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
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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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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!