I was at the coop down the street from my house and noticed a small bag of chocolate chip cookies on the top of the gluten-free pastry case. I’m not a giant fan of sweets so typically don’t go for cookies but the logo jumped out at me “Portland Paleo.” My first thought, ‘maybe not too sweet for me’ and my second ‘local local.” I grabbed them and headed to the register (well, after I sent my kid to grab half a dozen boxes of unsweetened hemp milk which I needed anyway but thought would be delicious on ice with the cookies.)
In our home collectively we have dairy, gluten, soy, and brown rice sensitivities and allergies. To find a cookie we can all eat makes for a happy mama over here. They are actually entirely grain-free, for those avoiding grains entirely.
We brought them home and each had one. I’m more of a crunchy cookie fan but I thought these were great regardless. Sweetened with maple syrup I found them not too sweet but sweet enough that it was cookie not biscuit. I thought the syrup added a nice balance to the almonds. My 8-year-old thought they were delicious, not too sweet, but sweet enough. He said he’d be happy to take them to school for a treat when the other kids have cookies for a birthday party ‘or something.’ That’s a big win.
Overall, I’m a yes yes on these cookies. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for!
Oh regarding cross contamination the kitchen isn’t certified or GF but they are bringing their own equipment which is all dedicated GF, and all ingredients are sourced GF.
You can find them at People’s coop in SE PDX, several New Seasons stores, and Cultured Caveman in N PDX. The site says that at CC they have them as ice cream sandwiches. DAIRY FREE! Whaaaaaa?! I think I know where I”m headed for dinner this weekend!