If you watch Shark Tank religiously like I do (which by the way, the new season premieres this Friday, September 20th), you may have seen Cowboy Dan and Liz Lovely on the tube talking about their superior gluten-free cookies. As soon as I saw the episode last year, I of course sent the company an email asking if I could review their goodies. The answer was YES and I fell in love with the company immediately after the first bite a few weeks later.
But now I love Liz Lovely EVEN more because they recently announced the fact that they are now a 100% dedicated gluten-free bakery and are Gluten Free Certified by GFCO. This is big news because it’s great to see a company who recognizes not only the need for YUMMY gluten-free cookies, but also the need for preparation that is free of cross-contamination.
The company revealed that they would no longer be producing wheat cookies which is REALLY FREAKIN’ AWESOME in my opinion. Instead of a company succumbing to the gluten-free pressures and producing one piddly product for us g-free folks, Liz Lovely said, “Hey, we are going to put the gluten-free consumer FIRST and drop the wheat products.” Is that amazing, or is that amazing?
The Vermont gluten-free cookie company also announced their new cookie flavor, the Gluten-Free Cowboy Cookie! All I have to say is YEE-HAW. Made with gluten-free rolled oats, walnuts and dark chocolate, this cookie is something to write home about. I enjoyed the cookies a little bit TOO much. Not to put any of the other Liz Lovely flavors down (because I’m obsessed with them all), but this one had a little somethin’ special. Maybe it was the oats? I’m a g-free oat eater, which I know some of you aren’t, but if you CAN eat gluten-free oats, I highly recommend ordering this cookie to treat yourself.
I also received samples of other Liz Lovely gluten-free flavors. The box full of goodness smelled like heaven when I opened it. I also knew that there would be consequences of the deliciousness, such as tight jeans and slight weight gain following the cookie monster session, but I knew it’d be worth it.
As a former chunker-child who was obsessed with Thin Mints in the pre-GF days, I’ve always been on the lookout for my Thin Mint replacement. I’m happy to say that Liz has successfully exceeded my expectations. To heck with Girl Scout’s Thin Mints, Liz Lovely’s Gluten-Free Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies do it way better for me. The Liz Lovely website even says “Watch out, Girl Scouts!” and boy, oh boy are they right! While these gluten-free cookies aren’t crunchy like the original Thin Mint, they’re loaded with cocoa and chocolate chips, drizzled in dark chocolate, and they scream “EAT ME!” I obviously followed orders. You should, too.
And then there’s the Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles. My mom was responsible for this flavor’s disappearing act, but I can’t really blame her. They’re soft baked cinnamon sugar greatness that will remind you of the good old days of eating homemade cookies in the kitchen with your mom. Or they can just remind you of how you need to have a standing monthly order with Liz Lovely and Cowboy Dan because who needs Mom’s baking anymore, right?
My box of cookie flavors didn’t stop there. I also had the Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudge Cookies which are clearly amazing, just read the name. They literally put brownies to shame. SHAME. I also had some of the classic Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. Seriously…delish. The chocolate drizzle on top and the fact that the cookie is as big as my palm really sets it up for g-free success in my book. I enjoyed one of these treats after a long day of work and it pretty much made everything in the world seem better.
Finally, my lucky little taste-buds enjoyed the Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Cookies. MmMm GOOD. The crystallized ginger all up on the molasses will blow your g-free mind. It’s pretty much the perfect season to enjoy a pack of these babies, too. Hurry up and order some to enjoy this fall!
So there you go, folks. Sorry for making you crave cookies. I really think you should order yourself some of Liz Lovely’s gluten-free cookies and you shouldn’t feel guilty when you consume them really, really fast. I don’t blame you. When taste-buds fall in love, there’s nothing that can come between them and their lust for the wonderful treat that they desire.
WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Want to win some Liz Lovely swag, cookies, and just straight up awesomeness? Enter my giveaway before September 28th and you’ll have a shot at hitting the gluten-free jackpot! WOO HOO! The winner of the giveaway will receive a $30 credit for the Liz Lovely online store. That means a lot of cookies! You can enter more than once, so go ahead now, get to it!
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