Product Review: Goodie Girl Birthday Cake Cookies

Our Junior Editor Viva was sold on these gluten free vanilla sandwich cookies just by looking at the box. “Birthday Cake” cookies? Sprinkles? It’s like a party in a box. At the checkout stand, our clerk told us he’s not even GF and doesn’t love cookies, yet he ate 10 in one sitting. So, are they ALL THAT? Let’s break it down.

First, we’ll start with the look: unlike the photo on the box, you won’t see lots of colorful sprinkles in the filling. You may see one or two muted stripes of color. But that’s beside the point. It’s the taste that matters, and these cookies are pretty darned good. The cookie is crisp, but not too dry (which can be the case with GF sandwich cookies), and it’s not overly sweet. The filling is very sweet, however. (A plus for our junior editor but a little less so for my grown up editor-in-chief palate). Still, as the clerk suggested, they are very easy going down, so even though I prefer chocolate sandwich cookies over vanilla, I ate a good handful of them, and quite happily.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon.com

INGREDIENTS: Sugar, vegetable shortening [soybean oil, monoglycerides, tocopherols (antioxidant), ascorbic palmitate (antioxidant), gluten free oat flour, rice flour, cornstarch, rainbow sprinkles (sugar, palm kernel and palm oil, cornstarch, vegetable juice, sunflower lecithin, annatto extract, spiraling extract, turmeric, beta-carotene, paprika oleoresin, maltodextrin, carnauba wax, cellulose gum), tapioca starch, invert syrup, contains 2% or less of: potato starch, soy lecithin, sodium bicorbonate, natural flavor, maltodextrin, gum arabic, xxanthan gum, salt nonfat milk, ammonium bicarbonate

CONTAINS STATEMENT: Milk, Soy.

CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE: Yes

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION: Kosher dairy. No peanuts. Contain no artificial flavors or ingredients. Produced in a facility that uses tree nuts.

REVIEW DATE: May 2019

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