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I have a sweet tooth, I won't deny it. But I've come to view cookies and other sweet treats as just that - treats. We don't have any allergies in our household, so making "traditional" (although somewhat healthified) sweets isn't difficult. But what do you do if you have a sweet tooth and a food allergy? It's great to know there are companies out there that specialize in treats for folks with allergies and/or food intolerances.
Udi's Gluten Free Foods is one such company. Even though our family is not strictly gluten-free (we try to be gluten-light), I was very pleased to be asked to review their gluten-free cookies.
Some people might have the perception that if you can't use regular white flour, cookies won't be very tasty. Not true! There are a lot of great alternative "flours" out there that do not have gluten and still produce a delicious treat.
My family received samples of the Udi's Gluten-Free Cookies in Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, and Oatmeal Raisin. They were very tasty, and in fact, tasted like they came from a high-end bakery that we have in our town. Their texture and taste were like any other gourmet cookie. My personal favorite was the Snickerdoodle cookie, while Hubby and Ladybug loved the Chocolate Chip. (The Oatmeal Raisin is delish too!)
Udi's has a large variety of gluten-free products, including bread, bagels, granola, muffins, pizza crust, and cinnamon rolls. If you or a family member need to follow a gluten-free diet, you need to check out the variety! They have a store locator on their website so that you can find where you can find them locally. (That's always one of my favorite features of a company website when I discover a new food that I like!) Even if you are not gluten-free, it's nice to know you can find quality products to share when you have guests or friends who are gluten-free.
The only downside of the cookie samples that we received was that they disappeared way too quickly! But that fault lies strictly with the people in this household.
You can "like" Udi's Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. They even have a coupon available on their website that you can print for your first purchase.
Now for the fun part! The giveaway! One lucky reader will receive samples of Udi's Gluten Free Cookies of their very own. And you can be entered for the low price of a comment: Tell me one thing you do during the holidays (now through New Year's) to balance out all the sweet treats with a healthy lifestyle.
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Disclosure: I was provided with free product from this company. All opinions expressed are strictly mine.