***Updated January 13th, 2018***
You heard it here first! I’ve been sacrificing my taste buds for you in order to find the best damn protein cookie on the market. Is it just me or does it feel like every health/fitness/food company and their mom are coming out with a protein cookie lately?! In that regard, my search hasn’t always been easy, but I know it’s an important task and so I stuck with it and tested FOURTEEN different protein cookies. It’s been so difficult (insert sarcasm here)…but I found some winners.
Above each brand photo you’ll see a clickable link to find it on Amazon and below each brand photo you’ll see a little spreadsheet snippet that includes my rating of taste/texture, plus the macro breakdown, price, and ingredients list. You can click on the little snippets to see them larger or you can click here to see the entire spreadsheet at once.
Here’s a quick rundown of different colors you’ll see in the charts below:
- Yellow (on the macro ratio) indicates carb content.
- Blue (on the macro ratio) indicates protein content.
- Green (on the macro ratio) indicates fat content.
I did my best to rank the cookies based on all the factors in the spreadsheet (taste, texture, nutrition, ingredients, value, etc.), but that can be tough across so many types of cookies. Some brands just try to achieve a great tasting cookie with a bit of extra protein, others want to offer something vegan/gluten free/organic that has some protein, and others are just worried about stuffing a lot of protein into a cookie shaped treat. At the end of the day, I prioritized taste and texture first, then nutrition, then ingredients.
I laid it all out for you to hopefully make it easier to pick the brand that’s right for you. Because I know some people only care about the macros, others care more about the taste, and others care more about what ingredients are used. I consider myself a “tweener” here because I’m torn between them all 😉