When it comes to self-made success stories, Melissa Blue and Melissa Mehall of Meli’s Monster Cookies are the “mompreneurs” to watch in 2019. These hard-working moms — each with three kids under the age of 14 — established a craveable cookie brand that hit 4,000 Walmart shelves nationwide in February with easy-to-make dry mixes. Friends for over 30 years, the Melissas’ cookie business started with a family recipe passed down from Blue’s mother-in-law that has been enjoyed and loved for over 40 years.
The “aha” moment was triggered when a close family member developed a gluten intolerance. While baking monster cookies, it dawned on the Meli’s that this delicious cookie was naturally gluten-free which was the catalyst to share Meli’s Monster Cookies with the world.
Skipping out on the flour but not the flavor, Meli’s Monster Cookies are gluten-free and don’t contain any gluten substitutes like other bland gluten-free cookies. What you will taste is a delicious, moist and chewy cookie you won’t believe came out of your oven instead of a bakery.
Easy to make in four steps, each mix bakes approximately sixteen delicious cookies within twelve minutes. The first two ingredients are certified gluten-free rolled oats and peanut butter instead of flour and sugar, so Meli’s cookies are higher in fiber and protein while satisfying your sweet tooth. We can say with confidence, it’s the best cookie you will ever eat and “oh, by the way, it’s gluten-free!”
Dry Mixes come in three varieties:
Original: Gluten-free rolled oats, natural crunchy peanut butter, natural chocolate chips, plain and peanut butter M&Ms
Cashewlicious: Gluten-free rolled oats, natural crunchy cashew butter, natural dark chocolate chips, and dried cherries
Choco-LOT: Gluten-free rolled oats, natural chocolate chunks, natural white chocolate chips, natural peanut butter.
About the Meli’s: Friends for over 30 years, Melissa Blue and Melissa Mehall grew up in Waco, Texas together. They both now live in Central Texas and love working together on Meli’s Monster Cookies. Blue is a former gemologist and owner of Blue Diamonds for 5 years. Mehall is a former transactional attorney.
Meli’s are available nationwide including Walmart, HEB & Meijer, and Jewel-Osco.
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