Munk Pack Protein Cookies are Vegan Gluten-Free Treats to Squirrel Away

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Get ready for some serious chipmunk cheeks! Vegan protein cookies are all the rage this year, and Munk Pack Protein Cookies have climbed the totem pole of satisfaction. These soft baked treats are BIG and very thick, with an indulgent cookie meets healthy energy bar vibe.

Munk Pack Protein Cookies Review (with ingredients, availability, tasting notes and more) - Vegan, Gluten-Free Jumbo Treats!

Tasting Notes for Munk Pack Protein Cookies

I wasn’t sure what to expect from these cookies. After all, formulas can be tricky when you remove eggs, dairy, and gluten AND pack in protein. But they didn’t disappoint.

Coconut White Chip Macadamia

Of course I reached for the “White Chip” flavor first. It’s a dairy-free novelty that piqued my curiosity. The cookie was thick, soft, chewy, sweet (but not too sweet) and downright fun.

My eyes honed in on the “white chip” part of the title, and glazed over the “coconut.” So I was a bit surprised when I bit into flavorful shreds of coconut. But somehow, it really worked with the generous smattering of white chips throughout. This isn’t a Mrs. Field’s cookie – nor should it be. But for a protein cookie treat, it’s pretty darn good.

Ingredients: peanut butter, white chips (sugar, sustainable palm kernel and palm oil, natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, salt), brown rice protein, turbinado sugar, gluten free oat flour, coconut flour, vegetable glycerin, coconut flakes, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, gluten free oat fiber, natural coconut macaroon flavor, baking powder, xantham gum, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, monk fruit extract. Contains: peanuts, coconut, macadamia nuts and brazil nuts. Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, milk and egg.

Nutrition (per 1/2 cookie): 170 calories, 9g fat, 16g carbs, 3g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), 8g protein.*

Double Dark Chocolate

This cookie had the same soft, thick, chewy texture as the White Chip but with a deeper chocolate flavor. It definitely fits the dark chocolate bill, but is still sweet enough to avoid any bitterness. I thought I detected hints of cinnamon, but this is a pure chocolate cookie with just a touch of green tea extract, of all things.

I thought it was quite good, but a hint chewier than the White Chip and it seemed like the flavor needed just a little more oomph. Perhaps another pinch of salt would do it. Nonetheless, I could see this being a go-to sweet snack for many chocoholics.

Munk Pack Protein Cookies Reviews and Info - vegan, gluten-freeIngredients: peanut butter, dark chocolate chips (cane sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter), turbinado sugar, brown rice protein, gluten free oat flour, vegetable glycerin, dutch cocoa powder, gluten free oat fiber, natural chocolate flavor, baking powder, natural vanilla flavor, xantham gum, green tea extract (decaffeinated), sea salt, sunflower lecithin, cinnamon, monk fruit extract. Contains: peanuts. Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, milk and egg.

Nutrition (per 1/2 cookie): 160 calories, 8g fat, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 8g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 8g protein.*

Oatmeal Raisin Spice

I expected a heartier experience in this cookie, and it delivered. Each bite was thick and generally soft, but with a much firmer and less “chewy cookie” style than the others. It was a little dense, and might fit a thinner cookie style a little better.

However, I loved all of the spice that boldly emerged for the warm, sweet flavor. It could use just a smidgen more salt to balance and really make the flavor pop, but it was still rich. The raisins aren’t full-size, like I expected. Instead they are immersed in the cookie, affecting the flavor more than the texture.

Ingredients: peanut butter, turbinado sugar, gluten free oats, raisins, brown rice protein, gluten free oat flour, vegetable glycerin, cinnamon, gluten free oat fiber, baking powder, xantham gum, green tea extract (decaffeinated), sunflower lecithin, sea salt, nutmeg, cloves, monk fruit extract. Contains: peanuts. Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, milk and egg.

Nutrition (per 1/2 cookie): 160 calories, 6g fat, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 8g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 8g protein.*

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

This classic flavor is a natural for vegan, gluten-free cookies, and it works just as nicely as I expected. Like the White Chip, it’s soft, thick, and chewy, with loads of little chocolate chips throughout. For an extra-peanutty experience, it contains tasty little peanut bits, too. It isn’t quite as indulgent as a full blown peanut butter cookie, but still offers a treat-like experience.

Although my loyalties still lie with the White Chip, the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip was a close second. And I could easily see this flavor being a top seller due to it’s generally broad appeal.

Ingredients: peanut butter, turbinado sugar, dark chocolate chips (cane sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter), gluten free oat flour, brown rice protein, peanuts, peanut flour, vegetable glycerin, gluten free oat fiber, baking powder, natural peanut flavor, natural vanilla flavor, sea salt, xantham gum, green tea extract (decaffeinated), sunflower lecithin, monk fruit extract. Contains: peanuts. Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, milk and egg.

Nutrition (per 1/2 cookie): 160 calories, 8g fat, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 8g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 8g protein.*

Snickerdoodle

This is a newer flavor, which we haven’t tried yet.

Munk Pack Protein Cookies Reviews and Info - vegan, gluten-freeIngredients: peanut butter, cane sugar, plant protein blend (brown rice protein, pea protein), gluten free oat flour, vegetable glycerin, potato starch, prune juice concentrate, oat fiber, cinnamon, sunflower oil, baking powder, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, xanthan gum, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), monk fruit extract. Contains: peanuts. Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, milk and egg.

Nutrition (per 1/2 cookie): 160 calories, 8g fat, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 8g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 8g protein.*

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More Facts on Munk Pack Protein Cookies

Price: $1.99 per 3-ounce protein cookie.

Availability: Munk Pack Protein Cookies are available online, via their website (below) and other retailers like Amazon. They are also sold in select stores in the U.S.

Certifications: Munk Pack Protein Cookies are Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten Free, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Munk Pack Protein Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without tree nuts, but all are made with peanut.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Munk Pack website at munkpack.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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