Cookies and milk is the classic after-school snack. But a healthy diet doesn’t include a recommended daily allowance of Oreos or Fig Newtons. So Danville resident Michael Lynch created Fuelers Cookies, which he hopes will become the new best friend of parents seeking a nutritious snack for their little bundles of energy.
"There needed to be a healthy, tasty treat for kids," Lynch says. "Our cookies are sweetened with brown rice syrup, which provides sustained energy—not just a sugar rush with a crash. There are also 15 vitamins and nutrients."
Lynch worked at Kraft Foods and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream before starting Fuelers. He hired Gail Kakishita, a food technologist (who also happens to be a San Ramon soccer mom), to create the recipe, and enlisted local children as testers. "The kids were a part of every step of the process, from tasting to packaging," Lynch says.
Four flavors of Fuelers Cookies (chocolate chip, fudge chunk, peanut
butter, and oatmeal raisin) will be available in April at Albertson’s.
For more information, go to www.fuelersnacks.com.