Morning! It’s Saturday and i’m just chilling in my room, staring at a massive pile of Gluten Free Byron Bay Cookies… YUM! The parcel arrived in the week and so far the boyfriend and I have tried 3 out of the flavours that arrived in a beautiful package! Have a read about them here: http://www.byronbaycookies.co.uk/about.html
The pics I’ve used are from the Australian site as they are V beautifully laid out, so thought they’d look lovely But if you visit the UK site, you can learn about how they were originated in Australia, but now, Byron Bay Cookies are baked in the UK, so we are lucky as, I have been reading a few blogs from other countries where they say they can’t get some of the yummy flavours we here in the UK can – for once we are doing well with our stock and products that are not only UK made (woohoo this is great news) but also, we have something that is GLUTEN FREE AND UK MADE! This makes me happy On top of this great news, all you vegetarians will be pleased to know:
“We are proud to have all of our gluten-free European baked cookies approved by theVegetarian Society and certified by Coeliac UK.” http://www.byronbaycookies.co.uk/p/gluten-free-dotty.html
I’ve been a fan of the Dotty Cookie, and the mini cookies in boxes (they sell them inSainsbury’s and are perfect for a little snack or if you’ve got guests round and want to serve up some little chunks of gluten free yumminess). This is what they look like (click on the picture to link you to the site, for more info):
So the first cookie we tried was this beauty:
This is the Gluten Free Triple Choc Fudge! This was a massive hit… the cookies was soft, crumbly and tasted like chocolate mousse it was so velvety smooth, and with the little chunks of chocolate and fudge interspersed through the cookie, it was a real treat! This cookie is highly recommended. Especially, if like me, you like a bit more chew and thickness to your cookies.
Next up was a new taste for me:
The next day, I had the gluten free White Choc Chunk & Macadamia nut cookies… yummmmm! A different texture to the Triple Choc Fudge as this one had more chunks in it that were really full of flavour – creamy white chocolate with crunchy macadamia nut. And this is coming from someone who has never been a big fan of white chocolate as I’ve always found it too sickly sweet – but this was delcious. And again, the unmistakeable texture and thickness of the delicious Byron Bay Cookies.
The boyfriend’s choice-
He chose the gluten free Strawberry and Clotted Cream and had it with a strawberry yoghurt – good combination. I was excited for this one as I am a massive fan of scones with jam and cream, so had all sorts of flavour ideas that I would like the flavour to be… and when I bit into the cookie, I couldn’t believe it, the strawberries tasted fresh rather than dried up and flavourless! Amazing! And the cream was lovely and not overpowering. If you want the taste of a scone with jam and cream, without all the worry of a gluten free scone and having to get jam and cream in, grab yourself some of these delicious cookies and serve with a cup of tea and you will have your own version of a gluten free Cream Tea!
Gluten Free Strawberry and Clotted Cream cookie with yoghurt:
1. Pour the strawberry yoghurt into a bowl.
2. Crumble the cookie over the top.
3. Mix up and eat!
A delicious desert that could be made in a glass with some fresh strawberries on top.
This morning we had a breakfast of Dotty Cookies (if you click the picture, it will take you to the UK site where you can read up on the UK :
I have to say first of all, gluten free Dotty Cookie, for some reason did not travel very well… they arrived a little crushed, but tasting AMAZING! Wow… it was like the choc fudge cookie in texture, but it had chunks of dark and white choc in it and then really crunchy, delicious, sugar coated chocolate drops. The sugar shell on the choc drops was better than a certain leading brand of sugar shell coated chocolate… (ahem…) as the shell was really crunchy and quite thick rather than flaky. The cookie was chunky and melt-in-your-mouth, and, after sharing one for breakfast, we couldn’t resist and had to open the other! So, if they’re so good myself and my boyfriend can eat them for breakfast, and neither of us are ‘breakfast people’ then I think that says a lot (yes I know, cookie for breakfast, bad me!).
The great thing with all of Byron Bay gluten free Cookies is that, no matter what time of day you have one, you can be sure that they are gluten free and made with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives! Amazing! If you’re out and about, keep a look out and let me know what you think.
Now, after all that cookie tasting, I really want to try Byron Bay’s Crackers: http://www.byronbaycookies.co.uk/c/gluten-free-crackers.html they look AMAZING! Especially looking forward to the Rosemary and Sea Salt ones… will have to hope they come to a supermarket near me ASAP!