User Review: The Food Crafters Cookies

Sitting here looking at the blank screen I am a little stuck on where to start… my cup is empty and my desk is littered with empty cookie packets.

I am a lover of cookies, and let’s be honest here… biscuits, cakes and chocolate. I love the ones that melt in your mouth or are perfect to dunk in a cup of coffee. But I don’t have any food intolerances. What I do have is extra weight that I would like to shift.

Food intolerances can make life for cookie lovers difficult and often a gluten free label does not necessarily mean a healthy product. We, as consumers, are often led to believe that gluten free is a better alternative but what can be delivered is empty calories and little of nutritional value.


The Food Crafters decided that gluten intolerant people shouldn’t have to miss out on the treats they love and set out to create a range of cookies satisfying both dietary and sweet-tooth needs. Natural, healthy Australian ingredients were sourced for a product meeting dietary requirements, high on taste and offering nutritional value.

The Gluten Free range of cookies by The Food Crafters  combines honey, stevia, blackstrap molasses and dry fruits to create a high fibre product with a much lower sugar content.

Three delicious flavours are available in The Food Crafters cookie range: Raw Cacao, Double Coconut and Ginger and Date.

To ensure no one misses out on great taste, The Food Crafters have developed the cookie range to be suitable for anyone who is coeliac, gluten-intolerant, suffers from allergies or is looking for a healthy alternative to satisfy their sweet tooth!

I have been fortunate to taste test all three flavours this week, hence the cookie wrappers littering my desk.

Generally I like cookies that melt in my mouth but The Food Crafters range aren’t designed that way. The Food Crafters cookies are a little bit crumbly and chewy with quite an interesting texture. These are definitely not one of the gluten free cookies that taste a little like cardboard.

The flavours are well balanced and the slow bake process offers a texture that is a little gritty but also quite soft and chewy. A perfect accompaniment to a hot drink on these cold wintry days.

Ginger and Date is probably the flavour that I was most sceptical about. I can be a little dubious about date and I don’t like my ginger to be too strong. This cookie was delicious, it wasn’t too crunchy and I was able to break off perfect bite sized pieces. There were different textures but it all combined for a tasty afternoon treat. And this is tho only one that I can say for sure passed the toddler test, because I didn’t share the other two.

Double Coconut was delicious. No nut chunks but nicely textured and with different textures. Chewy and not too crunchy it was easy to break into pieces without crumbling everywhere. The coconut flavour is strong but not overpowering and there didn’t seem to be those annoying coconut bits that get trapped in your teeth.

Raw Cacao, the chocolate cookie, I may have left it until last to talk about but I ate it first. A nice chocolate flavoured cookie that satisfies the cravings without being too sweet or too full on. Chewy and easy to break but not crumbly. These are a sweet treat that will tame the cravings while still offering a nutritious high fibre snack.

The Food Crafter Cookies are available in IGA and select health and independent food stores.

RRP: $3.80 (50g Individual cookie)
RRP: $9.10 (125g 12-pk cookies)

For more information you can find The Food Crafters on Facebook and The Food Crafters.

Thanks to The Food Crafters and Wordstorm PR 25 of our Beauty and Lace Club members are taste testing a couple of cookies and you can read what they thought in the comments below.

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27 thoughts on “User Review: The Food Crafters Cookies

  1. I was very pleased to be given the opportunity to try Food Crafters allergen friendly cookies, being gluten intolerant, I am always on the lookout for gluten free snacks that are low in sugar.

    The two sample cookies I received were the Raw Cacao and the Ginger & Date, (with the Ginger & Date being my stand out favourite). The ginger and date flavours were beautifully balanced with just the right amount of spiciness. The raw cacao on the other hand was a little bland, not sweet enough for my taste ( maybe more honey?)

    Both cookies have a crumbly, nutty texture which I quite enjoyed and being high in fibre were quite filling.
    I could only eat half in one sitting ( I finished the other half later) so I thought two smaller biscuits per pack might be better. At a recommended price of $3.80 the Food Crafters cookies are good value, especially the Ginger & Date one.

  2. Review
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    chris morris

    Hi there, i was fortunate to trial the Double Coconut Cookie and the Cacao Cookies, i loved the flavour, Taste and Texture of both of them.The Cookies are made from Natural products which is a plus and are Gluten Free, the size is very generous, just perfect for me and i think my Grand Children will also like them. I would recommend these Cookies to Family and Friends and anyone else who loves all natural Cookies.xx

  3. Thankyou so selecting me to trial the cookies
    Double Coconut Cookie was delicious just enough coconut and the taste and texture was fine, was easy to break into pieces
    Raw Cacao Cookie I will admit I didn’t like was not sweet enough ( yes I have a sweet tooth ) BUT the family thought it was ddelicious
    Having natural ingredients and being glutten free is a big plus and the cookies certainly were filling

  4. Thanks so much for the cookies to trial.
    I got the Raw Cacao and the Double Coconut cookies and thought the Double Coconut was a real standout!
    The Cacao was a little bit bland and earthy for my taste buds.
    I only ate a quarter each time by breaking a bit off and will definitely buy the coconut one again and am eager to buy the date and ginger because that sounds delicious and satisfyingly tasty.
    Love the fibre factor and the fact they are all natural is fantastic especially for my hungry family.
    Absolutely loved this trial and will be buying more now I am aware of these delicious and guilt free treats.

  5. Thank you for the offer to review these cookies. They were so delicious, they didn’t last very long in the house.

    The raw cacao cookie had such a nice rich flavour and wasn’t too sweet and that’s the kind of cookie I like as I usually have it with tea or coffee.

    The Double Coconut cookie had a great flavour. I am loving coconut flavoured anything at the moment so I loved this.

    I liked the texture of the cookies and I must admit sometimes I dunk my cookies, and they were great for that. I did find them large and had to cut them in half. I definitely will be buying them, I love that they are in individual packets so that is great if you want to take them out as a snack.

  6. I eagerly awaited these once I had been told that I was one of the ones to trial them, and once they arrived, and I had tried, they certainly did not let me down. I also received the double coconut, and the raw cocoa ones. Found too big to eat at one sitting, so did cut in half, half for the husband and half for me. They did not crumble up like a lot of biscuits do, so this was a good bonus, as nothing is worse than sweeping bits up everywhere. The flavour came through with both different ones, and I shall look forward to buying the ginger and date, as I do love ginger. They are very filling as well, so that we would only need to watch when we were going to eat, certainly not after a meal. I think for the true value and flavour of these biscuits to shine thru, they need to be eaten seperately with a cup of chow.. By seperately I mean, not on top of a meal , but a morning or afternoon tea break. would well recommend to family and friends, and certainly those with gluten problems.

  7. Hi! I tried the coconut and cacao cookies.
    Every morning my husband makes me a cup of tea in a traveler cup to drink on my way to work I took along the coconut cookie to have with my tea and I loved it! It tastes great has some yummy crunchy bits, the size Is perfect and best of all I didn’t feel bloated and sick after it. I also didn’t feel guilty because it’s such a healthy biscuit. I will be buying more and enjoying them with a cuppa xx

  8. The cookie range by The Food Crafters are slow-baked, gluten free and made in Australia. On their packaging they proudly state that they have “Brought the care and craftsmanship of artisanal food into the world of special dietary food requirements.” Their own rules when making their gluten free range were to use real-word ingredients that weren’t overly processed and which ultimately tasted delicious. And it’s safe to say that they’ve succeeded on all of these counts.

    The biscuits are more of the chewy and crumbly variety. But even so, they can still be dunked in your favourite hot beverage, which is perfect in this cold weather. The double coconut with buckwheat kibble has a nice mouth feel and I thought the coconut had a delicious flavour that was kind of like a roasted nut. That smoky taste was simply gorgeous and it was something I also noticed a little in the raw cacao one as well. But in the case of the latter this almost reminded me of a hedgehog slice because the little puffs of buckwheat combined with the chocolatey cacao evoked childhood memories of this delightful slice.

    The Food Crafters cookie range is a yummy option for those seeking out gluten-free biscuits due to their dietary requirements. Or just because they can. It’s nice to know that there are so many different options out there and available now for a healthy morning or afternoon snack.

  9. Loved these cookies liked the crunchy crumble of the coconut cacao very tasty & very moorish I found one was enough & very filling
    The other cookie raw cacao with chocolate I gave to my daughter in law who has Crohns disease so she loved it & gave it the thumbs up & is happy to have found something that actually doesn’t taste like cardboard
    So thank you for the opportunity to trial a great cookie with a happy ending

  10. Because the cookies are quite dense, I could only manage a little at a time, so nibbled at them over a day. It was like dipping into a whole bag full of them – making it feel like a real treat! My palate loved the gritty texture. The double coconut cookie lived up to its name with a definite coconut kick to it. However, the raw cacao was my preference, partly because I was getting my chocolate fix without too much sugar, but also because I could really taste the cacao and it was delish.

    Because of its slight bitterness and reduced sweetness the raw cacao cookies might better suit chocoholics who prefer darker style chocolate (like me). l will definitely be buying some of the raw cacao cookies and will try the date and ginger ones too. Thanks for the taste test!

  11. I had the opportunity to taste the Raw Cacao and the Double Coconut cookies. I found that they were a little dense in texture and did crumble a bit. As a runner I am always looking of something that is healthy and tasty for my mid morning and afternoon snack. They were tasty and I felt satisfied after eating them. They were a little big to eat in one sitting and would agree that two smaller cookies in the one pack would perhaps have been better. Overall these are a great tasty and healthy snack and will look out to buy some more.

    Thank you for the opportunity to sample these cookies.

  12. Thank you for letting me trial the Ginger and Date plus Double Coconut cookie.
    I have recently been advised to cut Gluten out of my diet as much as possible so I was happy to find a handy treat as I am still experimenting with options and some have been not so good!
    I took the ginger and date to my sons sport carnival as I knew there wouldn’t be much in the way of healthy options there and I was glad I had something to nibble on and shared a bit with my son. I think having 2 smaller cookies in the same bag would be a good option as they are quite filling. I thought the ginger taste would be stronger and, as I like the taste of ginger, was a bit disappointed it wasn’t a more robust flavour but that’s a personal preference I suppose.
    The double coconut was a bit bland as well, I think there needs to be a stronger flavour added, maybe something citrus or a herb? Not sure but just didn’t hit the flavour spot for me. I don’t think I will be purchasing these for $3.80 each but might grab some on sale.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. I was excited to try the The Food Crafters Cookies. I organised some official taste testers to help me (my kids aged 7 and 2). I was hoping that they would appeal to the kids as a healthy snack. Unfortunately they weren’t supper keen on them – probably because they weren’t laden with sugar!!!

    I tried both the Double Coconut and the Raw Cacao. I found them both to be quite satisfying. They are a great snack for between meals for those who have gluten intolerance or for the health conscious. The individual packaging makes them a great option to keep in your handbag for times when you need a snack and don’t want to end up buying something full of sugar, fat and preservatives. Personally I enjoyed the Raw Cacao one better, but that’s probably because I have a chocolate addiction!

    It’s great that there are companies out there trying to support families with healthy food choices. Let’s face it, we don’t always have time to be making healthy snacks all the time (although I do try when I can). Well done Food Crafters.

  14. Ok here it goes……..Had to share these two biscuits with 5 people….

    Raw Cacao : Beautiful dark chocolate taste, very flavoursome and great with milk.

    Double Coconut : Coconut flavour was nice, the flavour needs to be enhanced more, very crumbly

  15. Thank you for accepting me for the trial of The Food Crafters Cookies.

    I received the Double Coconut Cookie which I found had a delicious flavor. It was chewy, a little crumbly but the texture was quite good. I also received the Raw Cacao Cookie which I really enjoyed and found delicious.

    The flavours of both cookies was very well balanced and as they are very filling perhaps having a smaller size would be better.

    Love that they are from satisfying real-food ingredients, that they are not overly processed, have dietary fibre and are also gluten free. They are definitely a healthy morning and/or afternoon snack.

    As I enjoy both ginger and dates I will definitely be looking in the supermarket for those cookies also.

    I congratulate the company for thinking of people who have food intolerances and for producing these delicious healthy snacks.

  16. These cookies were so super convenient for lunch times and out and about because they come individually wrapped. I love the fact that they didn’t taste too overly sweet like a lot of things these days and this could be owing to the fact that they are a bit more of a ‘healthy’ cookie. Though I was a bit sad about the high saturated fat content. I love that they came in different flavours – just so the variety is there!

    These are super perfect for having with a treat coffee or tea at home or out and about. I love the way they are so fresh because of their individual wrappings.

  17. Loving cookies like I do, I had to apply for this review. I received the Raw Cacao and the double coconut. Of the two the Raw cacao was my favourite. Very tasty and satisfying. This is definitely a cookie I will buy.
    The double coconut was ok but I’m not really a fan of coconut . It was crumblyand had a definite taste of coconut.
    They are big cookies though ,I actually ate each in a couple of sittings.

  18. “Yum!” One simple word that is music to the ears of this Mum!

    I was fortunate to be chosen to sample two of the biscuits from The Food Crafters range and both my 9 year old son and myself had the same reaction; these biscuits are truly yummy!

    The Raw Cacao Cookie was very tasty with a rich cacao flavour and a hint of coconut too. The cookie is not too sweet either which I appreciated. The texture is dense and chewy which ensures a lovely feeling of fullness and satisfaction. This is an enjoyable cookie and I will certainly look to buy this in future.

    The Double Coconut Cookie was also enjoyable with a vibrant coconut flavour and chewy texture.
    Unfortunately I found this cookie to be almost too sweet and probably wouldn’t make this a first choice for me.

    I am a little perplexed to see how many sweet ingredients go into these cookies, particularly as I feel they are promoted as a healthier alternative to the mass produced sweet cookies. The ingredients lists include honey, blackstrap molasses and stevia which although all natural ingredients, seems to be quite a lot of sweetness for a cookie.

    I am pleased to see that the packaging promotes many good qualities of these cookies, particularly being oven baked, gluten free, all natural & GMO free, and made in Australia from at least 75% Australian ingredients. Also the story of France and David from The Food Crafters company is lovely to read ensuring consumers are introduced to the business owners and their dedication to producing a quality product.

    These are lovely cookies and I am happy to recommend them to others. Enjoy!

  19. I was excited to test The Food Crafters cookies as I am gluten intolerant, and gluten free cookies are often a bit hit and miss. I received two flavours to try – Double Coconut, and Raw Cacao.

    The texture of the cookie was what I would expect for this type of cookie going by the ingredients. They were quite heavy, a bit gritty and chewy. The cookies were a bit crumby which made them a little messy to eat, but I found you could easily break off a manageable chunk to handle.

    I didn’t enjoy the Double Coconut flavour very much and to me it was quite bland but overly sweet. I did however really like the Raw Cacao, but I may be biased as I am a big fan of dark chocolate. The raw cacao cookie wasn’t very sweet so if you are used to sweet cookies you may not enjoy this.

    While I’m impressed by the natural ingredients, it is important to be aware that these cookies still have a lot of sugar. It is from sources such as honey, molasses and dates so arguably better than refined sugar, but it is still a high amount per serve so don’t be fooled by the healthy sound of these and save them for a treat.

    I liked the size of the cookie for a treat and would buy one if I was out for morning/afternoon tea. The price is quite reasonable as you would pay the same or more for a biscuit or piece of slice etc at a café. I wouldn’t really buy something like this for everyday but if I did I would want to get smaller ones which I’ve noticed you can get a box of 12 small cookies.

  20. I was excited to test The Food Crafters cookies as I am gluten intolerant, and gluten free cookies are often a bit hit and miss. I received two flavours to try – Double Coconut, and Raw Cacao.

    The texture of the cookie was what I would expect for this type of cookie going by the ingredients. They were quite heavy, a bit gritty and chewy. The cookies were a bit crumby which made them a little messy to eat, but I found you could easily break off a manageable chunk to handle.

    I didn’t enjoy the Double Coconut flavour very much and to me it was quite bland but overly sweet. I did however really like the Raw Cacao, but I may be biased as I am a big fan of dark chocolate. The raw cacao cookie wasn’t very sweet so if you are used to sweet cookies you may not enjoy this.

    While I’m impressed by the natural ingredients, it is important to be aware that these cookies still have a lot of sugar. It is from sources such as honey, molasses and dates so arguably better than refined sugar, but it is still a high amount per serve so don’t be fooled by the healthy sound of these.

    I liked the size of the cookie for a treat and would buy one if I was out for morning/afternoon tea. The price is quite reasonable as you would pay the same or more for a biscuit or piece of slice etc at a café. I wouldn’t really buy something like this for everyday but if I did I would want to get smaller ones which I’ve noticed you can get a box of 12 small cookies.

  21. In a word YUM

    In more words, great flavour and texture, so often GF is not up to scratch flavour and texture wise.

    As others have mentioned the serving size was very generous i actually only ate half myself and hubby had the other half, he also loved them.

    I thought the packaging was a bit bland, it made you think the cookies ( since when do we do cookies in aus and not biscuits) were going to be dry and tasteless like cardboard, i did like the fact they had a “window” so you could see the product

    Not sure I would buy this size but the box of 12 sounds better for portion control

    Thanks again for the opportunity to try a new product, something I may not have picked up purely because of the packaging…..does that mean the advertising gods have me tricked into thinking i need bright and snazzy…maybe….

  22. This was a nice and different trial to be part of, I received the Raw Cacao and the Double Coconut. My favourite was the double coconut. The cookies were a good size and tasty , great for a quick healthy snack. I like finding new and healthy GF options and will buy these for my family.

  23. I also had to share my two cookies between five people because everyone was so excited to try. And I really wanted to get something that would convince my family that sugar free is delicious. Unfortunately that didn’t work. The sugar lovers at the table were far from convinced and because they were not the texture of cookies they didn’t like them. I thought they tasted healthy. Definitely too expensive for me to buy them in the future.

  24. I trialed the double coconut and the raw cacao cookies with the coconut definitely being my favourite. I would have liked for a slightly stronger coconut flavour though especially since they were double coconut but they were still tasty and had a really nice crunchiness to them. I was not so keen on the cacao one though. I found it quite dry and did not have a very nice flavour to it. I would really like to try the ginger ones as I adore ginger so will be sourcing these when I’m next out shopping. The fact they were individually packaged was great as so handy to have in my bag and my drawer at work for a healthy snack that was not laden with sugar. I am not gluten intolerant however, it’s nice to be able to cut down on gluten every now and then and know that I am eating something that is healthy and good for me. Thanks for letting me try these and will happily be buying them again (the coconut anyway!).

  25. I received the Double Coconut and Raw Cacao cookies to review & I was super excited to try them out. I have IBS, so while I’m not allergic to gluten, it can definitely play with my symptoms & I’m always on the lookout for delicious allergen friendly alternatives!

    I first tried the Double Coconut Cookie & I was absolutely blown away! It was delicious, I expected not to like it as much as I’m often not a fan of coconut flavours, but it was definitely a winner to me. It was the perfect afternoon snack with my coffee while I was doing some paperwork, not too filling, sweet or sickly, but definitely enough that I wasn’t raiding the pantry before dinner,, which is an amazing bonus.

    After the amazement from the first cookie, I had high hopes for the Cacao flavour, however as others above have mentioned it’s definitely not as sweet. I found that with the crumbly cookie texture, the lack of sweetness made it feel a little too “healthy” & not necessarily like a treat. I know a lot of people who love that raw cacao flavour, but I personally couldn’t choose this flavour to replace other chocolate cookies. One big bonus for both cookies though…. no IBS reactions! *Woo* That and the packaging was definitely a winner!

    I love ginger and dates, and so I’m super keen to source out and try that flavour, as I know I’ll be in love. I’ll definitely purchase that and the Coconut flavours going into the future. Thank you Food Crafters Cookies && B&L for the opportunity!

  26. Tried both the cookies with my beloved son and we both loved the cookies.
    We tried cocoa and coconut ones and both were yummy and delicious.
    We thought the size were a bit big and would be good with 2 small cookies.

    They were crumbly and perfect snack

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