Frequently Asked Questions


Q – How can the MI-DEL Gluten-Free Cookies be considered gluten-free when the package label states that the product is processed in a facility that handles wheat? Is this product safe for a person with Celiac Disease?

A – Yes, MI-DEL Gluten-Free Cookies are safe for a person with Celiac Disease. The bakery that makes MI-DEL Gluten-Free Cookies adheres to the Codex Alimentarius standard – the international gluten-free food standard for manufacturers. MI-DEL gluten-free products are routinely tested  using the ELISA method to ensure there is less than 20 parts per million gluten.  Utilizing ELISA methodology, product samples are tested at the beginning, middle, and end of each production run. Every batch of gluten-free flour blend is also tested prior to mixing.

Q – Are MI-DEL Gluten-Free Cookies casein free?

A – The following items are casein free: Gluten-Free Ginger Snaps , Gluten-Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Gluten-Free Vanilla Sandwich Cookies.

Q – Where does the flavor come from in MI-DEL Cookies? Could it contain gluten?

A - The flavors in the MI-DEL Cookies are a proprietary blend and are therefore confidential. However, we will address any specific concern. For the Gluten-Free cookies, of course the flavors are also Gluten-Free.

Q – Why do MI-DEL Whole Wheat Graham Crackers look different?

A – To ensure consistent baking quality, MI-DEL Honey Grahams are now made on a new production line. The cracker shape is different (it used to be a rectangular shape and is now a square) but we use the exact same recipe.

Q – Are there plans to eliminate high fructose corn syrup from MI-DEL Sandwich Cookies?

A – Yes, high fructose corn syrup has been eliminated from MI-DEL Sandwich Cookies (and it was never an ingredient in the other MI-DEL Cookies).  

Q – Do MI-DEL Gluten-Free sandwich cookies contain dairy? 

A – No, MI-DEL Gluten-Free Sandwich Cookies do not contain any dairy.

Q – What does "MI-DEL" stands for?  What is its significance?
A – MI-DEL Cookies were named after the wife of Samuel Midel who created the cookies.

Q – My child has a corn allergy. Is there corn in MI-DEL Cookies?

A – MI-DEL Organic Cookies DO NOT contain corn. MI-DEL Gluten Free cookies DO contain corn products.

Q – Are MI-DEL Snaps supposed to be very hard?

A – Yes, old-fashioned, Swedish style MI-DEL Snaps are formulated to have a very crunchy bite.

Q – Why are MI-DEL Cookies sometimes crumbly instead of crisp? Sometimes the cookies taste soft and then fall apart in your mouth and sometimes the texture of the cookies is hard. Why? Why are the cookies inconsistent from bag to bag?

A – MI-DEL cookies are made with organic flour. Although our goal is to maintain a constant taste and texture, the organic flour can present texture variations from one batch to the next.

Q – Why do the bags occasionally break or leak crumbs?

A – MI-DEL Cookies are packaged in old fashioned bags, not unlike bakery bags or brown paper bags; they are designed to protect our cookies and keep them fresh while trying to avoid excess packaging. Although we take all precautions to ensure a tight seal on the bottom of the bag, crumbs sometimes seep out.

Q Are MI-DEL cookies Kosher?

A –Yes. All of our MI-DEL cookies are Kosher.