Here’s a funny little story.
I was having one of those “I have got it together, superwoman” kind of mornings.
I met girlfriends in the wee hours of the morning and cranked out a strong 4.5 miles.
Back at home, the kids and I did a 3 mile walk / beach clean-up. Some sea turtles are almost ready to hatch on our beach and we wanted to make sure there weren’t any tempting pieces of plastic for them to gobble up.
Showered, dressed and ready to take on the word, I went to fight the crowds at the local Marshalls. I needed to pick up a few gifts and frames and some of the kids’ favorite cookies.
With a full cart, and a very long check-out line, hunger hit. Not just hmmmm, I wonder what I should make for lunch? kind of hunger, but the I am tempted to gnaw on my own arm kind of hunger.
The check out lines in the TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Homegoods shops are well stocked with tempting must haves. Cute note cards, wrapping paper, socks, sunglasses…. items that if you stand there long enough and look at them, you will justify a need for them.
My eyes landed upon a brightly colored package. Big letters claimed that these chippy-cracker looking snacks were gluten-free. Perfect. I grabbed them.
As I unloaded my goods at the register, I realized that the wonderful, gluten-free snacks, the ones that I used every ounce of willpower I possessed to refrain from breaking into while waiting in line, were actually DOG TREATS. Seriously? How embarrassed would I have been paying for an opened, partially eaten bag of pet food without a poodle in my purse?
Mortified, I just placed the pet treats back on the rack, paid and high-tailed it out of there.
Hunger and embarrassment led me to delve into the human cookies that I’d purchased for the kids. Aside from home-baked, these are my kids’ absolute favorite gluten-free cookies. They are aptly named. No joke, the first time I bit into one of the chocolate chips cookies, mouth-full, I exclaimed “WOW.” They are that good. Soft, chewy, delicious.
The WOW company (With Out Wheat) makes a variety of cookies.
We are especially in love with the chocolate chip and snickerdoodle varieties. (They also come in peanut butter, lemon burst and ginger molasses)
In addition to the bagged cookies, the company also offers cookie dough, individually wrapped cookies, bakery tubs of fresh cookies and baking mixes. We can’t wait to try all of their products once we are back in the United States.
Check out their website to find WOW products in your area: http://www.wowbaking.com/
In Puerto Rico they are available in Marshalls stores in the cookware and snack area