My kids think Mallomar cookies are the world’s greatest tasting cookies.  I love them too.

If you live in the United States you can only buy Mallomars  from early October to April. It is my understanding that Mallomars melt too easily so they are only produced seanonally.  Now that it is fall my wife just brought home a large case of them from Costco. I just had my first Mallomar of the season and it did not disappoint. It was fresh, crisp and went down easy. My daughter ate about five in less than 5 minutes.

Now all of you know that I don’t believe in eating processed foods and eating Mallomar cookies goes against everything I talk about on the site. But we all have our vices and Mallomar cookies are one of my families’ vices.

What does happen every year is my kids and I eat a bunch for a few days and then just stop. At first I was concerned that my kids would never stop and become diabetic before their 10th birthday but it works best by not depriving them. Like any treat, after you get it out of your system, it no longer has the same appeal. The cookies just don’t taste as good in the long term.

I asked my daughter why she stopped eating them and she said “I don’t like them that much anymore”. Maybe they follow my lead. But I think they would have stopped even if I didn’t. Also to be honest, I only keep one type of junk food in the house at any one time so my kids have grown up in an environment of 90% healthy whole natural foods. That technique of only having one type of junk food in the house has worked well for my family. My kids always seem to get tired of the one processed food we have and move on. What you don’t want to do is have a kitchen with an assortment of junk food. You and your kids will never get tired of a variety of junk food.

Keep in mind it’s almost impossible to eat perfect 100% of the time. I really do eat perfect 90% of the time. I always have a little bit of a harder time in the summer with all the entertaining and vacation. But when I average out the whole year, which includes having a few extra beers in the summer, or eating a few Mallomar cookies in the fall, it doesn’t due much harm.

If you can’t stop eating Mallomar cookies and you’re looking for a way to lose some weight, an associate of mine Brad Pilon just came out with a new version of Eat and Stop Eating. The original version of Eat Stop Eating was one of the best selling weight loss programs on the Internet. I have found his program to be a good way to eliminate about 15% of your calories every week without realizing that they are gone. I addition Brad is always give away great stuff on his site so click the link and check it out and don’t over do it with the Mallomars.

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Best – Mike Cola

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