Posted on | July 8, 2007 | 2 Comments
While perusing a natural foods store in Richmond, VA, my oldest daughter discovered samples of these little cookies and just had to try them, not knowing they were gluten free ( she is infamous for hating anything that is “different” or GF). After gobbling up a handful, she proimptly placed a box in our shopping basket. Now, if she liked them that much, then I just had to try them too. However, I opted to wait unitl we got home and opened a new box- who knew what hands and crumbs lurked in that sample bowl?Ii paid $3.99 for an 8 ounce box, and because these cookies are small, a box gives you a whopping 11 servings of 8 cookies. Not bad.
Now, I must make this clear- even though these cookies are shaped like animal crackers, they are not crackers. They are, in fact, very sweet little cookies concoctions. The cookies come in 6 different animals: longhorn sheep, an elephant, a pig, a bison, a camel, and a horse. My kids liked the originality and detail of the animals. They really do look fun to eat. However, I must admit I did not like the taste as much as my daughter.
These cookies are very sweet and have a fine, shortbread-like texture. They are crunchy, but not hard, and are just a touch crumbly. I discovered that upon chewing these little cookies, they become almost pasty and sticky in my mouth; you’ll definately need something to drink and wash them down. I would also be wary of very young children eating these- I can see them being a choking hazard; much more so than with a regular animal cracker. The flavor is a mild vanilla in a sugary flour/starch concotion. They are OK, but not great.
Pros: Decent texture, looks fun to eat (kids), good value
Cons:Pasty when chewed, too sweet
Rating: 2 1/2 stars
Where Can I Buy These Cookies?
Ingredients: sugar, pea starch, potato starch, palm fruit and/or canola shortening (non hydrogenated), white rice flour, tapioca starch, water, glucose, pea protein, sodium carboxy methylcellulose, vanilla, salt, pea fiber, guar gum, inulin, ammonium bicarbonate(90), sodium bicarbonate, soy lecithin
Nutrition Information:per 8 cookies:
Calories-90, Fat-1.5g, Sat Fat-1g, Trans Fat-0g, Chol-0mg, Carb-17g, Sugar-2g, Fiber-1g, Pro-1g, Sodium-25mg. Vit A-0%RDA, Vit C-0%RDA, Calc-2%RDA, Iron-2%