Monday, September 12, 2011

Mary's Gone Crackers - Love Cookies

After trying Mary's Gone Crackers' Sticks & Twigs and regular crackers, I wanted to try their cookies as well. As I mentioned in my previous review, Mary's Gone Crackers makes vegan, gluten-free, kosher, organic, and natural food products. Although I don't eat a fully gluten-free diet, I am aware of the latest news that continues to attribute gluten, a protein found in foods processed from wheat, to a myriad of ailments. So, I'm happy to eat gluten-free when tasty products are available!

The thing I liked most about these cookies were that (1) they are bite-size and (2) they are packaged in two separate bags within the box. So, you can eat some of them and not feel like you need to eat all of them just because you opened the bag. That is so ingenious. I wish all cookie manufacturers did this!

I tried two flavors of the cookies -- Chocolate Chip and "N'Oatmeal" Raisin.  They were, suprisingly, very different textures. The chocolate chip cookies were hard, but not too hard. They had your classic chocolate chip flavor.  Tip: the chocolate chip cookies are awesome when crumbled and used as a pie or cake crust (I tried this a few weeks ago)!

Chocolate Chip
 The "N'Oatmeal Raisin" cookies didn't actually have any oats in them as they were gluten- and wheat-free, which is different. These cookies were soft and chewy with some nice spices. Out of the two, I'd say I liked the N'Oatmeal cookies the best!

N'Oatmeal Raisin

The coolest thing about these cookies is that they are somewhat good for you! The ingredients in the non-oatmeal cookies includes quinoa flakes, gluten-free flours such as brown rice and amaranth flour, tapioca syrup, prune extract, chia seeds, and rice bran extract. That's a pretty healthy cookie! They use all real food ingredients and low glycemic sweeteners. The serving size is two cookies, which has 120 calories and 4 grams of fat. Not too bad!

They mention they sneak a little love into the cookies, hence the name, which is kinda cute.  If you'd like to give them a try, you can get them on Amazon by clicking here: Mary's Gone Crackers Cookies.

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