Typically, when you think of the ideal chocolate chip cookie, the label “high in protein” normally would not come to mind. However, Barbell Baking has paved the way to crafting delicious, delectable, and healthy snacks that not only taste great, but make you feel good. Barbell Bake Shop offers delicious, baked on-the-go treats that are high in protein and a better-for-you snack. Let’s talk about the average protein level in a standard chocolate chip cookie, what protein cookies are, and how our Black & White Protein Cookie is unlike anything you will see for sale out there with a side-by-side comparison between competitors’ protein cookies and a McDonalds’s chocolate chip cookie.
How Much Protein is in a Chocolate Chip Cookie?
Chocolate chip cookies are not considered a healthy treat, or better-for-you snack option, but they do taste good. A typical, homemade chocolate chip cookie that weighs about 2 ounces only contains about 3.2 grams of protein but often gets out-weighed by sugar levels that are three times as high. Not to mention they barely have any fiber contents. Standard chocolate chip cookies that weigh less than 1 ounce usually have less than 1.6 grams of protein.
What are Protein Cookies?
Protein is that highly valuable macro-nutrient that helps fuel your body with energy and keeps it going throughout the day. A cookie is that lovely baked or cooked snack that is typically small, flat, and sweet. A protein cookie is that same delicious cookie you know and love, but with elevated levels of protein to provide your body with more energy. For the average person, it is normal to consume 56g of protein daily for men and 46g of protein daily for women. If you are a typical gym-goer, then it is recommended to consume 1.7g of protein per kilogram of body weight daily. Unfortunately, some protein cookies out there still have alarming levels of sugar and not enough fiber to promote digestive health.
If you are looking for a good meal replacement that is not only better for you but delicious too, here is a recipe for our Protein Cookie Blast Smoothie.
What Do Our Protein Cookies Offer that Other Companies Don’t?
Here at Barbell Bake Shop, we believe in transparency in the value of our products and the quality of our ingredients. When you bite into our Black & White Protein Cookie, you not only get the sensational combination of the white and dark chocolate, but experience a well-rounded, nutritional experience that other big cookie companies aren’t be able to provide. While competitors use too much whey-protein flavoring or alarming amounts of sugar, we guarantee that our protein cookies are low in sugar, high in protein, high in fiber, and don’t taste like straight protein powder, while maintaining that mouth-watering flavor and sweet indulgence. Not only taste, but our team makes sure that the entire experience is what your body desires, from the affordable price to the careful shipping. We not only love creating delicious, baked snacks that taste good, but we just love to bake. As it has been our passion for more than 50 years, we will always use the best of ingredients for our consumers with complete transparency and with their body’s best interest in mind.
What’s in Our Black & White Protein Cookie?
We have great pride in the quality of ingredients and level of transparency that we aim to provide in our Black & White Protein Cookies. With a higher protein serving at 14 grams with 16 grams of fiber and only 4 grams of sugar (no sugar substitutes), our Black & White protein cookies contain zero artificial sweeteners and are 5 inches in diameter. Each of our Black & White Cookies weigh 4 ounces and has 30% fewer calories than typical black and white cookies.
When looking at a competitors’ protein cookies, they come with 8-16 grams of plant-based proteins and 5-10 grams of fiber. While many of them are non-GMO project verified, vegan, and kosher friendly, they have a much higher calorie count at around 420 calories for only one cookie, versus only 390 for the Black & White Protein Cookie, which is a much larger cookie. These cookies tend to weigh 2-4 ounces and mark serving sizes as 1/2cookie. Who only eats half a cookie in one serving? Maybe if each serving is within minutes of each other or you are gracious enough to share the other half of your cookie with a friend. Another sneaky part here is that competitors often don’t show the actual sugar levels on all their product pages. Shockingly most of these protein cookies offered by the competition will have 12+ grams of sugar in a single cookie.
When looking at typical chocolate chip cookie from McDonald’s, it only contains 3.1 grams of protein, 1.1 grams of fiber, and 19 grams of sugar. These are typical nutritional values of a standard chocolate chip cookie. Weighing only 2 ounces, this cookie is definitely not recommended if you are looking for a better-for-you treat to snack on.
Protein Cookies or Not, In the End…
When looking to incorporate more protein-rich snacks into your diet, always seek guidance from your doctor or nutritionist to confirm what is best for your body. Based on what is best for you, they will find what is recommended, what is needed, and what is safe for dietary restrictions.
Remember, even if the product you see looks good enough to eat, always make sure that the ingredients speak for themselves by checking the nutrition label. The quality of the ingredients and the quantity of nutrients that a product has is what will fuel your body with the energy it needs. Click here to browse our nutrient and ingredient listings on our website to see what we have to offer. We also show the nutritional label on all our products on each of their individual product pages. We never hide any of our ingredients from you. Happy snacking!