I love sweets.
If I could, I would eat candy and cookies all day, every day. Going gluten free has been difficult because gluten makes all those baked goods (and pizza) yummy. But over the years, I’ve found brands I like and would buy again. I’ve also eaten a lot of bad cookies.
As a blogger for the Online Nourished Festival, I received a box of cookies from Homefree. They sent me six different flavors in the perfect afternoon snack sized bags. Now, these are crunchy cookies which aren’t always my favorite BUT I really enjoyed these.
My favorite flavor ended up being the lemon burst. I do love lemon desserts, so this is not totally shocking. I am more of a lemon pie or lemon bar person usually. But these cookies were so good! The lemon wasn’t too overpowering. It was the perfect amount. They were almost refreshing. And the crunch worked really well with the lemon. I will definitely buy these cookies.
Vanilla ended up being my least favorite flavor. I was a little disappointed. It tasted like they used a mix of real and imitation vanilla. And I’m just not a fan of imitation vanilla. It leaves a bit of an aftertaste.
Surprisingly, I really liked the gingersnap. Ginger is not something I normally go for. It is a bit overwhelming of a flavor for me. Like rosemary. I like the flavor, but only in small amounts. This was the perfect amount. The chocolate mint was a bit underwhelming for me. I tend to like chocolate mint flavors, but this one just didn’t do it for me. But I’d totally get both of these flavors again. I think the chocolate mint would be really good crushed up and top off some ice cream.
The other flavors, chocolate chip and double chocolate chip, are exactly what you expect from a cookie. No surprises. I would get these flavors again as well.
Overall, I will get more Homefree cookies. I will stay away from the vanilla, though.
Homefree is dairy free, egg free, nut free, peanut free, and gluten-free. They also offer a holiday sugar cookie that I will have to try out. Homefree is also environmentally conscious and manufacture responsibly. Per their website: Further, most of our packaging is made from recycled materials, and most of our cookie boxes additionally are made using wind power. We only use the packaging we need: You will find little extra space in our boxes. From reusable cups in our staff room, to efficient appliances in our kitchen, we at Homefree are careful stewards of our environment. We proudly are a certified B Corporation because of our strong commitment to environmental as well as social responsibility. I always love to see a company doing what they can to help the environment.