First of all, I have to say that I hate Daylight Saving Time. Didn't they realize that it actually does not save time at all? that there are the same number of daylight hours as before? that I feel tired and cranky when going on DST in the spring and again in the fall when going off DST? that it's like jet lag without the benefit of going anywhere? It will take my dogs and me a while to adjust to this new time. Imagine what it does to a herd of dairy cows! So what did that have to do with ginger snaps? Nothing.
This is a totally unsolicited review of DeLish gluten-free cookies. Why? Because the are (delicious, that is). The photo above does not show you the tops of the bags because, unfortunately, I broke into them before we got home from the store. I suppose I should be embarrassed to tell you that. The Animal Cookies are every bit as good and crunchy as the kind we used to get in the little circus box with a string handle when I was a kid.
For me, crunch is a very important factor in food appeal. I like cookies, toast, nuts, and veggies to be crunchy. And then there's my friend's amazing crunchy coleslaw! Even when I stir-fry veggies, I stop while there's still plenty of crunch in them. Both the Ginger Snaps and the Animal Cookies have wonderful crunch.
The DeLish Ginger Snaps are not only great for a treat, but would make a good crust for my Pumpkin Cheesecake. Likewise, the DeLish Animal Cookies would be a good crust for other types of pies or cheesecakes where a cookie crust is recommended.
Nutrition? Well, when you eat half a bag on the way home from the store, it's obvious that your biggest concern isn't nutrition, but just so you know, 10 Animal Cookies give you 130 calories, 1 g of fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 23 g of carbohydrate, and 2 g of protein. Five Ginger Snaps give you 140 calories, 6 g fat, 0 cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate.
It's easy to forget that just because they're gluten-free doesn't mean they're calorie-free or the most nutritious snack I could possibly have. Still, it is nice to know that there are really tasty gluten-free cookies that I can buy at the store. And guess where I found these: Walgreen's, of all places!
And by the way, no one would ever know these are gluten free.