June 4, 2011

Mi-Del Gluten Free Cookies Review!

Can you remember your first gluten free cookie?  For some of you, that moment may be etched into your memory, your life forever changed.  For me, I don't quite remember.  It was very long ago, but I think it might have been a Mi-Del Gluten Free Arrowroot Cookie.  I remember they were the first brand of gluten free cookies I discovered after I was diagnosed with celiac in January 2000.  Still to this day, I find myself placing them in my cart time after time at the grocery store.  They are as familiar to me as Chips-Ahoy or Oreos are to those who gluten.

When Mi-Del approached me to review their gluten free cookies and host a giveaway, I was more than happy to share my thoughts with my readers.  They sent me coupons for free products, so I got to chose what to share.  As much as I was tempted to grab a bag of my old standbys, I recently saw a recipe in the June 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living for a Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie that I thought I would incite you all with.  I mean, seriously, doesn't this look phenom?


Martha Stewart's Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie

Well, mine didn't turn out quite as pretty.  It was all kinds of delicious, but my family and I failed to wait the "chill overnight" step and ate it while it was still warm.  In that it was more like a bowl of lemon pudding with pecan cookie chunks and fresh strawberries than a pie.  My attempts to showcase Mi-Del's Gluten Free Pecan Flavored Cookies didn't go over so well.

I realized that yes, ground up with cinnamon and butter, Mi-Del gluten free cookies make wonderful pie crusts.  But they are just as good by themselves in their original form.  My current favorites are the Gluten Free Lunchbox S'mores!  Available in a cute "lunchbox" style box with five little 90-calorie bags, they are the perfect size for on the go (I ate one in the doctor's waiting room yesterday...just sayin').  And the taste?  Chocolate? Check. Marshmallow? Check. Crunch graham? Check!  If you love S'mores, but hate the mess, these cookies were made for you!


16 comments:

Amanda said...

I would like to try the chocolate chip or chocolate caramel. Both look delicious. I just bought my first Mi-Del product yesterday. Very good. Looking forward to trying more.

Amanda said...

Already like you on fb.

Nicole said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Caramel cookies. They look delish!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the chocolate chip cookies.

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Colleen

Virginia said...

I went to the Mi-Del site, and I would like to try the arrowroot cookies.

Carly said...

You should have invited me over for pie. I was drooling looking at the picture.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the S'mores.

vfuqua said...

I also like the arrowroot cookies, they remind me of animal crackers. I would love to try the S'mores type. Yum!! Thank You for this opporunity. :-)

vfuqua said...

Hi again,

I already Like you on Facebook.

vfuqua said...

Hi again Betsy- I "Like" Mi-Del on Facebook.

Venessa said...

Hi again-
I graffiti-ed Mi-Del's wall on facebook. :-)

Adam said...

I want to try the cinnamon snaps and choc sandwich cookies. Love gluten free "oreos". Total weakness.

Liz Mills said...

I'd like to try the chocolate chip ones or the smores. I wish we could get those out here though. I don't think we do, but I'll try Jakes, our gluten-free store.

jencroley said...

I visited the Midel website and would love to try their Cinnamon Snaps - Yum!

galwayshawl said...

I'm already a Mi-Del addict! Arrowroot cookies, ginger snaps, chocolate sandwich cookies...those are my favs. I would love to try the cinnamon snaps or the pecan flavored cookies. Smores might be nice too... :)

Kathleen said...

I would love to try the chocolate caramel!!