Mary’s Gone Crackers is a company dedicated to making snacks that are organic, high quality, and gluten and wheat free. Mary, the founder of the company, began making her products since 1994, when she and her son developed a gluten intolerance. Their signature snack is their crackers, but I got to try their new gluten free cookies out courtesy of the company.
The cookies come in 5 flavors- N’Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Ginger Snap and Peanut Butter. I was sent the Ginger Snap, Chocolate Chip, and N’Oatmeal Raisin flavors to try ( didn’t get the peanut butter one- darn it!! :( )
The cookies nutritional stats are rockin‘. They are all organic, non-gmo, kosher, wheat free, gluten free, vegan, dairy free , have no trans fats, and are made with low glycemic sweeteners (yay for no highly refined sugars!). I was definietly excited for these- were they going to be my new favorite cookies?!
Unfortunately- these were not a big hit for my taste buds, or my friend’s taste buds. Another thing that was upsetting, these cookies are TINY!! They are about the size of an Oreo each, and in my opinion, are really more of a “bite” than a “cookie” (then again, our age has been spoiled with HUGE portion sizes, so that may be just me). Read on, bloggies…
Chocolate Chip- a soft cookie, that has a weird “crunch” to it- (perhaps from the chia seeds?). It wasn’t really that sweet, until you hit the dark chocolate chips, which were probably the best part of the cookie. It has flavors of molasses and coconut, and leaves a potato-chip aftertaste-weird. It was also kind of dry by itself, I’m thinking a glass of milk or a quick 10 seconds in the microwave might help.
N’Oatmeal Raisin- not bad, and definitely better than the Chocolate Chip variety. It has a very strong nutmeg flavor to it, and wasn’t too sweet overall. Some of the sweetness that was there was provided by the raisins, nice, chewy and plump.
Ginger Snap- oh man. didn’t like these at all :( . First of all, I don’t know how the word snap got in the name, because these babies are soft soft soft. No crunch whatsoever, and are almost dense. Also not very sweet, and sort of bland. There was a very strong ginger flavor, so for those of you who like gingerbread cookies, you might like these. I think they would be better if they had a coating of icing or something sweet on them, to compliment the strong ginger flavor.
Overall, I don’t see myself buying these in the future, maybe the N’Oatmeal Raisin flavor, but certainly not the ginger or chocolate chip. I’m giving them 2 1/2 stars overall. They are too tiny for my preferences, and are actually pretty high in saturated fat (they are made with palm oil and have 2-3 grams saturated fat per serving!) If you are looking for sweet cookies, I wouldn’t reccommend these, but if you prefer a more bland, toned down cookie, give these a shot. I do, however, want to try the Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter flavors- who knows- those might be the stars of the bunch!
Chocolate Chip- 2 cookies is 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, 19 carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.
N’Oatmeal Raisin- 2 cookies is 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.
Ginger- 3 cookies is 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 23 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.
Chocolate Chip- Organic gluten-free flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic palm sugar, organic dark chocolate chips (organic cane sugar, organic cocoa paste, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin [non-gmo], organic vanilla), organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), organic tapioca syrup, organic yellow split pea flour, organic ramon seed powder, organic coconut oil, organic prune extract, organic chia seeds, organic vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda, xanthan gum, organic roasted carob powder, organic rice bran extract.
N’Oatmeal Raisin- Organic quinoa flakes, organic seedless raisins, organic gluten-free-flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic tapioca syrup, organic palm sugar, organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), water, organic prune extract, organic coconut oil, organic chia seeds, organic vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda, xanthan gum, organic rice bran extract.
Ginger- Organic gluten-free flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic palm sugar, organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), organic tapioca syrup, organic blackstrap molasses, organic yellow split pea flour, organic coconut oil, organic ginger root, organic prune extract, water, organic spices, baking soda, organic vanilla extract, organic chia seeds, sea salt, xanthan gum, organic black pepper, organic rice bran extract.