Bitterness, bitterness everywhere! All right, nearly everywhere. Because this protein cookie smells lovely. And that’s it. What left behind is a try to jerk us around.
“Reduced sugar! 319 calories! 38g protein!” That cookie tries to catch our eyes straight from its package. And as 319 calories per a single protein treat don’t seem too modest, other incentives sound pretty ok. Especially that 38g of protein per serving. That’s being said we have no other choice than give it a try. We unwrap it then and here’s what we get.
This cookie smells deliciously indeed. There is cookies & cream aroma easily detectable. The scent is pretty sweet, making this treat tempting. Its texture is also nothing you could complain about. The cookie is soft both on the outside and inside. That makes it comfortable to bite into and chew. However, it’s still slightly chewy and barely tries to stick to your teeth. Anyway, it’s nothing to be bothered about. As opposed to its taste.
All right. It starts not so bad. At first and second bite it taste like something that resembles cookies and cream.
Or something like that. It’s not tragic, but then, all of a sudden, weird things happen. Every single bite after that means eating a mass that is full of disturbing and embarrassing bitterness. It also lacks any sweet aroma, not telling about any pleasure from eating it. And once you eat the whole cookie, be ready for a bitter aftertaste in your mouth for a while. And a glass of pop drink might be not enough to wash it away. A dramatic experience. Obviously, it won’t make its way as a sweet treat.
This cookie lacks any sweet aroma, not telling about any pleasure from eating it.
Do we want another serving after the first one? Needless to say, we don’t.
Macros are also not the strongest point of this protein cookie. 319 kcal per 75g cookie seems to be way too much. The same like 10g of fat. 19g of carbs (of which 7.2g of sugar) is nothing special. But 38g of protein sounds not too bad. But still… The ingredients list hides added sugar and palm oil, which are not desirable here.
Can it be a sustainable protein cookie on the go? Considering only its taste, it won’t happen. Not to mention other, rather average aspects.
38 reasons to buy it and 320 reasons to stay away from it
38g of protein in a single cookie is an excellent 38 reasons to buy it. However, there are 320 reasons not to do so. These are 319 kcal in a single cookie(!) and its abysmal taste. And as calculus is pretty simple here, our advice is: do not buy it.
Will we ever go back to that protein cookie? We are sure of that much more than anything else. We definitely won’t. And you don’t even have to try it. It’s not worth it.