Nana’s Cookie Company was a true special diet pioneer. Their product lines, which launched nearly two decades ago, include big classic wheat-based, wheat-free, and gluten-free cookies. They’re all vegan and sweetened with fruit juice for natural appeal. And unlike many other companies that change their product and look over time, Nana’s Cookies look and taste the same as they did when we first tried them, thirteen years ago!
Nana’s Cookies are Jumbo Vegan Treats for Every Diet
We tried a sample cookie from each of their three core lines: Original (wheat-based), Wheat-Free, and Gluten-Free. And I must say that all of these cookies taste surprisingly indulgent for their simple wholesome ingredients. I’ve included some tasting notes below.
As mentioned, Nana’s Cookies haven’t changed, but they have added smaller bagged cookies and keto cookies to their line up. We’re just covering the jumbo single-serves here, but you get the idea.
Original Oatmeal Raisin
As I bit in, the first thing I noticed was the delightfully soft texture. It was a wonderful combination of chewy and “cakey.” The cookie was a touch crumbly from the notable quantity of oats, but not too bad. The flavor was also quite enjoyable. It was definitely an oatmeal raisin cookie, but the fruit juice flavor was evident, giving it a unique taste. The plump raisins in each bite were awesome. Chopped walnuts were littered throughout as well, not a ton, just enough for an extra bonus.
Ingredients: flour grain blend (unbleached enriched wheat flour (niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), rolled oats, whole wheat flour), brown rice syrup, raisins, palm oil, walnuts, natural flavorings, cnnamon, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), nutmeg.
Nutrition (per 1/2 cookie): 180 calories, 6g fat, 29g carbs, 2g fiber, 8g sugars, 3g protein.*
Other Original Flavors: Chocolate Chip with Walnuts, Double Chocolate with Walnuts, Peanut Butter
No Wheat Chocolate Chip
The overall taste and texture of this cookie was fantastic. Nana added the perfect amount of sweetness – not over the top, but still an indulgent. The chocolate chips were a bit different. They had a more pronounced flavor than semi-sweet, but weren’t really dark chocolate. I can’t say that I preferred them to regular semi-sweet, but I certainly wasn’t complaining. Because of the unique chocolate chips and the heartier, but delicious, wheat-free flour blend, I would call this more of an “adult” cookie.
Ingredients: wheat free flour blend (barley flour, at flour, oats), brown rice syrup, palm oil, semi-sweet chocolate (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), natural vanilla extract), baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), vanilla extract, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavorings, sea salt.
Nutrition (per 1/2 cookie): 170 calories, 8g fat, 24g carbs, 3g fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein.*
Other No Wheat Flavors: Oatmeal Raisin
No Gluten Lemon
Sweet, but not too sweet, this seriously lemon cookie is the ultimate accompaniment to afternoon tea. I opened the package to a potent lemon scent that was quite delightful. From the aroma I did expect a flavor overload. Luckily, the pronounced lemon was mellowed by the wonderfully sweet flavor of the overall cookie. The texture was a cross between a shortbread cookie and a moist, dense cookie (such as molasses). It did have a definite gluten-free consistency, but was still quite pleasant.
Ingredients: brown rice syrup, white rice flour, palm oil tapioca starch, brown ricce flour, organic lemon juice, natural flavoring, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), vanilla extract, baking powder (calcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, rice flour), sea salt
Nutrition (per 1/2 cookie): 180 calories, 7g fat, 30g carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugars, 2g protein.*
More No Gluten Flavors: Chocolate, Ginger
More Facts on Nana’s Cookies
Price: $2.50 per 3.2-ounce cookie
Availability: Nana’s Cookies are sold in natural food stores in the U.S. They can also be ordered online direct from the company’s website below or on Amazon.
Certifications: Nana’s Cookies are Certified Kosher Parve. The gluten-free varieties are Certified Gluten Free.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nana’s Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and/or soy-free.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Nana’s website at nanascookiecompany.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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