Monday, September 19, 2011

Mary’s Gone Crackers Cookies -- and a Giveaway

No, that’s not a typo. Mary’s Gone Crackers makes crackers as you might expect, but they also make cookies. They recently sent me a box full of goodies to review, including the cookies pictured here.

As a businessperson, I love the company’s philosophy and vision – “conscious eating” is their motto, and their products are not only gluten-free and vegan – they use organic, non-GMO, locally sourced foods. This is my kind of stuff.

Not everything Mary’s Gone Crackers makes is what I would call allergen-free; for example, the crackers contain tamari (which is made from soybeans).

The cookies we tried are what I would describe as low-sugar (9 grams per serving) and whole grain (rice, tapioca, potato, amaranth). They do contain coconut and soy lecithin.

I was delighted when I opened the box. Each box contains two separate pouches. This may not seem like a big deal, but I think it’s genius – if you’ve eaten a lot of gluten-free foods you know that they pick up moisture and don’t keep on the shelf as long as traditional cookies. The two-pack design means you don’t have to eat them all in a couple of days. It also makes it easy to pack in a picnic basket or lunch box.

Now, the cookies – We tried the double chocolate first (of course). They are soft baked with a bit of a crunch – perhaps provided by the chia seeds. It’s actually almost a hybrid cookie/cracker. The chocolate chip cookies are crunchier, and yet still not quite what you would expect in a traditional cookie. Most surprising are the “oatmeal raisin” without oats. How did they pull that off? With quinoa in place of oats. No, it doesn’t taste like a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie, but the quinoa does pair well with raisins.

A final note – if you want decadent, sweet, and high calorie, these are not what you are looking for; if you want healthy, organic, gluten-free and vegan, you should try them.

The Giveaway

Now, one lucky reader will able to try the Mary's Gone Crackers product of their choice. Simply visit the Mary's Gone Crackers website and check out their product line. Leave a comment here with the product you'd like to try. You have until Friday September 23rd at midnight to enter. The winner will be announced on Monday September 26th.


mom-b said...

they all look good, but we would love to try the chocolate chip cookies

Jacksen Kyle said...

I would love to try the Chipotle Tomato Sticks & Twigs. I've been trying to find a gluten free pretzel without corn forever.

wizardewu said...

I would love to try the Curry Sticks and Twigs.
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Kathryn said...

Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite, so I'd love for my son with allergies to have a "similar tasting" cookie/cracker. interested to try them!

Howell said...

I want to try the Ginger Snaps.
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J said...

Mmmm, chocolate chip!

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Cynthia Novak said...

I am very curious about the oatmeal -raisin cookies. I have had the crackers and curry sticks & twigs and LOVE them.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the chocolate chip cookies! Karen

Mary said...

I think I would like to try the chocoalte chip cookie! Having never tried the gluten free products, they sound so healthy!

Gluten Free Cookies said...

I am always on the lookout for good gluten-free cookies that I can just open up the package and eat them with a glass of milk.YUMMY!!!!