Monday, December 19, 2011
Review: Home Free Cookies
This year for Christmas, Santa brought me an early present -- a new kind of allergy-free cookie to try :) I hadn't seen the Home Free brand in our local stores, but one of their corporate elves found me through this blog and sent some samples for us to test out. I just love blogging!
Home Free cookies are free of the top 8 allergens, are all-natural or 70% organic, and contain no GMOs (although there is some soy lecithin). The taste and texture is quite different from the Enjoy Life cookies we've been eating a lot of lately. Home Free cookies are denser, thicker, and less crumbly and sweet than the Enjoy Life brand. EL cookies really scream "sugar!" HF cookies are more about the mild buttery flavor (from safflower oil, not dairy).
HF cookies come in four flavors and two sizes -- chocolate chip, soft oatmeal, chocolate chocolate chip, and vanilla. The boys pounced on the little packs of mini cookies, and immediately pronounced them delicious. I was surprised, actually, because my youngest is famous for looking askance at anything new, especially food. If he's never seen it before, he is completely certain he doesn't like it. These cookies, however, were a different story. He even smuggled a pack up to his room for later ;)
Home Free cookies are made in New Hampshire, and can be found online at www.homefreetreats.com. The products are shelf stable for up to 7 months, and freezable. Winner of the Shape Magazine Best Snack Award in 2011, Home Free cookies also contain no trans fat, saturated fat or cholesterol. Check your local Whole Foods store, or email email@example.com for retailers near you.
Wouldn't these make a great base for coconut ice cream sandwiches? Happy Cookie Holidays!