Newman's Alphabet Cookies Spell "YUM" ~ The Garden of Eating - a sinfully good blog about food

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Newman's Alphabet Cookies Spell "YUM"

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...


I love soaking them in milk and eating them with a spoon, a delicious variation on "graham cracker mush", one of my favorite childhood desserts (I won't insult your intelligence by explaining what graham cracker mush is...) These little cookies are also very tasty plain. Thus far, I have not been able to detect any difference in taste between the various letters but please rest assured that I am checking them ALL thoroughly to make 100% sure of this.

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. Newman's Own Organic chocolate alphabet cookies

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!


Mya said...

I love these cookies, too! I bought them at first because they looked healthy(er), but they have an impressive chocolate taste that other "healthy" treats don't often have. I also really like Newman's Os.

Nick said...

Where's the Heart to Heart review?

Eve Fox said...

Shhhh! Nick, I haven't told anyone about my NEW addiction yet...