RAWXIES VEGAN COOKIES REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!! (closed)
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I’M UBER EXCITED TO SHARE THE CUTEST RAWEST VEGAN COOKIE YOU’LL EVER ENCOUNTER..
FROM THE ADORABLE COOKIE SHAPES TO THE PERFECT FLAVORS..
YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THE RAWXIES BRAND COOKIES
WHAT ARE RAWXIES!?
The number one question we get. Rawxies are a hybrid of a nutritional food bar and an indulgent dessert: Not quite a cookie, not quite a bar. Rawxies can be enjoyed anytime of the day; breakfast, mid-morning snack, or dessert. While Rawxies are not calorically dense enough to be considered a true meal replacement, they could easily accompany a piece of fruit, a small salad or a cup of (coconut) yogurt to make a deliciously healthy and quick meal. With 175 Calories or less, Rawxies were created for healthy snacking on-the-go.
Don’t get us wrong, we love nut and date bars, but personally felt like they weren’t maintaining satiation for an extended period of time. Creator, Callie England, wanted to bring in a grain that would slow down the digestion process and create a longer feeling of fullness. High in fiber, oats balance the nuts, dates and coconut to create a snack that won’t leave you reaching for the kitchen cabinet shortly after enjoying.
Moreover, Callie created Rawxies with the masses in mind. She understood that oats represented a flavor profile that most people are not only familiar with, but as well, enjoy! So, she utilized such a product as her primary ingredient… After all, who says healthy food can’t taste great!? Not us.
WHAT SETS RAWXIES APART FROM TRADITIONAL LOW/NO SUGAR PRODUCTS?
Rawxies are different from most traditional low carb/low sugar products, because Rawxies do not contain artificial sweeteners. Traditional low sugar products are often overflowing with what is labeled as ‘sugar alcohols’ – which, are known to produce many unpleasant side effects such as severe bloating and stomach cramping. Moreover, artificial sweeteners in general have been linked to anxiety, headaches, skin irritations, chest pains, mood swings, and itchy eyes (just to name a few). Even the newest sweetener on the market, sucrolose, contains chlorine, a well-known carcigen. Chlorine has been used in poisons gas, disinfectants, pesticides and plastics. Rawxies is committed to providing low sugar snacks that do not poison the human body.
WHY ARE RAWXIES CONSIDERED A ‘PRE-DIGESTED’ FOOD?
Rawxies are considered a pre-digested food, because they are not heated above 105 degrees. Heating food above this point kills it’s natural enzymes. Enzymes are what our body produces to break down certain foods. However, if the food is ‘living’, the body does not need to produce enzymes and therefore the food can digest itself. Predigested foods (those that are not heated above 105 degrees) are easily digested by the body and are a great option for anyone suffering from digestive disorders.
CEO + FOUNDER
In pursuit of changing the way the world views raw, vegan and gluten-free food, Callie England parted ways with her full-time job, packed her bags and drove a U-Haul halfway across the country.
“It’s quite simple; my goal is to show the world that you can eat a diet high in raw foods, regain optimal health and still rock hot pink lipstick while doing so.”
Three years ago Callie created her blog, Rawxy.com, after realizing people had preconceived notions in regards to a lifestyle including living foods. She was passionate about a way of living that had changed her life, but frustrated her friends and family seemed to believe a plant-based diet meant trading in their makeup for a tree house in the woods. Rawxy, the merge of raw and foxy, became Callie’s outlet to persuade even the most superficial skeptics. Fusing her educational background from the Kansas City Art Institute with her love for cooking, Callie used food in it’s most natural state and tailored it with complimentary colors, flavors and styles to create dishes that were straight up foxy. The response Callie received from her friends, family and readers was incredible.
People who would never give raw food the time of day were now requesting food to purchase. Callie was so inspired it motivated her to make her passion her only focus. Callie created Rawxies to further her interpretation of foxy raw, vegan and gluten-free living to the masses. When Callie first created Rawxies, she was living in Kansas City, Missouri and working full-time as a creative director. Callie began selling her cookies through her online blog and after a few months of increased sales, decided to put it all on the line and began working day and night to make her dreams a reality. Ultimately, Callie decided to move to California after finding a gluten-free commercial kitchen in Sebastopol. She packed her bags, said goodbye to her family and friends and drove 2,000 miles west to grow the Rawxies brand.
“I honestly thought I’d never look back. I loved Kansas City, but at the time I saw California as an ideal location with many opportunities to expand the Rawxies brand.”
Callie spent 16 months in the Bay Area and in that time she landed over 60 accounts from New York to California. However, after a few months of sales, Callie quickly realized that the demand for Rawxies was far surpassing what she was actually able to produce. In order to increase production and distribution to meet this higher demand, Callie would need to invest in a dedicated manufacturing facility for Rawxies.
“The easiest decision I ever made was choosing to relocate Rawxies back to Kansas City. The coast is great for vacationing, but I was making a decision that required thinking long term and nothing trumped the idea of planting roots back in the Midwest. Everyone leaves the Midwest to pursue their passion on the coast (guilty as charged), but I was lucky enough to realize where the real opportunity is… and for me and my company, that opportunity lies right here in Kansas City.”
Callie now resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her minature poodle, Polo.
A match made in heaven, this irresistible cookie balances the sinful flavor of fresh cacao and crunchy cacao nibs, with the cooling and refreshing properties of pure mint.
Inspired by Grandma, this cookie is the epitome of banana nut bread with fresh bananas, crunchy pecans and walnuts, and delicately warming spices.
A true crowd pleaser, this delicately sweet and soft cookie is infused with fresh lemon juice and finished with vibrant poppy seeds.
(My personal fave)
Rawxies message is simple, “Stop Eating Crap”. We’re not dogmatic raw foodist, but rather a company that promotes including more whole foods in one’s diet. This super soft jersey shirt was designed by Illustrator and Designer, Aimee Marie Brodbeck, to showcase our honest and straightforward message.
(I got my own shirt.. LOVE)