WholeVine Gourmet Award Winning Gluten Free Cookies Review-Giveaway

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You may have read my recent blog post on one particular Girl Scout council selling gluten-free cookies. The manufacture of those cookies is WholeVine. While researching them, I discovered that they make their own artisan-baked, gourmet, gluten free cookies, and I was pleasantly surprised to find their ingredients were high in protein. WholeVine sent me samples of their award winning treasures, and I must say I now have new favorite gluten free cookies!

Image: WholeVine Gluten Free Cookies and Awards

Awards and Praise

I am not alone! All of their gluten free cookies won awards at the Sonoma Harvest Fair. Their Oatmeal California Currant Cookies were awarded a Double Gold medal, and their Chocolate-Chip Cookies brought home a Gold. In addition, their Chocolate Chocolate-Chip and Peanut Butter cookies were each awarded a Silver Medal. Wine critic and writer, Chris Macias, of the Sacramento Bee states, “These are the best gluten free cookies I’ve ever had!”

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Why are they so good?

You may be wondering, what is so different about WholeVine’s gluten free cookies. The founders are two female wine entrepreneurs, located in Sonoma County, California, and they not only know wine, but they know grapes. Because WholeVine uses and sells their own gluten free flour made from the skin and seeds of grapes, especially grown for wine, their cookies bring something new to the gluten free community, a gourmet flavor. They state that “grapes don’t just come in red and white, they arrive here at WholeVine with familiar names like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, and more.” The grape remnants brings not only flavor to their cookies, but nutrients, as well.

Image: WholeVine Gluten Free Cookies in Package

Their packaging is elegant which would make great gifts, or items for gift baskets (keep in mind for the holidays). They separate each cookie with a waxed cardboard square, as you may see used to divide rows of cookies in other brands. Because their cookies are soft, this helps keep their shape, yet, they are not so soft as to break apart easily. They do not crumble upon eating. They stay together perfectly.

Gluten Free Certified

WholeVine gluten free cookies are certified gluten free by GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization) a sister organization of GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group of North America). They are tested for gluten cross-contamination to be under 10ppm (parts per million), to keep those with gluten intolerance and celiac disease safe.

Carla’s Favorite

Their Sonoma-style gluten free cookies come in Oatmeal California Currant, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chocolate-Chip, and Chocolates Chip. While they all taste delicious, I find that their Oatmeal California Current are the most moist, followed by their chocolate chip. That’s how I enjoy my gluten free cookies, soft and moist; and the flavor is superb, as well.

INGREDIENTS

Oatmeal California Currant Cookies

Image: WholeVine Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients: Butter, Oats, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Unsweetened Applesauce (with added ascorbic acid) (includes USDA Commodity), Black Currents, Eggs, Brown Rice Flour, Cornstarch, Soy Flour, Corn Flour, Enriched Yellow Masa [usually is treated with lime], Sauvignon Blanc Grape Skin Flour, Sauvignon Blanc Grape Seed Flour, Spices, Cinnamon, Leavening Agents, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract,  Salt, Xanthan Gum. Contains: Eggs, Milk and Soy.

2-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Image: WholeVine Gluten Free 2-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: Sugar, Brown Sugar, Butter, Unsweetened Applesauce (with added ascorbic acid) (includes USDA Commodity), Egg, Dark Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, Almond Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Cornstarch, Soy Flour, Corn Flour, Enriched Yellow Masa [usually is treated with lime], Sauvignon Blanc Grape Skin Flour, Sauvignon Blanc Grape Seed Flour, Spices, Leavening Agents, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract,  Salt, Xanthan Gum. Contains: Eggs, Walnuts, Almonds, Milk and Soy.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Image: WholeVine Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients: Unsalted Peanut Butter, Butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Brown Rice Flour, Cornstarch, Eggs, Unsweetened Applesauce (with added ascorbic acid) (includes USDA Commodity), Unsalted Peanuts, Soy Flour, Corn Flour, Enriched Yellow Masa [usually is treated with lime], Chardonnay Skin Flour, Chardonnay Seed Flour, Vanilla Extract, Leavening Agents, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Baking Powder, Double-acting Sodium Aluminum Sulfate. Contains: Eggs, Peanuts, Milk and Soy.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Image: WholeVine Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: Butter, Dark Chocolate Chips, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Unsweetened Applesauce (with added ascorbic acid) (includes USDA Commodity), Walnuts, Egg, Almond Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Cornstarch, Soy Flour, Corn Flour, Enriched Yellow Masa [usually is treated with lime], Merlot Grape Skin Flour, Merlot Grape Seed Flour, Vanilla Extract, Leavening Agents, Baking Soda, Salt, Xanthan Gum. Contains: Eggs, Walnuts, Almonds, Milk and Soy.

Where to Buy

To purchase online visit the WholeVine Shop. To find the nearest retailer near you visit WholeVine Where to Buy. There you will find several Northern California locations, as well as one in Boulder, Colorado.

Learn More

To learn nutritional values of their gluten free cookies visit their Nutrition Facts. To learn more about their flours visit WholeVine Flours. To learn more about the health benefits of grape skin and seed flour visit their Research page. To learn tips on how to bake with these flours visit their Flour Tips.

 

THE GLUTEN FREE GIVEAWAY

Eligibility

This giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.

Prizes

Two (2) lucky winners will each receive:

  • 5 – 8 oz. packages of cookies (8 large cookies per package), one each of all 4 flavors, plus an additional flavor of your choosing.

Total prizes valued at $69.90.

How to Enter

Do step No. 1 below (mandatory), and then do additional steps for additional entries. Each comment counts as an entry.

  1. Comment on this post below, requesting to be entered in the giveaway and explain why you wish to enter. (mandatory).
  2. Like “Gluten Free Carla” on Facebook Page and tell me you did so below in a separate comment. If you’ve “liked” her previously, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  3. After liking my Facebook page, share this on Facebook, “Enter @Gluten Free Carla ‘s “WholeVine Gourmet Gluten Free Cookies Giveaway” at https://glutenfreerecipebox.com/wholevine-gluten-free-cookies-review-giveaway ”  – and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
  4. Follow me on Twitter “GFrecipebox” and leave me your Twitter name in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  5. Tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting: “Enter to #win #gourmet #glutenfree cookies by @TheWholeVine – Enter to #win this @GFrecipebox #giveaway at https://glutenfreerecipebox.com/wholevine-gluten-free-cookies-review-giveaway – 2 winners!” – and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
  6. Follow Carla on Pinterest and state so in a separate comment below. If you’re already following, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  7. Leave a comment on any other recipe or article on this site, limit two, and state what you did below, in separate comments. Comments on other giveaways do not count. (1 extra entry for each comment)
  8. Share this giveaway on any of the over 400 social networks by clicking the share button below and leave a separate comment below for each share you did. (1 extra entry for each share).
  9. Sign up for my newsletter at the top left of most pages, and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. If you are already a subscriber just leave a comment stating so. (1 extra entry)
  10. “Like” WholeVine on Facebook and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)
  11. Follow @TheWholeVine on Twitter and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)

What you should know

  • This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on November 16, 2012.
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this page on November 17, 2012.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on November 20, 2012 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply their U.S. shipping address and phone number. If they do not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen. Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this page on November 17, 2012 to view the winner announcement. All shipping addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are kept confidential.
  • The winner is chosen at random using a contest software application.

Disclaimer: WholeVine provided me with free samples of their products to try, and I was under no obligation to review them, if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free products.

See all current Gluten Free Giveaways.

And the winners are…

Christina and Kera Bell!

Congratulations to you both!

Christina and Kera have until 11:59 pm PST on November 20, 2012 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply her U.S. shipping address and phone number. If either does not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen.

153 Replies to “WholeVine Gourmet Award Winning Gluten Free Cookies Review-Giveaway”

  1. I would like to be entered to win because these sound so different and amazing! Plus, my son has celiac and every bit of GF goodies we can get helps our budget!

  2. The peanut butter flavor looks great! I cannot eat the other flavors- they contain chocolate- but I have several friends with celiac disease as well and they would enjoy them I am sure. What an opportunity to try them- Thanks!

  3. Please enter me in the g-free cookie giveaway! They look delicious – I’ve never heard of this brand and would love to try them. Thank you.

  4. I am a cookie-holic, and am always on the lookout for new and delicious cookies. The Oatmeal California Currant sound amazing and I would love to try them out!

  5. Hi Carla, always looking for gluten free products, while living in the area I live end limits the choices. Would love to try wholevine products and as I do on a regular basis if I like something can order online…would love the opportunity to try first. Hope to get the chance

  6. I like Gluten-Free Carla Facebook page because there are so many gluten-free recipes and comments about them.

    1. I enjoy learning about gluten-free products. Now I can’t wait to taste the WholeVine Gourmet Award Winning Gluten-Free Oatmeal California Currant Cookies.

  7. Yum! I would love to win these cookies and be able to share them with all my gluten-free roommates and the gluten-free club on campus!

  8. I followed WholeVine on twitter.

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  13. I like Gluten-Free Carla on FB – Kandi Mensing & Southern Illinois Celiac awareness group.

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  14. Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  15. I love gluten free cookies and I want to enter this giveaway to have a taste of this award wining cookie!

  16. I would love to be entered! Why? Because I love cookies (and because I have to eat gluten free). Mostly because I love cookies.

  17. I would love these cookies! Just starting out with eating gluten free for myself and I’m always looking for different products to try!

  18. Just moved to Colorado from Sydney, Australia and struggling to find GF ingredients as this small town in Colorado has no GF or Health shops, I guess on-line ordering is the way to go, Struggling to find a GF site that can supply me with all my ingredients Can you help Please??
    Much appreciated,
    Elize

  19. I am just learning about gluten intolerance, I couldnt figure out why I had IBS for over 10 years.. I am just learning how to cook up some things, but need help in the treat department.. Thank you for the opportunity to try some of your sweets :)

  20. I would love to win because when I send a lunch with my son for field trips, etc., he likes to have a treat like the “other kids”:)

  21. I’d love to win! I’ve been GF for 11 years and always looking for something that tastes better. I’d love to try these. thanks.

  22. Please enter me in this giveaway. Where I live we have very limited choices of gluten free products and most are substandard. Whole Vine sounds like it has some very high quality products and I would love to sample them.

  23. I enjoy trying new gluten free products that are both nutritious and healthy and Whole Vine sounds great in using grape ingredients! Thanks!

  24. it is so hard to find a good cookie that not only i like but my family will eat thIs is why i want to win so badly

  25. I am already a subscriber of your newsletter.

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  26. I commented on your article “Is Pantene Gluten Free?”

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  27. I commented on your recipe “Colorful Gluten Free Quinoa Salad”

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  28. I would like to enter because the idea of using grape flour sounds extremely intriguing to me. This is something that I would really like to try.

  29. Tweeted Givaway, Liked Gluten Free Carla, Liked WholeVine,Following WholeVine and Gluten Free Carla
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  30. I wish to enter this contest as just from the discription of WholeVine Gormet Cookie’s it sounds as though they are fabulous! Wish they were sold in my area…..

  31. Please enter me the Whole Vine giveaway as I’m always looking for new, healthy and delicious gluten-free treats that my family can enjoy as we follow a GF lifestyle. WholeVine using grapes in their products sound yummy!

  32. I would like to be entered into your WholeVine cookie giveaway, a gluten free cookie that doesn’t crumble sounds divine and since being diagnosed with celiac that seems to be a hard thing to find.

  33. Please enter me in WholeVine’s cookie giveaway as I would love to try their own gluten free flour made from the skin and seeds of grapes – sounds so healthy and nutritious!

  34. I shared the link to your WholeVine Gourmet Award Winning Gluten Free Cookies Review-Giveaway on my FB account. Thanks!

  35. Please enter me in the giveaway for the WholeVine Gourmet Gluten Free Cookies. My 3 and 4 year old GF sons will thank you (and so will I)! We were buying the Immaculate brand GF cookies but my store stopped selling them and I have yet to make a batch of GF cookies my boys will eat. Thanks!

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