New in the Market: Milkadamia and Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on February 27, 2018 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Nothing says comfort food like a glass of milk and a serving of cookies. For those who need to avoid dairy and wheat products, finding suitable alternatives that taste good can be challenging.

Milkadamia is macadamia milk made from unroasted nuts grown on the Jindilli Family Farms in Australia. The farm uses regenerative farming practices focused on building soil, conserving water and adapting to the natural growing cycle of the macadamia tree. They refer to their nut trees as free-range because they are watered only by rainfall.

Milkadamia is dairy free, gluten free, vegan, Non GMO Project Verified, and kosher certified (OU). It comes in a 32-ounce tetra pak. Milkadamia needs no refrigeration until opened, after which it has a 7 to 10 day freshness shelf life. It is available in three flavors and can be used as a substitute for regular milk with a mild, creamy flavor. We tasted two.

Original has 70 calories in an 8-ounce serving with 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein, 7 grams of carb (1 gram of fiber and 6 grams of sugar) and 105 milligrams of sodium. It is an excellent source of calcium (450 milligrams), B12 (50% of your daily need) and vitamin D (25% of your daily need).

Unsweetened Vanilla has 50 calories in an 8-ounce serving with 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein, 1 gram of carb (1 gram of fiber and no sugar) and 95 milligrams of sodium. It is an excellent source of calcium (450 milligrams), B12 (50% of your daily need) and vitamin D (25% of your daily need).

Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies are made in Ithaca, NY and it is a certified B Corporation which is committed to using business as a force for good in a global economy. The coconut cookies are USDA Organic, NonGMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-free, Certified Vegan and kosher certified EarthKosher

Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies come in 6 varieties in a reclosable package holding 9 cookies. We tasted four.

Dark Cacao, Lemon Ginger and Vanilla Bean – 1 cookie has 100 calories, 1 gram of protein, 8 grams of fat, and less than 6 grams of sugar.

Peanut Butter – 1 cookie has 110 calories, 3 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, and 5 grams of sugar.

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