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Icecream Cookie Sandwiches that taste and keep their texture better than any GB (gluten besotted) icecream sang•whitch ….

Unrelentingly fascinating packaging which after you have finished transfering the contents of said package to your stomach and perhaps a lucky comrad (or even a Normal, as these are dramatically tastey treats than everyone will enjoy) you can use to transport messages to your banks’ pneumatic tube messaging system for withdrawal of the five or six dollars per 4 ‘wich container of said truly delicious frozen confections.

You could also find your stovepipe hat and/or lace up your corset and pop down to the tube and go straight away to Whole Foods to find a fulsome crate of these wonderments.

8te: Whipped Cream

A squirt on waffles

Another squirt on pancakes

Oh, and a spot on the black coffee

How about a dollop on my GF finger

Now, I agree that fresh made whipped cream is the best but I’m just sayin’ that a can of whipped cream will transform a GF meal, snack or drink quickly, sonicaly and happily. It’s rocket science!

Whole Foods Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

OK these cookies are the most dangerously delicious cookies I have encountered.

There is of course a reason they taste this good: Fat. Deliciously bad for the system. Now of course a bit o’ fat is needed, but the problem with these cookies is that I can easily gobble up three or four before I even know it and then I’m done for the day in terms of the recommended daily allowance, but I want more cookies. They are right here. I should finish off the container….Actually the cookies are pretty filling if you can manage to slow down and eat them nicely. If you eat too fast you bypass the second brains ability to count exactly what your eating….OK, I guess I should use our formal reviewing template:

MAKER: Whole Foods Gluten Free Bakehouse. I’m not certain how many of the bakehouses Whole Foods has but they have at least one on the east coast in the Carolinas.

TASTE: Gorgeous tasting. Very buttery and chocolaty. Sweet but in a chocolate sort of way as opposed to a sugary sort of way.

TEXTURE: OK, here is where these cookies really appeal to me. I prefer soft chewy cookies on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside. It is tough to find a cookie that does this sort of trick, out of a box, as it were. I think the butter content and cookie technique has a lot to do with this….

SIZE: The cookies are really very nicely sized. I would say they are about 2.5-3 inches round and well over a half inch high. They have some real meat to bit into. Not too cake-like which is a common failing of thick cookies. These cookies have some heft too. If you are going to carry these around in your pockets people will know…

SWEETS & FATS: Nice chocolate sweetness

PRICE: Pricey. I think the last batch of eight cookies were just under 6 bucks.

NOTES: These cookies are apparently shipped frozen and I always find them in a freezer. I have never encountered these cookies not frozen. They heat up in the mic. real nice and easy. Often these cookies are with nuts. Not certain if they make a non-nutter.

Sorry about the blur. I was probably eating a cookie while snapping this picture.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Starts Like This…

Well, where exactly does anything start, but here you have unripe (they get quite dark) chocolate pods. Each pod has about 50 seeds (“beans”); you need about 200 seeds to make up a pound of chocolate, and a lot of energy to work them up to a bar of edible proportions. This was a tree snapped in the U. of M. greenhouse a few months ago.

Gluten Free Cookie Federation Plays With Food….

And Develops, Largely Edible, Prototype Gluten Free Cookie Federation Flag or Coat of Arms or desservir or…

Pamela’s Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

PhotoThis cookie holds a special place in the heart as well as the mouth. For those of us who discovered our gluten intolerance back in the 1990’s this was the first “safe” cookie we sampled. What a relief it was to know a delicious cookie was out there in stores. Even though today there are gluten-free cookies everywhere, Pamela’s remains a favorite.

MAKER: Pamela’s Products

TASTE: Rich. Not too buttery. Excellent chocolate quotient. Satisfying. This cookie is a staple within the Federation. Yum!

TEXTURE: Highly dependant on atmospheric conditions; i.e., if you leave them out they get hard—not stone-hard, just nearly crunchy. Out of the box they’re surprisingly variable in texture, which leads me to believe that their packaging process is a bit random. For example, I’ve had a lovely Pamela’s cookie (mind you, they’re all lovely—all cookies are lovely) that has been nearly bendable and pliant and I’ve had other just-out-of-the-box cookies that are nearly crunchy, like they’ve been setting out.

SIZE: This is one UFOey cookie. Nice aerodynamics at about 3″ diameter, maximum height 5/8″ tapering down to 1/4″.

SWEETS & FATS: Pretty sweet tasting. 0% honey content. High in calories and saturated fat. For optimum cookie enjoyment don’t read its nutrition facts.

PRICE: Not cheap.

NOTES: Cookies, cookies, cookies!