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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gluten Free Cookies: Kinnikinnick Chocolate Sandwich Creme KinniTOOS Product Review #115

Gluten Free Cookies: Kinnikinnick Chocolate KinniTOOS
PRODUCT NAME:                   Chocolate KinniTOOS

BRAND:                                  Kinnikinnick

COST:                                     $4.99

SIZE:                                       8oz        

COST PER OZ:                        $0.62/oz    



ORGANIC:                               NO


VEGAN:                                   NO



SHELF LIFE:                            1 Year

*These statements are based on the information printed on the product packaging.  We cannot verify the accuracy of this information.  For verification of the statements above, please contact the manufacturer.   
After seeing our review for Kinnikinnick’s Fudge Sandwich Crème KinniTOOS, a friend of ours recommended their Chocolate Sandwich Crème KinniTOOS.  Kinnikinnick was kind enough to provide us with a sample of these cookies for us to review.  Our first thought about them was that they were like Gluten Free Oreos.    So how do these compare?

From the start, you can clearly see that they look just like Oreos.  They have that same white cream sandwiched between 2 dark brownish black cookies.  When seeing the Oreo looking cookie, I was expecting it to taste like an Oreo too.  And my for the most part, my expectations were met.  The cookies used are great.  They have a light chocolate flavor that is very similar to the cookies used in an Oreo.  The cookie is crispy and has great texture.  They are crumbly by nature, just because of the lack of gluten, but Oreos are usually pretty flakey as well.  The cream is also very similar to Oreos.  The minor difference in flavor is that the cream used in the KinniTOOS is that it is not as sweet.  I don’t see this as a negative though.  One thing I will comment on is that the cream is a little pasty.  When you to split the 2 halves apart, the cream splits.  It doesn’t come off clean like Oreos. 

Nutrition Facts & Ingredients
Kinnikinnick puts a lot of care into their products.  Since 1991 they have been producing great tasting gluten free food that is also dairy free and nut free.  All of their products are produced in a dedicated gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, peanut free and tree nut free facility.  Comparing it to regular Oreos, the nutrition facts are about the same.  These Kinnikinnick Chocolate Sandwich Cream KinniTOOS have 50 calories, 1.5g of fat, 5mg of cholesterol, 20mg of sodium, 4g of sugar per cookie.  I wouldn’t consider these cookies healthy so be sure to eat in moderation. 

Overall, we thought these Chocolate Sandwich Cream KinniTOOS were great.  They weren’t quite the real thing, but they came pretty close.  Many people probably wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference.  If you’ve been craving Oreos, this is probably as close as you’ll get.  For more information about these cookies, visit their website at:

Taste: These cookies are pretty much the gluten free version of Oreos.  The only differences are that the cream is a little different and they don’t taste as sweet.   

Labeling:  The picture of the cookie on the front is sure to catch your attention.  The text is also easy to read and important information like the fact that they are dairy free, gluten free, and nut free are all enlarged or used as a seal. 

Packaging:  Just like the other Kinnitoos we reviewed, these cookies feature your typical cookie tray in a plastic package.  I would like to see a resealable package in the future because it states on the bag that it doesn’t contain any preservatives so it should be stored sealed in a cool dry place. 

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Texture:                 4             
Taste:                     4.5         
Value:                    3
OVERALL:              3.8

Reviewed 4/28/11 by Calvin C.   

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