27 Jul 2011, Comments (7)

Fabe’s Sweetened by Nature Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Cookie

Author: Healthnuttxo

Along with the delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookie I was sent for free from Fabe’s, they also sent me some others, including the Sweetened by Nature Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Cookie. According to the wrapper, this cookie is also  vegan, egg free, dairy free, all natural, and has no refined sugar.

I’m always a bit skeptical when something says it’s free of a lot of ingredients, as are some of my friends who I have heard comment to me in the past. Well, if it has no refined sugar, no eggs, no dairy, no gluten…what’s it made of? And HOW could it possibly taste good?

Well. I don’t know….doesn’t this look delicious?

Well – no worries here, Fabe’s has you covered. This particular cookie was actually quite delicious. The first thing I noticed is that it was VERY crumbly. It literally started to fall apart as I opened the wrapper, but I liked how it was a bigger cookie. However, there are 2 servings (read 1 serving if you’re me) in this cookie.

There were are a good amount of cranberries, which were chewy and sweet, and slightly tart. The cookie had a melt in your mouth consistency, and had a different texture than any cookie I ever had. It was almost like a crumb cake in texture. It was VERY sweet, but delicious, with a predominant orange zest flavor, and a  coconut flavor as well!

Overall, Fabe’s has proved that even without eggs, dairy, gluten or refined sugar, yummy cookies can be made. If I hadn’t eaten the whole cookie myself (ooooops….) I would bring it over to my skeptical friends to prove them wrong. This cookie gets 4 stars, because I wish it was a tad less crumbly. Also, this cookie has two servings, and it’s WAY too hard not to eat both. So delicious!

Cranberries- are you a fan? I would say I’m on the fence. If they are sweet and dried, I like them. But if they are too tart, I could definitely do without them!

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Comments (7) »

  • Robyn @Blueberries and Oats says:

    I love cranberries! Tart or sweet they just have a great flavor. I kind of hate how bi cookies like this are packaged as 2 servings! It’s so hard to stop mid-cookie!

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    ahh, I know! WAYYY too hard! 🙂

  • Katie says:

    A 2 person serving in One singular cookie? That’s crazy! Why does it seem junk foods are always portioned a little on the small side. I mean, come on, who eats half a cookie? (Or 2 oreos/chips ahoy for that matter…)

    As for the cranberries….meh. I’m not a big fan of the dried fruit thing. They’re just too sweet! (Coming from a girl who adds 3 splendas to her coffee (; )

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    hhahhaa girl… i add 4 😉
    and I hear ya on dried fruit- sometimes it is a bit overwhelming. dried apricots, however, ROCK! 🙂

  • Melissa says:

    This cookie reminds me of Christmas… I have tried them before and found them very soft and tasty. I didn’t think they were too sweet but dried fruit is always on the sweeter side. Great, now I am craving a Fabe’s cookie… dang!

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    hahahah sorry!! 🙂

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