The next review out of the variety box that I received from Lenny & Larry’s is the White Chocolaty Macadamia Complete Cookie. I have only become a fan of macadamia nuts recently, and I was never a big fan of white chocolate. This cookie looks intriguing however, and I am looking forward to trying it.
I have reviewed many other of the cookies from Lenny & Larry’s including the Coconut Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, and others, and I have some more to go. So far, I have enjoyed all the cookies Iv’e tried. The cookies have basically the same ingredients so far, with a few exceptions, so let’s take a look at the ingredients in the White Chocolaty Macadamia.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Vital Wheat Gluten, Pea Protein, Rice Protein), Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Glycerine, Chicory Root Fiber, Cane Sugar, Invert Sugar, Palm Margarine (Palm Oil, Palm Fractions, Water, Salt, Emulsifiers [Sunflower Lecithin, Distilled Monoglycerides], Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols [Antioxidant], Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, [Color]), White Chips (Sugar, Palm Kernel And Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Lecithin [Emulsifier], Salt), Oligofructose, Macadamia Nuts, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Salt, Baking Soda, Cultured Dextrose, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum.
The ingredients are basically the same as the other cookies I have tried so far, except for white chips and macadamia nuts. I like the fact that these cookies from Lenny & Larry’s provide a good amount of nutrition, although the ingredients are not clean, and there is quite a bit of sugar and carbohydrates in them. And don’t forget to double the nutritional value, as the values listed are for half a cookie.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1/2 Cookie, Calories 210, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 230mg, Total Carbohydrates 33g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 12g, Sugar Alcohols 0g, Protein 8g.
Although there is a good amount of sugar in this cookie, there are no sugar alcohols, as are in all the cookies from Lenny & Larry’s. The absence of sugar alcohols are a good thing, as they give some people gastrointestinal issues.
My Honest Review
When I opened the packaging, I got a mild nutty smell, nothing too overpowering. The texture of the cookie is soft, moist and very fresh. There is very little crunch, just the occasional macadamia piece.
The flavor of the macadamia nut pieces are delicious, and when accompanied by the white chocolate chips, they both blend very well together. The cookie is thick and filling. These white chocolate chips are quite sweet, but with the saltiness and bitter taste of the macadamia, there is a perfect balance of saltiness and sweet flavor.
Even though I am not the biggest white chocolate lover, the flavors work well with this cookie. There is little to no protein taste at all, with just a slight aftertaste, but no bad. I am drinking a bottle of spring water with this cookie and it washes it down nice and clears away any slight aftertaste the cookie has.
I would highly recommend this cookie if you like the flavor of macadamia nuts, and want to get some protein in your diet. It is a perfect snack, but just eat one at a time, as the calories, sugar and carbs are quite high.
This cookie is much more nutritious than regular cookies, plus there is fiber in it which makes it that much more appealing to me as a healthy snack, in moderation. Love it!