Anyone here into fitness, health and nutrition besides me?
If the topics just mentioned speak to you in anyway (like they do to me) then this article may be for you because chances are you’ve heard the phrase “complete cookie” be tossed around by YouTube fitness gurus and Self magazine writers alike.
One certainly has to stop and think what makes this cookie so “complete”? Is it complete with carbs and sugar like one would expect a cookie to be? Apparently not…
The point is that I have been seeing and hearing a lot about Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cookie, so I figured it was about time to give it a shot. Here are my thoughts:
Well, the packaging makes it pretty obvious that these aren’t your typical cookies. To be more specific, these cookies contain no dairy, no eggs, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, no sugar alcohol, no cholesterol, no soy, nothing (so yes, it’s a vegan cookie).
So, what the heck are they made out of?
They seem to be made out of combination of wheat, cane sugar and other ingredient that the website claims to be harvested in a sustainable ways.
Given the lack of eggs and dairy, do they even taste good?
I definitely think so. Essentially, these things are massive soft-baked cookies. They are moist and chewy and a little crumbly: just what you would expect from a soft cookie! The taste is there, too. I have tried both the chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, and have been pleased with both. They are also pretty dense; they aren’t wimpy, that’s for sure. You definitely get your money’s worth of cookie here.
I just would like to stress how big these things are. There definitely are bigger cookies out there, but these are much bigger than your average-sized cookie!
Given that, each package contains two servings of a cookie. As I said before, they are pretty thick and dense, so they are calorically-dense, as well. For instance, half of the peanut butter cookie is 200 calories; the entire cookie is 400 calories.
But, I think the nutrition info really speaks to the “completeness” of the cookie. Every flavor has a decent amount of carbs, sugar and protein; the latter isn’t something you would expect from a cookie!
For instance, one serving of a Lenny & Larry’s Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie (so half a cookie) is 24 carb, 14 sugar and 8 protein. It’s also 180 calories.
Your final thoughts?
So yeah, I’d say these cookies are complete. They are complete with calories, ingredients that are pretty good for you (eat sugar in moderation, though), macronutrients and, of course, taste!
They are kind of like cookies with superpowers.
However, due to their sugar and carb counts, I wouldn’t start noshing on these day and night, just because they seem a little better for you than regular cookies!