If your idea of a good time involves a trip to Whole Foods, then you probably have heard of a recent fad in the health food world: Jovial. JOVIAL is a relatively new brand offering a nutrient-rich, healthy product line. It claims to go “beyond organic,” by using Einkorn, an ARCHAIC and pure variety of wheat. The Jovial brand also features gluten-free cookies and pastas.
The first Jovial product I tried was the Crispy Cocoa cookies. The folks at Jovial should consider changing the name to “Perfection In A Box,” because they are so good. These healthy treats, which are made of Organic Cocoa and Einkorn flour, are simple, incredible, not-too-sweet and completely addictive. Three of these cookies served with a glass of cold milk gives me my sugar and dessert fix for the day without providing unnecessary additives and artificial sweeteners.
I used to think that tasty whole grain pasta was an OXYMORON… not any more. Thanks to Einkorn, Jovial whole-wheat pasta does not suffer from the gritty texture and earthy taste of the traditional variety. Grit no more; each strand is as smooth and tasty as white pasta while still managing to hold any added sauces, oils or flavorings. I recommend serving it with high quality organic extra virgin olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes and salt. Delicious!
Crispy Cocoa Cookies: Organic Einkorn Flour, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Organic Rice Syrup, Organic Cocoa, Leavening (Monocalcium Phosphate, Baking Soda), Salt.
Whole Grain Einkorn Pasta: Organic Whole Grain Einkorn, Water.
- JOVIAL = cheerful, happy
- ARCHAIC =very old
- OXYMORON = figure of speech combining contradictory terms