Company: ZEST Brands

Introduced: February 2017

Distribution: Regional

Suggested Retail Price: $8.79 (5 oz. box)

Product Snapshot: Five ounces of chocolate cookies finished with a blush of fragrant ginger. Joining ZEST’s Lemon Coconut Cookies and Shortbread Sandies, these delicious treats feature organic cocoa and ginger crystals baked with 75 percent California Almonds.

As are all ZEST’s gourmet baked goods, Cocoa Snaps are Paleo Perfect and therefore Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Corn Free, Soy Free, Grain Free and, most importantly, Guilt Free — with only 5 grams of naturally occurring fructose per 5 ounces.  Plus all three flavors of ZEST Cookies are Vegan as well as cholesterol free.

Non-GMO ingredients (only 9) include almonds, virgin unrefined organic coconut oil, organic cocoa powder, organic agave, organic ginger crystals, organic cocoa liqueur, organic vanilla extract, baking soda and sea salt.

Without any preservatives added, ZEST cookies enjoy a 26-week (6 months) Best By dating profile and are baked to order each week and shipped ambient to Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stores in over 20 states.

Rich, buttery, and sweet by nature, ZEST cookies are high in protein (20 grams per 5oz package) and high in fiber, low carb, nutrient dense, antioxidant rich, with heart-healthy fats from the almonds and coconut.