Introducing Mr. Christie Snak Paks Soft Baked Cookies!

Mar 18

Introducing Mr. Christie Snak Paks Soft Baked Cookies!

Mr. Christie's Snack Paks Soft Baked

We were recently very pleased that Kraft Foods gave us the opportunity to try their new Mr. Christie Snak Paks Soft Baked Cookies. They come in three flavours — Oatmeal Cinnamon, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and Double Chocolate — and are conveniently packaged in 30 gram snack-sized pouches, six per box. All three varieties are made in a peanut-free facility and so are perfect for school lunchboxes. Our son was so happy to try the new cookies, he didn’t waste any time getting to work.

Not being as fond of chocolate as most children, our son decided that the Oatmeal Cinnamon flavour would likely be his favourite (and they were), so he started with them. He took his “job” quite seriously at first, studying the first cookie and calmly stating, “I like the colour” (incidentally, there are no artificial colours or artificial flavours in the cookies). Then, taking small nibbles, he continued, “I like that they’re soft and chewy. I really like the taste of it.” But soon he was excitedly exclaiming, “They’re YUMMY! I love them! I want another bag!” (By the way, the soft texture is due to added vegetable purée [zucchini, pumpkin, or carrot, depending on the flavour]).

He’d eagerly polished off two packages before we introduced him to the next flavour, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. By then, he was munching away happily, mumbling out a “They’re nummy” between chews. Then, trying the Double Chocolate variety, he commented that they are “a lot chocolatey.”

Soon, there were wrappers all over the place, and our satisfied boy said, “They should be in the stores so we can buy them. My friends would love them!” I’m certain that they will.

These cookies did not last more that a few days in our house, and my husband and I only got a couple of small tastes.

As for all those wrappers, Kraft Canada has a partnership with a company called TerraCycle, which allows the cookie wrappers to be collected and reycled. Through TerraCycle’s partnership with Kraft Canada,  groups such as schools and charites can earn money by collecting the used cookie packages, which TerraCycle then recycles, or “upcycles,” into items such as backpacks, pencil cases, and yoga totes.  That’s cool stuff!

Mr. Christie Snak Paks Soft Baked Cookies will be available in Canadian stores starting in April. Parents and teachers are often asking me for ideas for peanut-free snacks, and I’m looking forward to suggesting these treats to them. They’re sure to be a pantry staple at our house and many others.