Coco-Roons are moist and rich and perfectly flavored and just plain scrumptious. They can absolutely hold their own next to any non-healthy cookie you might encounter. And yet they’re good for you. You might be skeptical, because there are some pretty sad macaroons out there pretending to be healthy or tasty or both. But Coco-Roons are not a compromise cookie. Using only a few impeccable raw organic ingredients, Wonderfully Raw has developed an incredible range of amazing Coco-Roon flavors. And although the flavors are utterly sublime, the dense-but-light ultra-moist texture is what makes these macaroons so special.
I love cookies. I’ve always loved cookies, and I’ll probably always love cookies. Yeah, I know that’s not a very primal thing to say, but I grew up in a standard American household eating a standard American diet. And cookies pretty much equaled happiness and love and joy. Which isn’t a very good equation when it comes to being happy and healthy all at once, but it’s the modern American predicament, and it’s the reason why 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese. The cookies thing just isn’t working for us.
So maybe we decide to make some changes, go primal or paleo, eat healthy whole foods, cut the sugar. But we still crave cookies. And the more we try to resist the cookies, the more they rear their crunchy chewy buttery heads, beckoning to us from bakery shelves, appearing on massive platters, showing up at gatherings of all sorts. It’s hard to avoid cookies, and it’s hard to eat just one.
So what are we supposed to do about the cookie thing? A lot of people are working on this dire problem. And a lot of them have veered off in a not-entirely-positive direction. In the interest of making cookies that are “healthy,” they end up making cookies that are kind of gross. Sure, they’re okay if you squint and don’t think too hard about what you’re eating. But they don’t really satisfy that deep craving that only real true cookies will.
And here’s where Coco-Roons come in. They are moist and rich and sweet and perfectly flavored and just plain scrumptious. They can absolutely hold their own next to any non-healthy cookie you might encounter. And yet they’re good for you. Yes, they’re actually a healthy thing to put in your body. You might be skeptical, because there are some pretty sad macaroons out there pretending to be healthy or tasty or both. But just take my word for it, as somebody who spent decades seeking out the most sublime and life-changing baked goods from bakeries all around the world before shifting to a more primal way of eating. I know from amazing cookies, and Coco-Roons are not a compromise cookie. They’re just all-out delicious.
Using only a few impeccable raw organic ingredients, Sequioa Cheney and her team at Wonderfully Raw have developed an incredible range of Coco-Roon flavors, all based on a core recipe of unsweetened coconut, almond flour, vanilla extract, unfiltered maple syrup, cold-pressed coconut oil, and Himalayan crystal salt. All of her flavors are so pure and perfectly layered that it’s impossible to say which is my favorite. The Brownie flavor adds rich cacao to the mix, and transforms a gentle vanilla macaroon into a deep dark moist brownie-like morsel. There’s a cookie I used to eat from City Bakery in NYC called a Melted Chocolate Cookie, which starts out dry and crumbly on the outside, and then gives way to a heart of pure moist rich melty chocolate goodness. These Brownie Coco-Roons bring me back to this perfect cookie, but they bring in their own dimension of wonderfulness, through abundant application of coconut to the mix. The flavor is perfectly balanced — intensely chocolatey, but allowing the other notes to come through and harmonize into a vanilla-salt-maple-coconut-chocolate symphony.
And although the flavors are utterly sublime, the dense-but-light ultra-moist texture is what really makes these macaroons so special. As every cookie aficionado knows, texture is all-important. And Coco-Roons are doing something pretty special, texture-wise. They’ve got a slightly dry exterior, which quickly gives way to an interior so moist it’s like you’re eating raw cookie dough. They’re not too dense and not too crumble-light — they’re just the perfect tender consistency. Every bite comes out clean and satisfying, no weird hard coconut threads, no ill-defined mush, no tooth-hurtingly cloying oversweetness. You’re not going to want more than a few of these at a time — they’re so filling and rich, and they’re made of real ingredients that will satisfy your body and soul deeply. Yes, it’s possible to be happy and healthy all at once. You just need to know where to look.
Check out this video from the show, InFocus, that tells the story of how a diabetic (type-2) Sequoia Cheney discovered raw food. It saved her. Then, she founded this company, Wonderfully Raw...and we're all the beneficiary of it. Whether you're a raw foodie, or just love delicious food like us, dig in and eat to your heart's delight.
Made with all raw organic ingredients, masterfully sourced, totally gluten-free, these are nutritionally impeccable. Here’s what’s going on inside:
Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, has antimicrobial and anti-viral qualities, and has been shown to help with weight loss, Alzheimer’s, cognitive function and athletic performance. It nourishes the thyroid, helps prevent candida overgrowth, boosts the metabolism, and makes skin and hair softer. Many people eat several tablespoons of coconut oil daily, for the incredible host of benefits it confers. Also, it’s one of the tastiest things a person could eat. (No offense, sea veggies.)
Almonds are naturally delicious and extremely nourishing. Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious. Almonds are so nutritious — their list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. They’re full of health-giving fats, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, powerful antioxidants that can protect against many forms of cancer (oleic acid can protect women against breast cancer specifically), and can also significantly lower the amount of LDL in your blood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. Almonds can effectively improve your complexion, slow down your aging process, help improve your blood profile by reducing your LDL, build a strong immune system, prevent the onset of high blood pressure and protect you from other diseases like ADHD, asthma and osteoporosis. They can also help speed up your metabolism, and work well in weight control. A wonderful natural sweetness and impressive variety of nutrients makes almonds one of nature’s most perfect foods.
Cacao powder is made by low-temperature grinding the raw cacao bean. It’s chock-full of health-giving and beautifying fatty acids and minerals, as well as antioxidants, and nutrients that support mood and the immune system. Cacao is one of the most powerful known superfoods, and had been used for thousands of years to boost health and energy levels. Raw cacao is one of the most phytochemically complex foods on Earth. Many of its constituents have yet to even be discovered! We could write a dissertation on the health benefits of raw cacao, but here are just a few compounds found in raw cacao beans,: neurotransmitter anandamide (the "bliss" chemical), neurotransmitter phenethylamine (also known as PEA, the "love molecule"), neurotransmitter serotonin (a brain chemical that acts to shield against stress, increasing ones sense of wellbeing) neurotransmitter dopamine (increases ones sense of pleasure and elevates the mood), phytochemical coumarin (suppresses appetite, and also has anti-tumor properties and helps with blood circulation) enzyme asparaginase (a special enzyme with anti-cancer properties) ergosterol (a necessary chemical for Vitamin D assimilation), sitosterol (helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels), and magnesium (helps combat osteoporosis and weak bones/teeth, heart disease, migraines, muscle spasms, painful menstrual periods, and even diabetes.)
Maple syrup, the delicious concentrated lifeblood of maple trees, is also a wonderful source of key nutrients. It’s an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc.
Starting out with a passion for pure ingredients and a healthy way of living, we sourced our ingredients from around the world supporting the wild, organic and sustainable movement. We have created a wonderful indulgence that is guilt free and tastes like it shouldn’t be!
We sweeten our Coco-Roons with the finest organic maple syrup from our friends in Vermont for its health-enhancing vitamin and mineral qualities, and let’s not forget the fabulous flavor!
Good taste and good health go hand in hand with Coco-Roons. This tasty treat will bring a smile of amazement to your day! Support your health and feed your spirit.
Sequoia always had a passion for good food, that wasn’t always good for her. When life threw her a curve ball and she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she knew something had to change if she wanted to heal herself. That began the road to good health. Sequoia always loved to eat, not necessarily to cook. She turned to her son Eric for inspiration. Eric Hara, renowned chef in New York City, encouraged his mom to be creative. Sequoia knew in her heart there was a way to create delicious food that was also good for her. She found her way to Living Light Culinary Institute in Mendocino, California, where she trained with the best raw food chefs in the business, and gained the knowledge of how to prepare food that could support and heal the body. She was ready to embark on this journey. She sparked that passion inside of herself and was amazed how she could create food that not only tasted delicious but could heal. Sequoia is now medication-free and her blood sugar is normal. After teaching raw food classes and selling her food to the local community, Sequoia was encouraged to get her food to the market. Hence the beginning of Wonderfully Raw Gourmet! Now this dynamic duo mother and son team has come together to create the amazingly delicious “Coco-Roons,” using only the finest organic ingredients. Join us on the journey to good health with our great tasting treats!