Along with Diet Whey bars, PhD has also Diet Cookies in its portfolio. And looking at both range, on average, protein cookies are nothing special at all. And Blueberry & White Chocolate flavour confirms it. Well…
All right. These Diet Cookies are not so terrible. At 199 kcal, they have a solid amount of 22g of protein and less fat than an average protein cookie. But it doesn’t matter at all as they are not the best in their taste. Lemon & White Chocolate scored only 4.5/10 pts, while Chocolate Orange got a bit higher mark in this criteria, landing at 5.5/10 pts. And guess what? This PhD Diet Cookie Blueberry & White Chocolate is not better than that. Coincidence?
I don’t believe in coincidences. All of that, because nearly every time it turns out it was planned. Consciously or not. Never mind. This protein cookie smells not that bad, with both White Chocolate and Blueberry flavour easily detectable. And with a bit of saltiness too. It’s still pretty OK and it may be inviting for some. A pretty softish on the outside, this protein cookie is alike on the inside. And it’s a bit thick too. Therefore, it’s not the most comfortable protein snack to bite into I know. But again, there shouldn’t be any problem with it. Also, this cookie is a bit chewy (thanks to its thick texture) and slightly sticky.
I’d want it to be much better than it is.
This PhD Diet Cookie is a bit salty. Although there are White Chocolate chips and Blueberry pieces easily detectable, they are not too intense. Also, there’s also a bit too much salt in it. And surely too much of bitterness. Eventually, it affects the taste of this cookie significantly, making it an average, not too tasty protein cookie. Therefore, forget about any sweetness and pleasure while eating it. And that’s the reason it can’t be a satisfying protein snack.
I ate the entire Diet Cookie and I’m wondering… Nope, I’m not wondering about that. I’m 100% sure one serving is enough for me. Despite having excellent macros, indeed.
Talking about macros. This PhD Diet Cookie Blueberry & White Chocolate is only 50g and it delivers as little as 199 kcal per serving. There’s also only 4.4g of fat, 17.5g of carbs (including only 3.8g of sugar) and a pretty lovely 22g of protein. Not too bad. What is terrible in this cookie, however, is its ingredients list. Although it contains some extra minerals (Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Flaxseed, L-Carnitine and Green Tea Extract), it also provides a serving of added sugar, palm oil and glucose syrup. Not too good.
And these are the reasons it’s not the finest protein cookie on the go.
‘Delicious Fresh Baked Taste’. Really?
This PhD Diet Cookie Blueberry & White Chocolate promises a lot. And it delivers it, partially. Great macros and… hmm… and that’s it. Well, not much considering what it promises, isn’t it? Also, it delivers a few disappointments in other aspects like taste, ingredients or the overall experience. But hey, you shouldn’t expect much more here. Eventually, it’s a Diet Cookie, right?
Will I ever go back to this PhD protein cookie? I don’t think so. If I wanted a protein cookie, then I would choose something else. Maybe this one?