Amber Sandoval-Griffin
February 25, 2010

 Moveover Lara, Luna, and Clif, there’s a new health and wellness snack in town andit isn’t in the shape of a rectangle.

Mariel’sKitchen has created Blisscuits, an all-natural, gluten-free snack crossing thelines between a biscuit and a cookie. This newfangled health snack is designedto give balanced health and energy while satisfying hunger and cravings forsweets. Like many nutrition bars on the market, they have a hint of that commonchalky, dense consistency, but are much more moist and fluffy than most bars.They best compare to the texture of a tea cake.

 Beyond“all-natural” and “gluten-free,” Blisscuits contain cage-free egg whites, omega-3fatty acids and more than 40 percent organic ingredients with no refined sugaror hydrogenated oils. The generously proportioned cookies have around 120calories per cookie, 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.  Although they have a subtle tinge ofadditives, they are made with almond meal, coconut milk and blue agave nectarwhich act as natural sweeteners instead of artificial flavoring. My favorite flavoris Classic Cinnamon, but they also come in Orange, Chocolate, and Lemon.

 I’llbe honest, they are not going to fill the shoes of homemade cookies or breakfastbiscuits, but they are a great alternative to the traditional protein or wellnessbar or to curb that mid-day craving for something sugary. I recommend giving them a try!

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