I did something this weekend that I've never done before. I bought Bear Paws at the grocery store!!! My kids used to ask for them and I always said, "No." I baked them fresh cookies and brownies instead. They didn't complain.
Lately, I've noticed a lot of Bear Paw wrappers at school. In the school garbage cans, in the school recycling (even though they don't belong there) and littered all over the schoolyard. Sigh.
I thought myself, "Maybe Bear Paws really are tasty. Maybe I've been mistaken all these years. Maybe I should give them a try".
So I bought some Bear Paws on the weekend and... YUCK! I did not like them, not even a little bit. Still, I thought... maybe it's just me. Maybe I'm just too picky. Maybe kids are different. And right then and there, a new eco project was conceived.
I brought some chocolate chip Bear Paws in to class today. I also brought some homemade chocolate chip cookies. This afternoon, I conducted a blindfolded taste test in class. Everyone had a small taste of a Bear Paw cookie and a small taste of a homemade cookie. Then they were asked, "Which cookie did you like best... cookie one or cookie two?"
And check this out... 24 people participated in the taste test (20 kids, 2 principals and 2 teachers). Now check this out... everyone agreed... homemade cookies tasty better, way better! No one chose the Bear Paw cookies... not one! Now I know.
So, now I'm thinking... if more Jackman families switched to homemade cookies, their kids would be enjoying a tastier treat and our school would have a lot less garbage, a lot less litter and and a lot less recycling mistakes. Win - Win.
Stay tuned for cookie recipes and more. More ways to make less garbage at Jackman.