Product: Boundless Nutrition Perfect Fit Peanut Butter Protein Cookie – $1.49+
The cookie monster is back with a vengeance. Where there is a new gluten-free cookie…it will find a way into my life. And eventually into my stomach. For real!
As I was walking through Whole Foods last week, my roommate called me over to an endcap she was passing. On the end was a display of cookies. Delicious sounding…healthy sounding cookies. I know…cookies aren’t healthy, but these at least provided protein and stuff. Stuff like…green tea in the cookie. Yes…green tea.
Sounds healthier than the butter-laden versions, right? Right.
But…was it any good?
We were going to find out. Because we did end up buying one. Yes. One. To split. Just in case it was…nasty. You never know with these things. You just have to throw caution to the wind. But my roommate and I do that by halves. We had three varieties to choose from: Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, and White Chocolate Macadamia. I, naturally, chose Peanut Butter.
And so, the other night after a delicious dinner, I pulled this out of my drawer of gluten-free treats and cut it down the center to split with my roommate for dessert. I handed her the half that was hers and she immediately took a bite. I told her that if it was nasty…I’d dig up something else. She didn’t seem disgusted. Just disappointed. “It’s okeydokey…kind of bland.”
UGH! I hate bland peanut butter things. But she deemed it edible, so I took my half and settled in to taste for myself. I agree with her…the Boundless Nutrition Perfect Fit Peanut Butter Protein Cookie is…bland. In fact, the peanut butter flavor is very underwhelming. I felt it even might have needed a bit of salt to help it out. That being said, the texture was awesome. If you love a soft, chewy cookie…this is for you. It is both. The peanuts that are scattered throughout are a nice touch. They were definitely edible enough…but I have definitely had far better peanut butter cookies in my life. You can, however, get the flavor of the green tea, which is actually a nice touch. Believe it or not.
So…Boundless Nutrition Perfect Fit Peanut Butter Protein Cookie is made up of hormone-free whey and milk protein concentrates (rBST/rBGH-free), organic brown rice syrup, peanut butter, 0rganic inulin (blue agave), vegetable glycerin, brown sugar, peanut flour, organic coconut oil, sunflower oil, filtered water, natural flavors, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, baking soda, sea salt, antioxidant blend (decaffeinated green tea extract, vitamin C), stevia leaf extract (natural sweetener), and xanthan gum. All ingredients are non-GMO and all natural. These cookies are low in sodium, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free and wheat-free.
Nutritionally speaking, a serving of the Boundless Nutrition Perfect Fit Peanut Butter Protein Cookie is one cookie. One soft cookie. This cookie will give you 150 calories and 7 grams of fat. You will be provided with 15 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, and 7 grams of sugar. Not bad for a cookie, right?! The sodium count is really impressive. And only 7 grams of sugar??! In a cookie??!! That’s awesome. Finally, you will be provided with 4 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein. So, it’s not just sugar…you will be filled up with this dessert and you won’t feel hungry an hour later. Love that.
So, while these are definitely not my favorite cookie out there…these weren’t bad. They weren’t great…but I’m intrigued enough to try out the other two varieties in the near future. Not great…but not disgusting and worth throwing away. I happily ate my cookie for dessert…just wishing I could have had more of that peanut butter flavor. Because I totally love peanut butter. Give me my peanut butter!!
I’ll see what I think of the other varieties…