Green Pea Cookie Review

 

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Green peas are all the rage nowadays, from protein powder for your post-workout shake to vegan chicken strips and cookies. Cookies? Yes, cookies. The lovely folks at Green Pea Cookie got their inspiration from a trip to Singapore (see story below). These delectable green goodies are a popular snack there, so they decided to bring them to the US. Lucky for us!

The green, quarter-sized, dome shaped goodies are a little sweet, a little salty and have a mild green pea flavor. They have a shortbread crispy and crumbly texture and are rich, buttery flavor. I was surprised at how rich they are when I first tried them. The best part is that 6 of them clock in at only 100 calories. Best of all, they’re 100% vegan and have a gluten-free option.

They come in two flavors: the original Green Pea Cookie is called Peater, the Christmas edition Cranberry Green Pea Cookie is called Penelopea, and the new Chocolate Dipped Green Pea Cookie — making her debut on Kickstarter — is called Dimpea. Yummy!

Green Pea Cookie is only in its infancy, though. They’ve just been funded on their Kickstarter campaign (funded in 7 hours!) and should be cranking out cookies for all soon. Go ahead and make them happea by visiting their site and buying their cookies.

UPDATE: it has been brought to our attention that their claim of using only five simple ingredients (on their original cookie) is misleading. In fact, there are several more, listed on the nutrition facts label. We felt that it might bother some people (ourselves included), so we’re mentioning it here.

More About Green Pea Cookie

atovegan_gree-pea-cookie_bagTheir story began back in the summer when one of my co-founders, Sean, brought some green pea cookies over from Singapore while doing an internship where we both worked at a tech-startup in San Francisco. He watched with delight as their co-workers devoured the box of cookies in just one afternoon and he decided to sell them in the US. Together with Fiona, their other co-founder, they have since been developing their business, perfecting the recipe and preparing for their launch. People from San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and many other small towns have tried the cookies since then and they have received great feedback!

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Lydia has been a passionate cook since she was 13 years old, a vegetarian/now vegan for a over 21 years, a graphic designer for over 18.... read her full bio or send her a message here.

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4 Responses to “Green Pea Cookie Review”
  1. scmiller76 says:

    Don’t be mislead. The website may state these are made from “5 simple ingredients” but the truth is, there’s 10, and 2 of those are ARTIFICIAL colorings Why bother using “organic” “nonGMO” ingredients. Then adding in two other poisons.

    • Mauro says:

      I’ll agree with you on two things: the claim of 5 ingredients is misleading (and I hate when people do that) and it’s weird that they go through the trouble of using the organic stuff but add the artificial coloring.

      When we did their review we were only given the list containing 5 ingredients (not listing the sub-ingredients)… we’re not sure if they changed it afterwards. We’ll update the post to reflect that.

      But artificial colorings are not poison. There’s no credible/sufficient evidence for any of the issues artificial colorings are supposed to have. There is a tiny percentage of the population who has sensitivity to them (0.01% to 0.10%, linked to some people who are asthmatic or have sensitivity to drugs like aspirin, that’s why they have to be listed in the ingredients), but other than that, they’re fine. So unless you are sensitive to them, go ahead and eat your cookies. If you want to read more about the artificial colors, here are the Wikipedia links to Yellow #5 and Blue #1, they’re a good place to start.

      • Scm says:

        You shouldn’t trust Wikipedia.
        Here is some real information on artificial colors you may want to read.
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        • Mauro says:

          I approved your comment but removed the links to Natural News, as that site is a cesspool of bad misinformation and I’m not giving them any traffic or ratings by linking to them. They’re anti-science, anti-medicine, full of crazy conspiracy theories, and look to profit from selling their own supplements, which they convince you to buy by feeding you all sorts of pseudo-science bullshit. If that’s where you get your “information”, you shouldn’t criticize Wikipedia, since they have all the citations necessary for you to get to the real information, written by real scientists, regulatory agencies, and other qualified people who know their stuff.

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