Product Review: Immaculate Baking Co.: Chocolate Chunk (cookies)

A few weeks ago, we discovered that Food City carried Immaculate Baking Co. “All Natural, Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk” ready to go cookie dough. Bakes 12 jumbo cookies. They are certified gluten free.

So we picked up a package. Twenty minutes ago, I thought cookies sounded like a nice treat – especially fresh out of the oven cookies, so I pre-heated the oven, lined a tray with parchment paper and got them going.

The dough smelled good, it (okay, yes, I tried a teensy bit of the raw dough) tasted good, the baking aroma was wonderful. Then I tasted them. Color me NOT impressed.

Teresa wasn’t either. Even the chocolate chips are awful!

And I mean the kind of awful where you have to spit it out immediately into the trash. We looked at each other and back at the other 11 cookies. They still smelled so good! Maybe it was a bad one. So T tried another…. and spit it out as well. I cannot drink enough water to get this taste out of my mouth.

None of the ingredients are unusual for cookies either. Maybe the “natural flavor” ingredient is throwing it off.

Sorry, Immaculate Baking Co., but this was a waste of money and I definitely do not recommend this brand.

Edit: I also appear to have had a gluten-reaction from this certified-but-made-in-a-shared-facility-product, which only increases my inability to recommend it to anyone.

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About Amanda Grabler

I have been gluten free since August 1, 2008. However, my doctor advised me to stop eating gluten in December of 2007. Whoops. I was in the process of giving up a number of other foods that were bothering me at the time, and was about to drive down to New Orleans with a friend (a 14-or-so-hour trip) and I just couldn't handle one more thing to get rid of; especially since I didn't know anything about what "gluten free" meant at the time. In hindsight, I wish I had just gone ahead with it. I would have saved myself 8 months of additional agony. Not to mention, those foods I was giving up? Most of them I can eat now that I'm gluten free (and after my insides healed)! But, better late than never. If you're just now going gluten free, or if your doctor just told you that gluten is your problem, that you have Celiac Disease, whatnot, do NOT do what I did. Is it a lot of work? Yes. Is it worth it? YES! I currently live in Abingdon, Virginia, with my fiancée. Our home is gluten free, and we started off with kitchen-ware that was either brand new, or had only been for gluten free use in the past. My fiancée does not need to be gluten free, but has done so very willingly because of the impact that *not* being gluten free would have on my health. I react to minute bits of gluten, so it is much easier for both of us to be gluten free and not have to worry about cross contamination. I am neither a physician nor a nutritionist. I am writing about my experiences, and research that I have done to try to help others on and/or new to the gluten free diet be a little easier. Please do not take what I write as medical advice. Education: Masters of Business Administration in Economic Crime & Fraud Management Completed May 2009 Utica College Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, History, and Russian Completed May 2001 Ferrum College