Written by: Alyssa Zeman
The Cravory Cookies
“Me want cookies.” Even Cookie Monster could not have imagined the unusually delectable creations made by this San Diego-based enterprise. Forget chocolate chips — that was so 2009 — The Cravory cookies are baked to shock and satisfy cookie lovers of all sorts. As self-proclaimed foodies and cookie addicts, Adam Koven, Nate Ransom and Derek Jaeger set out to revolutionize the baking world and co-founded this outrageously crave-worthy company. From fresh batches of signature Rosemary Balsamic to Red Velvet cookies, The Cravory is home to more than 950 possible creations. Savory to sweet, the wildest cravings and favorite flavors can be customized into a cookie. Prefer flavors that have already been tested out? Opt for the Pancakes & Bacon cookie to start the day. And of course, basic flavors are always an option. As T.I. would say, “you can have whatever you like.”
$24 per dozen | thecravory.com
Mayésa Chocolate Drinks
This Encinitas-based company, founded by Jane Adolph, Abby Hanneman and Karel Guardado, has a way with hemp. But don’t get too excited — this is a different kind of hemp. Made with hemp protein, organic cacao and various spices, Mayésa’s drinks blur the lines between chocolate fantasy and a health nut’s dream. Mayésa’s innovative, smooth chocolaty blend packs a serious punch of antioxidants, magnesium, iron and enough endorphins to have one running in circles around the midday slump. In addition to being dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free, Mayésa is now offering the first of its kind: a chocolate mint flavor. Pick Mayésa up at a local Albertsons, Henry’s Market or Ralphs. Drink to your health.
Prices vary | mayesa.com
D’Lush’s New Cubes
Jazz up a delectable D’Lush drink with flavored ice cubes — 10 years in the making and offering an entirely new drinking experience. That’s right — ice cubes with built-in flavor, bursting to give a drink of choice a little shake-up. Founder Jeffery Adler loves using D’Lush’s San Diego launch store at Fashion Valley Mall as a laboratory to test new and exciting creations. With flavors like Red Bull, Pomegranate-Blueberry, Cran-Ras and Green Tea, these concoctions are sure to shake, rattle and roll the taste buds.