Product: Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Raspberry & Fig Figgies & Jammies – $3.99+
At some point, last year, I won an online sweepstakes where the prize was a box of each flavor of Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Figgies & Jammies. They arrived in the mail and I dutifully placed them on the shelf of my pantry to enjoy at a later time. As I am currently working on getting a majority of processed foods out of my pantry, desserts for the rest of the month are pretty much covered…with Figgies & Jammies.
Now, I was already aware of these amazing little Fig Newton type cookies from when they first debuted back in 2014. I went searching high and low, but my area just didn’t have them in stock. Now, I can pretty much find them anywhere. But winning them…that’s just awesome.
Pamela’s Products Figgies & Jammies come in four different flavors: Blueberry & Fig, Raspberry & Fig, Strawberry & Fig, and Mission Fig.
On a previous occasion…I bought and devoured the Blueberry & Fig version of Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Figgies & Jammies. These are made of so much wow, awesome, and YUMMY! I fell in love with the Blueberry & Fig version at first bite. No lie. They were even better than the Fig Newtons I used to devour all the time. The cake was moister and spongier…and the fruit filling was more flavorful and brighter. Ah, I simply love it when more thought and care goes into a product. They were so good, even one of my coworkers who will find something wrong with everything gluten-free, had not one bad word to say about it. Not one.
So, this past week, my roommate and I went ahead and devoured the Blueberry & Fig package, to save a blog. But…that lasted for 5 days. This meant…a new flavor needed to be broken into for dessert tonight. And I decided it was going to be the Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Raspberry & Fig Figgies & Jammies.
The best thing about these cookies is that they are HUGE. They are the extra large of good-for-you cookies out on the market. Now, I’m not promoting devouring cookies like I do, as an admitted cookie monster, but…when you compare them to other options on the market, they are definitely a better choice.
Aside from that…let’s talk about the Raspberry & Fig Figgies & Jammies in partiuclar. The pie-like cookie portion is soft and tender…and wraps the amazingly flavorful fruit portion in the perfect amount of sweet and savory. The cookie is chewy, but not at all crumbly. Just…wow. And the fruit. Oh…wow! I thought the Blueberry & Fig cookies were amazing, but these…these are even better. The Raspberry & Fig Figgies & Jammies just explode with bright, sweet fruit flavor. It brings the perfect balance to each nibble or bite. I was beyond impressed. I was hooked. These cookies are..perhaps just slightly bigger than the standard Fig Newton. But way more tasty and just so much better.
The cake part of the Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Raspberry & Fig Figgies & Jammies is made from a gluten-free flour blend that includes brown rice flour, white rice flour, tapioca starch, sweet rice flour and xanthan gum, as well as evaporated can sugar, organic non-hydrogenated palm oil, organic invert sugar, grape juice and whole rice syrup, sweet whey powder, glycerin, baking soda, xanthan gum, sea salt, and lemon oil. The jam is a raspberry paste made from cane syrup, brown rice syrup, apple powder, rice starch, dried cane syrup, glycerin, water, raspberry juice concentrate, pectin, natural flavor, citric acid, red cabbage extract for color, fig paste, and citric acid. These cookies are gluten-free, egg free, low in sodium, and all natural. They have no hydrogenated oils or trans fats, no cholesterol, and no corn syrup.
As far as nutrition goes, a serving of Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Raspberry & Fig Figgies & Jammies is 1 cookie. This one cookie will give you 100 calories and 2 grams of fat. One cookie will serve up 25 mg sodium and 11 grams of sugar. These cookies are cholesterol free. This one cookie will also give you 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein. Not bad!
I am proud to have won these cookies in an online sweepstakes and to have the opportunity to try every flavor. So far, I have enjoyed every bite of the two flavors I have tried. Stay tuned as the other two will be coming up in the very near future. I promise…these are so good, you don’t have to be gluten-free to enjoy them.