The Story Behind Bonnie's Survival Cookies®
Bonnie is a native of Eastern Washington State, born and raised in Kennewick. She started her life in the trenches at restaurants, big and small, and stayed there for over 30 years.
One thing she learned early on is that there was no opportunity to stop and take a meal break during working hours.
So Bonnie baked bite-sized cookies at home with nutritious grains and oats instead of wheat - and she also made them with no dairy and no animal products. She also added coffee to keep her alert.
During her shift, she'd sneak one of these cookies and it kept her going. She named them "Survival Cookies®" because they helped her survive her everyday life in the kitchen.
Over time, Bonnie took that cookie recipe and reworked it into a bigger cookie with a bolder flavor and luscious add-ins like sweet fruit, powerful micrograins and crunchy nuts.
But what really sets SURVIVAL COOKIES apart is the quality of Bonnie's ingredients.
Seattle's Theo Chocolate is the finest domestically produced (and America's first bean-to-bar) chocolate. While other cookie makers settle for waxy "whatever's available" chocolate, Bonnie insisted on the absolute best, using only 70% Dark Theo Chocolate - the same pictured to the left - in her recipe.
Caffé Vita is an amazing Seattle micro-roaster. Their shops are found throughout Seattle, Portland, at SeaTac Airport and now in New York City. We chose Caffé Vita for its rich flavor and their commitment to quality...quality you can taste in every Survival Cookie.
Both are Fair Trade ingredients, meaning nothing less than the most ethical labor practices on earth. And both are the cornerstones of a cookie with nothing but premium ingredients - from the organic oats right down to the Redmond Kosher salt.
Bonnie strives to use as many locally-sourced, organic and non-GMO ingredients as possible. The Pacific Northwest is where we were founded. It's our mission to make sure Survival Cookies remain a pure Pacific Northwest pedigree.
Each cookie is uniquely dense, incredibly satisfying, and ridiculously delicious.
Survive YOUR day with Bonnie's Survival Cookies. Real Cookies. Real Ingredients. Real Nutrition.