I've never met a cookie I didn't like. I have, however, met a cookie my hips didn't like, and although I mostly ignore my hips when it comes to Cookie-Related Matters, there comes a point every so often when you stop, step back, and think damn, these hips are right. This point is usually somewhere between trying to do up the second and third button.
But that, however, is where the Kashi TLC cookie comes in. I first saw these cookies at Target (two boxes for five bucks!) and since I've long been a fan of other Kashi-related products---we often have their granola bars at home, for instance, and Sean eats their Heart to Heart cereal a lot for breakfast---I decided to give them a whirl.
And I can say this with utmost sincerity: you should give them a whirl too. They don't taste like gnarly old hippie cookies or anything---you know, no carob chips or patchouli dust---but they do taste absolutely delicious, in that sort of "wow, this seems like it might be good for me" sort of way.
(Um, make no mistake about it: they're not exactly good for you. You're not eating an apple here. There are still five grams of fat in each cookie, after all, but on the plus side, there are also lots of nice-sounding things too, like rolled oats, rye, barley, buckwheat, sunflower seeds, honey, and walnuts.)
I've only tried the Happy Trail Mix and the Oatmeal Raisin Flax so far, and of those two, I think I prefer the former (though the latter aren't half bad either.) I'm desperate, however, to get my hands on the Oatmeal Dark Chocolate kind, which seem not to have made it to this part of the Bay Area yet, at least not in the places I've searched for them. If you've tried them, will you let me know how they are?
The thing that makes these cookies a Best! Thing! Ever! is that you can eat just one and be done with it, which is kind of unheard of, if you ask me. Maybe it's the oats or maybe it's the barley or maybe it's just the general feeling of smugness you get when you bite into one, but they're satisyfing and filling in a way that Oreos and their ilk just aren't. And boy, do they ever go well with a cup of tea.