Chocoholics on a gluten free diet will be interested in a review of chocolate chip cookie dough; the company is French Meadow Bakery. In all seriousness, folks … do not buy this product. I give it a total thumbs down.
French Meadow Bakery’s product is called Chocolate Chip COOKIE DOUGH, and it’s gluten free, plus void of lactose, peanuts and casein. The front of the box says “Delicious all natural cookie dough pieces packed with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips.”
Well, I’ll tell you right now that there is nothing about this wayward product that can possibly melt in your mouth. The dough is preshaped into round pieces that are in your grocer’s frozen section. Simply place the pieces on tinfoil on a tray and cook according to instructions.
French Meadow Bakery’s gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough will transform into very dry cookies. And I mean dry. D-R-Y. Furthermore, they are not “packed” with chips, let alone “melt-in-your-mouth chips! Yes, there are little morsels in there, but they create no bang.
Not only are these cookies dry, but they taste bland. The next time I heated some up, I embedded semisweet chocolate morsels. They melted real nice and gooey into the heated product, but even the presence of these weren’t enough to save these dry, bland cookies. It was almost like biting into a soft thick, saltless cracker with melted chocolate chips inside.
The front of the box has an inviting photo of the product, and it’s deceiving. In fact, the cookies actually look fantastic when they are cooked. But boy, are looks deceiving. One cookie is 190 calories. Honestly, I don’t know how something that tastes this lackluster can have 190 calories. And 10 grams of fat! I thought high calorie, high fat foods were supposed to taste great.
One of these also has 26 grams of carbs. Really? These taste like low carb, diet cookies – very diet.
If you are on a gluten free diet, and love chocolate chip cookies, don’t waste your time or money on the French Meadow Bakery product. There is nothing about the ingredients that suggests that this product will come out empty-handed, but trust me, this chocolate chip cookie dough will leave you wanting to go out to the store and buy some Ms. Fields. The dough also doesn’t last very long in the freezer; after three weeks (maybe two; I had the box in the freezer for three weeks before I finished sampling), the dough becomes extremely hard; I couldn’t even imbed chocolate chips into it and had to lay the morsels on top. And need I say, this third taste sampling was just as dismal as the first.