The 4 Best Gluten Free Oreos (Tested!)

Gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies (Who am I kidding? We call them all Oreos) can be expensive. Who wants to spend a bunch of money and be disappointed? That’s why I tested many different brands to find the best of the best gluten free Oreos. Er, chocolate sandwich cookies.

Sadly, there were 3 brands that did not make the cut. They were Kroger’s Simple Truth Gluten Free Chocolate Flavored Sandwich Cookies, Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Joe-Joe’s, and Walmart’s Great Value Gluten-free Chocolate Crème Sandwich Cookies. The Kroger’s and Trader Joe’s brands contain carrageenan, and the Walmart brand contains hydrogenated oil. This isn’t a medical site, so all I’m going to say is many scientific studies have some not-so-nice things to say about carrageenan and the trans fats in hydrogenated oils, so I don’t review or recommend foods that contain them.

Now on to the cookies!

(Prices listed are what I paid in October 2021)

photo of the 4 best gluten free oreos
Our Favorite Gluten Free Oreos, er, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

The four finalists are:

(If you want to see the details about a particular cookie, click above to jump to its section)

I take my testing responsibilities very seriously. That is why I did not limit myself to simply biting into these scrumptious cookies. Oh no no no, dear friends, for Oreos/chocolate sandwich cookies are not just for biting but for dunking and baking as well!

These reviews are 100% my own opinion. I was not given any of these cookies – I personally drove to multiple stores and placed multiple online orders to get everything, and all cookies were paid for by me.

The Dunk Test

dunking the cookies

If you can swing it, I highly recommend getting a gig where you can dunk sandwich cookies in milk and say you’re doing it for work.

That being said, I was impressed with all four of the contenders here. All four maintained their integrity even after 3 or 4 dunks, soaking up enough milk to be extra tasty without falling off into the glass.

The Baking Test

I love an Oreo crust. Put it under a chocolate chip cheesecake and I’m in heaven. So of course I had to make some cute little mini cheesecakes with each of these four cookies and see how they did.

the cheesecake crust test
Mini Chocolate Chip Identifying Letters – tasty AND practical!

Once again, all four cookies did well. All four crusts were tasty and held together without crumbling apart. There were some slight differences that may influence your decision:

  • The Glutino cookies have the highest cream to cookie ratio (all of these are regular versions, no double stuf or extra cream), so the crust doesn’t need as much butter to hold it together. That being said, it is a little sweeter (and also would be higher in calories, fat, and sugar – see below for more details)
  • The KinniTOOS are the thickest of the cookies, so if you use them go by weight and/or volume and not number of cookies. That is, if the recipe says it needs “_____ cups or ____ cookies”, then go by the cups because going by the number of cookies will make your crust too thick. (I found this out firsthand when I used 3 cookies in each of the mini cheesecakes)
  • If you don’t have a food processor and are crumbling these cookies by hand and/or rolling pin, go for the Oreos or the KinniTOOS. Both of them could be easily crushed just using a fork and a bowl. The other two were harder to manually break up.

Details of the 4 Best Gluten Free Oreos

{IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

1. Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies

glutino

Price: $4.99 for 10.5 oz/18 cookies ($0.48 per ounce/$0.28 per cookie)

Nutrition per Cookie: 80 cal, 3.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 33 mg sodium, 8.5 g sugar

Allergen Info: Contains soy. Free from gluten. Appears to be free from additional allergens, but it is not specifically labeled as such.

comparing the 4 best gluten free oreos

My Impressions: The Glutino cookies have more “stuffing” in them than the others – so much so that they reminded me of Double Stuf Oreos. If you’re looking at the comparison picture above, you can see that the cream is just a little thicker, but I don’t think that’s where the “double stuf feeling” comes from. Unlike the other 3, Glutinos have 9 little holes in both the top and bottom cookies which allows more cream to flow in. Before I tried them (in October 2021), I saw a lot of negative reviews on the Glutino website for people getting brick hard cookies. I don’t know what happened there, but the package I got was great. All of them were just the right combo of soft and crunch, like a sandwich cookie should have.

PROS: Great taste, lots of cream – almost like a Double Stuf Oreo.

CONS: This cookie has the most calories, fat, and sugar of the four.

You can get Glutino products HERE.

2. Goodie Girl Chocolate Crème Sandwich Cookies

goodie girl

Price: $4.99 for 10.6 oz/24 cookies ($0.47 per ounce/$0.21 per cookie)

Nutrition per Cookie: 55 cal, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 42 mg sodium, 4.5 g sugar

Allergen Info: Contains soy. Free from gluten, peanut, dairy, egg. Kosher. Produced in facility that uses tree nuts.

comparing the 4 best gluten free oreos

My Impressions: Very close in taste and texture to the Gluten Free Oreo – I’d be hard pressed to tell them apart. It dunks well, you can separate and lick it and enjoy it if you feel like being 7 again – it’s just an all around solid chocolate sandwich cookie.

PROS: This is a solid, yummy, all around great cookie.

CONS: When shopping for this post, these were the hardest for me to find. I had difficulty getting them online so I had to track them down in person. Strangely, I found the other flavors of Goodie Girl sandwich cookie like S’mores and Birthday Cake in several different local stores, but the closest store that sold original Chocolate Crème was over 30 miles away. Seriously.

You can get info on Goodie Girl cookies HERE.

3. KinniTOOs Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies (made by Kinnikinnick)

kinnitoos

Price: $4.64 for 8 oz/18 cookies ($0.58 per ounce/$0.26 per cookie)

Nutrition per Cookie: 60 cal, 2.3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 37 mg sodium, 4.7 g sugar

Allergen Info: Vegan. Free from gluten, soy, nuts, dairy, and peanuts.

comparing the 4 best gluten free oreos

My Impressions: The KinniTOOS are a very nice sandwich cookie. The flavor’s great, but there’s a difference that you should be aware of. As you can see in the comparison picture above, they are taller than the other cookies (quite a bit taller than the Oreos). As the cookie part is thicker, it gives it more of a crumbly texture when you bite into it and less of the “snap” that the Oreo has. This definitely just comes down to personal preference. If you’re someone who likes to separate and lick their chocolate sandwich cookies, this cream tasted the sweetest to me.

PROS: This is the ONLY chocolate sandwich cookie here that’s free from soy.

CONS: It is the most expensive of the cookies, both per ounce and per cookie.

You can get Kinnikinnick cookies and other goodies HERE.

4. Oreo Gluten Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

oreo

Price: $3.79 for 13.29 oz/33 cookies (28.5 cents per ounce/11.5 cents per cookie)

Nutrition per Cookie: 53 cal, 2.3 g fat, 0.7g saturated fat, 43 mg sodium, 4.7 g sugar

Allergen Info: Contains soy; Free from gluten. Appears to be free from additional allergens, but it is not specifically labeled as such.

comparing the 4 best gluten free oreos

My Impressions: Oreo waited a long time before they released a gluten free version. I mean a loooooooong time. I always wondered about it – they had 9 million other flavors, but no gluten free? I think it was just because they didn’t want to disappoint people who would inevitably compare it to their originals. Well, they didn’t disappoint, because they’re pretty near identical as far as I can tell.

PROS: They taste pretty much identical to regular Oreos, and they’re far and away the cheapest per ounce and per cookie.

CONS: As you can see in the picture above, the cream is a little thin relative to the others (I suspect so you’ll be tempted to step up to the Double Stuf Gluten Free Oreos :-).

You can get Oreos HERE.

Final Thoughts on the Best Gluten Free Oreos

I had a lot of fun with this one. It’s chocolate sandwich cookies – what’s not to love?

I think all 4 of these are great options, which is good because I know how hard finding a specific brand can be from trying to track them all down.

Whenever I do these type of tests, I’m always grateful for how many options gluten free/celiac people have now. I enjoyed all 4 of these and would buy them again.

I hope this was helpful, and I hope you have a great day. Happy Snacking!

Would you like a tea latte to go with your piles of sandwich cookies? Then check this recipe out! 🙂

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