Mrs. Denson's Monster Chocolate Chip Cookies do not pretend to be healthy, but the "all natural, High Energy" and "No Refined Sugar" claims make them look like something special.
From Mrs. Denson's:
"Organic flour, honey sweetening, no refined sugar, no preservatives, and outstanding flavor..."
Ingredients: Organic Unbleached Flour, Honey, Chocolate Chips, (Whole Grain Barley and Corn, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Pure Vanilla), Butter, Canola Oil, Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Eggs, Whey, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Vanilla.
Breaking Down the Numbers
The truth is, the 140 calories listed on the Nutrition Facts label apply to only a quarter of the cookie. A serving size is actually 1/4th of the cookie - or 1.13 oz (32g).
That's a bit deceitful because your average person is likely to eat a whole cookie, thinking it's one serving. (Again, it's important to read those nutrition labels).
A 560-calorie cookie is what "high energy" claims are all about.
These are just a way to say "high-calorie" in a food industry-friendly language that fools consumers.
We do have to give "kudo's" to the ingredient list, however. It truly does consist of all natural ingredients.
So if you're looking for a splurge, you would be better off doing so with a product made with natural ingredients.
Disclosure: We have no affiliation with the manufacturer mentioned above.
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