30 April 2010
There is a great cookie place across the street from my office, and I totally have a hankering for one of their amazing oatmeal, coconut, pecan & chocolate chip confections... which does not exactly fall in the category of "healthy eating." I recently found a granola bar that sort of counts as a cookie, because it tastes so good! 18 Rabbits, which is based out of San Francisco, makes a really yummy oatmeal/cherry/chocolate bar called "Cheek Cherry Chocolate". I'm trying to stay away from refined sugars and wheat, and this bar is great for that. It is wheat-free and has natural sweeteners, but not agave (which I've recently been turned off from). And, it has oats, coconuts, pecans, chocolate AND almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, cherries and cranberries... so it MORE than replaces the cookie I want! Most of the ingredient are organic, and it's made in the USA. So there you go - it's local (the get their butter, maple syrup, almonds, cranberries, pecans, cacao nibs, and cherries from local farms), it's organic, and they give 1% of bars made to children in need (they partner with the SF Food Bank and local schools). p.s. Mrs. Winston's (Santa Monica & Culver City) sells them.