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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gluten Free Cookies: So Far Gluten Free Decicacies Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Gluten Free Cookies: So Far Gluten Free Decicacies Chocolate Chip Shortbread
PRODUCT NAME:                          Chocolate Chip Shortbread

BRAND:                                         So Far Gluten Free Delicacies

COST:                                            $2.50

SIZE:                                              3 OZ

COST PER OZ:                               $0.83



ORGANIC:                                      NO


VEGAN:                                         NO



SHELF LIFE:                                 2 WEEKS

*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.       

I feel pretty lucky to be living in the Bay Area post celiac diagnosis. Gluten-free establishments seem to be popping up left and right, from Mariposa and Crave bakeries, to bars serving sorghum beers, and of course, Gluten Free Reviewer Grocery. Adding to the roster of great celiac-friendly joints is Pleasanton’s So Far Gluten Free Delicacies.  Created in 2009, So Far was founded by a daughter looking out for her mom who recently found out she had celiac disease. After much trial and error, Mom, and the rest of us are able to enjoy delicious gluten free treats from this great little bakery. Made from simple ingredients which are reminiscent of gluten-y desserts longed for by individuals with wheat-free diets, So Far presents a line of deserts which are safe and taste great.

So Far’s four-pack of chocolate chip shortbread cookies were half gone by the time I was a couple blocks away from the Gluten Free Reviewer headquarters.  These small square cookies were buttery, rich and not too sweet. They were a little bit dry and crumbly, but not in a gross way; they were the way shortbread cookies are supposed to taste. They reminded me of biscotti and if they had survived more than a couple hours in my presence, they would have been great with a cup of coffee or tea. The cookie itself had a really nice and subtle almond flavor which allowed the chocolate chips to really shine. The cookies in this four-pack tasted gourmet and had a sophisticated taste that differentiated them from a regular old, run of the mill cookie.
These very satisfying cookies were made using rice flour, cream cheese, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, almond extract, salt, chocolate chips, and veggie oil; ingredients, excluding the rice flour, which are found in most conventional baked goods. This gives the cookies a familiar taste, without the strange chemically or overly dry taste experience associated with other gluten free deserts.

Taste:  Buttery, subtly almond, and chocolaty, these cookies were delicious and not too sweet or rich.

Labeling:  So Far packaged their chocolate chip shortbread cookies in a sealed plastic sleeve with a sticker on the front stating what the product was, who made it, and information about their gluten free status. Since So Far is a small bakery, legally they do not have to provide nutrition facts, but they did have a sticker listing all ingredients used.

Packaging:   Four cookies were packaged in a sealed plastic sleeve.

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Texture:       4
Taste:           5
Value:          3

Reviewed  by: Jennie L.

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