Health Values: Gluten free, no trans fats, cholesterol free, milk free, corn free, egg free, soy free, nut free, peanut free
This was a sample I got at a gluten-free picnic, so the picture you see isn’t representative of the actual package you’d find in a store.
I checked out the Andean Dream website for more information, and I discovered that they also make pastas and soups. Click on any of the cookie images and you’ll get the ingredient and nutrition statement. Their products are made with organic Royal Quinoa, which is only grown in the Bolivian Andes and is ” rich in high quality proteins, vitamins and minerals, and all eight amino acids essential for nutrition”.
When I first broke the cookie, it produced a lot of tiny crumbs, so I expected it to be dry. I was happily surprised – it wasn’t. It was wonderfully crispy and the flavor was a perfect balance of cocoa and orange. This is a real treat that stands well on its own and also goes perfectly with a cup of tea or a glass of almond milk.
The website allows you to order their cookies directly from them and also has links to two other online sites where you can buy them, but it doesn’t mention any stores where they’re carried. I’ll be checking around in places like Whole Foods and Wegmans for them, because I definitely want to buy a package and try some of their other flavors.