|Lucy's at Whole Foods in Pasadena|
Did you know that March is Maple Syrup Month? First of all, yum. And in honor of such a tasty month, I wanted to give you the scoop on Lucy's cookies, which are gluten free and vegan.
I know, I know. You're wondering how they taste. Well, thanks to a tea organized by my friend Andrea at Savvy Sassy Moms, I got a few (well, more than a few) first-hand bites, and let me tell you. They are tasty—crispy and light with lots of flavor. In fact, CC and I kept going back for more. (I tried to be casual about it, though.)
While I obviously love cookies, I also enjoyed hearing founder Dr. Lucy Gibney, who also happens to be an M.D., talk about what prompted her to move from medicine to gluten-free treats.
Turns out she experienced a parent nightmare when her young son switched from breast milk to formula. At the first sip, her child went into anaphylactic shock because of severe allergies. Her emergency medical training came in handy, and her son is now thriving. But, as he got bigger, that meant no cookies.
Until Dr. Lucy decided to make her own in 2006. They are now in 7,000 stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, where several bloggers and I met for tea.
And while I was listening to Dr. Lucy's story, CC was being entertained by reps from Little Junebugs, an adorable craft/gift store in Pasadena, and getting her hair braided by Ambiance salon (thank you!).
*** GIVEAWAY ***
I'm giving away 1 package of Lucy's Maple Bliss and 1 package of Lucy's Oatmeal cookies! Again, yum!
To enter, just leave a comment telling me if you've ever tried Lucy's and what flavor you've tried or would like to try.
For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page and share the giveaway.
Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.
Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Thursday, March 28!