I am delirious, perplexed, baffled and confused. My eating sensors have malfunctioned, because I don’t get how they did this. Sure, each Who Nu? Nutrition Rich Cookie is infused with vitamins and minerals – I know you can add that stuff to food – but how did they add all that healthy-ness and still get the cookie to look and virtually taste the same as your average crap cookie out there?
Each serving size of Who Nu? (3 cookies) is 150-170 calories and proclaims to contain all this:
- As much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal.
- As much Calcium and Vitamin D as an 8-ounce glass of milk.
- As much Vitamin C as a cup of blueberries.
- As much Iron as a cup of spinach.
- As much Vitamin E as 2 cups of carrot juice.
- As much Vitamin B12 as a cup of cottage cheese and fruit.
- As much Vitamin A as an 8-ounce glass of tomato juice.
Huh? I guess so, then. So you gotta see this for yourself…
Click these links for the Who Nu? nutrition pages: Crispy Chocolate Chip, Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Creme and Vanilla Creme cookies. And while you’re on those pages, go to the upper right corner to view the “Who Nu? vs. the Other Guys” nutrition comparisons. It’s pretty dang interesting.
I picked up the Chocolate Creme variety (an Oreo knockoff) made with wheat flour. It was just as sweet and chocolatey as any Oreo-ish cookie, but had a creamier filling and lighter cookie texture; very minor differences that I actually preferred over its Oreo counterpart. If you can’t find these in the regular snack aisle, check the health food section of your grocery store. That’s where I found ‘em.
But here’s the deal that cannot be ignored: These cookies still have sugar as the main ingredient and they DO contain partially hydrogenated oils. Dammit!
I’m not telling you to use these cookies to replace your nutrients from fresh fruits and veggies. But if you feel compelled to engage in (moderate) cookie carnage because it’s the designated
leap year to let your food trap go insane, the Who Nu? brand is probably your better option instead of an Orr-e-hoe or Chips Oh’Boy cookie.
WHO NU? NOTES
- Price Paid: $2.99 for package of 36 cookies.
- Serving Size: 3 cookies
- Calories: 160 (for Chocolate Creme)
- Fat Calories: 60
- Total Fat: 7g
- Sat. Fat: 1.5g
- Sodium: 150mg
- Carbs: 25g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 14g
- Protein: 1g
REACTIONS FROM THE TASTE TEST CREW
Health-hater Husband: I can’t believe it’s what they say it is. It’s really good.
Greedy Kid #1: Mmm, these are good!
Greedy Kid #2: It tastes like an Oreo. It’s got all those vitamins in it?
Greedy Kid #3: I’d rather have the regular cookies.
Greedy Baby: I want more.
Yum UP! to: The WhoNu? store locator. Go check it out.
Yuck Down to: Greedy Baby. She scraped out the cream filling with her nails. Ewww!