Spend too much time in a Key Food supermarket, and you’ll lose something you can never get back. Like full body airport scanners whirring with non ionizing radiation, it’s probably best to limit your exposure. Earlier today, on a quick smash and grab for milk, I ran into a wall of gluten free goodness. My Dad’s Cookies. I’d never heard of the brand, so I googled them on my phone and found feedback favorable enough to give it them a go. At 8 bucks for a box weighing 6 oz, they’re pricey.
I tried the Black and White Cookies first. Black and Whites were a staple of my childhood growing up in the Bronx, so I was incredibly curious to see how horribly wrong a gluten free version could be. Upon opening the package, I discovered a plastic bag laying over the cookies. That’s odd…
That’s when I felt I had to dust for prints, because they were ALL OVER the cookies.
I’m not kidding, every cookie bore some evidence. This wasn’t a box of cookies, it was a crime scene.
Well, that’s unfortunate. But I’m an adventurous lad, and I felt the odds of me beating Listeria were pretty good. It’s a tasty cookie, spongy enough, and devoid of any gluten free weirdness. I think they’re as good, if not better than the full o’ gluten Black and Whites Starbucks offers. If you haven’t had gluten in over a year, they could be downright magical. Which is a shame, because I’m completely put off by the box of molestation. I went back to the supermarket, and checked the remaining boxes of Black and Whites. All 6 had the plastic bags in them, and the cookies clearly had prints all over them.
Anyone else experience this?
I also picked up a box of their Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. They’re a great approximation of an Oreo. They smell great, there’s no off taste, and they’re about a billion times better than KinniToos. Again, if you’ve been away from gluten for a while, you’d likely find these a godsend.