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Matchup of the Week: Cookie Dough

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

Recently, I was delighted to discover a delicious new treat: ready-made vegan cookie dough!

Of course, I do have the cookbook Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, which contains recipes for some mouthwateringly scrumptious cookies. However, last weekend while perusing the vegan treats at the Whole Foods Market in Glendale, California, I was seduced by the sweet temptation of convenience. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to get a hold of such yummy, cruelty-free fare?

Take a look at how the vegan version compares to the nonvegan one:

EatPastry Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough

  • Serving Size: 1 oz.
  • Calories: 120
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Source: http://bit.ly/knLApq

Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

  • Serving Size: 1 oz.
  • Calories: 130
  • Total Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28.2 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg

Source: http://bit.ly/lVUTIO

As you can see, the EatPastry vegan cookie dough has fewer calories and carbs and less fat, saturated fat, and sodium. The raw dough (made of natural, organic, and 100 percent vegan ingredients) tastes just as irresistible as the cookies themselves, which are perfectly soft and sweet.

Unfortunately, this product is currently available for purchase only in stores on the West Coast—in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona—and Hawaii. That said, the EatPastry website declares, “[We] … hope to soon be selling our cookie dough throughout the nation! Stay tuned!” If these products are currently not sold in your favorite natural market, put in a request there or contact the company itself, and maybe the cookie dough goodness will spread your way!

As for those of us lucky enough to have immediate access to these tasty little treats, grab a cookie sheet and get baking.

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  • Megan says:

    Is there a chance that this will ever come to Australia?
    I’d like to know if there’s something similar here! c:

  • Andi says:

    All west coast stores but UT! Can we get these here PLEASE? They sound amazing, and chocolate chip cookies are my favorite treat!

  • notatwit says:

    this is a little pricey, but very reasonable if, like me, you just let yourself eat a frozen tablespoon full every day or 2. it is insanely yummy!

  • California Fertility Partners says:

    Very cool. Unfortunately they’re usually pretty expensive, at least at the stores around here. Hopefully they will come down in price soon.

  • Jay says:

    I buy atleast one of these tubs a week. SOOOOO good!

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