Pamela’s Products is a company that manufactures a whole bunch of gluten and wheat free foods, that are also all natural, and some even organic. They make products such as cakes, cookies, baking mixes- a little something for everyone!
Pamela’s Products generously sent me 3 boxes of their cookies to try- in Peanut Butter, Old Fashioned Raisin Walnut, and Spicy Ginger Cookies with Crystallized Ginger. To be honest, I was excited to try all three! Peanut Butter, because, well you should know why (my obsession with peanut butter, of course!), Old Fashioned Raisin Walnut, because I haven’t had a good oatmeal cookie in a while, and Spicy Ginger, because I love a good ginger cookie to bring me nostalgia of home-made gingerbread cookies. Yum-my!
I tried the Peanut Butter cookies first. Small in size, they had a light orangey-brown color with little bits of peanuts in them. Not too sweet, but a rich peanut taste. It was sort of “snickerdoodle” tasting- as I detected a “molasses” flavor. It’s a rather soft cookie, and although I liked it soft, I think it would have been better if it was a bit crispy, or had a bit of a crunch to it.
Next up, the Old Fashioned Raisin Walnut. The first thing I noticed was how soft and moist these were! Before I opened the package I even noticed the plastic overwrap was a little bit moist from the cookies! I love a good, moist oatmeal raisin cookie! (ooh- imagine it heated up in the microwave? Yum!!) This cookie was also small, about the same size of the peanut butter ones. I took a bite, and immediately tasted the walnuts. Little bits of walnuts throughout the cookie, as well as bigger pieces on top of the cookie. The raisins were the sweetest part of the cookie, and added a nice flavor. It was a very good combination of raisin/walnut flavor. The cookie had a good amount of sweetness, but is actually pretty low in sugar (only 4 grams per cookie). Not bad!!
Lastly, the Spicy Ginger Cookies with Crystallized Ginger. I picked the cookie that actually had a decently sized piece of ginger on top- it looked like a white flake on top of the cookie.Whew! These definitely had some ginger-spice taste! I really enjoyed them! They did, in fact, remind me of homemade gingerbread cookies at Christmas time! Soft and chewy, they also left quite a kick or some “heat” once you finished chewing. Delicious!
Overall, these are pretty tasty! Perfect for those of you who cannot tolerate gluten or wheat, or for anyone really who wants a yummy cookie. I like that the cookies cater to different needs as well- some are dairy free, some sweetened with fruit juice, and a lot are made with organic ingredients. What I didn’t like was that these cookies are relatively low in fiber, high in fat, and are a little high in the calorie department for a small-ish cookie. However- cookies are intended to be treats- so I say let yourself have one (or two!!) if you please These cookies get 4 stars. I would like to try their other products- like the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies, and their Corn Bread and Muffin Mix! Yum!
Peanut Butter Cookies- 1 cookie is 100 calories, 5 grams of fat, 11 carbohydrates, .5 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.
Peanu Butter (peanuts and salt), Molasses, Eggs, Rice Syrup and Grape Juice, Flour Base (brown rice flour, white rice flour, tapioca starch, sweet rice flour, xanthan gum), Dry Roasted Peanut Pieces, Gluten Free Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Sea Salt.
Old Fashioned Raisin Walnut Cookies-1 cookie is 100 calories, 6 grams of fat, 10 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
Fruit Juice Concentrate (Pineapple, Peach, and Pear Juice); Monounsaturated Safflower Oil; Organic Raisins; Organic Eggs; Organic Rice Flour Base (Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic White Rice Flour, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Sweet Rice Flour, Xanthan Gum); Walnuts; Organic Soy Flakes; Organic Soymilk Powder; Sliced Almonds; Coconut; Non-GMO Soy Lecithin; Gluten-Free Vanilla Flavor (contains corn derivative); Baking Soda; Cinnamon; Xanthan Gum; Sea Salt; Grainless & Aluminum Free Baking Powder (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potato Starch).
Spicy Ginger with Crystallized Ginger Cookies- 2 cookies are 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, 23 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 12 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
Organic Rice Flour Base (Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic White Rice Flour, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Sweet Rice Flour, Xanthan Gum); Organic Molasses; Brown Sugar; Organic Non-hydrogenated Palm Oil; Crystallized Ginger Pieces; Organic Eggs; Ginger Spice; Grape Juice and Rice Syrup; Cinnamon; Baking Soda;, Sea Salt; Xanthan Gum; Cloves.
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