Sunday, March 14, 2010

Product Review: Late July Organic Snacks - Cookies & Sandwich Crackers

Late July Organic Mini White Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) 

If Sesame Street were to ever have a cookie-eating showdown, I think my daughter, the Green Organic Girl, would give Cookie Monster a run for his money (or his cookies).  I have to have my daily dose of chocolate, and she has to have her daily dose of cookies ;)

Cape Cod Sea Salt and Vinegar Chips 8.5oz - 12 PackAs with all of our food choices, we do try to choose organic options, whenever possible.  One such company that understands the importance of organic choices for our families is Late July, founded by the same family that brought us the delectable line of Cape Cod Chips!  Daughter, Nicole Bernard Dawes, was craving organic saltines, while pregnant with her first child, but couldn't find any.  That's when she started making her own, and Late July was born.
Late July Organic Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, 1.3-Ounce Pouches in 12-Count Boxes (Pack of 4)Our family were already huge fans of Late July, and their organic mini sandwich crackers.  We were very pleased to find these all-natural, organic alternatives to the chemical-laden versions found on our grocery store shelves.  Most importantly, they taste great!  So, when Late July offered to send us their new organic mini sandwich cookies to try, we couldn't wait :)

To our surprise, when the shipment arrived, we were treated with a box full of an assortment of goodies!  There were the mini sandwich crackers, which we already love, along with bite-size cheddar cheese crackers, and larger versions of the sandwich crackers.  I find I like the texture of the larger sandwich crackers even more, as it's flakier :)  Green Organic Girl gobbled up the large-size cheese sandwich crackers, and didn't even offer to share.  Hmph!  Well that's okay... mommy can't eat dairy anyway ;)  

Late July Organic Vanilla Bean With Green Tea Sandwich Cookies Lunch Pack, 6 Count 10.2-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6)To my delight, there were also two packs of large Classic Sandwich Cookies, and they are made with no milk!!  Yippee!!  Finally, a dairy-free cream-filled cookie!  The Dark Chocolate was immensely satisfying, taking care of my chocolate craving, but my absolute new favorite cookie of all time, has to be the Vanilla Bean with Green Tea.  Before my onset of a milk allergy, I used to love vanilla bean ice cream.  And I'm an Asian girl; I love anything with green tea!  This cookie brings together these flavors wonderfully.  How much do I love these? I have a 36-pack case of these, coming to my office from Amazon .com ;) 

However, the real stars of the show are the new, adorable Mini Bite-Size Sandwich Cookies.  These are Green Organic Girl's new favorites.  Just like all of the Late July line of products, these are free of pesticides, no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, nor colors, nor preservatives.  Just 100% USDA organic deliciousness.  What's even more special about these cute little cookies are the images of several species of endangered animals, on each cookie.  Not only is this a great educational tool; teaching children about Leatherback Sea Turtles, to Pygmy Rabbits, but 10% of the profits of these mini sandwich cookies will go to the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots program, to bring awareness to endangered species. 

Late July Organic Mini Milk Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)Late July Organic Mini White Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

While we sat down and Green Organic Girl sampled her mini cookies, her eyes lit up as she recognized the animals on each one.  We then sat together and Googled images of each of those animals (but be forewarned: parents may wish to pre-screen the image search results, as some of them may be *ahem* not age-appropriate).  We had fun matching up cookies to images on the screen :)

A huge thank you to Late July and the Bernard-Dawes family for making tasty organic , all-natural snacking possible, and understanding the importance of preserving the world we share. 

No promotional consideration was paid for this post. Free samples of cookies and cracker snacks were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of this review. Images courtesy of