I pounced on these cookies because I had a free coupon from the friendly folks over at Country Choice Organic and this box of soft baked cookies was just calling out my name from the tempting cookie-laden shelves.
I had very high hopes for these cookies, until I popped open the box and took out one of the individually wrapped treats. They are small.
Actually, they are the same size as your average homemade cookie (slightly larger than the end of a coke can). I guess I was just expecting something bigger; but I put aside my unfair expectations and bit into this tantalizing treat. The dense oat mixture combines with cane syrup, oil and honey to create an incredibly soft and chewy cookie. There is a touch of coconut and a handful of chewy raisins that contribute to this delightfully sweet and moist cookie.
Each 23 gram Country Choice Organic Soft Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookie provides 100 calories, 3 grams of total fat of which 0.5 grams is saturated (5% & 3% of the daily value), 1 gram of fiber (4% of the DV), 9 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
When I was a kid, on of my favorite afternoon snacks included graham crackers and peanut butter ... a "graham-wich" if you will. As I got older, I ditched the graham crackers in favor of whole-wheat toast in an effort to be a little healthier. However, there is something so simple and good about a graham cracker and a glass of milk that makes me feel like I am eight years old again, without a care in the world. When I stumbled upon Country Choice Organic Fit Kids Snackin Grahams at my natural food store, I knew I had to try them. Each pouch contains about 15 little graham flavored snacks in fun shapes such as baseball gloves, soccer balls, and ice skates.
The taste is exactly like the wonderful old-fashioned graham crackers that I remember ... sweet and slightly cinnamony. These taste just as good as Annie's All Natural Honey Bunny Grahams BUT this has 2 grams of fiber whereas Annie's has none. Each 28 gram snack bag of Country Choice Organic Fit Kids Cinnamon Toast Snackin' Grahams also provides 120 calories, 5% of the daily value for total and saturated fat, 4% of the DV for sodium, 6 grams of sugars and 2 grams of protein.
I was also impressed with the ingredient list, which was completely pronounceable: Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Sugar, Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Oat Fiber, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Cinnamon, Calcium Carbonate, Organic Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors, Baking Soda, Soy Lecithin, Cream of Tartar.
Just add me to the count of the MANY oatmeal lovers out there! Every morning, I sit down to a delicious bowl of oaty goodness, made interesting by whatever toppings I can scrounge up. Even though the base is the same, the toppings make it interesting and fun, and it NEVER fails to satisfy my hunger for hours. For as long as I can remember, I've been a fan of the plain old Quaker Oats, but decided to give Country Choice Organic Hot MultiGrain Cereal a whirl when I spied it on the shelf at Trader Joe's.
Each 1/2 cup (dry - 40 grams) serving provides 130 calories, an impressive 5 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber plus 1 gram of total fat and no sodium. The ingredient list could not be beat: Organic Rolled Whole Grains: Rye, Barley, Oats and Wheat. I love when I can pronounce everything they put into a product!