Pamela's Products - Simple Bites Gluten Free Mini Cookies Snickerdoodle - 7 oz. (198g)
Pamela's Products Simple Bites Gluten Free Mini Cookies Snickerdoodle are crispy mini cookies that satisfy, with the classic cinnamon and sugar combination in every bite. Made with premium ingredients, these little cookies are baked with the delicious taste you’ve come to expect from Pamela’s.
Do they test for gluten?
The new FDA regulation for standardizing gluten-free claims and labeling on products addresses a serious issue for many of our customers. At Pamela’s, we are pleased to see there are now some standards in place to help those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance make educated decisions regarding their food choices. They are happy to say that they provide gluten-free products already in compliance with new requirements and have been doing so for over 26 years. While the ruling requires gluten-free labeled products must test at 20ppm or less for gluten, Pamela’s products consistently test at 5ppm or less.
How do I read the expiration date?
Cookies & Whenever Bars – The date is located on the opposite end flap from you open the box. It is stamped into the outside of the cardboard box and can help to hold it up to the light to read it. It will read as a year, month and day.
Figgies & Jammies – The date is stamped onto the side of the package.
Example: 2015 MAR 22
Biscotti – The date is located on the opposite end flap from you open the box. It is on a sticker that reads month, day and year.
Example: Best Before 4 13 13 (translated to Apr 13, 2013)
Baking Mixes – The date is located on the back of the package, towards the top, either right above or right below the “cut” line. It reads as month, day and year.
Example: Best By May 23 2014.
Simplebites: The date is located on the front of the bag, at the top, usually above the “tear” line. It is stamped in ink and reads as year, month and day.
Example: Best By 2014 JUN 28
Are their products Kosher?
Thjeir Cookies, Simplebites, Whenever Bars and Figgies & Jammies are designated as Kosher Dairy. Their Baking & Pancake Mix is Kosher Dairy. The rest of their Baking Mixes are designated as Kosher Dairy Equipment. Their Biscotti is not Kosher.
What does the "OUD" stand for on the cookies? Does the "D" in the OUD mark mean there is dairy in the cookies?
The "OU" part of the kosher mark on their cookies designates that these products, including the facility that they were produced in, are certified by Orthodox Union. Since butter (a dairy product) is in some of their products, the entire facility is designated as a "dairy" facility. Kosher law mandates that everything made on equipment that makes products containing dairy/milk will be designated with the "D", even if there are no dairy/milk ingredients used in that product. This means that many of their non-dairy products will carry the "D" designation even though they contain no dairy ingredients.
Where does your Palm Oil come from?
Pamela’s Products uses palm oil sourced from Spectrum Organics. Spectrum chose to partner with DAABON Organic, a company committed to being stewards of their community and the planet. DAABON’s farms are located in the northern Caribbean coast of Columbia on the western slopes of the Santa Marta mountain range. All are certified in accordance with international third party certifying agencies and have obtained social and environmental certification through such organization as S.A. 8000, Eco-Cert, Proforest and Bio Suisse. It’s clear that DAABON is proud of their role in creating a sustainable model for the palm industry.
One reason DAABON is able to make such a large impact on an entire industry is vertical integration. They are the only company in the world that has vertically integrated their palm production from seeder to farming, harvesting, mechanical pressing, physical refinery and finally to end products. By being directly involved in all stages of the process, DAABON is able to ensure not only the quality of their product, but the treatment of their employees and the land. Pamela’s Products takes great pride in creating foods for those with wheat allergies and gluten intolerance. All ingredients they use are of the highest quality to protect their customers. They have spent their 20 years in business developing strong relationships with reliable ingredient suppliers and they are confident that they offer good food that is safe and will positivity impact the health and well being of their customers
Which products are gluten-free & casein-free?
They have a wide assortment of products that fit a Gluten-free & Casein-free diet. For a complete list of potential allergen ingredients they use please visit their "Allergy Information" page.
- Traditional Cookies: Ginger with Sliced Almonds; Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies; Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies; and Peanut Butter Cookies
- Organic Cookies: Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies; Spicy Ginger with Crystallized Ginger Cookies; Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies; and Old Fashion Raisin Walnut Cookies.
- Simplebites Mini Cookies: All flavors - Ginger Snapz, Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies, and Extreme Chocolate Mini Cookies
- Baking Mixes: Gluten-free Bread Mix, Chocolate Brownie Mix; Chocolate Cake Mix; Vanilla Cake Mix, Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, Dark Chocolate Frosting Mix, Vanilla Frosting Mix and Confetti Frosting Mix
- Whenever Bars: all flavors
Why do they have "non-dairy" on the package, but in the ingredients it states it may contain traces of dairy?
Products designated as "non-dairy" have no dairy ingredients, but products that do contain dairy are produced on the same machinery. They cannot guarantee that their products are completely free of any trace of dairy.
Why does it say that their chocolate chunks may contain milk protein?
Their non-dairy, dark chocolate chunks are produced on the same equipment as milk chocolate. They want people with a severe milk allergy to have this information.
Is their xanthan gum derived from corn?
Their xanthan gum is grown on corn – it does not consume the corn. Corn is simply the host vehicle.
Why does the package say non-dairy if it has eggs in it?
The FDA recognizes dairy & eggs as two separate food items and two separate allergens. Dairy products are generally defined as food produced from milk and eggs do not fit this classification.
Pamela’s Products, started in 1988, is known for delicious, gluten free foods with a full line of baking mixes, cookies and snack bars. As a pioneer in both natural foods and gluten-free, Pamela’s still maintains leadership status in the industry. With ongoing improvement and innovation, Pamela’s Products continues to grow and embrace the many opportunities that lay ahead. (To read about how Pamela started her company, read Pamela’s Story.)
Pamela’s strength comes from Pamela herself, who not only develops every product recipe, but personally chooses, tests and approves every ingredient. Pamela ensures top-quality products by sourcing the best ingredients available for optimal flavor and texture in every product. Here are some of the reasons why Pamela’s stands out from the crowd:
High quality sugars including, fruit juice, agave, coconut sugar, brown rice syrup and molasses create better tasting, decadent food.
The palm shortening is made from the most healthful part of the palm and is sourced from companies with fair trade and environmental stewardship track records.
Their nuts are from American suppliers to ensure freshness and quality.
Minimally processed grains like certified gluten-free oats, brown rice, millet and sorghum are used whenever possible to provide the benefits of whole grains they offer.
Sweet creamery butter (non-rBGH of course) and the highest quality monounsaturated safflower oil are used. Pamela’s does not use low quality oils.
The cardboard used in their packaging is made from recycled materials and are recyclable. Soy ink is used in all cardboard printing.
They continue to seek additional sources of recycled materials.
They are in the process of changing their plastic trays to 100% recycled material.
What they leave out is as important as what they put in:
They never use any artificial additives.
They never use high fructose corn syrup.
They have statements from all their suppliers that to the best of their knowledge, their ingredient is free of GMO’s. In addition, they randomly perform 3rd party testing on their products to ensure they are GMO-free. Pamela’s has officially joined the non-GMO Project. Several of their products have been submitted and are undergoing the extensive and very thorough verification process. They presently have the following products officially verified: All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend, Biscuit & Scone Mix, Chocolate Cake Mix, Vanilla Cake Mix, and Dark Chocolate Frosting Mix. The non-GMO seal of approval will be applied to their packaging as each of their products become verified.
You can count on Pamela’s to source only the finest ingredients, and to maintain the strictest manufacturing standards so only the highest quality product arrives at your kitchen table.
When they think of bakeries they dream of the delicious treats of childhood, of cakes and frosting, cookies and pies but for Pamela it was awful tasting allergy cookies and heavy whole grain breads. Her grandparents started one of the first health food stores (and bakery) in San Francisco. Growing up in the Health Food Industry, she was given the “weird” food to take to school by way of heavy, nutty breads and small, dry health food cookies or with carob instead of chocolate. No one wanted to trade food with her! She spent her summers in my family’s bakery, packing rice and soy cookies for people with special dietary needs. Although these dry, tasteless cookies were in high demand, they were not particularly appetizing. At a young age, she could relate to those who had to eat these “weird” foods. She imagined life with food allergies and without the joys a great chocolate chip cookie. She pondered my own enjoyment of cookies and food and contemplated what life would be like if all she could eat were the rice and soy cookies she packed everyday. She suggested making the wheat-free and gluten-free cookies taste better, but was told that “the allergy people were fine and happy to have something”. Back then the Health Food Industry was much less interested in taste. Health food was known to be dry, hard, and crumbly but always nutritious.
In 1988, after college Pamela left the family business to start her own independent company founded on the premise that wheat-free and gluten-free foods can taste great and that everyone should have food delicious enough to celebrate. My company, Pamela’s Products, continues to lead the industry with award winning decadent and delicious gluten-free foods. Much has changed since those days; Health Food, is now called Natural Food and most people are concerned about nutrition and taste equally. Although her company is part of the Natural Food Industry She has always strived for something better, something different. Pamela always insisted on eye catching, brightly colored labels instead of the dreary packaging of the day, she was the first to use real butter when everyone else was using oil, and today she leads the pack by insisting on the finest ingredients such as imported European Dark Chocolate and true crystallized ginger for her most delectable treats.
Pamela’s Products has had a far reaching impact on the gluten-free food market and the Natural Food Industry. She loves what she does and everyone she's met along the way. She continues to take pleasure in finding new flavor combinations and creating tasty new products to celebrate with friends and hopes you enjoy her products too!