Gladful Protein Mini Cookies Review - Mishry
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Gladful Protein Mini Cookies Review – All Flavors Tried And Tasted

Gladful is a brand that aims to make protein rich snacking for kids convenient. We reviewed all three flavors of their bite sized mini cookies which are made using a protein blend.

As per the recommendation of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an average adult should consume 1 gm of protein per kg of body weight every day. A study conducted by NIN revealed that more than 80% Indians are protein deficient, regardless of their dietary preferences.

“Snacks they crave, with the protein they deserve”, says the tagline. Gladful is a mom-led start up that aims to bridge the gap between an often ignored protein deficiency and a convenient snacking option for children. 

After working with multiple nutritionists and chefs, Gladful came up with cookies that are not only delicious but also provide the correct macros per serve. We reviewed all three flavors of mini cookies – Orange, Almond and Chocolate. Here is our Gladful Protein Mini Cookies review!

Gladful Protein Mini Cookies – Everything You Need To Know

Here is all that you need to know about the Gladful Protein Mini Cookies.

1. Available Variants

Gladful’s Cookies are available in three flavors – 

  • Chocolate
  • Almond
  • Orange

2. Available Sizes

The cookies are available in a single size pack – 150 grams. It includes about 80 mini cookies. 

3. Price Range

A single jar (150 grams) is priced at Rs 300/-.

4. Shelf Life

Shelf life is six months. 

5. Packaging

The cookies come in a plastic jar that has a recloseable lid. The packaging is very vibrant and attractive. 

6. Main Ingredients

The main ingredient used to make these cookies is a protein blend which contains whole wheat, whey protein, rice protein and pea protein. Apart from this there is a source of fat and sugar that have been mentioned in the details below.

7. Appearance

Cute little bite-sized cookies! As the name indicates, these cookies are mini. We compared it to a cashew for scale (see picture). 

The color is different as per the flavor of the cookie.

Our tiny reviewers found them to be absolutely delightful to look at.

gladful cookie size comparison with cashew
The size of the cookie is truly ‘Mini’.
comparing size of cookie with cashew
Cashew for scale!

8. Serving Size

As per the pack a dosage of 12-13 pieces a day will give your child 20% of the total RDA.

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Gladful Protein Mini Cookies – Our Review Factors

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Variants of Gladful Cookies we reviewed

Gladful Protein Mini Cookies come in three flavors and to review them we considered the following review factors – 

1. Taste

Gladful Cookies are aimed to cater a very critical, brutally honest target audience – children. Their feedback is never sugar-coated and they give it to you as it is. Which is why, apart from our line of seasoned reviewers at Mishry, we asked children between 7-9 years of age to taste these cookies for us.

How delicious are these cookies? The sugar levels and the prominence of flavors were all discussed for this parameter.

2. Texture

The amount of fat, sugar type and flour used – all of these components contribute to the texture of the cookie.

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3. Nutritional Information

Touted to be protein rich, we scanned the nutritional information of the cookies. What are the protein, fat, sugar and carbohydrates levels? What percentage of daily protein does a single serving fulfill as per the RDA guidelines?

Gladful Protein Mini Cookies Flavours – Detailed Review

A nutritive comparison of all the flavors of Gladful Cookies.

Flavor Chocolate Orange Almond
Energy 124 Kcal 124 Kcal 124 Kcal
Protein 4.7 g 4.3 g 5 g
Total Fat  5.5 g 6.0 g 5.8 g
Carbohydrates 14.1 g 12.5 g 13.2 g
Total Sugars 6.7 g 7.8 g 7.4 g
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*Values are per serve

Per serve = 25 grams (12-13 pieces approximately)

Before we start telling you about the flavor profile of each cookie, here are a few common features for all of them.

  • All the cookies are small-sized. Almost the size of a 50-paisa coin.
  • The cookies are airy and crunchy. They are not dense and yet they don’t feel buttery or oily on the palate.
  • These aren’t crumbly. Due to their small size, the chances of them crumbling are even lesser. So, a big YAY for mess-free snack time!

1. Chocolate

The chocolate flavored minis are dark brown in color and have a mild chocolaty aroma. It’s not unnaturally intense. The sweetness is balanced and doesn’t feel over the top. The cookies are chocolaty, crisp and airy. We love the small size of the cookies that make it a very handy snack for children. 

If your child is a hardcore fan of chocolate flavored cookies, and you want them to replace those with these ones, it may take some time to adapt. 

gladful chocolate cookies packaging
Gladful Chocolate Protein Minis come in a blue packaging.
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A look at Gladful Chocolate Mini Cookie.
closer look at gladful chocolate cookie
Closer look at gladful chocolate cookie.

Features

  • The cookies come in a plastic jar with an attractive blue label.
  • A 150 gram pack is priced at Rs 300/-.
  • Shelf life – 6 months 
  • Store in an airtight container. 
  • Ingredients – Protein blend (43%), Edible vegetable oils (23%), Unrefined cane sugar (16%), Dark chocolate compound (10%), Skimmed milk powder, Cocoa powder, Salt, Leavening agents
  • The 43% protein blend includes whole wheat, whey protein, rice protein and pea protein.

Pros

  • The airy, light texture of the cookies is something we appreciate. 
  • Balanced sweetness gets a thumbs up.
  • We like the use of unrefined cane sugar.
  • Cute to look at, these bite sized cookies are a fun snacking option for kids while fulfilling 20% of their protein RDA.

Cons

  • We would have liked the use of a better source of fat. The edible vegetable fat used contains a mix of refined palm oil, refined palm kernel oil. Apart from that it also contains sunflower oil, sesame oil and linseed oil.

2. Orange

The size, look and feel of this cookie is similar to the above mentioned variant. The color of the cookie is a mild orange and has an aroma similar to orange zest/freshly grated rind. 

This is sweeter than the chocolate and almond variant, for sure. The taste of the cookie is reminiscent of the cream filled orange biscuits we usually eat. Children who like orange flavored biscuits would really appreciate this one.

orangey gladful cookie packaging
Orangey Protein Cookie by Gladful come in an orange-labeled jar.
orangey gladful cookie first look
A look at the Orange flavored Gladful Mini Cookie.
closer look at orangy gladful cookie
Closer look at the Gladful Orangey Protein Cookie.

Features

  • The price and shelf life is the same as above.
  • Ingredients – Protein blend (47%), Edible vegetable oils, Unrefined cane sugar, Skimmed milk powder, Orange juice, Salt, Leavening agents. 
  • Contains permitted flavoring substances – Nature identical (Orange oil) and Artificial (Vanilla)

Pros

  • We loved the fresh tasting orange flavor which reminds us of a cream centered orange biscuit.
  • The positives about the texture, protein content and sweetness levels remain the same.

Cons

  • Same as above.

3. Almond

As mentioned above, the look, size, texture, and feel are the same. The almondy cookies have a very light yet inviting biscuity aroma. The almond flavor is very mild and this one is the least sweet of all three. This variant, as a matter of fact, has the highest protein content amongst the three.

almondy gladful cookie packaging
Almondy Protein Cookie by Gladful comes in a green-labeled jar.
closer look at almondy gladful cookie
The Almondy cookie has the highest amount of protein blend.

Features

  • The price and shelf life is the same as above.
  • Ingredients -Protein blend (49%), Edible vegetable oils (23%), Unrefined cane sugar (18%), White chocolate compound (6%), Skimmed milk powder, Salt, Leavening agents.
  • Contains permitted flavoring substances – Nature identical (Almond), Artificial (Vanilla)

Pros

  • Same as the chocolate variant.

Cons

  • Same as above.

Our Top Picks & Recommendations

All of them! All three cookies by Gladful are delicious and have a perfect crunchy, airy texture. The protein and fat content is more or less similar as well. Depending on the flavor your child prefers, we say take your pick. 

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Final Words

Are you struggling with children who are fussy eaters? The Gladful Cookies come in three flavors and will be loved by the young audience. The protein content a single serve of these cookies provide covers about 20% of the required protein content as per the RDA. The rest a well-balanced meal can provide. The texture of the cookies is superb and the flavors very natural.

Have you tried these mini cookies for your little ones yet?

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Gladful Protein Mini Cookies.

1. Can these protein cookies be paired with tea or coffee?

The product is meant for children, so tea or coffee might not be the best pair. We suggest pairing them with a glass of milk or have them as is.

2. Do these protein cookies lead to digestion problems?

Proteins can be complex to digest. Mindful intake of any protein based snack should not lead to digestive issues. Do consult your doctor if you feel your child’s suffers from discomfort or bloating, gas and stomach pain after a protein–rich snack. 

3. How many cookies are there in total in one pack?

A single pack holds about 80 mini cookies.

4. What is the fibre content of each protein cookie?

A single serving size (25 grams/12-13 cookies) provides 1.7 to 1.9 grams of fiber. 

5. Do these protein cookies contain allergens?

There is an allergen warning on each pack mentioning the use of wheat, nuts and milk.

If you do agree with our review, please give it a thumbs up! And, tell us which one is your favorite from this list. If you don’t, please tell us why!

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Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

No part of this review is sponsored by any brand. All expenses were borne by us.

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