The Growing Giraffe Cookies Get The Green Light From Us (2024)
Healthier with a richer nutrient profile, The Growing Giraffe cookies might be your little one’s new favorite snack. (and yours too!)
Our reviews are research-based, and all trials and testings are conducted in-house over days and weeks. We have a strict no-free-sample policy to ensure our reviews are fair and impartial.
Cookies have a bad rep, owing to the ingredients that they are made with. Refined flour, oils, sugar- these lack a balance between macronutrients and fiber.
And to no one’s surprise, kids LOVE cookies. It’s their superpower- making trays and trays of cookies vanish. Now what if we told you, there’s a truly nutritious cookie variant, curated specifically for growing kids. In Mishry’s The Growing Giraffe Cookies review, we talk about the taste, texture and dig the nutrition quotient to find out if these are truly healthy for the little ones.
Buy or bye-bye?
Table of Contents
The Growing Giraffe Cookies – Quick Glance
Here are crucial details about the Growing Giraffe Cookies.
|Growing Giraffe Cookies
|Honey and oat
Our Review Factors
What were we looking for in the Growing Giraffe Cookies?
The nutrition quotient was of prime importance here. The quality of ingredients used, sweeteners, fat sources, the caloric values, protein, and fiber were gauged.
How do these taste? Is the texture something young ones would appreciate?
Did the cookies taste fresh? Was the sweetness balanced? What was the core flavor? Were they chocolatey or were they dominant on the earthy flavors of ragi, (bland) of oats?
Were these well-baked? Were the cookies soft and chewy or crumbly? Or were they too hard to bite? Were the whole grains added directly or as flour?
3. Nutrition Quotient
A snack must provide 100-150 Kcal with a decent distribution of the three macronutrients. How did these cookies fare in this aspect?
The quality of ingredients were also checked.
4. Other Parameters
The price, packaging, shelf life were some non-tasting parameters we considered.
The Growing Giraffe Cookies – Detailed Review
Our experience with these cookies explained in detail in this section.
Rukmini Banergi, the founder of The Growing Giraffee cookies started this initiative with a view to make snacking healthier for kids. All their ingredients are sourced from organic farms. With her team of food technologists, chefs, and nutritionists, she presents healthy snacks for your little ones.
Price + Packaging
There are two cookies placed inside a pack. A 200-gram carton holding 10 such packs is priced at Rs 225/- The cookies have a shelf life of six months.
These cookies are made with ragi flour (40%), jaggery (27%), butter (16.2%), oats (12.2%), whole wheat flour, skimmed milk powder, sunflower oil, sunflower lecithin, tocopherol, baking powder, and vanilla.
The ingredient list is quite clean, there are no additives or preservatives.
One pack (20 grams) would offer 90 Kcal with 3 grams of fat, 14.6 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of sugar, and 3.4 grams of protein, with 2.3 grams of fiber. The caloric values are decent too.
What is tocopherol and why is in these cookies?
Tocopherol is the scientific name for Vitamin E. This is added to food to prevent fading of color, even naturally occurring colors like those in carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, salmon, etc. It doubles as a natural preservative.
This is also found in vegetable oils, nuts, fish, leafy green veggies.
Vitamin E may help maintain healthy skin and eyes and strengthen the immune system.
Aroma + Appearance
These were not like regular cookies, in terms of thickness. The Growing Giraffe cookies were fairly thinner. They had a light brown, milk chocolate hue with inviting notes of butter and milk.
Taste + Texture
CRISP! These cookies were light and crispy, which also indicated the freshness. These did not feel heavy or dense on the palette. The innate graininess of ragi could be sensed as well. As for the taste, the sweetness was well-rounded. The warm, earthy flavors of ragi were present but not overpowering. This is definitely something kids would appreciate.
- Balanced sweetness
- Clean ingredients
- Commendable macronutrient distribution
- Crisp and light
- Mild flavor of ragi
- Less than 5% gluten
A sweet snack for their lunch box or an after school snack, The Growing Giraffe cookies have your woes sorted.
2. Honey & Oat
Price + Packaging
Exactly like the first variant, there are 10 individual packs in a carton, each pack holds two cookies. Priced at Rs 225/-, this has a six-month shelf life. The honey and oats variant is packed in a pink carton.
The main ingredients are oats (37.8%), whole wheat flour, jaggery, butter, honey, cocoa nibs, sunflower lecithin, skimmed milk powder, baking powder, vanilla, and tocopherol.
The caloric values vary slightly. 20 grams (one serving) would offer 92 Kcal with 3.2 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 2.8 grams of sugar, 1.8 grams of protein.
Aroma + Appearance
This variant had a milky fragrance with neutral notes of wheat flour. This did not smell raw at all. The honey and oat cookies were also thin, like the first variant. They had a light brown appearance.
Taste + Texture
These were relatively softer than the ragi cookies. That said, this variant had a milder crunch, but were still crisp. Despite using two sweeteners (honey and jaggery), these cookies were not overwhelmingly sweet. The sweetness was delicate. Primarily, these tasted like whole wheat cookies with generous amounts of oats.
- Fresh and flavorful
- Contains nutritious sweeteners
- No additives/preservatives
- Balanced calories
If your little one prefers a chocolatey snack, we’d recommend honey and oat cookies by The Growing Giraffe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on The Growing Giraffe Cookies
Yes, these are prepared with good-for-you ingredients and have sufficient calories.
Yes, definitely. However, when serving to children, we would suggest pairing it with milk or hot chocolate.
Yes and no. These cookies contain tocopherol which is a natural component that doubles as a preservative.
The cookies are sweetened with honey and jaggery. The ragi variant has no sweetener.
One carton holds 20 cookies.
There you go! That wraps Mishry’s take on The Growing Giraffe cookies. Who doesn’t want to make snacking guilt-free and nutritious, at the same time? These cookies don’t just have an impressive nutrition label but also taste fairly good. Munch on them as a snack with a beverage and you’ll be sorted until the next meal.
Ragi or honey and oat, which variant would you pick first?