t eat a lot of cookies any more, but I definitely enjoyed these.
Where Can You Buy Go Raw Cookies?
They’re available at various health food stores, including Whole Foods, as well as on Amazon here.
Disclaimer: I received Go Raw cookies for review purposes. I received no other compensation, and this review is based on my own opinion. Note that some links on this page (and throughout this website) may be affiliate links.