Tuesday, September 15, 2009

100% vrai

I'm in love with these little cookies...I recently came across these at Sony Plaza, they are 100% vrai, which means 100% pure in French.

If you look at the back of the box, they only use "real" ingredients, no additives nor preservatives.

Michel et Augustin is a French company run by two friends, making sweet and savory cookies, yogurt and other items.

I think all their products are pure with no additives nor preservatives.

In each box, 6 cookies are divided into two packages of 3. Since Sony Plaza had 4 flavors, I bought one of each to try.

Vanilla poppy seed--were a little stale but I have a feeling it is because there are no preservatives.

Orange flower water--were nice, the orange flavor "blooms" in your mouth.

Caramel--didn't really have a caramel flavor but reminded me more of brown sugar.

Chocolate chip--didn't jump out at me and were just okay.

Out of all 4 flavors, I think I would pick orange flower water as my favorite. On their site, they have more flavors, I hope Sony Plaza brings more in.

The boxes are cute too....with the cow and photos of the staff. They even give the ingredient breakdown for the 6 cookies in the box: here are the measurements for the orange flower water cookies (per my French-English dictionary)

2 tablespoons of wheat flour
1 nob of fresh butter
1 teaspoon of blonde cane sugar
some drops of orange flower water (3%)
1 egg yolk
1 whole egg
1 pinch of sea salt

In French:
2 cuillerées à soupe de farine de blé
1 nob de beurre frais
1 cuillère à café sucre blond de canne
quelques gouttes de fleur d'oranger (3%)
1 larme de jaune d'oeuf
1 larme d'oeuf entier
1 pincee de sel marin

At 315 yen (about US$3.15) for a box of 6, they are a little pricey, but for no preservatives or additives, I think they are worth it.

9 comments:

jalna said...

So, so cute da boxes with da cow and da staff. And sharing the recipe . . . how nice, yeah!

Rick said...

The cookies sound delicious! It's one of the snack items I am missing the most these days... those soghum flour cookies I made just don't do the trick. Maybe I need to practice with the alternative ingredients more.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

They all sound so good! I also love the boxes! Too (or rather, moo) cute!

K and S said...

I loved the "decoration" on the boxes Jalna & JennDZ :)

Hope you can find a cookie Rick!

Take care everyone.
Kat

Jenster said...

The boxes are too cute!

What is 1 "nob" of butter? I've never seen that term before. Is a "nob" an actual unit of measurement, or is it an implied unit, such as a "pinch" of something?

K and S said...

Thanks Jenster, I always thought a nob of butter was like when you use a butter knife and take a little knick of it, maybe like the size of a walnut or so? I think if it where supposed to be more precise, they would say how many grams or teaspoons.

Take care.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Great little cookies. I too join the group of box lovers as I am a sucker for cute packaging. ;-)

Rowena... said...

I like the idea of the orange flower water flavoring....will have to look into both that and rose water flavoring with xmas cookie season coming up!

K and S said...

I think I am a sucker for packaging also Debinhawaii :9

I have been seeing many things on other blogs with the orange flower water and rose water, Rowena, hope you can get some--will be exciting to see what kinds of treats you make for Christmas :)

Take care.
Kat