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To be honest, I’ve been moping around ever since I had to go back on a dairy-free diet. I couldn’t care less about consuming soy, as long as it’s organic, except that my kids seem to be affected by it as well. This is quite problematic since MANY things that are made without dairy are made with soy. It has been a huge problem trying to find foods without dairy & soy, never mind any tasty treats. That is why Hail Merry has my vote! I will buy from their company forever. They share my enthusiasm for foods without GMO’s, utilize a large amount of organic ingredients, and value coconut oil just as much as I do, which is a lot because I use coconut oil for everything. Hair, skin, teeth, baking, coffee, eating…seriously, everything. Not only are Hail Merry bites & tarts dairy and soy free, but also egg, corn, wheat, and gluten-free. In addition, they’re perfect for those keeping kosher, Paleos, and Vegans!
Now, I was a tiny bit concerned when my blogger kit arrived. I excitedly opened the serving of Vanilla Bites, bit into it, and was overwhelmed with shredded coconut. I really, really hate shredded coconut. The texture irks me, which is why when I tell you that except a few I shared with my husband, I ate all the Merry Bites myself, you understand how incredible that is. Of course, I did it for the sake of detail-oriented, ethical reporting…you know, for research purposes. Okay, okay. I ate most of them because they are just that good! The shredded coconut didn’t even phase me. Each bite is creamy, moist, and extremely flavorful. Mark my words, my next trip to Whole Foods, I’m buying a Hail Merry stash.
Since there are so many flavors to choose from, I was curious to see which one I liked the most. And, not too surprising for someone who loves chocolate as much as I do, but Dark Chocolate bites were my ultimate favorite. Let me just say, while two might be a reasonable serving size, two is just not nearly enough for how tasty they are! After Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Salted Brownie were my next picks. These three are definitely the ones you’d find in the mini-fridge in our bedroom. Another fantastic perk is my favorite bites all coincidentally pair exceptionally with coffee. Just putting that out into the universe for my fellow coffee lovers. *Cough, addicts, cough.*
Merry Bites are the perfect way for moms to take the edge off hunger, a rough day with the kiddos, or at your job. They’re indulgent enough to make you feel better, but waaayyyy healthier than stress-eating a pint of ice cream. Isn’t that the dream; delicious without the guilt?
Like I mentioned from the get-go, I will continue to shop with Hail Merry because they clearly value their customers as evidence by their numerous certifications and health-conscious ingredients. One thing I was surprised to find was that Merry Bites are not baked in the traditional sense, but rather low-temperature dehydrated. In fact, this process of low-temp dehydration is a key requirement behind the C.L.E.A.N** certification (see details below). Hail Merry’s dedication to C.L.E.A.N eating is unbelievably admirable when you consider all the criteria that goes into it.
I’m undoubtedly going to continue my support for their products and I’m going to make sure my family & friends do to!
If you’re local to San Antonio, TX, Hail Merry products can be found at Whole Foods. If you’re elsewhere, check out where-to-buy.
**According to cleanfoodcertified.org, for products to be Certified C.L.E.A.N.:
They must be Conscious, or safe, based on the compliance standards defined in detail.
They must be Live, must be minimally processed, (below 212 degrees) and a majority of the ingredients must be organic.
They must be Ethical, the ingredients must be 100% non-GMO and should have been manufactured using humane processes.
They must be Active, have a high amount of bio-available enzymes and tested using the revolutionary CytoSolve® technology.
They must be Nourishing, as determined by ANDI Score.