Seasonal snacks are something that those living a gluten-free lifestyle miss out on. Maple is not just a quintessentially Canadian flavour; but it is also a warming fall flavour. Maple cookies are those treats we all have in our pantries, from time to time, and loved when we had them to enjoy. Having never come across a gluten-free version, I thought maple cookies were no longer something I could enjoy. That is until I found these cookies, which are so good, I’m writing this Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Sandwich Cream Cookies Review. Not only is this cookie gluten-free, but it is also peanut-free, Kosher dairy, and it has rightfully earned our GFF Seal of Approval!
Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies Review
First off, the packaging…
Remember, reading labels is a critical step when following a gluten-free diet. It is important to confirm that there are no hidden, or alternate sources of gluten in the ingredients. If you are still unsure, you can always use one of the 5 best gluten-free apps to help scan labels. The packaging for Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies does identify the ingredients used to make this product. Information on whether the cookies are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility is not available. However, the cookies are certified Gluten-Free by the Canadian Celiac Association. As you may have learned in our Reading Food Labels: “May Contain” vs. “Contains” blog, the international industry standard for gluten-free is less than 20ppm (parts per million). So these cookies would have to meet this standard to earn a gluten-free label.
Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Sandwich Cream Cookies Review: Look and Mouth Feel – Scored 20/20
These cookies certainly exceed your expectations; as they are very big for boxed sandwich cookies – gluten-free or regular. In fact, they are so large that a serving size is one cookie. You might think that one cookie couldn’t be satisfying, but they are big and filling. They are so good you might ignore the serving size and eat a second one… Not to mention, they are an enjoyable, easy snack. When it comes to texture the cookie is quite crunchy to bite through; but short and crisp. The filling is thick, with a type of slightly grainy texture that you expect with a maple-flavoured creme. Overall, the texture is so like the traditional version of a maple cookie, you can’t tell they are gluten-free. Would I buy these cookies again based on the texture? Yes, the texture is definitely what you are looking for in this cookie.
Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies Review: Taste – Scored 20/20
The taste of these Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Sandwich Cream Cookies is exceptional and packed with maple flavour. Know that there is no distinctive or unpleasant aftertaste to this cookie. You are simply left with a pleasant slightly maple taste lingering in your mouth – which is a bonus. The taste of these cookies is so delicious and well-balanced. The maple flavour pairs very well with the cookie and leaves you wanting more. Based on taste, I would definitely buy these treats again.
Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies Review: Misc. – 9/10
Yes, these cookies represent value for the cost, as they are not that much more expensive than regular maple cookies. However, they are also less expensive than other brands of gluten-free cookies. The size of the product meets expectations because the box size is actually larger than some regular maple cookies. Also, the actual cookies are very big for a sandwich cookie. Overall, I would recommend these cookies as they are very satisfying and they are an excellent value.
Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Sandwich Cream Cookies Review: Final Score – 49/50.
If you haven’t tried Great Value Gluten-Free Maple Sandwich Cream Cookies, I highly recommend that you do. These cookies are not only packed with delicious maple flavour, but they are a great value, (pardon the pun.) Many may not trust that a store brand’s (Walmart in this case) gluten-free product could be this good; however, these exceed expectations.
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