Sometimes you just want a really good cookie that someone else makes. Check out my review of the new Keto Kookies, and win some for yourself!
There are some definite perks to being a food blogger with a significant and devoted following. I mean, there are a lot of positives about it on the whole, like working from home and getting to play with my food. And connecting with my wonderful readers and followers, which may just be my favourite part (besides the food!). But one of the fun little added perks is that I often get to try out new products and then I get to tell you about them. Not all the freebies that come my way make the grade, of course. Most of the time they are pretty good. Sometimes they are only so so. Occasionally they are truly awful, but thankfully that doesn’t happen very often. And sometimes they are fantastic and I find I can hardly wait to tell you about them.
Bet you’re wondering which category these Keto Kookies fall into? Well I am happy to report that they fall well with the bounds of “fantastic and I can’t wait to tell you about them”. So here I am, telling you about them.
I first saw Keto Kookies mentioned in a diabetic Facebook group I am part of and I was curious, so I contacted the creator and sweet-talked him into sending me some samples. I will be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. I’ve had any number of ho-hum pre-made low carb cookies. And I’ve had plenty of so-called “low carb” treats that tasted great but spiked my blood sugar. Since I flatter myself that MY low carb cookies are the best there is, these would have to not only taste good but not cause a glucose spike.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised on both counts. First, they really do taste great. They are quite soft, and while I tend to prefer a crisper cookie, Keto Kookies have great flavour and great texture. They come in individual servings in foil-lined pouches, so they stay very fresh and don’t have any aftertaste (for me, anyway – every palate is different). And after gobbling up two cookies (two is a serving), I proceeded to test my blood sugar. I was at 96 before I ate them, 101 at 45 minutes, 108 at 1 hour 15, 100 at 2 hours. I was really happy with those numbers.
Now, I will be frank and say that they are quite expensive, at $18.95 per box (each box has 12 cookies and 6 servings). But given the cost of the high quality ingredients (grassfed butter!), the packaging to keep them super-fresh, and the fact that they can’t be mass-produced (keto is still a tiny market), it’s understandable. To learn more about them (yes, they are gluten-free too), check out the Keto Kookie website.
While I will always prefer my own homemade cookies, Keto Kookies are easily the best pre-packaged low carb cookies I’ve had. That’s a ringing endorsement from this die-hard baker, believe me.
And now you get a chance to win some for yourself! Yippee! THREE winners will each get to choose one box of the chocolate chip or the snickerdoodle cookies.