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Liz Lovely’s – Gluten Free Cookies

Tested: Gluten Free Newbie Sampler (Coconut Lemon, Triple Chocolate Mint,
Oatmeal Raisin and German Chocolate Cake)

If there were ever cookies to convince someone that not only is vegan baking awesome but gluten free can be too, these are it! I have never had such moist and flavorful cookies. The rad folks over at Liz Lovely have been cranking out the awesomeness since 2003. Maybe I am biased because my name is also Liz (and I’m lovely!) but there is no comparison to these cookies. If you know anyone that is skeptical of vegan or gluten free goodies, shove a Liz Lovely cookie in their mouth and they will shut right up! For realz.

As soon as the super cute pink box arrived at my door it took every ounce of strength I had to not rip each package open and inhale them all, especially after looking at the nutrition facts. The cookies are pretty big, so big that an entire cookie is two servings. One serving is between 170-190 calories depending on the cookie and that is doubled if you have no self control. After taking one bite I am willing to bet you can’t eat only half either! Or just one! Some might think they are a little pricey at $3.99 for one pack, but keep in mind that one pack is two cookies but four servings. To me, it is a small price to pay for something as
nomtastic as these cookies!

I got to try the Coconut Lemon, German Chocolate Cake, Triple Chocolate Mint and Oatmeal Raisin. As soon as I ordered the package I couldn’t stop drooling thinking about the Coconut Lemon. I’m not normally interested in anything citrus-y, especially sweets, but I will eat just about anything with coconut in it. These were the first ones to get opened and while I would have liked more coconut flavor, the lemon flavor wasn’t overpowering at all. It was more like a refreshing little hint. Out of all the cookies, these were the most chewy and moist.

The German Chocolate Cake cookies were A-MA-ZING, I felt like this cookie was created just for me. The perfect balance of chocolate and coconut had me foaming at the mouth for more but I was so selfless that I even shared them with my boss! While she isn’t vegan, she is gluten free and very vegan friendly. I gave her the cookie first thing in the morning and not much later I could hear her busting the package open at her desk. She double checked the ingredients because she couldn’t believe something that good was gluten free! In fact, she
said this in an email to me, “That by far is the very best tasting cookie I have had that is gluten free.” They are a very rich cookie and would be perfect followed by a tall glass of cold almond or coconut milk.

Oatmeal Raisin was up next and as much as I loved the first two flavors I tried it was a nice break to have something a little less sweet. These weren’t like any other oatmeal raisin cookie I’ve had before and I can’t decide whether I liked that about them or not. The oat flavor was definitely there but there weren’t many pieces of actual oats in the cookies, something that makes an oat based cookie go from good to great in my book. They weren’t quite pureed but they weren’t quite whole oats. Other than that, they had an incredible amount of spicy flavoring and chewiness with plump raisins and walnuts throughout.

Last up was by far my favorite, Triple Chocolate Mint. My love for mint mixed with chocolate far exceeds my love for coconut so these were right up my alley. I am salivating just thinking about them now. If you used to love Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies then I promise that you will fall in love at first bite. The flavor matches the original Thin Mints but the cookie is built completely different. The cookies were more cakey and crumbly than the other flavors with chunks of chocolate nestled inside and topped with a drizzle of chocolate. Really a decadent treat! I also shared these with my boss, but looking back (no offense Lil!) if I had known how much I was going to love them, I would have been selfish and eaten them both myself. Lil also loved them and had this to say about them, “Mmm mmm minty and chocolatey. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate it a 10 for deliciousness.”


  • Every cookie has moisture and flavor unmatched by any other xgfx treat I have
    tried to date.
  • Lots of yummy flavors to choose from.
  • They use real ingredients, organic whenever possible and they are located in New England just like me!
  • You can buy them in select stores, not just by mail order!


  • The cookies themselves are pretty big, which is great except that each whole
    cookie is two servings, and one serving is packed with calories.
  • I have no more.

If you haven’t tried any of Liz Lovely’s cookies yet, you are missing out on life! What are
you waiting for?!

Reviewed by Liz Whitaker

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  1. Posted April 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Awesome review! I get these cookies every time I’m in Pittsfield, VT. They’re always super tasty, but I agree with the portion/package size especially since I have very little self control when it comes to sweets so I end up eating almost the whole package in one day!

  2. Gabrielle
    Posted April 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Mmmm, Liz Lovely makes the best store-bought xgfx stuff I’ve ever tasted. SO DELICIOUS.

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