Jennie’s All-Natural Gluten-Free Macaroons

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Product by:
Jennies Gluten-Free Bakery
Version:
Original, Chocolate, Carob, Ginger, Almond, Omega 3, and Chocolate-Covered
Price:
$3.00 to $7.00

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On October 18, 2012
Last modified:February 9, 2017

Summary:

Soft, tender, moist, rich, sweet, and just plain *wow* - seriously, my taste buds did a happy dance with these macaroon treats.

There are a lot of great dairy-free products out there, and even some stellar dairy-free and gluten-free goods. I recommend many of them in the reviews here on Go Dairy Free, but few make it into “Our Top Product Picks.” That’s why I don’t think you should take my recommendation of Jennie’s Gluten-Free Macaroons lightly – these treats are AMAZING.

Jennie's All Natural Gluten-Free Macaroons Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s near impossible to believe how simplistic these gluten-free macaroons are. The All-Natural Original Coconut contains just unsweetened sulfite-free coconut, organic cane sugar, honey, and egg whites*, but the taste and texture is anything but boring. Soft, tender, moist, rich, and sweet. Overall, just plain *wow* – seriously, my taste buds did a happy dance.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I tasted the Chocolate-Covered gluten-free macaroons. If ever there was a time to use the phrase “died and gone to heaven” it was immediately after sinking my teeth into these coconut-dense gems enrobed in a generous layer of dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate.

Tasting Notes for Jennie’s Gluten-Free Macaroons

But there’s no need to stop with the plain and chocolate-covered, Jennie’s Gluten-Free Macaroons come in a big selection of flavors. Here’s my quick take on all that we sampled:

Jennie's All-Natural, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Macaroons

Jennie’s Original Coconut Gluten-Free Macaroons

Indulgent, dreamy, soft, tender, and so fresh-tasting! The sweet, light honey touch shined through. Amazing texture and true dessert vibe. (available in big singles or minis canisters)

Jennie’s Ginger Gluten-Free Macaroons

Wow, like the original, but even better for us ginger lovers. These had the perfect, perfect blend of ginger and honey. (sold as big singles)

Jennie’s Carob Gluten-Free Macaroons

Such a wonderfully rich carob flavor and a delicious twist from chocolate. I loved it – a pleasant surprise to the palate for this carob lover. (sold as big singles)

Jennie’s Chocolate Gluten-Free Macaroons

I actually prefer carob to chocolate, but these were a hit with Tony, the chocolate-addict of our household. Pure cocoa-nut love for chocoholics. (available in big singles or minis canisters)

Jennie’s Almond-Flavored Gluten-Free Macaroons

Grown-up version of the original with the warmth of pure almond extract. I’m not a true almond fan, so this one wasn’t my favorite, but I know some of you nuts will adore it. (available in big singles or minis canisters)

Jennie’s Omega3 Gluten-Free Macaroons

These are like Jennie’s version of an energy snack! Enriched with flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and nothing else, these are really quite delicious. I loved the minis for a quick hit of energy and a hybrid health-sweet taste. These come in original coconut (for her) and chocolate (for him) … and almond, which we didn’t sample. (sold as minis in canisters)

Jennie’s Chocolate Drizzle Gluten-Free Macaroons

Simple, good, old-school flavor. The dairy-free chocolate drizzle and base offers a nice indulgent touch, and these do look amazing on a serving platter. (sold full-size in bakery-style packaging – but they are shelf-stable)

Jennie’s Chocolate-Covered Gluten-Free Macaroons

The chocolate drizzle was delicious, pleasant, a nice surprise, but the full chocolate-covered was perfect in every way. The balance of chocolate and sweet coconut escalated these to “better than a candy bar” status. The only thing I didn’t like … I wanted a second! Tony agreed that these are seriously dangerous. (sold full-size in bakery-style packaging – but they are shelf-stable)

Jennie's All-Natural, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Macaroons

The Facts on Jennie’s Gluten-Free Macaroons

Dietary Notes: All of Jennie’s Gluten-Free Macaroons are dairy-free, soy-free, and certified kosher parve. Some selections (such as the canisters at our time of review) are made in a dedicated gluten-free, peanut-free, nut-free, dairy-free facility. Check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you.

For More Product Information: Visit Jennie’s website at www.macaroonking.com.

*If you confuse eggs with dairy, don’t worry, you’re not alone! See my post on Are Eggs Dairy?

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

10 Comments

  1. Peggy Winegardner on

    I bought some “Double Chocolate Sea Salt Macaroons” in Spokane, Wash. I live in Discovery Bay, Ca. Does anyone know where to get them close by? They are not on the “Jennies” site! Peggy

  2. I was very excited when I pulled these off the shelf and they say wheat free gluten free dairy free Yeat free sulfite free everything you want them to be free of I ate one and then I read in the ingredient list and it says egg whites.
    The last time I checked eggs were considered dairy. Disappointed as I am VEGAN and dont eat DAIRY

  3. Jennie’s WERE fantastic, till they stopped using honey and started using sugar. Now they are AWFUL!! Way, way too sweet! I would buy them by the case at the health food store, but NEVER again!

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