Rawxies Review: The ‘Crap-Free’ Cookie

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Vegan. Gluten-free. Raw. Soy-free. Dairy-free. Non-GMO. Need I say more?

I attended a bloggers’ conference in Kansas City in April and had the opportunity to hear some great speeches from some bad-ass bloggers. One of these bloggers was Callie England — creator of Rawxies, a vegan, g-free and raw hybrid between a cookie and a nutrition bar. After Callie’s speech, I really wanted to reach out to see about reviewing their little heart-shaped cookies. I’m always eager to try anything made right here in KC. And the fact that it was “crap-free” sure didn’t hurt either.

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My sweet-tooth was beyond giddy when these little oat-filled bars showed up on my door step. Rawxies offers four flavors that include mint chocolate chip, lemon poppyseed, banana nut bread and mocha almond.

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Mint Chocolate Chip

This one is flava-licious. I’m a chocolate lover, so I kind of predicted this would be my favorite. It has a subtle cocoa flavor with a light mint aftertaste. The texture is perfect. It’s similar to a just-baked cookie and has small bits of crunchy cocoa nibs. The only complaint I would have about this flavor is it’s a tad bitter.

If you’re used to eating sugary sweets, then this probably isn’t for you. It is an acquired taste and is a far cry from a Snickers. Although, I do find it to be a great option when I’m craving something sweet and don’t exactly want fruit at the moment.

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Banana Nut Bread

Oh, I love me some banana nut bread! The second I opened this little beauty it smelled just like banana nut bread. Not exactly fresh-out-of-the-oven banana nut bread, but very close. I really liked this flavor, too. I could taste both the fresh bananas and the walnuts. This would be great for an on-the-go morning snack.

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Mocha Almond

My first initial thought: brownie. It tastes like a chocolate brownie with sprinkles of almond flakes. The coffee taste is very minimal, which I enjoyed because I don’t enjoy the taste of coffee too much. There is an initial bitter aftertaste, but you don’t notice it after a few bites. This is my second fave next to the Mint Chocolate Chip.

Lemon Poppyseed

I must preface by saying that I am not a huge fan of either poppy seed or lemon. I only like lemon in my water or on my fish. Other than that, forget about it. So, this one was not my favorite. It had a very strong lemony flavor and I felt besides that, it was fairly bland. I was not a huge fan of the texture either. (Also, sorry I have no picture for this one. I had a brain fart and totally forgot to take one!)

Overall Thoughts on Rawxies

So, what’s my overall grade for Rawxies? I’d have to give them a B. For being “free” of almost everything, they’re a pretty great alternative. Again, I think it’s an acquired taste for sure, but if you’re looking for an organic, raw, vegan, non-GMO, low-glycemic, gluten-free, soy-free and high-quality cookie, it’s worth checking out.

Rawxies products run around $30 for a box of 12, and they do offer free shipping. In addition to these little gems, they offer Rawxies Crunch, which come in 4-ounce bags and three flavors: Smoked Paprika, Chili Lime, and Chipotle Curry. They also offer a variety of chocolates. I haven’t tried any of these, so I can’t speak on them, but if you decide to try them, let us know what you think! 

Would you give Rawxies a try? I’d probably keep a stash for when I’m looking for a quick, on-the-go sweet treat. —Erika

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