New Local BCause Vendor Alert: Panela Lemon
You had me with 'a cookie stuffed with another cookie', need I say anything more? Panela Lemon gets it!
It says it right on their packaging 'indulgence filled cookies' and that's all we needed to hear before we knew we had to get Panela Lemon cookies on to BCause! It only further sweetens the pot to learn that they are made in Vancouver, are plant-based (although you would have us fooled) and are free from all artificial ingredients and preservatives. If you're looking for a treat that puts your standard grocery aisle cookies to shame, you've found them!
What is 'Panela'?
Owner and head cookie maker at Panela Lemon, Marilyn, is originally from Colombia. She learnt the art of baking from her mama and, tapping into her passion for a healthy and natural lifestyle, combined her desires and skills to create a line of healthier vegan treats that didn't skimp on flavour. Marilyn decided to use coconut sugar and 'panela', an unrefined whole cane sugar, typically found in Central and Latin America to sweeten her cookies.
Panela is a solid form of sucrose derived from the boiling and evaporation of sugarcane juice.
What's the best way to enjoy a Panela Lemon cookie?
Each Panela Lemon cookie has an indulgent filling and, because we are a sucker for decadence, we think it's best to try to recreate the 'freshly made' experience. Toss your cookie into the oven for 3-4 minutes at 350°F or 10-15 seconds in the microwave. This will make the cookie super soft, the filling melty and all around contribute to the best cookie experience ever. That being said, the cookies are just as delicious at room temperature.
If you're like us, you've probably stood in a grocery aisle and weighed your snacking options. Do you want the 'cleaner' treat that is a little less satisfying or the indulgent treat that is packed with ingredients you can't pronounce? We know the struggle.
With Panela Lemon cookies we don't have to worry. Their commitment to making treats that are free from preservatives and artificial flavourings while packing in next-level decadence is why you'll always find a Panela Lemon cookie in our order!
Panela Lemon in Action
See how Panela Lemon makes their Choco Dream - Sea Salt Chocolate Ganace Filled Cookies!