In recent years, the words “wholesome” and “cookies” have gracefully merged to describe many delicious baked goodies, and Qookies are the latest to join the developing world of healthy treats.
Delightfully thick and super crunchy, Qookies are more like British “biscuits” than the soft and chewy cookies synonymous with North America. But that just makes them the perfect accompaniment to hot tea or a cool glass of almond milk in my opinion.
Qookies are also made with gluten-free sprouted flours (like adzuki and quinoa) for about 7 grams of whole grains per serving. Plus, they are made with all-natural dairy-free and organic ingredients – yes, completely legible ingredient statements, too! And if that isn’t enough, Qookies come in a whole host of flavors…
Rich Chocolate Chip Qookies
Honestly, I was nervous about these. Would too much wholesomeness ruin the iconic chocolate chip cookie? But they were surprisingly tasty and loaded with little, decadent, milky, sweet chocolate chips. Each thick and crunchy bite had a touch of a whole grain taste, and relatively low sugars (just 4 grams – 1 teaspoon – per cookie), but could still be classified as a treat in my opinion.
Orange Ginger Qookies
The unique, but pure orange flavor had a nice ginger punch that somehow worked. I enjoyed the diced bits of crystalized ginger throughout (yes, I am a ginger fan!) and the underlying orange essence which seemed to compliment the earthy crunch.
Aztec Chocolate Chunk Qookies
Larger versions of those same great chocolate chips, but wow, talk about an aftershock! The cookie was quite mellow at first, but then a spicy heat of cinnamon, cayenne and chili flakes kicks in. Quite good, yet, not quite my thing. I think I’m more into the rich chocolate chip; I like my dessert tame.
Classic Vanilla Qookies
These simple, gently vanilla biscuits reminded me a bit of Nilla Wafers, only crunchier and more pure in wholesome taste. Overall, really pleasant and perhaps my second favorite (next to the Chocolate Chip) for their delightful “everyday” flavor and ability to pair so perfectly with just about any hot tea.
Ancient Three-Seed Qookies
This was the only one of the bunch that just didn’t grab me. I’m certainly not against quinoa, hemp and chia, but the tiny seeds throughout were more of a nuisance than anything else. I felt like I was eating bird food rather than enjoying a cookie-like snack, and the already crunchy cookies made the even crunchier seeds taste a bit redundant.
Certifications: Qookies are Certified Organic and Gluten-Free, Non-GMO verified, and labeled as vegan, though I didn’t spot a certification.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Qookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check the ingredients prior to consumption and contact the company about manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
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