Gluten-Free OREO Cookies

JoJo the cat by a box full of Gluten-Free OREO cookies

Where can you find the new Gluten-Free OREO cookies?

You can find them nationally starting NOW! Readers have had success finding them in Walmarts across the US, especially in the east coast. Nationwide rollout is starting up, so stay tuned to your favorite stores for GF Oreo cookies to be popping up near you!

They currently retail for $3.67 for a 13.29 oz. package (regular).

What do the new Gluten-Free OREO cookies taste like?

I know it sounds strange, but…they taste like Oreos! That’s right, coming from Non-GFBF, they taste like the original. I think they are slightly (only slightly) more grainier – and honestly saltier – than I remember.

Gluten-Free Oreo close up, revealing gluten free stamped on each side of the cookie, with the packaging in the background

What are the ingredients of the Gluten-Free OREO?

The ingredients for the regular gluten-free OREO are: sugar, white rice flour, tapioca starch, palm oil, canola oil, whole oat flour, cornstarch, cocoa, invert sugar, soy lecithin, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, chocolate, artificial flavor.

The gluten-free OREO products are certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group GFCO and are tested for under 10ppm of gluten.

How does the Gluten-Free OREO compare to other gluten-free sandwich cookies?

I’ve been preparing for this moment all of my life – I’m a sandwich cookie fanatic! Anything cookies and creme, I’m into. So, I’ve been patiently waiting for my sample gluten-free OREO cookies to arrive via mail. I did a comparison between the regular OREO (did you know they also make a DOUBLE STUFF?!?!?!) and chocolate sandwich cookies from Glutino and Kinnikinnick – the two most popular brands that are easily accessible on store shelves. Both competitor brands are also certified gluten-free (Glutino is certified GFCO and Kinnikinnick is certified by the Beyond Celiac certification program).

A plate featuring all three competitive gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies - Oreo, Glutino and Kinnikinnick.
Clockwise from top: Oreo, Glutino, Kinnikinnick

How do they compare Glutino Sandwich Cookies?

The Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies are currently my go-to sandwich cookies for a gluten-free OREO substitution. However, as you can see on their review page, consumer complaints have been high over the new recipe of the cookie. The texture isn’t perfect – they’re thick and sturdy (some call that too crunchy or hard), but I’ve been happily purchasing them – as they were the only easy-to-find substitute for OREO-like cookies on gluten-free shelves. They’re easy to find, pretty affordable, and I think taste the most like OREO sandwich cookies apart from actual OREOs. Also, I LOVE their vanilla sandwich cookie version – so I won’t stop buying those varieties for something different.

Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies Cost: $3.72 for 10.5 oz. package

Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies Ingredients: Tapioca flour, rice flour, sugar, palm oil, cocoa, tapioca syrup, water, cassava flour, cocoa, potato flour, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavor, salt, sodium bicarbonate, xanthan gum. Contains soy, may contain milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts.

How do they compare to Kinnikinnick KinniToos Sandwich Cookies

Unfortunately, these sandwich cookies ranked the lowest of the three sandwich cookies we tested. They are very sugar-y and have more of a cake-like taste (per non-GFBF), more crumbly and sand-y, and were the least like Oreo cookies. While I definitely don’t mind buying them if I’m in need of a cookie fix, the price and taste aren’t worth it – compared to the new GF Oreos (unless you cannot tolerate ingredients in the other products).

Kinninnick KinniToos Cost: $5.15 for 8 oz. package

Kinninnick KinniToos Ingredients: sugars, non-hydrogenated shortening, pea starch, potato starch, white rice flour, cocoa powder, tapioca starch, water, pea protein, salt, natural flavor, pea fiber, sunflower lecithin, inulin, sodium bicarbonate, modified cellulose. May contain eggs

free sample provided by OREO

Are Gluten-Free OREO Cookies Worth Buying?

Absolutely! Unless, of course, you’re part of the small percentage of those with celiac disease who cannot tolerate oats of any kind – as these contain oat flour, and those who cannot tolerate soy. But if you’re looking for a gluten-free sandwich cookie worth your time – they have FINALLY ARRIVED!

Please note that I received samples of the new GF OREO cookies as a member of the press, but purchased the other cookies to do a side-by-side comparison of all of the gluten-free sandwich cookies on the market. Receiving free product has not swayed my review of these cookies – as I take cookies very seriously.

Comments: 12

  1. Laura January 16, 2021 at 5:59 am Reply

    Thank you for the cookie comparison!!

  2. Kendall January 16, 2021 at 8:56 am Reply

    Do you know if the oats are certified gluten free?
    Thank you!

    • Erica Dermer March 3, 2021 at 10:00 am Reply

      They are using gluten free oats, and while I don’t know if the oats themselves are certified – the entire product is. I met with GFCO about this product and I trust them and their safety!

  3. Mark Sabier January 27, 2021 at 7:35 am Reply

    I have celiac disease and haven’t had Oreos in 13 yrs, and these taste like the Oreos I had as a child during the ’90s my daughter has celiac as well and had never had an Oreo she tried them and really liked them they are a great cookie the only drawback is they contain oat flour some people with gluten issues also have issues with oats. I preordered these online since the Walmart I work at doesn’t have them yet, people need to definitely stock up on these I’ll never go back to eating generic brands of gluten-free sandwich cookies.

  4. Nicchi February 23, 2021 at 9:46 am Reply

    Not to sure about what is in the Cookie that made me Itch like a mad women, but was glad to find the Gluten Free Oreos, they did taste like the original. I was thankful for them until about after 2 hours of eating 2 cookies I began to itch and the gut ache. Generally oats do not bother me.

    • Nicchi February 23, 2021 at 10:02 am Reply

      But I will try them again just to be sure. 🙂

  5. Mig March 3, 2021 at 12:20 am Reply

    Are the gluten-free oreos also free from eggs and dairy? Are they made in a facility with no cross contamination? You didn’t mention that. Pls let me know. Thank you!

    • Erica Dermer March 3, 2021 at 9:58 am Reply

      YES! They only contain soy! However, I don’t know about the facility. They are certified by GFCO and under 10ppm of gluten.

  6. Mig March 4, 2021 at 2:01 pm Reply

    Thank you, Erica! This was helpful.

  7. Teresa D Baker March 7, 2021 at 6:47 pm Reply

    They look great but my daughter is also allergic to soy. So they are still a no go for her.

  8. Becky March 8, 2021 at 8:34 am Reply

    These are the very best Oreos I have ever tasted. They taste like the real thing. Glutinos take like the way I imagine dirt to taste like. I’m a very happy girl right now with my Oreos.

  9. Jean March 20, 2021 at 1:21 pm Reply

    I look forward to finding and trying them. My favorite gf sandwich cookies are from Goodie Girl – the gluten free oreos will have to be really good to beat Goodie Girl! I recall Safeway used to have a premium store brand that also made a good gf chocolate sandwich cookie. I agree glutino’s are also good but try Goodie Girl. So good.

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