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Andean Dream Quinoa Products Review and Giveaway

Many of you have probably heard about the great benefits of quinoa. It is high in protein and is actually a complete protein which is unusual for a grain. Quinoa right now is being considered a "super food" even though it is a very ancient grain that has been around for thousands of years.

I recently found a company called Andean Dream that makes different quinoa pastas and cookies.  I was excited to try these to see if they were tasty and if they were a good alternative to traditional wheat pastas and cookies for those who cannot have gluten.  I was sent some of the quinoa macaroni and spaghetti as well as the chocolate chip cookies, coconut cookies, and a few samples of the rest of their cookies.
There were a couple products that I really loved. I didn't think that I would be a fan of the orange essence cookies but that actually became my favorite product. The orange flavor is subtle and the cookie was crunchy and buttery. The cookies are gluten free and do not contain dairy, eggs, soy, corn, or nuts. The cookies come individually packaged and are great for a small snack or as part of your lunch. The coconut cookies were pretty good too. They did not have as much coconut flavor as I was expecting though. Each cookie is 75 calories.

The quinoa pasta was also very good. I had the spaghetti which as 207 calories per serving, 6 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. The ingredients include organic rice flour and organic quinoa flour. The texture was very similar to traditional pastas and tasted about the same too. I would definitely recommend this to someone who needs gluten free products.

Giveaway
Andean Dream has offered to do a giveaway for 3 boxes of their cookies and 3 boxes of their pasta to one reader!


40 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the Quinoa Spaghetti
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  2. I'd like to try the Cocoa-Orange Quinoa Cookies
    Thanks!

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  3. I would love to try their Chocolate Chip Cookies, I would love to try the Quinoa Spaghetti too, I use Quinoa Fusilli a lot but didn't know about Quinoa Spaghetti till I went to their site.

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  4. I would love to try the Tomato Quinoa Noodle Soup!

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

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  5. The Orange Essence quinoa cookies look good. My brother would relly like this prize pack - he's really into quinoa. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  6. I'd like to try the cocoa-orange cookies.

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  7. I'd love to try the Raisins and Spice cookies!

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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  8. I'd like to try the cocoa-orange cookies
    prettishi at yahoo dot com

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  9. Mmmm... their Quinoa Soup looks good too!
    jill24295@yahoo.com

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  10. Would love to try the Coconut Cookies!
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  11. I'd love to try the Vegetarian Quinoa Noodle Soup when it's available. All of their products looks great. Thanks for this opportunity!
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  12. I would like to try the quinoa tomato soup.
    i.am.a.cliche@hotmail.com

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  13. I love quinoa, I'd like to see if my kids would like the cookies as a healthier treat. Following you from the Halloween Monday hop, I'm passionate about health and nutrition so I look forward to checking out your blog! I hope you'll stop by & decide to follow mine, I focus on health and eco friendly living. Have a happy & safe Halloween!
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  14. I would like to try the cocoa orange cookies

    jenswen@cox.net

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  15. I would like to try the Quinoa Spaghetti.

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  16. i would love to try any of the pastas, the tomato soup and the orange and cocnut cookies! well just about all of it really!
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  17. the ouinoa shells or the raiain & spice cookies!

    nineteen19 at blackfoot dot net

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  18. Would love to try the Raisin Spice cookies!

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  19. We LOVE the orange cookies, but they are the only ones that are sold around her so I would love to try the raison spice cookies as well!

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  20. hmm, I just gave my first name in some of the entries...My email is my full name that I use on Facebook, I hope you can find me if I win!!!

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  21. Quinoa Shells is the product I am looking most forward to using.

    tes 1283 yahoo

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  22. I'd like to try the Vegetarian Noodle Soup!

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  23. I'd like to try the Quinoa Shells.

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  24. The cocoa orange cookies sound delicious

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  25. I'd like to try the Quinoa Fusilli
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  26. Want to try the coconut cookies!
    cheryl.a.casperson@aggiemail.usu.edu

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  27. I would like to try all the pastas please!!!! I think that would be the place to start....
    wings@tds.net

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  28. I'd like to try any of their pasta. I heart coconut too so the cookies would be yummy.

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail

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  29. The chocolate chip cookies and Tomato Quinoa Noodle Soup

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  30. I'd like to try the Tomato Quinoa Noodle Soup.

    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  31. Andean Dream Quinoa Cookies - Chocolate Chip
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  32. i want to try the chocolate chip cookies

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  33. I want to try the Raisins & Spice and Coconut cookies

    klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. The coco orange cookies look great!

    winchappy @ gmail.com

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  35. I want to try the Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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