Please forgive my cheesy picture above… I couldn’t find one online of the package so I figured I’d let you see it. I’ve been under the weather recently, and usually that means my stomach feels gross and the usual foods just don’t sound that great. I haven’t felt like cooking and these are one of the only foods that sounds good right now.
These animal cookies melt in your mouth tasting somewhat like a better, crisper version of a shortbread cookie. They’re pretty addicting though so maybe it’s a good idea to portion some out for yourself. However, I usually just go for it if I’m going to eat them. My son gets these as an occasional treat and loves them. Usually, it is one of the only things he feels like when he’s sick. Something about them seem to calm down your tummy when nothing else sounds good. When we go out and people give him the usual animal cookies/crackers as a snack, he thinks he’s getting these and excitedly takes a bite. Then he realizes it’s a bland version of what he thought it was going to be and literally just sticks his tongue out and lets it fall to the ground until every last bit is out of his mouth. It’s actually pretty embarrassing. It just happened at the local library after toddler storytime. At some point, I hope he understands that he needs to spit food into a napkin if he doesn’t like it! I’ve also turned quite a few of my friends onto this brand. I will say, the Costco Disney organic ones aren’t as bad as the rest, but they don’t taste quite as good as these either. However, they are MUCH cheaper!
I never liked the usual animal cookies/crackers as a kid. I never developed the taste for them as an adult. And then, looking at the ingredients on most animal cookies made for children, it usually goes something like this: enriched flour, sugar, partially hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup… There are quite a few brands that we all know and basically, those are the main ingredients.
ingredients: organic enriched unbleached flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), organic dehydrated cane juice, organic expeller pressed canola and/or sunflower and/or soybean oil, organic invert sugar, sea salt, baking soda, organic vanilla extract.
Not too bad! If you’re going to indulge in some animal cookies, you may as well get these instead. They taste so much more satisfying and the ingredients are definitely less-bad for you than the popular brands.