The Good: Tastes great, Generally good ingredients
The Bad: Could be a little more affordable, Not the most healthy snack
The Basics: Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies area delicious sweet snack worth getting!
It has been a while since a cookie has really impressed me. Prepackaged sweet snacks often come across to me as disproportionately expensive compared to other snacks and I seldom get wowed by them. However, my love of all things chocolate mint has inspired me to keep trying new things. Today, it is Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies. A few weeks ago, I was legitimately impressed by Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Chocolate Mint snack bars (reviewed here!). By comparison, the Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint flavored cookies are impressive, but not nearly as healthy as the Slim-Fast alternative. Given that both are about as expensive, the lack of health benefits from the Keebler Mint cookies are a serious detraction.
Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint flavored cookies are a wafer-style cookie, that comes individually wrapped in a cardboard box. At $2.99 for only six cookies, these are actually expensive compared to other cookies and on par with the expense of the average health bars.
Keebler has been around, pretty much forever, making cookies. The Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies are individually-wrapped wafer cookies and they are pretty excellent, though they are not the most environmentally friendly.
Each 31 gram Keebler Cookie is a single bar-style cookie approximately 6” long and 3/4” wide and thick. Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint Cookies come in a 6.6 oz. box with all six individually-wrapped bars. The box does a decent job of preventing breakage, at least until one begins to eat many or most of these cookies. A serving of Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies is a single cookie.
Ease Of Preparation
Eating Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies is not a real challenge, simply unwrap the cookie, which is pretty much like a candy bar, and consume. 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 individual wrap around each of the Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies presents the consumer with one of the impressive and complete mint smells of any cookie, even most confections, than I have ever tried. The scent is an enticing blend of spearmint and peppermint for the aroma and it is enough to make one’s mouth water.
Taking a bite of the Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint Cookies, the consumer is rewarded with a strong fudge flavor that is broken by a surprisingly cold mint flavor. The blend of peppermint and spearmint in the layers of the wafer cookies is a perfect balance with the fudge exterior. The light chocolate flavor encases the mint in a delightful way. Between the mint and the chocolate coating, the Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint Cookies, the actual wafer cookie portion is both protected and prevented from drying out the mouth. In other words, these cookies do not suffer from the usual problem of leaving the consumer feeling like they need a drink. These cookies are a delightful snack that truly please.
Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies are intended as a sweet snack, not a full meal. One of these 31 gram cookies represents a single serving and they are not at all nutritious. Made primarily of sugar, vegetable oil and bleached enriched flour. This is not an all-natural food product and these cookies were produced on equipment that forces them to add a disclaimer about peanuts, soy, and wheat.
Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies have a whopping 160 calories for a single cookie serving, 80 of which are from fat. A full serving represents 25% of one's RDA of saturated fat, though they are cholesterol free. As well, they are exceptionally low in sodium for a cookie, having only 30 mg per serving. They have less than a gram of protein and only two percent of the RDA of Iron . . . and no other real nutrients. As one who is working on getting heart-healthy, I wish there had been even a gram of dietary fiber. The ONLY thing that brings these cookies down is the real lack of nutritional value.
Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint 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 May (2012) and they have an expiration date of November 15, 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!
Keebler Fudge Sticks Jumbo Mint cookies taste great, but have little nutritional redemption, making them a pricy, but delicious treat.
For other reviews of healthy snacks, please check out:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bugles
WhoNu? Soft & Chewy Nutrition Rich Cookies
Planters Flavor Grove Vanilla and Caramel Almonds
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