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Review: Eat Pastry Cookie Dough

Jun 28 2012 Published by under product review

Just starting to write this product review is making my mouth drool. I don’t think words can really describe how wonderful Eat Pastry dough is. It’s like… sweet “goo” of the heavens. I know perhaps goo isn’t the best way to describe anything, but this is more than just dough we’re talking about here – it’s soft, it’s sweet, it’s… well it’s perfection. Cooked, yes it’s delicious, but to be honest most of the pails I bought while I was in LA never made it to the cooked staged. Eat Pastry dough is incredibly flavourful with a spoon, right out of the container.

You’ll never need another cookie dough again. To be honest, you’ll never want one. Eat Pastry cookie dough is everything a cookie dough should be and more. Cue the epic list of flavours currently available: Chocolate Chip, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip, Chocoholic Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle, Gluten Free Sugar Mama.
And don’t let the “Gluten Free” label worry you to thinking these versions are at all bitter or grainy – Eat Pastry has conquered all the quarrels and obstacles hit by many other gluten-free trying brands.

There is only one problem with this product: It is not yet available in Canada. Check them out at: http://eatpastry.com/html/

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Product Review: Comparing Vegan Pizza

Jun 14 2012 Published by under product review

As tonight  I finally reached my count to 4 very different vegan pizzas I’ve tried, I decided to write a small review comparing them. I’m sure I’ll have a lot to add to this review as time goes on, but I found that the unique tastes deserved some recognition.

Flore Vegan’s Roasted Vegetable Pizza

It was at this Los Angeles Vegan Restaurant Cafe that I tried my first vegan pizza, and although the rest of what I ordered was pretty good, I wasn’t 150 percent happy with the dish. Again, I love this place, but something was a little off about the pie. The roasted zucchini, peppers, onions, and mushrooms were great, and the soy cheese was good (although now I’m personally hooked on daiya), but I wasn’t a fan of the crust, or the size for price. It was very dry, and half the size of a general 12 dollar pizza. I appreciate it’s effort, but next time I’ll stick to their great vegan cake for dessert.

Vancouver’s Vegan Pizza House Pizza

Living in Vancouver, I am fortunate enough to have a place like this that exists. Every pizza pie you’ve ever wanted, vegan, and not only does it save animals, but it tastes amazing. I ordered the Cook’s Special, topped with fantastic vegan sliced chiken, mushrooms, pepper, and extra daiya cheese. I ordered the small, and I honestly ate the entire thing. It isn’t a small small, but it was worth going back even after I was full. This was the time I got my order delivered, with a side of their delicious vegan caesar. I also stopped in when it was opening and found myself getting a vegetarian slice, and ham and pineapple – both of which I equally enjoyed. The dough is moist with a crispy crust, and the daiya cheese is melted to perfection. Just thinking about it makes me drool.

Whole Foods’ (on Cambie in Vancouver) Vegan Pizza of the Day

I had often walked past the pizza counter at Whole Foods, only to see that to my disappointment the vegan pizza was all sold out. But alas I managed to get a hold of a piece! Unlike the other vegan pizzas I’ve had, Whole Foods offers something unique. A thin, soft white dough, brushed with olive oil and topped without tomato sauce, but daiya mozza, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, and spinach. Not at all greasy, and quite a big piece for worth the price. I was very impressed, and although extremely different from my favorite slices at the Vegan Pizza House, I enjoyed the pizza equally.

Tofurky’s Vegan Italian Sausage Pizza

I had never bought a boxed vegan pizza before, but for eight bucks, I thought, why not? First of all, the box is a bit misleading, as it’s a fair bit larger than the actually pie. Also, sugar is an added ingredient, so as it says Vegan right on the front, I was just praying that sugar wasn’t refined through Bone Char. The pizza itself was not loaded with toppings, but had a fair amount. The cheese tasted like… well, cheese, and I guess if someone wanted an exact replica of the non-vegan equivalent, they could find it with Tofurky’s. But for me, I honestly missed the daiya I’ve become so accustomed to. It’s also a thin crust pizza which I rather enjoyed. All-in-all, for 8 dollars, I say it’s pretty decent.

And there you have it! I’ll definitely be adding to this review with different pizzas as I try more.

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