Contributing Monkie GreenChef Staff Monkies
Published on July 4, 2010
Let me start this post by saying, I love Kookie Karma Kookies, and yes, I am addict. Oh don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t need a 12 step program to clean up my addiction. No I need more room in my fridge. Here is why, the more my addiction grows, the healthier I become. Okay, maybe there is a limit to what my Organic Del Forte Jeans can contain, but I haven’t found it yet. Hey, the seams are meant to look in distress. No comments please!
But here is the deal, these Kookie’s are Low-Carb! Yes “Low-carb” and “cookies” don’t usually go too well together. It’s either pure white flour indulgence or some half-baked tasteless cardboard rock claiming to be “healthy,” while only half-true and not the least bit enjoyable anyways. Juli Novotny has created something entirely different and she has called her treats “kookies” as the healthy alternative to cookies.
While they don’t taste exactly like cookies, they are not supposed to. Kookie Karma cookies taste like indulgent dessert versions of the finest whole food bars. They sell these at my Whole Foods, of course, right smack in front of every cash register as you check out to tempt you to splurge. I’ve tried the Raw Cherry Cashew, the Raw Granola Bar, the Raw Lemon Fig and the Holistic Chocolate Chip. I can’t wait to try all the flavors. The Holistic Chocolate Chip is not a raw one. There is quite a bit of natural sea salt in it, which makes it surprisingly good.
The kookies are on the more expensive side, although they cannot be compared to standard cookies. With the quality of ingredients and type of ingredients in these cookies, like organic nuts and seeds, a closer comparison would be to organic food bars, and they are just as filling. They are comparable in nutrition and health to any pure organic nutrition bar on the market, and are date-free. And they are comparable in price to them at about $2 each. At 2 ounces per cookie, they are denser than non-organic Lara Bars, and have a lot more flavor. They contain no cheap flours, no grains, no dairy, no cooked oils and no high-glycemic sweeteners, instead sweetened with just agave and/or xylitol. These cookies might as well be called karma-free kookies, ’cause it’s the indulgence without paying a price afterward. I love Uncle Eddie’s Cookies, but I don’t deny that I feel the negative health effects almost immediately when I eat them. Just very heavy and oily, and very sugary. I guess it’s a cost/rewards calculation. Luckily with these there is nothing to compute, except for how many are in your budget.
They have a sweet site too, where you can order online!