Disclaimer: I received this product for free/at a discounted rate in exchange for an honest review.
I did it. I finally tried the Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie. I have been daydreaming about these cookies for months now, from seeing them in GNC or Vitamin Shoppe, to seeing them being shared on blogs and Instagram accounts. The hype was real.
TASTE & TEXTURE:
I’ll be honest here. This cookie is not amazing. It’s definitely far from “bakery fresh”, but it does have that cookie taste if you know what I’m talking about.
The texture is really nice. It’s slightly chewy, not hard like cardboard, and it doesn’t taste like a “protein” cookie. However, my taste test could tell that there was protein powder in the cookie, and it left a slight aftertaste.
There are a decent amount of chocolate chips where each bite will ensure that you get at least a couple chips. Not a mouthful of chocolate, but enough that you know that you’re biting into a chocolate chip cookie.
From what I’ve heard, the Complete Cookie comes in 2 sizes: a 2oz cookie and a 4oz cookie. The macros below are for 2oz of the chocolate chip cookie.
- Calories: 180 (Calories from Fat: 50)
- Carbs: 24g (Fiber: 4g | Sugars: 14g)
- Protein: 8g
- Fat: 6g
Although the Complete Cookie is marketed as “Vegan”, “Non-Gmo”, and “No High Fructose Corn Syrup”, don’t be tempted to believe it’s healthy.
Although it does contain protein powder, little doses of calcium and fiber, and is probably lower in sugars than many desserts, it is definitely an indulgence.
So don’t let the name and the marketing fool you into believing you’ve stumbled across a super-healthy cookie. These are a sweet, sugary dessert with a few bonus nutritional perks thrown in.
In the Lenny and Larry’s Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie, the ingredients are as follows:
Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour [Unbleached], Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Cane Sugar, Palm Margarine (Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Sunflower Oil, Water, Salt, Vegetable Monoglycerides, Sunflower Lecithin, Flavoring, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Chocolate Chips (Chocolate Liqueur, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla), Protein Blend (Pea Protein Isolate, Brown Rice Protein, Wheat Gluten), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Oat Fiber, Chicory Root Fiber, Molasses, Vanilla Flavor, Baking Soda, Salt, Flaxseed, Oregano, Sunflower Lecithin.
Certifications: The Complete Cookies are Certified Kosher Dairy (they are not made with dairy, but this indicates that dairy may be present in another product made on the line). They are also labeled as Non-GMO and Vegan
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, The Complete Cookies are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, and vegetarian, and most varieties are paleo. For clarification, check their website and contact them if necessary.
For More Product Information: Visit the Lenny & Larry’s website at www.lennylarry.com.
Question of the day: Have you ever tried a Complete Cookie? What did you think?