Friday, 09 September 2011 04:22
Hail Merry Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Snacks & Desserts (video interview)
There are a LOT of great products at Expo West each year - it's pretty overwhelming. But one of the most memorable foods I tried in 2011 was without a doubt Hail Merry. If you live in certain parts of the country - like Colorado, Texas or Virginia - you may have spotted their raw tarts in the refrigerated section and drooled over their descriptions and affordable price; if you didn't buy them you're a fool! These vegan tarts are mind blowingly good - in fact, they don't even taste raw or gluten-free. They're sweet and creamy - thank goodness they're small because if they came in a regular pie size I'd likely eat it all in one sitting. And I'm not alone - Veg News agreed and awarded Hail Merry the Best New Veagn Product of Show!
Hail Merry makes wonderful organic, raw granola and flavored nuts as well, which are super tempting in their adorable recycled packaging. I interviewed Hail Merry's founder and creator, Susan O'Brien, at Expo West earlier this year and she told the story behind the products - why they're healthy, why she cares, and why her motto is "No More Gluten-Free Junk Food". Check it out and then go see if her treats are available near you. Otherwise you can order them online. You may have spotted my red Hail Merry shirt in some videos - it says "Eat Raw Love Longer" on the front and the back says "Raw Gluten-free Vegan". I love this shirt!!