Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Highly Addictive, WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Soft & Chewy Cookies Might Be The Best Mass-Market Chocolate Cookies Ever!

The Good: Very healthy, Tastes good, Truly soft and delicious!
The Bad: Could be a little more affordable, truly nothing wrong with them!
The Basics: WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies Soft & Chewy cookies are suddenly my favorite boxes chocolate chip cookie I have encountered!

Damn. Sometimes, I eat something and it is too good not to consider perfect. Lately, as part of eating healthier, I’ve been enjoying the WhoNu? line of cookies. Well, unlike WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Chocolate Sandwich cookies (reviewed here!), the WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Soft & Chewy flavored cookies are damn near perfect. In fact, they are worse than perfect; they are deeply addictive. What makes them even worse is that it is easy to eat a decent quantity of them in a single sitting because they are so healthy!

WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies Soft & Chewy flavored cookies are trying to compete with every chocolate chip cookie in the world! And they give them a decent run for their money! At $4.99 for only twenty-eight cookies, I want to complain about the price, but they are just too good. These are certainly worth the price. As well, because WhoNu? cookies are still relatively new, it is still easy to find coupons for them!


WhoNu? is a new company that is creating healthy alternatives to traditional cookies. By replicating the look and feel of favorites like chocolate chip cookies and Oreo-style sandwich cookies, WhoNu? is starting to make it easy to replace old favorites with new, healthy options. The WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies Soft & Chewy cookies are the replacements for chocolate chip and they are pretty excellent, enough to make anyone rethink baking homemade chocolate chip cookies!

Each 12 gram WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookie is a single round cookie approximately 2 1/8” in diameter by 3/8” thick. Soft & Chewy Nutrition Rich Cookies come in a 12 oz. box with a plastic tray that houses the twenty-eight cookies the box comes with. The box and tray do a decent job of preventing breakage, at least until one begins to eat many or most of these cookies. A serving of WhoNu? Soft & Chewy Nutrition Rich sandwich cookies is three cookies.

Ease Of Preparation

Eating WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies Soft & Chewy cookies is not a real challenge, but getting to the cookies is. WhoNu? wisely created a bag within the box of cookies that is resealable. That resealable pouch surrounds the thin plastic tray that houses the cookies. The seam for the releasable opening is not at the top or side of the tray, though, it is at the middle. This makes it slightly more awkward to get the cookies out of the package. This might be a subtle way to enforce portion control.

When you have a cookie out, all you have to do is stick it in your mouth and chew; there is nothing complicated or foreign about eating these cookies.


Opening the resealable inner wrap around the WhoNu? Soft & Chewy cookies reveals a delightfully chocolatey aroma. The scent is much like one might expect of chewy chocolate chip cookies and these have the exact scent of chocolate chip cookies about ten minutes after they have cooled; they smell like yummy cookies, but they do not effervesce.

WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Soft & Chewy Cookies are chocolatey and soft and they break up nicely in the mouth. Their consistency is like packed brown sugar and they taste like it, too! The chocolate chips in these cookies are light milk chocolate and the cookie itself is so soft, it does not have a dry aftertaste at all. In fact, oddly, these cookies have a slight aftertaste of blueberries! Regardless, they are truly delicious, every bite!


WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies Soft & Chewy cookies are intended as a sweet snack, not a full meal. Three of these 12 gram cookies represent a single serving and they have a boatload of nutrients in them. Made primarily of wheat flour, enriched bleached wheat flour and semi-sweet chocolate chips, the ingredient list includes a separate list of minerals and vitamins, implying they are sprayed on to boost the nutritional value of this product. This is not an all-natural food product and these cookies were produced on equipment that forces them to add a disclaimer about milk, soy, and wheat.

WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies's Soft & Chewy cookies have only 150 calories for a three cookie serving, 45 of which are from fat. A full serving represents 10% of one's RDA of saturated fat, though they are cholesterol free. As well, they are fairly low in sodium for a cookie, having only 90 mg per serving. They also have two grams of protein and ten percent of thirteen different vitamins and minerals! As one who is working on getting heart-healthy, I appreciate the 3 grams of dietary fiber per serving. There is also 20 – 30% of the RDA of Vitamins A, C, D, E, and B12, Calcium, and Iron. These are healthier than most fruit juices on the market!


WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies Soft & Chewy cookies are easy to care for and clean up. Unopened, they have a pretty short shelf life; we purchased a box on the first day of April (2012) and they have an expiration date of September 21, 2012. Kept sealed, I am sure they would have lasted at least that long. As cookies, one need only not shake the box excessively to care for them and wipe away any crumbs after eating them. This is a low-stress food!


WhoNu? Nutrition Rich Cookies Soft & Chewy cookies are wonderfully healthy cookies that are quite possibly the healthiest, most delicious chocolate chip cookies on the market!

For other reviews of healthy snacks, please check out:
Quaker Chewy Low-Fat S'Mores Granola Bars
Yoplait Parfait Grasshopper Pie Lowfat Yogurt
Atkins Advantage Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


For other food and drink reviews, please visit my index page on the subject! That is available by clicking here!

© 2012 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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