Interesting snack options to consider for back-to-school

Baked Goods

Sometime we just want a treat, or we want to give our kids a treat. For many people, baked goods are synonymous with treat.  There are some fabulous options here. From the traditional Otis Spunkmeyer, to the new and innovative like Zemas or Cybele’s Cookies, the tasty and super-fudgy Sugarbowl Bakery Organic Brownie Bites or the Among Friends mixes that allow you to bake yourself without needed to measure out every single ingredient.


Zemas Cookies

Zema’s Sweet Potato Spice Cookies are very good. Ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg pack big flavor and nutrition into a small crunchy package. These cookies are Top 8 allergen-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, GFCO and Vegan certified, Kosher, and made without refined sugar.

Sugarbowl Bakery Organic Brownie Bites

Sugarbowl Bakery Organic Brownie Bites

Sugarbowl Bakery Organic Brownie Bites are just one of the many tasty treats available from this company. They are well packaged, stay fresh for a long time and are just so chocolaty.

Among Friends

Among Friends Baking Mixes

Sometimes you just want to bake.  If you feel like baking, but don’t feel like measuring and you want to make sure that you are using the best possible ingredients, Among Friends whole grain, gluten-free and non-GMO mixes may fill the bill. Cora’s Honey Cornbread is especially delicious, but the cookie and crisp mixes are worth trying too.


Cybele’s Free to Eat Cookies

Cybele's Cookies

Other than being tasty, Cybele’s cookies are special because they are do not contain the top 8 food allergens, that means no dairy/butter, no eggs, no soy, no gluten, no nuts, no tree nuts, no shellfish or fish (gelatin). They come in four flavors, but the Snickerdoodle is particularly yummy.

Omega3 Bars

Omega Heaven

When you hear of a cookie or breakfast treat that has plenty of omega-3, fiber, vitamin D and calcium, delicious may not be a word that comes to mind.  Add in that the cookies are gluten-free, and contain no added sugars, preservatives or food coloring and you may turn up your nose.  That would be a mistake.  Omega Cookie® or Omega Heaven® a chocolate-covered cookie are not only good for you, but they are truly delicious and worth trying.

Ticklebelly CakeBars

Putting cake on a stick, isn’t really new, but making these portable treats in a variety of flavors and the packaging is so inviting will bring smiles to the kids’ (and adults’) faces when they taste the delicious desert snacks.  Ticklebelly CakeBars and additional baked goods will delight everyone who gives them a chance, but people may fight over the last Salted Caramel Cake Bar.




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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.