• ingredients: simple, healthy, and local baked goods.

    June 10th, 2010quarrygirlvegan bakers

    i’m happy to announce that there’s a new baked goods company on the los angeles scene, and it’s called merely “ingredients”. the small studio city-based business is run by shelley boyle, and produces amazing animal-free baked goods with simple healthy ingredients, as the name would suggest.

    shelley was kind enough to send me some of her treats to sample…and i was blown away by their deliciousness. she was also generous enough say she’d throw in a few sample bags of cookies to all quarrygirl readers who order from ingredients within a week of this post! but before you click away and start ordering massive amounts of sweets, check out what i tried.

    #3: almond butter, peanuts, and dark chocolate

    it’s worth noting that the snacks are numbered rather than named. ingredients explains the method to their madness on their website: “We might be considered an odd bunch, because we have an affinity for numerals. You know… those numbers that follow you wherever you go. Do you always look at the time when it is 12:34?? We’re those kind of people. So, when it came time to name our products, we gave them numbers instead. Essentially… if someone had a favorite treat, it was named from their favorite number. Who knows… maybe you’re like us and your number will be on a bag someday. You can always dream….” it’s a totally quirky and bizarre way to label the products, but i dig it! plus, on every bag there is a little personal story behind the number. so fun.

    first up i sampled #3 (pictured above), a cookie made with almond butter, peanuts, and dark chocolate. this cookie was light and tasty, with a huge nutty punch. the chunks of chocolate were hefty and plentiful, and although this was a “healthy” cookie, it didn’t taste like it.

    #8: "cowboy cookie" rolled oats, walnuts, chocolate chips.

    next up was #8, ingredients’ version of a cowboy cookie. these cookies were simple and basic with dark chocolate and walnuts, as well as hints of cinnamon and vanilla. lots of flavor, but nothing too overwhelming…i think you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t love these.

    #11: blondie with white chocolate and macadamia nuts.

    #11 was my favorite treat of them all. chewy blondies baked in the shape of muffins, made with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. they were tasty and incredibly adorable, and you can’t go wrong with white chocolate in my book. i highly suggest when you order from ingredients, you get at least one bag of these.

    #19: blondie with dark chocolate and walnuts

    #19 is #11’s darker side. it’s a blondie made with dark chocolate and walnuts. the yin and yang of blondie scrumptious-ness.

    #58: granola

    lastly i tried #58, which is granola made with nuts, cranberries, raisins, banana chips and coconut. this made the perfect breakfast with a bit of soy milk, and was a splendid compliment to the richer cookies.

    overall, i was very pleased with my samples from ingredients. plus, the company is so well-intentioned and has such a great sense of humor….i am very eager to support them. act fast, and order some goods from ingredients NOW! you have until 8pm on thursday, june 17th to get some extra bags of cookies with your order!

    you won’t be sorry. 🙂

    check out the ingredients website.
    order some treats here.
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