Hail Merry

Holistic living inspires the creation of delectable healthy snacks

Susan O’Brien founded snack company Hail Merry on the island of Maui, crediting yoga and meditation as the inspiration for creating healthy food. We sampled the line of raw, vegan and gluten-free macaroons and tarts at CH HQ and were pleasantly surprised with how satisfyingly rich the treats seemed for our mid-afternoon sweet fix. The bite-sized macaroons are dense enough to taste like an indulgence, …

Three New Flax Foods

Delivering healthful omega-3s to vegans and habitual snackers

As one of the few vegan and vegetarian sources for omega-3 fatty acid—the essential fatty acid with a slew of healthful benefits to its name—it’s no wonder flax seed bears a “superfood” designation. But for all its known advantages, flax seed isn’t exactly a common ingredient in everyday foods—at least not yet. From a meal replacement bar to a dairy alternative, here are three new …

Black and Blanco

Healthy vegan cookies pass our rigorous taste test

The Black and Blanco Sandcastle cookies are so rich and buttery, it’s hard to believe there’s actually no butter in them. There’s also no wheat, refined sugars, trans fat, dairy, cholesterol, preservatives, eggs or GMOs. They’re inspired by the traditional Morroccan sandie—a simple cookie made from white flour, white sugar, vegetable oil and salt—that Steve Blanco, the company’s president, grew up eating. When Blanco’s girlfriend, …