Review: Trader Joe's Snickerdoodles
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Oct 5 2010

Review: Trader Joe's Snickerdoodles

When I made my weekly trip to Trader Joe’s last week, one of the store employees asked me if I had tried the new gluten-free Snickerdoodles. I had not tried them yet, so I was excited that the employee reminded me that they now sold them. I love their gluten-free Gingersnaps and use them for a pie crust or cookie crumb crust in desserts.

Upon first glance the box & cookies remind me of the cookies made by Enjoy Life. The ingredients are very similar, too. The cookies have 130 calories, 4.5 g fat, 2g fiber and 1g protein per serving (2 cookies). In addition to not containing any gluten, the cookies are also vegan and free of the 8 common allergens. There are 6 servings or 12 cookies in a box for under $3.00. I love the simple, understandable ingredient list:

sorghum flour, date paste, grape, apple and pear juice concentrates, brown pure cane sugar, expeller-pressed vegetable oil (safflower and/or sunflower oil), natural rice dextrin, ground flaxseed, water, xanthan gum, baking soda, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, rosemary extract.

The cookies are extremely moist and have the perfect balance of sugar & cinnamon flavor. Jon said that he thinks they are better – a bit more moist – than the Enjoy Life version. I enjoyed them with a nice cup of hot tea on a chilly, fall afternoon.

Trader Joe’s has a nice variety of gluten-free products under their name. Some of those items are:

  • pancakes

  • brownie mix
  • pancake mix
  • granola
  • gingersnaps
  • waffles
  • French rolls
  • flourless chocolate cake
  • brown rice pasta
  • In addition to those items, they also have many others that are included on their gluten-free list. The list can be viewed here. To find out if there is a Trader Joe’s near you, click here.

    Have you had a chance to try the new Snickerdoodles yet? What are your thoughts?

    Article Written by:

    Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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    Comments

    1. Renee says:

      Yum! I will have to be on the lookout for these. Hopefully they send them west of the Mississippi.
      And they do look an awfully lot like Enjoy Life!! I will have to taste test myself and see.

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