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Frequently Asked Questions

COMPANY FAQ

Who is Erin Baker?
Erin Baker is a real person! She created our original product, the Baker's Breakfast Cookie, in a rented 4-H kitchen in Langley, Washington. In 1996, she moved her growing company to Bellingham, Washington where it remains today. She continues to play a vital role in the company, doing everything from product development to sales. When she's not at the bakery you can find her trail running, mountain biking and snowboarding in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.

Where is Bellingham, Washington?
Bellingham is located in the Northwest corner of Washington State. Bellingham is about 90 miles north of Seattle and 21 miles south of the Canadian border. The city encompasses about 28 square miles, with north Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands to the west and snow-capped Mount Baker and the North Cascade Mountains to the east.

 

PRODUCT FAQ

Why is it called "The Original Breakfast Cookie"?
When Erin Baker's® began in 1994, the idea of a cookie for breakfast was a brand new concept. With passion and ingenuity Erin Baker invented the Breakfast Cookie. She pioneered the idea of putting simple, nutritious ingredients into a cookie that could be enjoyed for breakfast, or any time of the day for that matter. This "portable bowl of oatmeal" provides sustained energy and wholesome nutrition to millions of people who don't have time for breakfast. Although you will find other replicas of our cookies, in our opinion nothing will ever beat the original, best-tasting, most nutritious breakfast cookie, Erin Baker's Breakfast Cookie. 

Can I toast an Erin Baker's® Breakfast Cookie?
Toasting Erin Baker's Breakfast Cookies is a hassle-free way to enjoy a warm, nutritious breakfast. Just open the package, pop it in the toaster and you have a delicious, chewy, just out of the oven cookie! If you have chosen to freeze your cookies (they freeze up to a year), toasting is a great way to defrost and warm your cookie in one easy step. Once you toast 'em, it's hard to go back!

What does "natural" mean?
Although there is no nationally-recognized criterion for products to be considered natural, Erin Baker's® believes in feeding your body the very best with whole food ingredients. No preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors - ever! Check out our Food Philosophy page to get into the nitty-gritty. 

What is the shelf life of Erin Baker's® Wholesome Baked Goods?
Our products are made without preservatives, but because of our excellent packaging, our products stay fresher longer. Erin Baker's Breakfast Cookies and Breakfast Cookie Minis have a shelf life of 5 months; some flavors may be a little shorter depending on ingredients. Our Homestyle and Endurance Granola™ keeps fresh for a year in an unopened bag. All of our products are made fresh at our bakery, so when purchasing our products you know you're getting the freshest product possible.

Can I freeze my Erin Baker's® Breakfast Cookies?
Yes, Erin Baker's Breakfast Cookies can be frozen for up to a year. They can be quickly defrosted in a microwave or toaster, and are even more delicious when warmed!

 

INGREDIENT FAQ

What is inulin?
Inulin is a natural soluble dietary fiber derived from vegetables. Inulin provides fiber, is suitable for diabetics and increases the activity of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. 

What is soy lecithin?
Soy lecithin is extracted from soybean oil and is used as a natural emulsifier or stabilizer.