Thank you so much to GinnyBakes for sponsoring this opportunity.
As we’re looking to make healthier changes to our lives, one of the areas where I’m struggling the most is with snacks. Yes, I know that there are quite a few options out there and we’ve tried a few. We also try to offer fresh fruit and vegetables as often as possible and Sweet B is usually okay with this offering. With Kyle’s kids, it’s a bit of a different story. Even though they’re only with us on the weekends, I want to make sure that we’re still sticking to our healthy lifestyle changes. And that includes snacking and food. One way that we can do this, is with a little mindful indulgence with GinnyBakes.
The timing for this couldn’t have been more perfect as we’re waiting for our order of Girl Scout cookies to get here. This year, I was a little more practical and only ordered 9 boxes… they freeze well and I was thinking I could get a little innovative and well, who doesn’t like Girl Scout cookies? Anyway, I had the opportunity to sample cookies by GinnyBakes before our Girl Scout cookies got here and I’m so thankful for that!
I love cookies but I don’t keep them around the house because I know what will happen: one or two cookies will turn into five or six… and if I’m not being mindful, the whole box.
Now, while I’m certainly not implying that I would devour an entire box of cookies by GinnyBakes in one sitting; I can at least practice mindful indulgence with GinnyBakes cookies. But why, may you ask, would I do such a thing? Are these cookies really that good?
Yes. These cookies are amazing! And not only that, but GinnyBakes is certified gluten free, organic, and non GMO. For me, this is so important in my quest towards a healthier lifestyle. These cookies are also helping me correct a few misconceptions I had about gluten free products. I have tried a few in the past and that only affirmed my (prior) beliefs.
Gluten free meant taste free or that gluten free meant plain and boring.
I’ve looked into going gluten free for Sweet B’s sake but never went much further than looking into it. It’s a decision that I’m still making and I’ll update you all about that at a later time.
But, if all gluten free products were like GinnyBakes, then the decision would be an easy one.
That’s just a small selection of what we were sent. In total, we received:
* 7 boxes of cookies (Butter Crisp Love- Squeaker’s favorite, Chocolate Chip Love- T&J’s favorite, Chocolate Chip Macadamia Love, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bliss- Sweet B’s favorite, Coconut Oatmeal Bliss, Double Chocolate Happiness, Dreamy Vegan Delight)
* 1 box of GinnyMinis (going in with Sweet B for lunch)
* 1 box of Chocolate Chip Love bake mix
* 1 box of Lovely Brownie Bliss bake mix
Needless to say, when this box arrived I felt loved. And all of a sudden, my wait for the Girl Scout cookies was put on hold.
So, naturally, what any sane person would do is start sampling cookies. Right? I can’t be alone in this thought process. I picked three boxes at random to start with for my sampling.. Squeaker joined in too, Sweet B was still at school.
The first one that we tried was the Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bliss. And, I’ll admit, I’ve always been one that was a little miffed about Oatmeal Raisin cookies as a child. Always believing that those plump raisins were really chocolate chips only to be denied. As an adult, however, I love Oatmeal Raisin cookies. So to see the combination of oatmeal and chocolate chip- I was delighted. And we were hardly disappointed. This cookie was the perfect blend of crunch and the texture was heavenly. There’s a good reason that they’re called bliss.
The second one that we tried was Butter Crisp Love and one of the reasons I wanted to try this was because I was trying to curb a craving for shortbread cookies. I figured these would do the trick and boy did they ever! Your basic chocolate chip cookie, without the chocolate chips. And if you think you’d miss the chocolate chips? I highly doubt you would. These cookies are delightful all on their own.
The third one we tried was the Dreamy Vegan Delight and this was the one that I was the most skeptic about. It was one thing to try gluten free cookies, but vegan as well? Still, for the sake of a comprehensive and honest review, I broke the box open and took out a cookie. On the surface, these remind me of peanut butter cookies but the taste and texture not so much. That’s not to say that these weren’t tasty, because they are. Just not my favorite out of the sampling batch.
So, in fairness, once Sweet B was home from school we continued our taste testing. Butter Crisp love seemed like the best one to do. The only problem with this taste test? We almost ran out of cookies. So, after distracting Sweet B with a Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bliss cookie, I was able to get the Butter Crisp Love cookies into a safe spot.
And if you’re not into cookies… GinnyBakes also makes Crumbles and Bars.
All in all, I would have to say that this has been one of my favorite review opportunities and that we will happily buy GinnyBakes products in the future. Thank you for helping me debunk some of my thoughts on gluten free cookies. I look forward to trying that brownie mix in the near future!
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I am the biggest cookie lover out there. These sound awesome and I would definitely like to try them 🙂
These sound great! I’ve been trying to eat more healthily, so I had to give up cookies. Now I can have them again. Awesome!
These looks great to munch – healthy too even kids could have it without worries.
These cookies sound pretty fantastic!!! Loving how they are organic! That means I can give them to my princess :):)
These cookies look like a great alternative to other sweet snacks! I think the chocolate chip oatmeal sound heavenly…I love oatmeal cookies and the addition of chocolate chips…Yummy!
The oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are amazing! My favorite so far.
I’ve never met many cookies I didn’t like and these look delicious. (I like raisin oatmeal, but only 1 of my kids likes them.)
I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed them! I have a lot of friends that are gluten-free and I will have to let them know about this!
I’d love to try those vegan delights. I haven’t had very many gluten-free treats but I’m getting into them!
I can’t say that they were my favorite, but they were pretty good 🙂
Those cookies look so yummy. We are cookie fanatics in my house so those wouldn’t last to long. lol
I’m surprised they’ve lasted as long as they have here, lol.
Those cookies look delicious! It is great that they are mindful of harmful additives as well.
Yes. The owner of the company put a lot of care into the ingredients.
Haven’t tried these… But I’m a lover of cookies, so I’ll give this a shot!
These look delicious. I love to learn about new gluten free products. I will have to try GinnyBakes.
I absolutely would love to try these cookies!
I might reconsider the kids sale going around!
I had no idea that gluten free cookies were so delicious until I recently tried one. I really want to bake some for myself or possibly find some at the supermarket.
Yeah, me either! I was always under the impression that gluten free would take away some of the taste. I’m looking for more gluten free stuff now.
These sounds great. I need to check out the brand and see how we like them.
A lot of my friends are gluten free and are always on the lookout for new products! I am bookmarking tho post to show them these cookies!! They look yummy!
These sound really good. I can’t say no to a good cookie!
My favorite of all their selection is the butter crisp love, they are soo good!!!!! I would love to buy9 them again fom the store if I see some.
We love cookies but haven’t tried that one yet. And being a chocoholic, I am drooling over that chocolate chip oatmeal bliss. I really like to try that.
I have not seen these before. I will have to be on the lookout for them. They look awesome!
Those look delicious! I really can’t resist trying a new cookie!
I love a cookie mix that you can feel good about …too many quick baking mixes are just not healthy. I like the convenience without sacrificing quality!
You certainly received a generous collection of sweet treats! I want to try this line of cookies.
I’d be more than happy to try those chocolate ones! What a delicious combination of sweet treats