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Gluten-Free Giveaway: Laura's Wholesome Junk Food Cookies

13 Comments 08 September 2008


"We were awed by the tremendous response we received from our first cookie giveaway in May, and decided to say thanks to all of our loyal customers by giving away MORE of our gluten-free bite-lettes™!"- Dr. Laura Trice

Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food was started by Laura Trice, M.D. because of her passion for great tasting food that was also healthy. Four of our ten bite-lette flavors are gluten-free: Sally’s Raisin, Charlotte’s Chocolate Chip, Better Brownie, and our newest gluten-free bite-lette, Cole’s Cashew Chocolate Chip. Cole’s has a rich cashew and chocolaty taste with a smooth texture that is less sweet than our other flavors, and totally yummy! Independent laboratory tests on our gluten-free products show less than 5.0 ppm gluten. Products are manufactured on shared equipment that also processes wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts, tree nuts & soy.

Dr. Laura’s products are:

-vegan- no animal products
-kosher dairy
-moist & chewy
-dates are #1 sweetener
-have no trans fats, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
-cholesterol free
-have a 6 month shelf life
-packaged six 7oz. tubs (Cole’s Cashew 6.5 oz.) per case

Products retail for $4.99 to $6.99 and are sold in over 500 stores nationwide, including Whole Foods Markets, Gourmet Garage, Food Emporium, Roots, Earth Fare, Harris Teeter as well as numerous other independent stores. For more information, or to order directly, visit our website at 


If you like moist, soft cookies, send Dr. Laura an email at with your name, mailing address and "Celiacchicks End of Summer Giveaway" as the subject lineBe sure to tell us in the body of the email what flavor you would like. The first ten households to respond will receive a free case of cookies (six 6.5-7oz tubs) from Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food! Deadline to respond is midnight PST Sunday, September 14th. Winners will be announced on Monday, September 15th. 

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13 Comments so far

  1. 1
    Shelly says:

    What a great giveaway! I had the Sally’s Raisin cookies at a luncheon just a few weeks ago and they were delicious! Now knowing what they DON’T have in them makes it even more a treat.

  2. 2
    Neely says:

    I have yet to try a gluten free cookie…those look delish!

  3. 3
    sue says:

    Do they contain corn? I think one of you have trouble with corn as well. My 10 yo dd can’t have gluten, dairy or corn.

  4. 4
    Kat says:


    A lot of Celiacs have other food allergies. I can’t have any vegetables and I am allergic to most fruits, but, I can eat corn.

    I have tried other cookies that were awful and am hoping I get some cookies out of this! These look great.


  5. 5
    Maureen Pecaric says:

    Charlotte’s Chocolate Chip sounds great! I love chocolate!
    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  6. 6
    Elizabeth says:

    It has some gluten so why would any celiac wish to eat it? Shared equipment is awful!

  7. 7
    CeliacChick says:

    Thank you for sharing your opinion. This makes for an interesting discussion. My understanding is that it is nearly impossible to get 0 ppm of gluten.

    Here is a very good explanation of how much certain amounts of ppm gluten equal in a way that makes it easy to visualize. This is from Tricia Thompson’s site, the new dietition at Columbia Celiac Center.

    Here is the different definitions of gluten-free from the Celiac Sprue Association’s website:

    As you can see, Dr. Laura’s product fits into the descriptions.

    And here is an example of a product that is being touted as gluten-free by experts that has less than 10 ppm gluten- which is more than Dr. Laura’s 5 ppm gluten:

    Of course, it is up to the individual to decide if he wants to eat food that is made on shared equipment, even if the ppm gluten is below 20.

    I do understand that some people seem to be uber sensitive even within the “scientific” standards. I personally think that we are all unique. (i.e. I can’t drink distilled grain alcohol even though “science” says that I should be able to with no problems.) I just wanted people to be able to make their own decision based upon information from professionals within the gluten-free community.

    I wish you the best on your 0 ppm gluten journey! 😉

  8. 8
    CeliacChick says:

    Sue- Yes, unfortunately they have corn. I can’t remember what ingredient it is, but I asked when I first sampled them and took a chance and sure enough my corn rash appeared. *sniff* The cashew ones were worth the cheat! 🙂

  9. 9
    Sarah Palmer says:

    Charlotte’s Chocolate Chip, please. I’ve never tried your cookies, so I may become a buyer later!!

  10. 10
    CeliacChick says:

    Sarah…you need to email the company. The email address is in the above article. Hope you get it.

  11. 11
    julie says:

    this is for elizabeth: I understand that you want to be careful on what you eat, but if we ate only what was made in a 100% GF factory…..then we would have very little to eat…..I do eat food from shared lines, after I call the company, every company that I have contacted has told me that they throughly clean the lines in between the runs of wheat and none wheat items, and throw away the first two batches (at least the first two) then run the wheat free food through. I have been celiac for almost 2 years and my antibodies are always negetive.

  12. 12
    CeliacChick says:


    Thanks for sharing your personal experience! I knew they thoroughly had to clean in between runs, but I didn’t know that they threw away the first two batches after that! Very interesting. Too bad they can’t give that food to charity- maybe they do.

  13. 13
    Joel says:

    I’ve tried the cookies and they are really good. However I think when a company produces both gluten and gluten free products the packaging should be more distinctive. The labeling is sort of distracting and gluten free is written in small letters. You would think they would make that bold and one of the first things to attract your eye. Some people (maybe me) might think all products are gluten free and therefore not look so closely.

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