Each ingredient is picked to meet 3 criteria:
We take pride in our ingredients so you can take pride in eating Rickaroons. We are always: Vegan, 100% Organic, Gluten-Free, and Paleo-approved.
Coconut, Coconut, Coconut, Coconut: We use three different forms of coconut: coconut oil, coconut flakes, and coconut palm nectar. Coconut digests smoothly, converting to energy with a minimal insulin effect. This means that with coconut comes consistent energy rather than a spike and crash like from most other sugars (think: eating candy). Coconut is so valued that in some Pacific Islander cultures it is called the "Tree of Life".
Dark Chocolate: We use dark chocolate because everyone loves chocolate. It also happens that it contains a wealth of antioxidants similar to blueberries, and green tea. Antioxidants are said to help with cardiovascular disease, premature aging, and cancer. We aren't saying Rickaroons will cure cancer, but it's a nice thought with some truth to it.
Almond Butter: This is the proverbial glue for Rickaroons. It serves to hold together our coconut and chocolate, while adding substantial nutritional benefits of its own. The primary benefit is a richness in protein. Nuts are commonly used by vegans and health nuts (pun!) to meet protein needs, especially by athletes looking for nutrient density. Almonds contain antioxidants, protein, monounsaturated fats and fiber. These all lead to lowering blood pressure, controlling blood sugar, and positive heart health. Did we mention it also tastes delicious?
Vanilla: We use organic ground vanilla beans to compliment, amplify, and extend the taste profile of each bite of Rickaroons. Although the amount of vanilla in each Rickaroon is barely more than what can fit on the point of an almond, it is the perfect addition to our tasty treats.
Chia Seeds: prized for their nutrients by the Aztecs and Mayan cultures, these are a prized energy booster. They are also known to contain high levels of omega-3s, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.Chia seeds can be absorbed whole unlike flax seeds. The other reason we added them to the Megaroon is their delicious crunch.