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Kookie's for your inner monster

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There are very few raw "cookies" out there that satisfy our inner monster. In fact, most of the cookie attempts are either hard as a rock or taste like a ball coconut mulch. The word on the street, however, is that Kookie Karma is different.

Founded by young entrepreneur Juli Novotny, Kookie Karma is making fast moves in Southern California and New York as the premier vegan and raw cookie. With flavors like Raw Banana Bread, Raw Cherry Cashew, Raw Carob Truffle, Raw Lemon Fig, & Raw Granola Bar its no wonder why!

Here's Juli on her decision to include raw kookies (via Vison Magazine):

This came about while I was on a raw food only kick for a few years. I had lots of clarity and stored energy to use up, so I spent nights in the kitchen, blending, dehydrating, sprouting and, of course, eating! Our Raw Living line is especially full of health and good vibrations. We don’t even cook these flavors in the oven; we dehydrate them at low temperatures, making them living foods. We infuse cherries, almonds, agave nectar, maple syrup, coconut, carob, hemp seeds, olive oils, orange juice, and other foods fresh from the farmer’s markets to create these kookies. Living, raw foods are full of active enzymes, which are the catalysts to optimal health; most of the time if we don’t eat our vegetables and fruits raw, we don’t get these important nutrients, thereby sacrificing our health.

More from Juli on her background and getting started (via an email to WLIR):

I started the company 2.5 years ago at age 24 with very little funding. It's been an awesome experience so far and a huge challenge for me. I have been so fortunate to be in such great stores as Whole Foods Market on the west coast. I was the first raw food cookie ever to be in the whole foods Southern Calif Region and now there are so many! It's been so great to see raw foods grow and grow and become more and more mainstream. The company began in LA with just me (and my boyfriend sometimes) making everything 3 flavors of cookies out of somebody else's commercial kitchen. Now, there are 6 of us in our own commercial kitchen...making over 8 flavors of cookies and now we also make cereal and crackers!!!!

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Daniella

These are very good, but very expensive too. Basically for the price of 2 of these cookies you can buy about 16 really yummy organic vegan cooked cookies. I know these are healthier, but sometimes it costs too much to make the healthier choice.

Juli

Actually, I am not going to preach about health, but I want everybody to understand that if you are paying $4.50 for 16 cookies you should wonder A) what is in them that makes them so cheap (probably wheat flour or grain flour and normal sugar) and B) how many ounces are they?

Kookie Karma kookies are 2.0 ounces, much larger than most cookies. They are dense and rich and cost effective. They cost more than typical vegan cookies to make, hence to sell. They don't make any more money than typical vegan cookie companies, just a switch of ingredients. Think about it---almond flour vs wheat flour---almonds cost way more than wheat flour but has much more depth. There are no filler ingredients like baking powder and sode to give them a LARGER AIRY look! They look small but are desnse. ALWAYS look at ounces!

Low-Glycemic is the key here! Cookies that don't make you fat? Cookies that are packed with nutrients? Those are pretty much the amazing selling points! Try for yourself ;)

Best of Luck and Health!

Dhrumil

And...

The more we have brave companies like Kookie Karma out there, paving the way, the more cost comes downs for everyone!

Renee

Another option is learning to make these snacks yourself! :-)

Raw Vegan Momma

A few years ago I purchased raw cookies I did hesitate at the cost but I really loved the cookies. I never liked the chemical sweets so I really loved these. A few months later I bought a 9 tray excalibur and started making my own savory and sweet treats. My daughter loves them.

Daniella

"Kookie Karma kookies are 2.0 ounces, much larger than most cookies. They are dense and rich and cost effective. They cost more than typical vegan cookies to make, hence to sell. They don't make any more money than typical vegan cookie companies, just a switch of ingredients. Think about it---almond flour vs wheat flour---almonds cost way more than wheat flour but has much more depth. There are no filler ingredients like baking powder and sode to give them a LARGER AIRY look! They look small but are desnse. ALWAYS look at ounces!"

Ugh, the bags of cookies are 12ounces. 6X as heavy. I know that almonds and other nuts are more expensive then flours and grains. That's why I don't buy almonds either. If I did I would make my own. But at $16-20 a lb. It's not that they shouldn't charge that much, it's that not everyone can afford to spend $40 just to supply their guests with a plate of some cookies! Just go without I guess. That's what I do. I don't need either kind and the money stays in my pocket.

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