A friend of Go Dairy Free, Amy B., trialed Nutritious Creations Gluten Free Cookies, and has the following quick review to share.
Last week a big huge box arrived at my house from Nutritious Creations. I tore into it wondering what it was … hopefully something yummy and already cooked as I was getting a little tired of cooking and baking! Much to my delight I found a box stuffed with cookies from Nutritious Creations and their new Gluten and Dairy Free (and vegan!) cookies! Jackpot!!!
I opened the box and discovered these gigantic, yummy looking cookies. They are roughly the size of a cookie you would find in a deli or maybe Dunkin Donuts, so they are comparable to the competition. There were three varieties in the box, chocolate chip, carrot cake, and coconut chip (the latter flavor has since been discontinued).
What I liked about the cookies at first glance was that they were free from refined sugars. They still contained a lot of sugar, but at least it’s natural sugar! There are also NO hydrogenated oils, which is a HUGE plus in picking a snack for the Peanut. I feel like most snacks now- unless they are organic or natural- contain hydrogenated oils. And who needs those?
What I didn’t like about the cookie at first glance was the fact that ONE cookie was TWO servings. I understand in the world of portion control and mind control we really shouldn’t need this whole cookie. But I really needed to eat the whole cookie. So, just be warned. One cookie is 380 calories.
We started with the chocolate chip cookie. This one was great. It was moist and chewy with just the right amount of sweetness. My only regret was that there were not more chocolate chips! But that’s my preference for cookies- extra chips! It was a very soft cookie too, which would make this a good treat for a small child or hungry adult. The Peanut and I split pretty much every single chocolate chip cookie in the box.
The carrot cake cookie was an interesting variety. I love carrot cake covered with nice cream cheese frosting and although I haven’t had it in forever I can still taste it! Yummy! So imagine my surprise when this cookie tasted like a light refreshing piece of carrot cake, just without the frosting. It contains walnuts and raisins along with real carrot piece, so this would not be a good choice for someone with nut allergies. The cookie was not as moist as the chocolate chip cookie, but was wonderfully soft and chewy. The flavor was sweet enough to be called dessert but also light enough that you could eat it and not feel too guilty about it. The Peanut let me enjoy most of these cookies, which I happily gobbled up for dessert almost every night. My mother tried them as well, and loved them.
For a product round up these are a great choice when it comes to eating gluten and dairy free. Although I probably wouldn’t put them in my lunch box as a snack just due to the serving size (since I couldn’t stop at a half a cookie), for an indulgent treat I would reach for these cookies any day!
The Facts on Nutritious Creations Gluten Free Cookies
Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Nutritious Creations Gluten Free Cookies.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nutritious Creations Gluten Free Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement prior to consumption and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Nutritious Creations website at www.snacksforlife.com.