Kinnikinnick Cookies Review & Giveaway

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I am always grateful for companies like Kinnikinnick who produce nothing but gluten-free products.  While it doesn’t completely eliminate the risk of cross contamination, it does reduce it significantly.  Their mission is to provide an “uncontaminated, risk free source of food products.”

In addition to being gluten free, most of their products are also casein or dairy free.  That’s great news for me and many others.  The only products which are not casein free are:

  • Tapioca Rice Cheese Bread
  • Fruit Cake (seasonal)
  • Chocolate Covered Almond Biscotti
  • KinniBetik Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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If you are ever unsure, look for the notices on the package.  Many are also nut free!

For this review I was able to sample the S’moreables (graham type cracker), three flavors of KinniKritters (animal crackers), the Montanas Chocolate Chip Cookies, and two flavors of KinniToos (Oreo type sandwich cookies).

All of these were very good.  I’m going to highlight two of them—one with praise and one with criticism.

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KinniToos Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies:

My son tried these cookies and practically shouted, “These are good!” He said they were better than regular cookies and informed his brothers that they were his.  (Keep in mind this is a 20 year old.)  Smile

I had to agree.  They were very good, though I didn’t get many of them.  They are sweet.  The cookie is crunchy, but not too hard.  The filling is light and creamy.

S’moreables:

I have to admit I was disappointed.  They are not bad at all, but I didn’t think they worked well for s’mores.  First, is the size.  They are rectangles that can be broken in half like a regular graham cracker, expect it is a significantly smaller rectangle, making the squares smaller.  Also, I found they did not break along the dotted line well at all.

The crackers are thicker and harder than a normal graham cracker.  That combined with the small size meant that everything in the middle pretty much got squeezed out when I took a bite.

The flavor isn’t bad.  It’s not exactly like a graham cracker, but I wouldn’t expect it to be.  I didn’t try dipping them since I don’t drink milk and my son didn’t try it either.  They might work well for that or as a sweet cracker by themselves.

Other Cookies:

I’m sure you’re wondering about the chocolate sandwich cookies. They were good, but we both liked the vanilla ones better. Nothing gluten free is going to taste exactly like an Oreo, but they are good.

The animal cookies come in vanilla, chocolate, and “graham cracker” flavors.  All three are good and would probably be a hit with younger kids.  The vanilla ones reminded me of the vanilla sandwich crème cookies.

There wasn’t a single cookie that we disliked the taste or texture of.  All of them were good and worth trying if you or your kid misses these kinds of cookies, which can be hard to make at home.

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The Giveaway:  One winner will receive the above pictured packages of cookies (7 in all!).  This giveaway is only limited to addresses without a P.O. box!

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Only one entry per bulleted item:

The giveaway will end on Friday, September 23rd at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with the above pictured products to sample. The opinions in this post are my own.

Update:  Congratulations to Karesha Bailey who won this giveaway!



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Comments

  1. says

    The smoreables are the only product above I don’t love. You’re right though the vanilla k-toos are AMAZING! I totally love them.

  2. April Rutherford says

    We’ve never tried this, so we would love to win these and give them a shot.

  3. alexis says

    I reeeeally like the sandwich cookies. They are better than oreos in my opinion! I don’t need gluten free food but my sister is on a gf diet so I’ll give these to her, and maybe she’ll share! 😉

  4. dawn p says

    I absolutely LOVE the graham crackers by Kinnikinnick. If you have not tried them- you should! I was hesitant because of the price at my grocery store- almost $5 a box! But they make the best smores… I like them better than regular grahams honestly!!

  5. Janis S. says

    I’ve never tried any of these cookies, so would love to win this prize package.

  6. kim says

    I would LOVE to win all these Kinnikinnick treats….they are hard to find in my area!!

  7. Lisa says

    I did use the s’moreables for S’mores. I was the first time I had a S’more in years. I liked them, but I did think they were more like graham cookies than crackers.

  8. says

    The two products you reviewed are the only two Kinninick cookies my family has tried. Interestingly, we liked the graham crackers, though we agreed that they are too hard and thick. We didn’t care for the vanilla sandwich cookies, preferring the Glutino and MiDel sandwich cookies instead.

    I would love to try additional Kinninick products!

  9. says

    I would positively love to win this package! I love sandwich cookies and have never tried their vanilla ones.

  10. Hesperis says

    I’ve been desperately craving cookies recently and these look munchable.

  11. says

    Thanks for your review of these cookies. I have not seen the graham style crackers. now I know not to stock up on them when I see them. Since I have never found gluten free graham crackers, I would like to try at least 1 box for my son. We agree with your review of the K-Toos. :)

  12. says

    I found the S’moreables and like them with smores, even in the microwave they are pretty good. Not great plain, but with a marshmellow they are good. I have not tried the other cookies.
    Moe

  13. Sylvie LeBlanc says

    I want to win this for my 7 year old on a gluten free casein free diet please !!!
    Thanks ! We love Kinnikinnick foods !! :)

  14. Falen says

    I’ve tried three of the cookies in the giveaway. I’d love to try the other four.

  15. Jessica Budd says

    The Oreo type cookies really have my interest as these are the cookies that I miss the most. I have not heard of these cookies but will be on the lookout for them.

  16. Connie says

    Is this giveaway open to Canadian residents too? I didn’t know that most of Kinnikinnick products are also dairy free. Awesome news for me :)

    • says

      Yes, the giveaway is open to Canadian residents as long as you have an address that is not a P.O. box.

  17. Kassia says

    I am using the chocolate sandwich cookies to make ladybug “oreos” for my daughter’s birthday!

  18. Brandy says

    I’ve tried both of the oreo-like cookies, once for a crust and the other just to eat with milk. both were delicious, and I can’t wait to try their other kinds!

  19. Kelly Klein says

    Oohhhh I would love to win these. My son and I are both GF and my son is also dairy free. These snacks are a very delicious treat! Please pick me (and my son!)

  20. Kelly Klein says

    I didn’t know Kinniknnick had a FB page until now! I liked their page and plan to visit it often!

  21. Sarah says

    The K-toos look great. My child loved Oreos before we knew he could not have them and always used them as a birthday snack at school as a treat for him because they were safe, store bought(the rules) and he loved them. Would love to try them.

  22. Kelly Klein says

    I thought I already subscribed to the Gluten Free Homemaker. But went to check just in case….Glad I did because i wasn’t subscribed! Now I can’t wait to get updates from you!

  23. Karen says

    Love the chocolate sandwich cookies and have used the ghram crackers a couple of times for different things. Very good products. Would love to win a little package to enjoy in the fall and winter months. :^)

    Also, really like the way you have the comments set up to confirm we’re not spammers. Quick, easy, and I hope effective for you.

  24. Kelly Klein says

    I already like you on Facbook! I enjoy getting the updates. Please pick me…I’m a single parent who has two disabled children. I am GF as well as my son! My son is also Dairy Free! These snacks accommodate both his food allergies! It sure would be a welcome treat and little bit of break in the grocery bill!

  25. Kelly Klein says

    Check out my FB page! I shared your site and this givewaway! this really is a great site!

  26. kj says

    I follow you on FB.
    I feel the same way you do about the graham crackers, but when that’s all I’m able to use for s’mores, I’ll take ’em! :)

  27. Marsha Butler says

    Thanks for the chance to get some Kinnikinnick product :) I love most of what they offer but haven’t tried many of their cookies. I think the animal cookies would be a great treat for my little one.

  28. Marsha Butler says

    I Posted this giveaway on Facebook :) As I do with many of your posts :)

  29. Tanya Osborne says

    i love Kinnikinnick Cookies. My son (4 years old) and I are recently Gluten-free’rs. It was way easier for me than him because…cookies! We spent alot of “trial & error” cash finding the BEST cookie for him. Enter Kinnikinnick…Search over! The Chocolate sandwich and Chocolate animal crackers are his fave…next in line Chocolate Chip. Here’s where the tru compliment lies…my husband who is NOT Gluten free on many occassions has had to be reprimanded for eating my son’s cookies. Thanks! (I’ve liked Kinnikinnick’s page, thanks cuz I didnt know they had one, i’m already a blog Subscriber and Facebook friend)

  30. Tarilyn says

    I would love to win!!! LOVE their products and love that they are safe in our allergen free home :)

  31. Tarilyn says

    Tweeted about it!!!
    AngelicMama1 Angelic Mama
    glutenfreehomemaker.com/2011/09/kinnik… awesome contest!!!

  32. Becky Sohm says

    We like the garham crackers, and use them to make the crust for cheese cakes (one of the things my husband misses the most since going glueten free and he LOVES the vanilla cookies. He can sit down and eat a whole package. Would love to win this for him.

  33. Cindi says

    LOVE….LOVE these products- feed a family of 5 GF and with 3 kiddos we have tried about every cookie- and LOVE these! Would love to win these!

  34. Barbara W. says

    I’d love an opportunity to try new gluten-free products!! Love your review too!!

  35. Jeanne Leder says

    I’d love to win this! I can’t find most of these cookies in my stores… Kinnikinnick is a great company!

  36. Kim English says

    I love the gluten free homemaker and follow it on facebook. We were recently diagnosed with gluten allergies and welcome the opportunity to try out any and all new foods. Everything is so expensive and my daughter is only 8 and wants to feel like a normal kid, so we try to find the best tasting stuff but can’t afford to try everything. This would be awesome to win so my daughter could try the cookies out.

  37. Lori says

    I would love to win these for my teen daughter who is now gluten free, and just loves cookies!

  38. Cathy N says

    Kinnikinnick is one of our favorite companies! Would love to win this one!

  39. Carmin says

    Thanks for the chance to win! We are going gluten free due to my husband’s new diagnosis of celiac, and look forward to finding replacements for many of his favorites.

  40. Kimberly B. says

    My little girl has tried out the chocolate chip and chocolate vanilla creme ones…she seems to enjoy them a lot. It would be great to see how well she would like the others…so nice to have extra options. She is such a picky eater and she is on a GFCF diet…so every bit helps out. (P.S.–we entered in the giveaway and did all the requested submissions). Thanks!

    • says

      Kimberly, you need to leave a separate comment for each submission. Take a look at some of the other comments to see what I mean. I use a program that randomly picks a comment so it can only count one comment one time.

  41. Becky Keith says

    I’m gluten free but don’t eat a lot of cookies. Would love to try them though.

  42. Mechiell says

    Kinnikinnick cookies to me are the only REAL gluten free cookie that qualifies to be called cookie!!! When first diagnosed I ate a lot of taste less hard rocks that called themselves cookies. I love all Kinnikinnick products, especially the Ktoos and their smoreables. I would love to win these cookies!!! I have to drive 30 minutes to get my Kinnikinnick fix, nearest store that carries them.

  43. Cindy Winther says

    I love their cookies but I am with you on the graham crackers. I had the same experience when making a smore.

  44. says

    I just found you through my Mom. I love Kinnickinick, Im so sad I moved from Canada…now I have to hunt for the goodness a little more

  45. Terri says

    I would love to try these!!! It has been a while since I have the gluten versions of any of these and we all miss them! I hope I win! Thanks!

  46. Stacie says

    I would love to try these cookies. Trying to make the whole house gluten-free. I have got to convince the kiddos that gluten-free doesn’t mean taste-free.

  47. Mary says

    I “like” you on Facebook and I like getting your updates there too!

  48. says

    Oooh I would love love to win! I think I’d use most of them as pie crusts actually when crushed and mixed with butter. I miss a traditional key lime pie and think the grams would be perfect for that!

  49. Joan says

    I would like to win these cookies as I haven’t found them in my local store.

  50. Aly B says

    I love this brand. I have already tried the animal crackers and they are great!

  51. Aly B says

    I also subscribed via RSS feed so that I can read your blog all the time. I just love that you are both a homemaker and gluten free! Perfect!

  52. Katy says

    Here’s another 20-yr.-old that would be more than happy to claim a box of sandwich cookies! 😀

  53. Christine Comeau says

    S’mores were great by the campfire because of the graham crackers!!! Hate to have the kids miss out.

  54. Erin Heidrick says

    I just found out my son was gluten free a few weeks ago. Many of the things that we have tried so far haven’t been very tasty. We would love to try these out since he hasn’t had any type of cookies since we have found out. :)

  55. Jennifer says

    My four year old son who has allergies who loved to win these cookies. We’ve tried the chocolate cream one’s but not the others!

  56. Sheila says

    KinniToos Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies are also my 6 years old sons favorite.

  57. Michaela says

    My celiac daughter loves Kinnikinnick cookies! We would love to win these

  58. Jeanne Leder says

    All of the Kinnikinnick things that I’ve tried are great! Surely would like to win!

  59. Karin Goodman says

    I subscribe to your posts and love most kinnikinnick products. These cookies would be a great treat for me and also for my kids for school lunches.

  60. Trixie B. says

    Ooh. Been missing animal cookies. I’d love to try the others but I’m most excited about those.

  61. Michelle Paquette says

    I would love to win these for my little boy! So hard to find good gluten dairy free cookies! And he would love to have a treat once in a while!

  62. says

    I need to get my hands on those sandwich cookies! Yum! What a great giveaway. I’ll admit, I’m not enamored by the s’mores cookies either. They work in a bind, but I prefer making my own chocolate chip cookies (just squish a hot marshmallow between two of those!).

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  67. Pamela Hernandez says

    My family LOVES the K-Toos…they taste like Oreos!!! Yummy, yummy! You couldn’t tell they’re gluten free…very worth the money!

  68. Karesha says

    I have tried the chocolate k-toos and the vanilla animal crackers. Would love to try the other products as well!

  69. Karesha says

    I have used the smorables for a cheesecake crust… Blended them in a food processor with almonds. It turned out yummy! Also, the chocolate k-toos are good crumbled & mixed in vanilla ice cream. Tastes like oreos n cream!

  70. Betsy says

    I would love to win these. I have only tried the graham crackers and did not think that they were to bad but I agree that they are thick and not the best smore’s cracker.

  71. Mary Lou ridler says

    i live on the graham crackers. no matter how bad my stomach is hurting, i can eat these. keep them in a snack bag in my purse for when i’m out and about too!

  72. says

    I will absolutely link this to my blog! I just started one and we loooove the Kinni-Kritters and the sandwich cookies!

  73. says

    What a tasty giveaway!! Can definitely think of some great treats to make with these cookies :)

  74. Pam says

    I’m brand new to the GF diet because of some scary health issues. I’m looking forward to trying all these new things!

  75. Jackie says

    I totally agree with you on the graham crackers. I bought them for smores and was a bit disappointed. I would like to try the others. Always looking for luch ideas.

  76. Jackie says

    oops…forgot to tell you that get your e-mails but sorry I do not have faebook.

  77. Amy bowman says

    We have had the smoreables. We eat them plain or to make smores at our camp fires. They are a bit harder then regular graham crackers but we still like them.

  78. Pat says

    WOW ! what a great giveaway! I LOVE the Kinnikinnick sandwich cookies. I have not tried the other, but would like to.

  79. Jeanne Leder says

    I found some of the Kinnikinnick cookies you mentioned at Market of Choice yesterday! So I bought some! YAY!

  80. Pegeen malone says

    Oh wow, I would love to win these! Having so many food allergies, I rarely get to have treats!

  81. Marilyn says

    These look great…have not tried them yet…but be awesome to win some!

  82. Marsha Lyn says

    I absolutely love smoreables, they are a wonderful snack (making smores in the oven).

  83. Nancy says

    I go through a lot of their Smores during the summer. My kids love that they can have smores with their friends and never be left out. Thank you!

  84. Michelle says

    Love your facebook page & kinnikinnick! Made s’mores for my daughters class for celiac awareness day & everyone her classmates awe me they now beg for her to bring snack again soon :)

  85. Lynne Klassen says

    FINALLY some cookies I might like. I look forward to trying these. Thanks always for your info!!

  86. Krista says

    I do ‘love’ and ‘like’ the Gluten Free Homemaker on Facebook. I get alot of great info from your site! I also just ‘liked’ kinnikinnick on FB. Our son has tried the smores crackers, and was not to thrilled with them either. However, he has not tried the chocolate cookies that look like ‘oreo’. And, I have to say that before he was diagnosed 2 years ago, ‘oreos’ were a staple in our home and were his favorite. To be honest, I am always afraid to spend the money and then find out that he (10 years old) does not like them. This would be a great opportunity for him to try some of the products, if we were to be selected. Thanks so much for having opportunities for people to try new products!

  87. Karin says

    Love these products…from the cookies to the pizza crust to the baking mixes, they have THE BEST stuff

  88. joan funk says

    I would love this. Cannot find kinnikinnick here in san jose. And i don’t get to san francisco often enough.

  89. Joan says

    I would love to try your cookies as I am trying to keep better diet with Gluten Free as a diabetic.

  90. Terra Darnall says

    I subscribe and I already LIKE you! You rock! Thanks so much for this chance to try some Kinnikinnick cookies. I haven’t had the pleasure, only recently having become gluten free! CRAVING something sweet!

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