Soft, brownie-like bites in a round cookie package. It's a brownie. No, it's a cookie. It's a brownie! It's a cookie! Honestly, you won't care much once you try one - each little circle is a four (...or three ...or two) bite wonder, combining the unmistakeable taste of raw honey with almond flour, cocoa powder, walnuts, and spices. While you are enjoying the chewy morsels, know that it gets even better - the honey used is locally sourced in Colorado and certified bee-friendly! These duos of delicious are now hereby dubbed "brookies" (hey, it sounds better than "cownies"), and they're made by WB Kitchen out of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Cookies: we love them. With sweetness, heft, chewiness, and fat, how could we not? Cookies, however, are often consumed right from the shelf-stable packaging tray that cradles refined sugars, nutrient-poor flours, and hydrogenated vegetable oils. This is not a recipe for health, though it can be a recipe for profits, product longevity, and habitual snacking leading to weight gain and declining health. Eesh!
Enter WB Kitchen and these adorable twin-packs of tasty. The "WB" stands for White Buffalo, a rare and precious animal in nature. White Buffalo creates foods that are precious to the paleo crowd but less rare by the day - especially now that you can order them right here!
When WB Kitchen decided to make cookies, they started in the right place - from a paleo mindset.
All of WB Kitchen's cookie varieties start with nut flour and honey, then add key flavors to create each delicious variation - from cocoa for the brownies, to maple and pecans for the "sandies", to coconut for the vanilla shortbread. Organic ingredients are used predominantly, ensuring that nutrition standards are high and sustainability is supported.
Ok, they're not in-and-of-themselves a health food, but when you're ready to step away from the store-brand sandwich cremes, WB Kitchen's Honey Cookies are a wonderful stepping stone toward less-processed foods. They are a satisfying treat for anyone.
Made with high-quality ingredients, masterfully sourced, totally gluten-free, these are nutritionally impeccable. Here’s what’s going on inside:
Raw Unfiltered Honey keeps all of the best parts of this delicious sweetener intact, from the heat-sensitive enzymes to the rich floral aroma and clean taste. WB Kitchen sources only bee-friendly honey from Colorado to use in all of their honey sweets products. Have your cookie and feel good about the future of bees, to boot!
Almonds are naturally delicious and extremely nourishing. Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious. Almonds are so nutritious — their list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. They’re full of health-giving fats, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, powerful antioxidants that can protect against many forms of cancer (oleic acid can protect women against breast cancer specifically), and can also significantly lower the amount of LDL in your blood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. Almonds can effectively improve your complexion, slow down your aging process, help improve your blood profile by reducing your LDL, build a strong immune system, prevent the onset of high blood pressure and protect you from other diseases like ADHD, asthma and osteoporosis. They can also help speed up your metabolism, and work well in weight control. A wonderful natural sweetness and impressive variety of nutrients makes almonds one of nature’s most perfect foods.
Cacao beans: chock-full of health-giving and beautifying fatty acids and minerals, as well as antioxidants, and nutrients that support mood and the immune system. Cacao is one of the most powerful known superfoods, and had been used for thousands of years to boost health and energy levels. Raw cacao is one of the most phytochemically complex foods on Earth. Many of its constituents have yet to even be discovered! We could write a dissertation on the health benefits of raw cacao, but here are just a few compounds found in raw cacao beans,: neurotransmitter anandamide (the "bliss" chemical), neurotransmitter phenethylamine (also known as PEA, the "love molecule"), neurotransmitter serotonin (a brain chemical that acts to shield against stress, increasing ones sense of wellbeing) neurotransmitter dopamine (increases ones sense of pleasure and elevates the mood), phytochemical coumarin (suppresses appetite, and also has anti-tumor properties and helps with blood circulation) enzyme asparaginase (a special enzyme with anti-cancer properties) ergosterol (a necessary chemical for Vitamin D assimilation), sitosterol (helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels), and magnesium (helps combat osteoporosis and weak bones/teeth, heart disease, migraines, muscle spasms, painful menstrual periods, and even diabetes.)
Walnuts are a low-carb, high-antioxidant food, loaded with nourishing protein, fiber, and ultra-high levels of healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids to fuel your brain and heart. Shaped like a mini-brain, people have been eating walnuts for thousands of years as a “brain food” super-nut.
WB Kitchen is dedicated to creating whole food sweet treats with the highest quality ingredients possible.
In their own words: "What White Buffalo offers is not just all natural honey sweets, it represents a state of mind. As humans our food choices directly reﬂect the level of conscious awareness we bring into the rest of our lives. Choosing to nourish our bodies with real and harmonious foods brings us more in balance with our community and our planet. Eating the foods mother nature intended allows you to feel and be healthier, happier and more vibrant. This is how we choose foods for our own bodies and wish only the same for YOU!
At White Buffalo Kitchen we believe in real food for real people. Our honey sweets are hand crafted using local Colorado honey and all natural ingredients. Preservatives, artiﬁcial colors and ﬂavors have no place in our products and are never used."
From their packaging: "The White Buffalo serves as a sacred symbol for the restoration of harmony and balance between humanity and nature. From our own desire to find balance and nourishment in our lives White Buffalo Kitchen was inspired. Food is one of our most basic needs and your daily food choices are one of the most effective ways to impact the plant. Look within yourself to realize how the spirit of the White Buffalo will move you towards healing your planet."
Chris started WB Kitchen in 2012 with his wife Anna. Creating is what Chris enjoys best. Whether it be new recipes in the kitchen, making spreadsheets, or fumbling through the finances Chris always enjoys a new challenge to navigate. WB Kitchen is constantly evolving and Chris believes making decisions based upon facts, reasoning, and intuition is the best way to run his business. One of Chris’s goals for WB Kitchen is to impact foodies and entrepreneurs all over. Chris wants to show that businesses can succeed and be profitable while utilizing unconventional methods of operation. Really being clear about what you are doing is a constant idea that Chris is constantly returning to. Always remember why it is you set out upon this particular path and what it is you wish to accomplish. In his limited spare time Chris enjoys playing the violin and spending time out in the woods with his family.