Friday, July 20, 2012

Merry’s Miracle Tart

Chocolate Tart

I do love sweet treats. Normally I make my own desserts. I figure I’ll eat less sweets if I limit myself to homemade desserts. However, I strongly believe in supporting vegan enterprises especially when the ingredient list is short and pronounceable. I was at the Natural Pantry the other day looking at tofu in the refrigerator case and I happened upon Hail Merry’s Miracle Tarts. There were four flavors available (Merry actually makes 6 different flavors) and I chose the chocolate tart. Here is the ingredient list: organic maple syrup, dark cocoa, raw almond flour, organic virgin coconut oil, sea salt. That’s it! Amazingly, there is 4 grams of fiber in each serving. It was a small tart, 3 ounces and cost $5.19 (Alaska prices!). Three servings per tart. And really, a quarter of a tart would be a perfect ending to a meal. It was rich, intensely chocolate, and imparted a very mild coconut taste. It was really quite impressive how tasty it was considering how few ingredients there were. I’m looking forward to trying out the Persian Lime and the Lemon Meyer Tart.

For an extra special treat, considering pairing the tart with some dark beer. I chose Ommegang Abbey Ale which is now available in 4 packs. This is a Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel Ale that is rich, fruity and quite delicious with the chocolate tart.

Almost all gone... how sweet it was!


  1. i am all in for that dense dark tart. sound slike it tastes fabulous!

  2. So delicious and the beer kind of cleaned the palate for the next taste!