Review: Gluten-Free and HEAVENLY cookies by Maxine’s Heavenly

We understand that some of our lovely vegan friends have stricter diets than others, whether their sensitive stomachs can’t handle gluten very well or they have issues with refined sugar products. So, we are happy to introduce another gluten-free, (mostly) refined-sugar-free, and of course Certified Vegan brand of cookies into our family!

Maxine’s Heavenly has several GF/V flavors of your fav classic cookies. We were lucky enough to try all of them, and can say that, for a healthy cookie, they’re pretty darn good! The only downside is that they are a little crumbly, which isn’t a big deal unless you’re snacking on-the-go. Our favorites are the Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin cookies (for our nut-free folks) and the Almond Chocolate Chip! The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies are even made using homemade peanut butter and are extra crunchy from added peanuts…what more can you ask for in a cookie? 

You can get the cookies off their website here: http://www.maxinesheavenly.com/order-now/ or through various locations in good ol’ sunny California (and a few in other states). They also have a “Cookie Club,” where a monthly delivery of baked goodness will arrive to keep your pantry full of cookies everyone can enjoy.

Along with ordering online, you can also read more about the cookies and the company, too!


Recently Certified Products: July 20-July 27

Here we are for round three of our “Recently Certified” series. As we mentioned earlier, we’re going to start doing a weekly “round-up” of products we’ve certified! That way, you know what has the Certified Vegan logo, meets the standards, and know what cool, new things to keep an eye out for. And there are ALWAYS cool vegan things to keep an eye out for!

In the past week, we’ve certified:

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Sweet Anthem Handmade Perfumes line of perfumes, a gorgeous collection of small batch, handmade fragrances from the PNW that evoke scenes from your favorite literary classics. The story of Juliet, for example, stems from the Shakespearean play (of course!):

A starcross’d love encircled by balmy jasmine sambac flowers, orange blossoms and enchanting spices. Nips of fresh mango and a faintly glimmering sea shore lay the scene and fragrance in fair Verona.

The solid perfumes are beeswax-free and vegan as well, which are on-the-go people should be excited about. Try Phoebe (notes of lavender, maple sugar, and tobacco) and Emily (notes of almond, yuzu, and “honey”), two of our favorites.

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Rawpothecary‘s new “Probitonix” waters. The flavored waters are packed full of probiotics and delicious fruit flavors to keep you hydrated and your belly happy with over 2 BILLION vegan probiotics in each bottle. Check out Rawpothecary’s seed milks, cold-pressed juices, wellness shots and fiber-rich blends as well – all of their products are certified and perfect for a summer cleanse!

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Sayblee Darsale‘s handmade and natural hair care products for curls, kinks, coils and frizzy locs in need of some vegan TLC! The hair products also help to promote hair growth and suppress dandruff, another win-win for those of us with dry, itchy scalps or hair in need of stimulation. We bet the lime scent is also to die for. You can buy the haircare online for at-home use or get treated at Sayblee’s Hair Salon in Miami!

We’re excited about all of these and hope you are too!

Have any products you’d like to see certified? Email the company and tell them to get in touch with us!