The Story Behind Bonnie's Survival Cookies®
The Bonnie in Bonnie's Survival Cookies® is a native of Eastern Washington State, born and raised in Kennewick.
The minute she entered the work force, she found herself working in the kitchens of restaurants, big and small, and stayed there for over 30 years. One long stretch was while she attended Washington State University, working the lines at Swilly's, Pullman's premiere bistro.
One thing she learned early on is that there was no opportunity to stop and take a meal break during working hours. All that great food flying out the kitchen and not being able to have a bite of it was too much to bear.
Bonnie had a plan. At home, she would bake bite-sized cookies, but instead of empty calories, Bonnie baked them with nutritious grains and oats instead of wheat. Being a vegetarian, Bonnie also made them dairy free. To put it over the top, she added coffee to keep her alert. She'd squirrel them away in the pockets of her chef whites and pop a cookie into her mouth during meal rushes.
Her co-workers always were amazed at her stamina and energy. Now you know her secret.
She named them "Survival Cookies®" because - very simply - they helped her survive her everyday life in the trenches.
For almost 20 years, Bonnie took that cookie recipe and reworked it into a bigger cookie with a bolder flavor and luscious add-ins. Today, her SURVIVAL COOKIES® contain premium ingredients like rich Theo Chocolate chunks, a jolt of Caffe Vita Coffee, sweet fruit, powerful micrograins and crunchy nuts.
Each cookie is hand-crafted and weighs about 3 ounces - uniquely dense and incredibly satisfying.
And we owe a debt of thanks to the hard working students of Bonnie's alma mater Washington State University's Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) for all the enormous help in launching Bonnie's SURVIVAL COOKIES®.
Bonnie's Survival Cookies. Real Cookies. Real Ingredients. Real Nutrition.