Earlier this year Chuck introduced me to a cookie. I was hesitant at first because I can bake perfectly delicious cookies on my own. Aside from Oreos, I take care of my own cookies.
No, really, he insisted. Try these cookies.
The packaging is thorough. It tells you all the things that aren’t in the cookies – eggs, dairy, soy, artificial sweeteners – and also tells you that the cookies are kosher, vegan, and non-GMO. High in protein (16 grams) and fiber (8 grams), the cookies sound like lumps of cardboard and chiseled glass.
But no. Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cookies are delicious, and they’ve become a staple in my diet.
The cookies aren’t dessert (though I suppose they could be). I eat one for breakfast, or maybe half of one, or I’ll eat one for lunch or for a snack if it’s one of those days that I don’t have a proper meal.
By far my favorite flavor is the Chocolate Chip, with the Snickerdoodle and Double Chocolate Chip tied for second. Because each full cookie boasts nearly 400 calories, half a cookie can do the trick. The uneaten portion keeps nicely in a ziplock bag.
Not all flavors are favorite. The White Chocolate Macadamia Nut isn’t as good as I’d hoped and the Chocolate Peanut Butter was a touch dry, but for the cookies’ ingredients and purpose (meal replacement, pre-workout boost), they hit the mark.
So far the cheapest I’ve found them is at Walmart – $6 for a box of four. When you half them, the price is easier to swallow.
They travel well, too!