Trying to pick my favorite Hail Merry product just isn’t possible. I love them all. Soon after we ditched gluten last year, a friend told me about Hail Merry and we fell fast and hard for the entire line of organic, raw snacks. I’ll never forget taking my first bite of a Chocolate Miracle Tart. Swoon.
If you’ve been around The Schell Cafe IRL (that’s in real life), chances are you’ve tasted at least one of the many Hail Merry offerings. Our fridge actually has a dedicated shelf stocked with Red Pepper Macadamia Dip, Miracle Tarts, and Macaroons. Oh and Grawnola. Oh and did I mention the drawer in the pantry just for the three flavors of nuts?
Hail Merry organic snacks were created by Dallas raw food chef Susan O’Brien. You can read all about the healthy oils and raw ingredients that make Hail Merry treats so divine on their website. I’ll let the experts explain the important health benefits of living enzymes, plant based fats like Omega 3 & Oleic Acid, and raw foods.
Knowing Hail Merry snacks are raw, vegan, gluten-free and made without any refined sugars certainly makes a strong case. But the fact that I cannot keep up with the rapid rate in which my entire family devours these snacks is what makes me Hail Merry’s (self-proclaimed) biggest fan. As they say, ‘the proof is in the pudding.’ Or in this case a chocolate tart.
In an effort to be helpful to you, dear friends, I will force myself to pick my favorite three Hail Merry snacks. Please know what a hardship this is for me.
1. Red Pepper Macadamia Dip. I’ve served this dip as an appetizer at dinner parties, taken it to pot-lucks and birthday parties, and once I even transferred it to a silver serving dish and tried to pass it off as my own. Y’all this dip is that good. Even the Littles love it. Well, three of them do. One of the Littles says the dip with carrots or Crunchmaster crackers is her favorite after school snack in the whole wide world. And Husband? Let me tell you there is nothing vegan about my fish catching, beef loving, fried egg eating man. But I truly think he may out oust me as Hail Merry’s biggest fan.
2. Miracle Tarts. Of the three flavors Chocolate Mint, Chocolate, and Meyer-Lemon we are a house divided. Personally, I could eat an entire chocolate tart by myself. I believe I have two of the four Littles with me in the chocolate tart camp. The boys fall squarely in the Meyer-Lemon tart camp and Littlest, as we all know, is in a camp unto herself and actually has eaten an entire tart by herself. I did say the proof was in the tart, did I not?
3. Pecans. Texans can be downright prideful about pecans. Hailing from our state tree, these nuts are staples in the kitchen. From pies to savory h’ordeuvres, there is no shortage of creative ways to use pecans. Hail Merry takes pecans to a new level. We’ve tried three flavors orange-rosemary, lemon-thyme, and chimayo-chili. Husband eats the pecans straight out of the package. I like the pecans tossed in a salad, and the Littles loved them sprinkled on top of maple-roasted butternut squash. I like all three flavors, but the orange-rosemary calls to me. Sometimes late at night…
You can find Hail Merry products in a growing number of health food markets and groceries across the country. Or if you live in my neck of the woods, you can always stop by The Schell Cafe for a sample. I always have plenty of the snacks on hand and would love to share my Market Monday find with you. The more the merrier!