Fig filled cookie

Jovial gluten free pasta & cookies


Have you heard of Jovial cookies and pasta? I had heard of it, but I had never tried either until recently when I was asked to review them, and I am so glad I did!

Crafted in Italy using time-honored production methods and carefully selected varieties of rice, Jovial brown rice pasta is as close to traditional as gluten free can be. Jovial brown rice pasta was developed for taste and texture first, gluten free second. Master artisans in Tuscany, Italy have skillfully transformed 100% brown rice flour into the most authentic gluten free pasta available. There is no need to feel like you are sacrificing any longer when eating gluten free. This healthful pasta will adapt perfect to your favorite recipe.

Jeremy and I loved the firm texture and delicate flavor of the pasta. It was just as you would hope a gluten free pasta would taste. The pasta is available in 7 shapes, including: 

  1. penne
  2. fusilli
  3. caserecce
  4. capellini
  5. spaghetti
  6. lasagna
  7. tagliatelle

I can’t tell you the last time I had tagliatelle egg noodles, and Jovial’s has the taste and texture of traditional tagliatelle I remember eating years ago. 


Tagliatelle with Prosecco Chicken, Rainbow Chard & Heirloom Carrots. Click photo for recipe.
Tagliatelle with Prosecco Chicken, Rainbow Chard & Heirloom Carrots. Click photo for recipe.

Jovial cookies come in 3 varieties: 

  1. sour cherry
  2. chocolate cream
  3. fig filled

Jovial gluten free cookies are baked in small batches, ingredients are mixed by hand and a unique and delicate process hides the filling in the center of the cookie before baking. The fig filled cookie was the closest thing I have had to a fig newton in years. With a tempting soft center filled with Mediterranean fig filling, it was sumptuous yet not overly sweet. The cookies are individually wrapped in packages of 2 for freshness and convenience. The fig filled cookies are also casein free. 

Fig filled cookie
Fig filled cookie

The chocolate cream cookies were my favorite. These European style sandwich cream cookies have a slightly crunchy chocolaty outside, as opposed to the fig cookies which has a softer outside, and a classic Italian hazelnut, chocolate cream filling. 

Caring about the environment means caring about the packaging. Jovial Brown Rice pasta is packaged in a carton made from 80% recycled cardboard and is 100% recyclable. The inner bag is certified 100% compostable, made from FSC certified wood pulp.

The cookies are made in a facility that was specifically designed to ensure an absolutely safe product, but it is not dedicated gluten free.They bake with dedicated equipment on separate production days. Certified gluten free at less than 10PPM.  Jovial® brown rice pasta is made in a dedicated facility free of gluten, casein, eggs, tree nuts and peanuts, but may contain traces of soy.

You can purchase Jovial products online and in stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Stop & Shops, and hundreds of natural food stores. To find a store location nearest you, click here


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I was not paid to write this review. 

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.