Your Little Ones Will LOVE Gladful’s Protein Mini Cookies
Gladful is a brand that aims to make protein rich snacking for kids convenient. We reviewed all three flavors of their bite sized mini cookies which are made using a protein blend.
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As per the recommendation of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an average adult should consume 1 gm of protein per kg of body weight every day. A study conducted by NIN revealed that more than 80% Indians are protein deficient, regardless of their dietary preferences.
“Snacks they crave, with the protein they deserve”, says the tagline. Gladful is a mom-led start up that aims to bridge the gap between an often ignored protein deficiency and a convenient snacking option for children.
After working with multiple nutritionists and chefs, Gladful came up with cookies that are not only delicious but also provide the correct macros per serve. We reviewed all three flavors of mini cookies – Orange, Almond and Chocolate. Here is our Gladful Protein Mini Cookies review!
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Gladful Protein Mini Cookies – Quick Glance
Here is everything you need to know.
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Our Review Factors
What were we looking for when reviewing Gladful Protein Mini Cookies?
Taste, texture, and nutrition values took prime importance.
Gladful Cookies are aimed to cater a very critical, brutally honest target audience – children. Their feedback is never sugar-coated and they give it to you as it is. Which is why, apart from our line of seasoned reviewers at Mishry, we asked children between 7-9 years of age to taste these cookies for us.
How delicious are these cookies? The sugar levels and the prominence of flavors were all discussed for this parameter.
The amount of fat, sugar type and flour used – all of these components contribute to the texture of the cookie.
Crumbly? Crunchy? Soggy? How did the Gladful cookies fare in our review?
3. Nutritional Information
Touted to be protein rich, we scanned the nutritional information of the cookies. What are the protein, fat, sugar and carbohydrates levels? What percentage of daily protein does a single serving fulfill as per the RDA guidelines?
Gladful Protein Mini Cookies Flavours – Detailed Review
Before we start telling you about the flavor profile of each cookie, here are a few common features for all of them.
- All the cookies are small-sized. Almost the size of a 50-paisa coin.
- The cookies are airy and crunchy. They are not dense and yet they don’t feel buttery or oily on the palate.
- These aren’t crumbly. Due to their small size, the chances of them crumbling are even lesser. So, a big YAY for mess-free snack time!
The chocolate flavored minis are dark brown in color and have a mild chocolaty aroma. It’s not unnaturally intense. The sweetness is balanced and doesn’t feel over the top. The cookies are chocolaty, crisp and airy. We love the small size of the cookies that make it a very handy snack for children.
If your child is a hardcore fan of chocolate flavored cookies, and you want them to replace those with these ones, it may take some time to adapt.
A jar holds 150 grams of cookies and is priced at Rs 300/- The shelf life is six months. The main ingredients are Protein blend (43%), Edible vegetable oils (23%), Unrefined cane sugar (16%), Dark chocolate compound (10%), Skimmed milk powder, Cocoa powder, Salt, Leavening agents
- The airy, light texture of the cookies is something we appreciate.
- Balanced sweetness gets a thumbs up.
- We like the use of unrefined cane sugar.
- Cute to look at, these bite sized cookies are a fun snacking option for kids while fulfilling 20% of their protein RDA.
- We would have liked the use of a better source of fat. The edible vegetable fat used contains a mix of refined palm oil, refined palm kernel oil. Apart from that it also contains sunflower oil, sesame oil and linseed oil.
The size, look and feel of this cookie is similar to the above mentioned variant. The color of the cookie is a mild orange and has an aroma similar to orange zest/freshly grated rind.
This is sweeter than the chocolate and almond variant, for sure. The taste of the cookie is reminiscent of the cream filled orange biscuits we usually eat. Children who like orange flavored biscuits would really appreciate this one.
A 150-gram jar is priced at Rs 300/- with a six-month shelf life. The ingredients that go in the making are Protein blend (43%), Edible vegetable oils (23%), Unrefined cane sugar (16%), Dark chocolate compound (10%), Skimmed milk powder, Cocoa powder, Salt, Leavening agents.
- Protein-rich snack
- Unrefined sweetener used
- Not crumbly
- These are made with almost 1/4th vegetable oils which we do not appreciate.
As mentioned above, the look, size, texture, and feel are the same. The almondy cookies have a very light yet inviting biscuity aroma. The almond flavor is very mild and this one is the least sweet of all three. This variant, as a matter of fact, has the highest protein content amongst the three.
This jar has a vibrant green label. The price, net quantity, and shelf life are similar to the above variant. The main ingredients are Protein blend (49%), Edible vegetable oils (23%), Unrefined cane sugar (18%), White chocolate compound (6%), Skimmed milk powder, Salt, Leavening agents. This also contains nature identical (almond) and artificial (vanilla) flavor.
- The flavors are yum.
- Unique way to up your protein
- Sweetened with unrefined cane sugar
- Decent macronutrient profile
- We wish the brand used a more nutrient-dense fat source.
Our Top Picks & Recommendations
All of them! All three cookies by Gladful are delicious and have a perfect crunchy, airy texture. The protein and fat content is more or less similar as well. Depending on the flavor your child prefers, we say take your pick.
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Are you struggling with children who are fussy eaters? The Gladful Cookies come in three flavors and will be loved by the young audience. The protein content a single serve of these cookies provide covers about 20% of the required protein content as per the RDA. The rest a well-balanced meal can provide. The texture of the cookies is superb and the flavors very natural.
Have you tried these mini cookies for your little ones yet?
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Gladful Protein Mini Cookies.
The product is meant for children, so tea or coffee might not be the best pair. We suggest pairing them with a glass of milk or have them as is.
Proteins can be complex to digest. Mindful intake of any protein based snack should not lead to digestive issues. Do consult your doctor if you feel your child suffers from discomfort or bloating, gas and stomach pain after a protein–rich snack.
A single pack holds about 80 mini cookies.
A single serving size (25 grams/12-13 cookies) provides 1.7 to 1.9 grams of fiber.
There is an allergen warning on each pack mentioning the use of wheat, nuts and milk.