We tried a no cow peanut butter protein cookie.

by | May 9, 2018 | New Eats | 0 comments

First off: I love the concept of a protein cookie!

There’s a lot of things a protein “bar” can get away with. With my biggest rub being consistency.  A protein bar can be tough as hard tack, which can be great when you’re on a diet and happy to work through it. Or even better when needed for self defense where it can be used as a very tiny club or  projectile weapon. Enter protein cookie. Cookies can be crunchy sure, but they can also be soft, and crumbly, and buttery, and wonderful with a cup of hot tea.  I am 110% behind the new protein cookie movement. ¡Viva la revolución!

WHAT’S INSIDE?

A GOOD SOURCE OF:

  •  Protien
  • Fiber
  • Fat

COMPATIBLE DIETS:

INGREDIENTS: PROTEIN BLEND (BROWN RICE PROTEIN, PEA PROTEIN), PALM OIL, PEANUT BUTTER (PEANUTS, SALT, PALM OIL), WATER, GLYCERINE, PEANUTS, SOLUBLE VEGETABLE FIBER (NON-GMO CORN), ERYTHRITOL, OAT FLOUR, PEANUT EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, NATURAL FLAVORS, BAKING SODA, SALT, STEVIA EXTRACT, MONK FRUIT.
ALLERGEN STATEMENT: CONTAINS PEANUTS. PRODUCED ON EQUIPMENT THAT ALSO PRODUCES SOY, MILK, EGG AND TREE NUTS.

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2

NET

CARBS

17g

FAT

13g

PROTEIN

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PROTEIN

MACROS

2

NET

CARBS

17g

FAT

13g

PROTEIN

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First impression:

Sweet, but not too sweet. If you really love a sweet as a hershey kiss cookie, this isn’t the treat for you. It had lovely little peanut chunks, which made you really feel like it was a cookie. Crumbly but not falling apart in your hands. Satisfying, in a good fats kind of way.   Peanut taste? It was there. It wasn’t a spoonful of Skippy, but it identified as peanut for sure.

Worth noting:

This cookie had lasting power. First off, I was ravenous when I ate it, and it held me over I’d say for about two hours before I was hungry again. No small feat, as I  had completed an intense workout that morning. At a whopping 250 calories, I’d say it better keep me satisfied!

Also…

It boasts a shelf life of a greater than 6 months. Which would be twinkie-creepy if the ingredients didn’t check out.  I’ve had experiences where I purchased expensive healthy cookie type products in the past, and was so disappointed when they turned before I could eat them up. It had been more than a month, but hey, sometimes the cravings come and go.

Takeaways:

At 13g of protien, we’re not looking at a body builders dream, but it’s not bad for 4 net carbs! Not bad at all!  Perfect for the weight-lifting keto dieter who likes to sneak in a few extra grams of protein. Palm oil does contain medium-chain triglicerides (MCTs) for easy access energy at the gym, but definitely lags behind coconut oil in that department. Not sure I can take points away for that though, because peanut and coconut in a cookie? Might be too brave for these tastebuds.