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Who knows about Whonu cookies?

rworange Jul 31, 2011 10:16 AM

They are somehow supposed to be healtier than regular cookies. Are they tasty?

http://www.whonucookies.com/Default.aspx

I wonder about the implied nutritinal claims as well. Reading thru the site this seems to sum it up

"Will this replace my (my kids) need for vitamins/supplements?

No, our cookies are intended to replace other cookies or indulgent snacks that offer no nutritional value, but in no way are they intended to replace the use of vitamins/supplements or any other healthy eating habits that you already follow."

Yet the horn they blow more loudly is this

"these are rich with calcium, iron and vitamins A, B, C, D and E. They also have 3 grams of fiber and a total of 20 essential vitamins and minerals"

There have just been too many cookies witth inflated nutrtional claims or nutritinal snacks that taste like cardboard.

If these are any good, which do you like best?

  1. rworange Sep 6, 2011 10:33 AM

    Well, I had to answer my own question by buying some. I got the vanilla. I liked them.

    Positives: REAL VANILLA

    Seriously, it gives a lovely vanilla taste.

    Negatives: Vitamins and minerals

    For the most part, there are real ingredients ... sugar and wheat flour.

    I really doubt all their nutrional claims. I don't see where three of these cookies would have more fiber than oatmeal. Seriously.

    THe rest of the vitamins and minerals are added to the cookie. The first few cookies I scarfed down in the car on the way home from the grocery store. I was very pleased with them. However, I did not eat that day yet and it was 2 pm. So that might have had something to do with it.

    I still like them. I would try the other two types if I felt the need to buy supermarket cookies. I liked the old-fashioned store-bought cookie taste ... sort of. There is a faint aftertaste. I haven't figured out if it was all those vitamins or the soy in the cookie. It isn't really noticlble and dipped in coffee or red wine, I liked them. Hey, red wine and all those vitamins ... that has to be healthy, eh?

    Anyway, they are the best 'healthy' cookie I've tried and better than a lot of the junk with millions of preservatives and HFCS

    1. rworange Oct 4, 2011 01:40 PM

      As much as I liked the vanilla creme sandwich cookies, I hated the chocolate chip.

      There are lots of chocolate chips ... that's good.

      They are a soft cookie ... in a bad way.

      It is like they just put unbaked cookie dough in the box. They don't dunk well at all ... think of dipping uncooked cookie dough in coffee. Also they leave a wierd aftertaste.

      1. r
        Ritcheyd Oct 4, 2011 04:42 PM

        Well, I work in a grocery store and they were giving out samples so I had a chance to try all the flavors. I wasn't impressed. I thought they were all sort of dry and tasteless.They weren't terrible and if I was hungry in my car I might also scarf down a few (Hilarious!). But when I want cookies I'm not particularly concerned with nutrition. For the most part I make my own cookies at home so I know exactly what I'm eating.

        OK, OK, sometimes I just want an Oreo or if the Pepperidge cookies (Milanos!!!) are on sale I'll grab a package. But really, I thought the WHONUs were not that great and were actually kind of expensive.

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          rohirette Oct 4, 2011 06:44 PM

          I found the Oreo type chocolate sandwich cookies to be quite gritty- I can certainly believe that there is additional fiber in there.

          They are the kind of thing I'll buy on sale, with a coupon, but certainly not full price or often.

          1. ipsedixit Oct 4, 2011 09:16 PM

            I caught one of their commercials the other day and at first glance I thought it was a parody of something.

            Seems like the cookie equivalent of Total Cereal -- a cookie with a multivitamin mixed in.

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