What Are Char Stars?

**UPDATE** Char Stars will be at the first annual Victoria Vegan Fest in Victoria, BC on July 1, 2012 from 12pm-5pm!! See you there! **

One of the questions I’m often asked is, “What are Char Stars?” Well, let me tell you! blank What Are Char Stars?

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Char Stars are ‘cookies’ that have soft, chewy textures. No need for baking, as the base in all Char Stars is just dates _ almonds. Prepared with 70% raw ingredients _ love, Char Stars are rich, filling, _ highly addictive. Free of many allergens, including dairy, gluten, sugar, soy, _ egg, these delicious little stars will have you wondering how being good finally tastes that way.
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I first created Fudgy Chocolate Almond Char Stars after thinking about everything I could put into a cookie that would make me happy. The first bite (okay, the first ten bites) of these little babies proved I really had dreamed up the ultimate recipe. I had one fan describe these as “a mix between cookie _ fudge.” These melt-in-your-mouth fudge cookies will have you coming back for more. You have been warned.
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Cinnamon Coconut Almond Char Stars were the second cookie babies to arrive. With a soft, cookie dough texture containing the perfect balance of cinnamon to coconut, my Mom instantly declared these her favourite Char Stars: and she’s not alone. For those who prefer to indulge in a sweet treat sans chocolate, these adorable little stars are for you.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough was created when I had a serious craving for cookie dough. Wanting to make something I could feel good about, I thought, “hey…Char Stars need a new sister!” Several compliments _ marriage proposals later, these babies too, are a hit. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is my brother’s favourite flavor.

I’m also often asked, “Which Char Star is your favourite?”

Well the truth is…they all are! I have had a lot of fun creating all kinds of recipes in the kitchen, but these three are the ones that I am most proud of, the ones I crave most, and the ones I want to share with the world.

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Where can you find Char Stars?

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Currently, Char Stars are available in these Farmer’s Markets on Vancouver Island, BC:

Duncan Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from 9am-2pm
**Drop-in only, updates will be posted on Facebook _ Twitter when available.

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Follow me on Facebook _ Twitter for other events where Char Stars will be available.

**Note: I am currently seeking a commercially-licensed kitchen where I may produce Char Stars for sale online _ in retail stores. I will keep all of you updated on the future of Char Stars ;)

peace, love, food <3

Char, xo


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