Monday, March 26, 2012

Smiley Cookies for Easter (Review)

Smiley Cookies is at it again with their festive, holiday-themed cookies. This time they've got their adorable Easter bunny cookies gifts for your family or co-workers to enjoy. It's never been easier to get fresh, moist cookies shipped right to your door for any occasion. Let's face it. Sending homemade cookies in the mail can be a disaster waiting to happen. You never know if they will be received in one piece or in any edible condition upon arrival. Ordering from Smiley Cookies will definitely ensure your cookies will arrive in one piece.

I received a dozen Easter Cookies. They have a bunny shape to them with the signature smiley face in white icing. The bunny cookies came in six colors which makes for a beautiful array of spring colors. Consistency is a great thing with any product, and I found that they tasted fresh, moist, and very much the same as I remembered them from my review in October.

When I reviewed Halloween Smiley Cookies, I mentioned in my review that the ingredients of their cookies were not disclosed anywhere (that I could find at least). Not on their site, on the cookies' packaging or by doing a google search. I even stumbled upon this article from 2009 that even says they can't share they're ingredients. Well, this time the Nutrition Facts WERE on the bottom of the cookie container and I'm not too excited. From my last review I did say that Smiley Cookies does insist their cookies are "pure". Obviously there is food coloring used in the icing but I wasn't expecting to see ingredients like vegetable shortening and high fructose corn syrup on the list (among others I'm not fond of). I wanted to trust that Smiley Cookies was really using the word "pure" seriously so I signed up to review them this time, but I now know I won't be eating anything in the future without being aware of the ingredients.

Also, in my last review I included the information from their site that stated each cookie has only 90 calories, 8 grams of sugar, and has no trans fats. Sure, the Nutrition Facts on this package doesn't show any trans fats, BUT, I'm showing 250 calories and 15 grams of sugar per cookie. Yowzers! I'm also not seeing that information I found back in October on their site anymore but it appears that those numbers in my last review are for their Mini Smiley Cookies. Yes, they are darn cute and it's so easy to just order these as a fun treat or send them to someone as a gift for any occasion. However, I'm sorry to say that Smiley Cookies are no longer a treat that I can say I'm "okay" with now that I know all the ingredients and nutrition information. You may feel differently and not care about the ingredients so much. This is just my honest opinion about this product. I'd much rather make my own with real ingredients.

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