By Nadia W.
(Editor’s note: Nadia wrote this post at the same time as Erin wrote this post about Jacqui O’s Sweet Temptations. We decided to run Nadia’s review later, and later is now.)
Anyone who knows me is aware of my love of vegan, and raw vegan desserts. I remember my sheer joy when Auntie Loo’s bakery opened. And today I’m proud to say, I’m addicted to the peanut butter chocolate cupcakes, and scones, and nanaimo bars…well you get the picture.
A while back, one of my Facebook friends posted the news that a new vegan baker in town named Jacqui O would be selling her treats at the farmers’ market. Another vegan baker?! In Ottawa?! Selling peanut butter cookies?! I simply had to investigate.
My weekly trip to the farmers’ market happens on Sundays and my first stop was the Jacqui O’s Sweet Temptations table where I encountered peanut butter ba-bombs, sticky buns, chocolate chip cookies, and cupcakes, to name a few. I was excited to get home to taste my finds. Words cannot truly describe the experience, but I’ll try my best.
The sticky bun was one of the best I’ve had–and believe me, I’ve had my share of sticky buns. The chocolate chip cookie rivals any chocolate chip cookie made by an omnivore–yes, I said it.
But my favorite was the peanut butter ba-bomb cookies. The fist bite had me holding on to my kitchen counter for support. My knees buckled from the taste. Inside of the cookie is a generous serving of peanut butter. You heard me. A generous serving of peanut butter surrounded by a chocolate cookie. I had two of them with a glass of almond mylk.
Well, that’s a lie. I should be honest with our readers; I had four of those amazing cookies with a glass of almond mylk. That’s how seriously I take my role with the NCVA—I am willing to gain weight, or even subject myself to possible ridicule for going a bit overboard, all in the name of providing this essential public service.
But don’t just take my word for the greatness of her treats, be sure to stop by the Lansdowne farmer’s market on Sunday to purchase some treats. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Jacqui O’s Sweet Temptations
Specializing in Vegan & Gluten Free Baked Goods
Custom orders available
At the Landsdowne farmers’ market until the end of the market season