Posts Tagged ‘quinoa’

Gluten Free Giveaway Package #4!

Welcome to the final week of gluten free giveaways in August. This week’s giveaway runs from today, Monday August 24 through Saturday August 29, and the winner will be announced Sunday August 30. There are four ways to enter through the Rafflecopter app below. The winner will be picked randomly by the Rafflecopter app itself.

This package includes the following awesome goodies:

  1. Bakery on Main Maple Multi-Grain Muffin Oatmeal
  2. I Heart Keenwah Chocolate Sea Salt Quinoa Cluster
  3. Slender Sticks Pomegranate Berry Sugar-free Drink Stick
  4. The Real Deal Real! Veggie Chips Sriracha
  5. Baked Frosted Rice Snacks
  6. Glutino Pretzel Twists
  7. Sunbutter Creamy (spread)
  8. Carrington Farms Ready-to-eat Organic Flax Chia Paks
  9. Udi’s Soft and Chewy Snicker Doodle Cookie
  10. Enjoy Life Baked Chewy Caramel Apple Bar
  11. Mostly Myrtle’s Grahams
  12. Pyure Premium Organic Stevia Sweetener
  13. Viki’s granola blueberry almond
  14. Surf Sweets Sour Berry Bears
  15. Enjoy Life S’mores

This is our last giveaway, so be sure to enter, and good luck!

*This giveaway is not sponsored by any company, goods were not donated to me, and I was not compensated. Entrants must be living in the Unites States to participate.*


Gluten Free Andean Dream Cocoa Orange Quinoa Cookies

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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.