Did you know that Tastykakes, the Philadelphia manufacturer of regionally famous baked treats, also makes Gluten-Free Cookies? Well technically I did, having read this in a March 2011 edition of Celiac Central’s Did You Hear blog. However, I had not seen or tasted them myself. So of course when I finally did cross paths with them at a local Acme store, I had to give them a try.
Tastykakes Gluten-free cookies are available in boxes filled with 8 cookies and come in two degrees of chocolate, Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chocolate Chip. The cookies themselves are fairly large and impressively soft and moist.
For the most part both varieties have a lot in common. Both have a rich slightly buttery flavor and are packed with semi-sweet chunky chocolate chips. The most notable difference between them is that the Chocolate Chocolate Chip tastes a bit nuttier and is slightly less sweet, which made them my favorite of the two.
Though Tastykakes gluten-free cookies come in a package clearly labeled as gluten-free they are not certified. However, according to a March 2011 post on the popular Gluten Free Philly blog a Tastykakes company rep confirmed that their gluten-free cookies are made in a dedicated factory. Even so, I would be happier to have this information printed on the label along with the ingredients.