Baking Cookies & Honest Foods

Yesterday I did my baking for Meghann’s Blogger Bake Sale – Vegan Chocolate Thumbprint cookies!  These were customizable and the winner chose to have almond butter in the center of the cookies (great choice!).


Last week Bobby and I received some Honest Foods products to try – granola planks and country squares!  Honest Foods has a new look, and new nutritional info – they cut a lot of sugar!  But the product still tastes delicious.


This is Bobby trying one of the country squares (Choco Peanut Butter) – it was very good.  I had to steal a bite of it before he finished.  We also got to try the Apple Ginger, Cran Lemon Zest, and Almond Trail Mix.  Apple Ginger is my favorite.  I had 1/2 of an apple ginger with some yogurt and chopped pear last week – yum!  The squares are perfect for an on the go breakfast (Bobby) or a healthy dessert (me).


We also got to try 3 kinds of granola planks – Maple Almond Crunch, Pomegranate Walnut Crisp, and Blueberry Vanilla Crackle.  I liked Maple Almond Crunch the best; Bobby like the Blueberry Vanilla Crackle.


I am really happy that Honest Foods revamped their products to have less sugar, and I will definitely be buying these again.  Have you tried them?  What’s your favorite flavor?

21 Comments on Baking Cookies & Honest Foods

  1. Anna
    12 February, 2009 at 8:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I tried some of the country squares back before they revamped them, and do remember thinking that they were a little unnecessarily sweet. I’ll have to try them again! Oh, and I liked the cranberry-lemon one. The PB chocolate one was as dry as a bone, which was kind of disappointing.

  2. Pearl
    12 February, 2009 at 8:07 pm (8 years ago)

    i’ve never tried them or ever heard of them, but thank you for introducing them!

  3. Biz
    12 February, 2009 at 8:19 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ll have to check out those Honest bars again, because at first glance, they were pretty high in sugar!

  4. junghwa
    12 February, 2009 at 8:22 pm (8 years ago)

    I actually love ALL their flavors. YUM!

  5. Shelby
    12 February, 2009 at 8:27 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ve always wanted to try their products…especially those planks, the blueberry granola sounds fab!

  6. annie
    12 February, 2009 at 9:04 pm (8 years ago)

    whoa they changed their look! i had the trail mix which wasn’t my taste it had too much sesame seeds and i also have a box of the i think almond maple? is that a flavor? something like that. it’s pretty good

  7. Juliet
    12 February, 2009 at 9:07 pm (8 years ago)

    I haven’t tried them but I want to! They are kinda high in calories, right? That is generally dangerous for me since I *love* granola! 🙂

  8. Sagan
    12 February, 2009 at 9:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Haven’t tried them but they look intriguing! And would be tasty mixed in yogurt, I’m sure. Your cookies look so good.

  9. Sharon
    12 February, 2009 at 9:57 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, your cookies look amazing!

  10. Marissa
    12 February, 2009 at 10:37 pm (8 years ago)

    Those cookies look delightful!

  11. coco
    13 February, 2009 at 2:40 am (8 years ago)

    I haven’t tried them yet.. wish I got some samples too! 🙂

  12. Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    13 February, 2009 at 5:10 am (8 years ago)

    Haven’t tried the Honest Foods yet, but my grocery store sells them, so I”ll have to check them out!

  13. Meghann
    13 February, 2009 at 6:14 am (8 years ago)

    I’m glad the winner chose Almond Butter… Those look great 🙂

  14. VeggieGirl
    13 February, 2009 at 6:21 am (8 years ago)


  15. Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    13 February, 2009 at 7:46 am (8 years ago)

    oh man, those cookies look so rich and delicious!

    i’ve never tried honest foods :-/

  16. Missy (Missy Maintains)
    13 February, 2009 at 9:51 am (8 years ago)

    They sent me a box too! I love them!! I had choco peanut butter in my oats today! Apple Ginger is my favorite of the bars though!

  17. healthy ashley
    13 February, 2009 at 12:11 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m totally loving the packaging and name of the honest products. Thanks for the review 🙂

  18. fitforfree
    13 February, 2009 at 1:01 pm (8 years ago)

    I love making thumbprint cookies! my fave are pb cookies with a jam-filled thumbprint 🙂 yours look beautiful!

    never tried any HF products, but the blueberry granola planks sound wonderful…

  19. Danielle
    13 February, 2009 at 1:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I have not tried thes yet, but I definitely want to, especially because of your reviews.

  20. K
    13 February, 2009 at 2:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I haven’t tried them yet but hey, less sugar is always good!! Thanks for the review 🙂