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Sweet Success: First Cookies to be Tick-Approved

Sweet Success: First Cookies to be Tick-Approved

Health-conscious cookie fans are in for a treat, with the first ever sweet biscuit to get the Heart Foundation's Tick.

The Eat Right Freebee Cookie the first product to successfully meet the Tick's tough nutrition criteria and gain entry into the Sweet Biscuits category.

Getting the Tick is no mean feat for a biscuit! Biscuit products have to meet rigorous guidelines for saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and energy (kilojoules). They also have to have a minimum level of dietary fibre in every serving, and are independently tested to guarantee every product meets the criteria. So it is no surprise that Eat Right is the only manufacturer to achieve it.

With around half of Kiwis eating biscuits at least once a week*, the Eat Right Freebee Cookie has the potential to give New Zealanders a healthier alternative.

Furthermore, the Eat Right Freebee Cookie not only tastes great, but is free of just about everything traditionally found in a biscuit. In fact, this unique cookie is also:

* Gluten and wheat free * Dairy free * Egg free * Nut free * Soy free * Free of added refined sugar * Made from certified organic ingredients

So who is Eat Right Foods? Well, just like the name suggests, Eat Right Foods is dedicated to the manufacture of healthier cookies and is on a mission to provide "cookies with more benefits in every bite." So every time Eat Right adds another cookie to its range, the aim is to include as many health benefits as possible.

All Eat Right cookies are handmade and not over-processed or mass produced, to preserve the natural nutritional properties of the ingredients. The company also has BioGro organic certification and HACCP food safety certification.

Based in Nelson, the company sells its cookies throughout New Zealand to organic-health food shops, cafes and selected supermarkets. Eat Right also exports its cookies to Australia, USA and Singapore.

*Source: NZ Food: NZ People. The Ministry of Health's 1997 National Nutrition Survey.


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