1. How did you come up with the idea of National Park Animal Cookies? Derek M., Colorado
I wish I had a great story of how I thought of the product, but it was relatively simple. I used to be a high school history and government teacher. Six years ago, I decided to spend my summer working in Yellowstone National Park. The store I worked for sold circus cookies. I thought it was silly to sell elephants, giraffes, and lions in a national park. There wasn't a product out there that featured the national parks. Wouldn't it be great if someone designed animal cookies in a souvenir box with bears, coyotes/fox/wolves, deer/elk, buffalo, mountain lions, eagles, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs? At the time, I didn't think it would be me. I loved teaching and working with children. Besides, what did I know about making animal cookies?
With a lot of hard work, research, and help, National Park Animal Cookies was born. Now we are a thriving family-owned business. Our product line has expanded to over 24 different products and is sold throughout the U.S. My mother and brother both work with me as well as my niece and nephew. I get to bring my dog "Cookie" to work. I make animal cookies for a living. Life is good!
2. Where can I buy your cookies? Cayla S., California
Our cookies are sold throughout the country. You can find our products in grocery stores, national and state parks, zoos, aquariums, gift shops, general stores, hotels, campgrounds, museums, visitor centers, sporting goods stores, coffee houses, airports, and concession stands.
3. Are you going to be coming out with other products? Amber L., Washington
I'm glad you asked. We have recently introduced our Astonaut Cookies, Outer Space Cookies, personalized vanilla animal cookie box featuring a moose, and Zion Animal Cookies. We have many other ideas and products that are in various stages of development. To be on our mailing list, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Facebook.
4. Are your cookies healthy to eat? Billy J., Kentucky Our cookies do not have any artificial colorings, preservatives, flavorings, or trans fat. Our baker has been baking delicious cookies for over 50 years and uses only the highest quality ingredients. However, we do not classify our cookies as a health food product.Our cookies are baked in a facility that uses peanuts in other products.
5. What is the difference between animal crackers and animal cookies? Heather B., Illinois
Animal crackers contain more flour and are drier, while animal cookies contain more butter. Animal cookies taste better and are more expensive to make.
6. Would you be interested in customizing a cookie product for our company? Breanna M., Virginia
We have been approached by a number of companies to customize our packaging and our product. We look at a number of factors, including the number of retail outlets, projected sales, guarantees, distribution channels, credit ratings, and company philosophy. If you are interested, contact our product development coordinator at email@example.com.
7. What is your favorite national park? Colin R., Oregon That is a very difficult question. I have visited over 40 national parks and each one has its own beauty and unique features. Whether you are looking down into the Grand Canyon or Black Canyon, standing next to a towering Redwood, Sequoia, or Saguaro, or listening to the crashing of the waves at Acadia or Olympic, watching a geyser erupt at Yellowstone, hiking the trails of Glacier, Zion, or Great Smoky Mountains, biking in Arches or Canyonlands, driving the Trail Ridge of Rocky Mountain, touring Scotty's Castle in Death Valley or Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde, canoeing through the swamps of the Everglades, or exploring the underworld of Mammoth Cave, Great Basin, or Carlsbad Caverns, all of the parks amaze, overwhelm, humble, and inspire all who visit.