Friday, September 30, 2011

When Cookies Taste Like Medicine

I am one of those people who would be much more into healthy foods if they tasted better. So when I saw these, I was intrigued and decided to check them out.

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Nutrition rich cookies? I am on board, theoretically! The box makes all sorts of exciting promises. Allegedly, each serving of three cookies contains:

- As much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal

- As much calcium and Vitamin D as an 8 oz. glass of milk

- As much Vitamin C as a cup of blueberries

- As much Vitamin A as an 8 oz. glass of tomato juice

- As much Iron as a cup of spinach

- As much Vitamin E as two cups of carrot juice

- As much Vitamin B12 as a cup of cottage cheese and fruit

Sounds great, right? And the whole premise of this cookie is that you get all of that, AND it tastes good! Just like a real cookie! WHO KNEW? (Hence their name, which I’m not mentioning in writing because I don’t want them to find me.)

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Well, sorry to burst the bubble I just built for you, but these cookies are repulsive. And they taste like medicine. But because they have all this healthy stuff in them, I feel GUILTY throwing them away. So I just keep eating them. “Have you eaten your health cookies yet today, Sarah?” “No, but now I feel bad that I haven’t! Thanks for reminding me, inner self who won’t let me throw these disgusting things in the trash.”

Also, the packaging is terrible. Look at this nonsense:

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WHY?????????????????????? First of all, I already hate it when the tray inside cookie boxes is wrapped up in plastic, but I realize it’s there to keep them fresh. I can appreciate that. It’s fine. But USUALLY the wrapping is not this inconvenient.

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Yup, there they are! Way back there, where I can’t reach them without taking them out of the wrapper. But if I take them out of the wrapper I won’t be able to get it back in, because when you put the opening on the long side of the rectangle it is impossible to deal with. Maybe that sounds like a petty gripe, but it’s beyond annoying, okay? And when a cookie that already tastes like they come with a prescription has messy and irritating packaging, it’s just not worth it.

Look at how many I’ve eaten though. Pretty proud of myself for that!

Don’t buy these.

I’m going to Vegas tomorrow. We’ll talk about it later.

2 comments:

  1. Will you take them with you to snack on in the car??? :)

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  2. Back away from the cookies, Sarah, Just back away. Anything with that much nutrition pretending to masquerade as a dessert is just nasty.

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