Review: Hail Merry Gluten Free Miracle Tarts


I’m a big fan of most Hail Merry products. I mean, they are incredibly expensive, but I think occasionally they are worth the splurge. Hail Merry treats are raw (so they require refrigeration after opening). They are made with a lot of coconut oil (tree nut allergen warning – duh) so they are extra melt-y. They are vegan and certified gluten-free, as well as dairy-free. I love incorporating raw desserts into my life because it satisfies my sweet tooth without being a grain-based dessert like a cupcake or a cookie. Not that I don’t love those, but they are especially hard to recreate just one of – so I usually make a dozen and then eat way more than I want to eat.

There are several tarts available on the market and are a little larger than my palm – that is, until now. I heard rumors that Hail Merry was making bite-size tarts. Finally, they launched at Costco. I went all over trying to find them, but thanks to my girlfriend Julia (who texted me as soon as she found them), I only had to drive 25 minutes out of my way to get them. Costco offers the chocolate tarts only. You can find out information about the tarts here. I spent about $9 on a set of them.

The ingredients are as follows:  organic maple syrup, Fair trade dark cocoa, natural raw almond flour, organic extra virgin coconut oil, sea salt.

They are delicious. While I would love to have the almond butter chocolate ones available in mini tarts (c’mon, it’d be like Reeses peanut butter cups!), I’m happy that they offer the tart. The crust is perfect – so chocolate-y, but not sweet like the filling. It’s less sweet than a “traditional” peanut butter cup because it’s raw and it’s not loaded with artificial sugar crap (mmmm artificial sugar crap) but it’s more than enough to hit your sweet spot after dinner. And it’s really nice to not have to buy the larger tarts that I feel guilty eating by myself (but not guilty enough that I don’t do it regularly).

Definitely 4.5 out of 5 wheat stalks for these. Non-GFBF gives them a four out of five – for his sweet tooth. If you’re into raw chocolate and a treat that you won’t feel bad about, get these. I love Hail Merry. But warning, these are not your average chocolate cup – they are raw, they are very coconut-y, and they melt quickly. I have some friends that don’t like the taste because they were expecting something much sweeter than this.

[ratings wheat=”4.5 stars”]

If you are not used to dark chocolate and almond flour, these are quite different than a typical sweet and sugary tart. For me, they are a superior version of that – using coconut oil (I love coconut oil) without being overly sweet. I also feel like these are healthier than putting down two Reeses cups or making a cake. I know that they are quality ingredients I’m putting in my body – even if it’s still a “treat.”

They are only 90 calories for each of the mini Miracle Tarts. And I’m totally okay with you eating three.

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Comments: 4

  1. Sarah Palisi Chapin August 19, 2013 at 9:41 am Reply

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  2. Anna August 22, 2013 at 5:52 am Reply

    Not sure if I’m reading it wrong or not, but just FYI that coconut actually is not a tree nut. The FDA classifies it as one, but it’s actually a fruit and most people who are allergic to tree nuts can have coconut (unless they have a specific tree nut allergy).

    • Erica Dermer August 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm Reply

      Gotcha! I will correct that – although I believe they still warn that it contains tree nuts – maybe because of the almond flour. Thank you!

  3. B.C. November 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm Reply

    My local Martin’s grocery store has these mini tarts for $6.69. I tried them with a 50 cent coupon that was doubled at checkout. Even with the dollar off, I felt they were too expensive. I can’t imagine spending $9 for them.

    The picture on the front of the package made it seem like they would be more like a Reese’s cup with a lot of almond butter in the center. I found that they are almost all chocolate top and crust. I’m very disappointed with this product.

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