Hail Merry

From http://www.hailmerry.com
From http://www.hailmerry.com

To those gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free folks who are still searching for a decadent non-frozen chocolate dessert– meet temptation incarnate: Merry’s Miracle Tarts, http://www.hailmerry.com/snacks.

They’re expensive, but they’re also raw, they’re vegan, and they’re organic. Merry’s Miracle Tarts are like a giant chilled peanut butter cup except that you get them in flavors like chocolate mint and chocolate with Meyer lemon. Their only major drawback, in my opinion, is their high sugar content; maple syrup is the sweetener. While maple syrup and dark cocoa together are sublime, that’s a lot of sugar (please see the attached comment from the company about this).

If the talented people at Hail Merry could find a low glycemic sweetener, these rich little packages of smooth, dark chocolatey goodness would be almost perfect. Many food allergic people have to avoid sugars as well. I know celiacs, for example, who have cane sugar allergies. Additionally, some of us become the kung fu disco champions of the world on a sugar high, and I’m not saying that’s sexy.

This leads me to mention a common challenge for people with multiple food allergies who need to avoid sugar: does ANYONE on planet earth make an allergen-free dark chocolate bar that’s low glycemic? Enjoy Life makes some rice milk candy bars, but they have cane sugar in them, as do several other brands.

It’s difficult enough to find chocolate without soy in it. So someone needs to invent a high quality, allergen-free, low glycemic chocolate bar that doesn’t cause digestive upset by using “tols” like xylitol. We’re talking real chocolate, like Blanxart, but that won’t cause blood sugar spikes.

I don’t know if stevia has been successfully used with chocolate outside of beverages, but, HELLOOOO entrepreneurs of the world, here is a chance to give chocolate lovers everywhere a fix without the sugar drama. You could make millions! Come on!

In the meantime, if we can tolerate the roller coaster ride that sugar causes, Merry’s Miracle Tarts are the way to go. I’d love to serve mounds of them on special occasions, but then there’s also those pesky bills that have to do with a place to live and a vehicle too… For now I choose to stay under a roof, but perhaps someday I will be able to treat my family and friends to dessert trays full of these evil little buggers.


Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces. –Judith Viorst

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3 thoughts on “Hail Merry

  1. We are so happy you discovered Hail Merry Miracle Tarts. The tarts have a low glycemic load because of the balance between fats, protein and carbs. Each serving delivers 1/2 tablespoon of raw coconut oil (which aids digestion and helps heal a leaky gut- a problem for so many allergy sufferers), but only 1 teaspoon of sugar. The heart healthy almonds provide fiber and protein both of which help to keep blood sugar levels steady. We celebrate the purity and taste of our ingredients so you can feed your body royally. Claudia Pillow, PhD Chief Nutrition Officer at Hail Merry


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