Eating gluten-free doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your sweet tooth.
As much as I love all things sugary and decadent, I’m always looking for health-conscious alternatives for those non-cheat ‘cheat’ days. Thankfully, there are numerous products on the market that are customized to various dietary restrictions. For example, Glutino’s Chocolate Vanilla Creme cookie allows you to indulge in a childhood classic – despite it being a gluten-free product.
Glutino’s snack resembles the appearance of a traditional “Oreo” cookie, with white creme filling sandwiched between two dark chocolate cookies. Often when I try different Oreo varieties, the alternatives do not compare to the original. I find these other off-brand cookie sandwiches to be chalky and the cream too dry. Suffice it to say, I wasn’t exactly hopeful that these cookies would satisfy my cookie craving. However, one bite left me pleasantly surprised!
The first thing I noticed when tearing open the Chocolate Vanilla Crème cookie box is the smell. Once I opened the package, I detected that sweet chocolate aroma; it smells just like a cookie sandwich should. As described on the packaging, the cookie is “wondrously rich,” thanks to its distinct chocolate flavour. The well-balanced ratio of creme to cookie provides the perfect amount of sweetness. The cookie itself is crisp and dark, offering the crunch needed to balance out the absolutely creamy texture of the inside filling.
The best part about this kind of cookie is that you can enjoy it in three ways. You can bite it as is, you can open up the sandwich and eat the centre first, or you can dunk it in a cold glass of milk. Personally, I prefer a combination of all three while sitting on the couch in a consecutive Netflix binge.
While Glutino’s Chocolate Vanilla Creme cookie is a great gluten-free alternative, these cookies are still packed with sugar and carbs. So with all things, enjoy in moderation. It’s sure to satisfy your craving.