We often forget that celiac disease not only affects us but also those we love. My family has always gone above and beyond to make sure that I always have safe items to enjoy. My husband, in particular, is always on the hunt for new gluten-free items to surprise me with and his most recent find was from Nom Nom Delights. I was surprised with their Cheddar Cheese Straws and Fruit Cake Cookies — both of which were absolutely amazing. I am actually one of those people that adores fruit cake so was definitely intrigued by the cookies and anything cheddar is always the right answer in my book.
Since it was the holidays when these treats arrived, the Fruit Cake Cookies were the perfect taste of the season. You get about twenty-two or so bite-sized cookies (16 oz.) in a resealable tin which actually helps to keep them fresh and soft — though they didn’t last very long in my house. These are exactly what you would expect in the perfect fruit cake but in cookie form. Soft, chewy and chock-full of raisins, walnuts and cherries with the perfect amount of spice make these little bites truly remarkable. Don’t let their size fool you — they are still dense fruit cake so two or three were actually more than enough in a single go.
The Cheddar Cheese Straws were really quite remarkable and absolutely delicious. You get the same amount as the cookies (16 oz.) which turns out to be quite a few straws. These are light, airy and have a rich cheddar flavor — which is not surprising given the first ingredient is sharp cheddar cheese. These had a nice cheddar bite to them that really helped to elevate their flavor profile. They are not particularly salty so you can really enjoy the flavor of the cheddar.
Both of the products utilize real ingredients that are easy to recognize and likely the contributing factor to why their taste really pops. Now, these are definitely indulgences as they both run about $22 for 16 oz. but you do get a tin to store them in and would also make a nice gift for your favorite celiac.
Nom Nom Delights also make non-GF products but the gluten-free line is made in a dedicated and certified gluten free facility so there is no worry of cross-contamination. You can order directly from Nom Nom’s website or, as I did, from Amazon where the products are available with Prime shipping and are a dollar cheaper than on the Nom Nom site. I have already re-ordered the cheese straws which have become a new favorite of mine.