Hey I’ve got a cookie review for you-and it includes a freebie for one of my registered users! The Linden Hills Co-op provided me with Liz Lovely cookies to sample. I’d never had them before. It’s possible I’ve seen them around and not realized they existed, but it seems like I’ve never heard of these before. I won’t soon forget them…those cookies are tasty.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Fudge Cookies
The chocolate chip cookie was very tasty. It has the essence more of cookie dough than of a regular fluffy chocolate chip cookie or even a gooey undercooked cookie. It was very good. Grace my 7-year-old loved them. However, Emma my celiac girl thought they were a bit dry. I don’t think she entirely understood the vision of the cookie to be honest.
The chocolate fudge was slightly more brownie-tasting, with a sugar coating on the outside. It is also very good and very rich. My friend Brenda told me she thought these cookies would be great crumbled over ice cream!
I honestly think if I had a hankering for a good cookie I would totally pick this out. But I wouldn’t be able to eat much at one sitting, because they’re so rich – and big (not necessarily a bad thing). The cookies are about three inches in diameter and are quite thick, so when you buy a two-pack, one cookie should be enough for one person. In fact, if you’re watching your waistline, you might want to watch how many cookies you eat. The serving size is a half a cookie and the calories per serving are 190 (for the chocolate chip) and 170 (for the chocolate fudge). For some of us cookie lovers, calories may not matter when it comes to taste — especially for a gluten-free product!
However one healthy upside is that the cookie is made of certified organic ingredients and it is also vegan, dairy-free and egg-free with zero trans fats. I really appreciate how this company has put a tasty product on the shelves while adhering not only to dietary constraints so many of us have, but clearly Liz Lovely is sticking by her beliefs and using healthier ingredients.
You can find these gluten-free products in the forms of snickerdoodles, peanut butter, German chocolate cake, and ginger molasses — as well as the aforementioned chocolate chip and chocolate fudge. They retail for around $4.00 for a two-pack. You can always find these at the Linden Hills Co-op in Minneapolis. But if you can’t get there, check out Liz Lovely online!
Win your Gluten-Free Liz Lovely cookies!
I have a 2 pack of chocolate chip cookies to give away. I will randomly draw a name from registered users of thesavvyceliac.com. You must be registered by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (June 23, 2009). I will conduct the drawing on Wednesday (June 24, 2009) and announce the winner on my blog. I will also email the registered user, so I can get their mailing address and send them out! If you have already won a prize this year, you are not eligible.