Chocolate chip cookies are a family favorite. I typically make them from scratch when we’re craving them, and they always turn out delicious. But I’m not above buying a package of cookies from the grocery store if I need cookies in a hurry. Aldi sells some traditional chewy chocolate chip cookies in its snack aisle that are as good as name brand Chips Ahoy.
I also recently found some chocolate chip cookies at Aldi that check all sorts of dietary restriction boxes. These cookies are organic, dairy free, vegan, gluten free, and kosher. They’re even made with sustainable palm oil. They unfortunately don’t come in a large pack like regular cookies. Instead, they’re sold in a box that contains several individual servings of mini cookies, making these ideal for tucking in a lunch box.
Simply Nature Organic Chocolate Chip Soft Mini Baked Cookies cost $3.29 at the time of publication for a 5-ounce box that contains five 1-ounce packs of mini cookies. That comes out to about 66 cents per pack, with roughly 8 to 10 mini cookies per pack.
These are a Seasonal Item at Aldi. That means they are stocked for longer than a limited-time Aldi Find, but Aldi does not sell them all year. Since I bought these in January, it appears they are an item Aldi sells during the winter months.
They’re sold under the Simply Nature brand. This is not a company but is the Aldi private label for various healthier or organic foods such as instant oatmeal with flax, unsweetened applesauce, organic ketchup, and even herbal tea supplements.
Ingredients include gluten free flour blend (oat flour, tapioca starch, ground chia seeds), invert cane syrup, vegetable oils (sustainable palm fruit oil, sunflower oil), chocolate chips (cane sugar, sweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), vegetable glycerin, baking powder, natural flavor, and sea salt.
One pouch of cookies has 140 calories, 7 grams of total fat (9% DV), 3 grams of saturated fat (15% DV), 80 mg of sodium (3% DV), 17 grams of total carbohydrates (6% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), and 8 grams of added sugars (16% DV).
These cookies are pretty good, with the only real knock against them being the fact that they’re on the expensive side. However, they have a nice soft texture as advertised. Even if you don’t eat a gluten free diet, they still taste good with their oat flour base, a bit like a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. They could maybe use a few more chocolate chips, but that’s not a deal breaker, and my family liked these. They’re too pricey to buy all the time, but as an occasional treat or for serving to friends who eat gluten free diets, they’ll work just fine.
Simply Nature Chocolate Chip Soft Mini Baked Cookies are organic, gluten free, vegan, and kosher. They’re sold in a box that contains five packs of mini cookies, so they’re a nice lunch box treat. The cookies are soft and taste like a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie because oat flour is the base for the gluten free flour blend used in these. It might be good if these cookies had some more chocolate chips, but otherwise these taste great.