Product: Liz Lovely Gluten Free Crunchy Double Chocolate Cookies – $6.50+
Oh…dear!! My cookie noshing habits had been tame as of late. An occasional splurge here and there…but I was getting it under control. Because, as a cookie monster, any gluten-free cookie with me is fair game. I absolutely love cookies. They are just…the perfect dessert. So many varieties…crunchy, chewy, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, made with chips, candy, stuffed, topped, iced…so many ways to make a cookie. You can let your imagination run wild…and let your taste buds and stomach profit from it.
So, imagine my face when I pulled the bright, hot pink box of one of my favorite gluten-free cookie producers out of the August Cuisine Cube and read what had just arrived. Liz Lovely Cookies??! Hell yes!! Happy dance!! But wait…what’s this? Crunchy cookies? Liz Lovely is doing CRUNCHY cookies now?
So, for those of you who are unfamiliar with Liz Lovely, they were one of the first gluten-free cookies that didn’t remind me that I was eating a gluten-free cookie. Big, chewy…a serving being only half the cookie…I could get them at my local natural food store and would purchase a new flavor each time until I worked my way through them all. It was hard to stick to that actual serving size…but I behaved. But…Liz Lovely was known for those chewy, big cookies. So this…this was new.
Turns out, for years now, Liz had so many consumers and people inquire about small snack cookies…to which she always replied that those sorts of cookies weren’t what they did. But it seems it all fell into place one night…and out of it came a new product…a new line of gluten-free crunchy cookies from the fantastic Liz Lovely.
These are currently out in four different flavors: chocolate chip, double chocolate, oatmeal raisin, and ginger snap.
The bright pink box declared that the cookies that Cuisine Cube sent into my life were…Liz Lovely Gluten Free Crunchy Double Chocolate Cookies.
Okay, so normally it takes me the entire month to work through the Cuisine Cube that I receive, but this cube has been a bit of an anomaly. For one thing, one product I had to place in the break room at work…the Field Trip Cracked Pepper Turkey Jerky. This vegetarian can’t and won’t even eat that. But, the boys at work have been enjoying it. So, there we go. And then, last night, I went ahead and plowed through three products. Yes…three!
And after I used the first two for dinner…it was time for dessert.
And I happily pulled open the box of Liz Lovely Gluten Free Crunchy Double Chocolate Cookies. They smelled…amazing. They were these thin little rounds, about the 2 inches in diameter, if I were guessing (and I am). Small, thin…and yes…crunchy. Nothing I have ever associated with Liz Lovely. So…I was beyond intrigued as to how I would like these. As I have stated before, I am more of a soft cookie lover than a crispy cookie lover…but I do love cookies regardless and don’t hold the softness or crispiness factor against any cookie.
I removed four cookies, passing off two to my roommate and snagging two for me. Yes…this time you get two full cookies…not just half of one. YAY! I settled in for my dessert and took a bite.
WOW! First of all, I believe that these cookies completely encapsulate the best part of something like a pan of brownies. These cookies taste just like that crispy edge of the brownies that bakes along the pan. That is one of my favorite parts of a brownie and these cookies mimic it both in crunch, texture, and flavor. I might have drooled upon taking my first bite. These have a nice, rich, chocolate flavor…bold and decadent. The cookies have a great crunch to them, and they are easy to chew and one of the greatest things I may have ever eaten in cookie form. Holy Double Chocolate Crunchy Goodness!! I was so tempted to go and count cookies to see if there might be an odd number so I could sneak another one…but I didn’t. I behaved. I kept it to the serving size. And, for the life of me, I don’t know how I didn’t give in to the temptation. Seriously…these are amazing cookies. You can tell how much work, love, and joy goes into the making of these cookies because they reflect that in not just flavor but quality. And I am totally in love.
Let’s talk about those ingredients and nutritional facts, shall we?
The Liz Lovely Gluten Free Crunchy Double Chocolate Cookies are made from cane sugar, chocolate chips, white rice flour, palm fruit oil, water, potato starch, cocoa powder, tapioca flour, molasses, Ener-G Egg Replacer, vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda, xanthan gum, and natural tocopherols (vitamin E). Not too bad for a sweet treat, right? These cookies are vegan, gluten-free, cholesterol free, kosher, made with non-GMO ingredients and all natural.
As far as how nutritious these are…well…they are cookies so…
A serving of the Liz Lovely Gluten Free Crunch Double Chocolate Cookies is 2 cookies. These cookies will deliver 130 calories and 6 grams of fat. These two cookies will also provide 90 mg sodium and 12 grams of fat. That’s not bad at all for cookies. Not at all. And finally, these cookies will provide you with 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of sugar. These will definitely not fill you up…which means you can snack on them before dinner. HA!
Okay…so maybe not. But, you’re an adult right? Have dessert first every now and again. Live it up. Change it up. Be a little wild!
I am enamored with these cookies. I want to make them last forever, but cookies never last long in my home. I’m a cookie monster for a reason. And these will be devoured each night until they are gone. But, now I hope I can find a place to purchase them and/or order them online because…yeah…I’ll be dreaming about these cookies for a long time. Who says a chewy cookie girl can’t cross over to the crunchy side.
Go ahead…take a bite and see for yourself.