As our melting pot of a nation continues to grow, one major component that I love is the the diverse and delicious foods each culture brings to the table. Even better, within each culture, there are varieties of how each single food is prepared, as one way could be completely different than another, but they both end up being fantastic (most of the time).
Fortunately for us foodies, crowdfunding has been a great platform for individuals and groups to share their goodies. As a fan of sweet treats, such as the No-Nut Butter from the Sneaky Chef and Lady Yum's macarons, my mouth watered up when I ran across Singaporean inspired cookies by Tan Ying Quan, Larissa Russell, and Fiona Lee. The trio have successfully tested their market, and they are now ready to share it with the rest of us.
Naming their venture Green Pea Cookie, Tan and his team are catching people off guard with their delicious cookies. At first glance, the neurons in the brain are pushed into over drive, trying to make sense of how a pea can be turned into a cookie.
As explained, "Green Pea Cookie is a completely new taste and the first of its kind in the USA. It is a scrumptious, guilt-free, vegan cookie that we believe would definitely put a smile on your face." Based on a video that the group has posted on their page, the public is a big fan of these little green guys.
All in all, "Green pea cookies are a delicate balance of roasted green peas, a spot of sugar, flour (or a gluten-free rice flour substitute), organic sunflower oil and a little bit of salt. 100% vegan and only 100 calories in 6 cookies! They're savory and sweet at the same time and they're crunchy and crumbly, too."
Providing options for our taste buds, Green Pea Cookies offers three different flavors. Peater is the original green pea cookie. Penelopea is the limited edition flavor, containing cranberry. Last, but certainly not least, Dimpea is the newest edition, attracting many as it is dipped in chocolate.
It's amazing what humans are capable of making, especially when it comes to food. Not in a million years would my mind have thought of turning green peas into cookies, but I'm glad someone did. Introducing something new can be a challenge, but the Green Pea Cookie team seems to have made the first stride of converting a small group within the American community.
As the campaign continues to grow, it could potentially attract independent grocers and chains that would be interested in placing the cookie bags on the shelf. Also, considering the fact that the cookies can be made gluten-free, it will appeal to individuals with that particular eating style.
Overall, these awesomely weird green pea cookies POP.
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