Sep
29
2008

Kashi TLC Cookies

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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.

10 Comments

1
jane
Sep 29, 2008

Yeah, they've been doing those silly "cookie jar" ads for days. But good to know that one of my favorite bloggers gives them the thumbs-up! I'll get my sample in the mail soon.

2
Elizabeth
Sep 29, 2008

Um, I haven't tried the two kinds you have, but the Oatmeal Dark Chocolate ones are the BOMB. Want me to send you a box? :)

3
Camels & Chocolate
Sep 29, 2008

I think I was deterred by the fat content and the fact that I could have a "normal" cookie for the same calories.

4
NothingButBonfires
Sep 29, 2008

Um, Elizabeth, DON'T TEMPT ME.

C&C, you could have a "normal" cookie, but I promise these are way more satisfying. They keep you pretty full for longer, and besides, I like to think that the fat is GOOD fat: you know, from walnuts and stuff, instead of butter. I'm sure I'm probably completely wrong, but still.

5
Bethany
Sep 30, 2008

How funny; I JUST got home from the grocery store, where I purchased (on a whim) my very first box of Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate cookies. I am so very excited to eat them.

6
Rhi
Sep 30, 2008

I just ordered a sample cookie from them a while back. Because there is NOTHING worse than buying a whole box of cookies only to find out they are yucky.

7
Lauren
Sep 30, 2008

The oatmeal dark chocolate variety are very delicious! Also, the cherry dark chocolate granola bars are really good too!

8
Mary
Sep 30, 2008

I just got a sample Oatmeal Dark Chocolate in the mail this week from their website and it was very good. I would recommend going to kashi.com and getting yours. Because: Hey! FREE! COOKIE!!

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ms. spinach
Oct 01, 2008

well, seeing as you did me so very well with the trader joe's low-fat cheeto recommendation (seriously. cannot. stop. eating. them.), i'm afraid i must run out and buy these immediately.

10
lesli
Oct 06, 2008

I can testify that the Oatmeal Dark Chocolate cookies are very good, and very satisfying. I'm not even a huge cookie fan -- well, not bought cookies; homemade are another story -- and I love those. And I discovered them through their free offer, too, so way to go, Kashi!