Pssst! Don't tell anyone but I've developed a full-blown addiction to Newman's Own organic chocolate alphabet cookies. I've bought about four bags of them in the past month.
I think the young Asian woman behind the check-out counter of the neighborhood grocery store where I shop may be on to me. I am sure that she gave me a funny little smile last time I sidled up to the counter holding a bag of them...
Although they're not actually good for you, they're really not so bad, as cookies go. Here's some info about them from the Newman's Own Organics site:
Alphabets do not have any cholesterol or trans-fatty acids because of the use of Organic Palm Fruit Oil. Organic palm fruit oil shouldn't, though, be confused with palm kernel oil.
Organic palm fruit oil:
* Is extracted from the palm's fruit not the palm's kernel.
* It is not hydrogenated.
* Contains no trans-fatty acids.
* Is lower in saturated fat than butter and has no cholesterol.
* Can be grown organically in tropical regions.
Of the three tropical oils, Palm Fruit Oil is 50% saturated, while Palm Kernel Oil is 86%, and Coconut Oil is 92%.
We like, too, that palm fruit oil comes from a part of Columbia where its production helps protect the area.
Ingredients: Organic Unbleached Flour, Organic Sugar, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Organic Cocoa, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Salt, Organic Unsweetened Chocolate.
They also make a Cinammon Graham and an Arrowroot flavor as well as a wheat-free, dairy-free version (which my wheat and dairy-free father-in-law told me is "dangerously good" -- maybe I am not the only addict in the family???)
But whatever flavor you dig, I hope these little cookies spell happiness for you, too!