One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to just wake up…
Just call me a cookie monster, y’all! It doesn’t matter if it’s cookie dough, real cookies, Oreos (they aren’t real cookies, they are their own monster), you name it… if it has to do with a cookie, I probably want it. So when I saw that The Lion’s Choice made a macro-friendly edible, raw cookie dough with a lot of protein — I had to try it for myself.
Here’s what I thought…
• IT IS BEYOND DELICIOUS, although it doesn’t taste like true cookie dough, the chocolate chip flavor did taste like a scrumptious chocolatey-y oatmeal cookie (I say oatmeal cookie because that’s the texture that the “dough” has, as you can see in the picture above). I didn’t want to stop eating it.
• The macros are great for a full serving (30g): 8P | 10C | 7F
• It is yummy raw or heated in the microwave (I preferred to heat mine because it was melty and gooey and that’s how I like my cookies).
• You can eat it out of the jar or put in on top of rice cakes or in your oatmeal, on top of your pancakes, etc.
• It is made without dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, peanuts, or hydrogenated oils.
• 10% of the proceeds of each purchase is donated to charity! The Dream 2 Achieve Foundation is a non-profit organization giving underprivileged youth the opportunity to become involved with youth sports, after school programs, and other activities.
• If you want something with an actual cookie dough texture, this is not for you. I knew going into it that this would not actually taste like true cookie dough but I know a lot of people will expect this to have the texture and taste of a true, raw cookie dough (because it’s called cookie dough) but if that is what you are looking for, this will disappoint you. It may seem weird to even mention, but I see a lot of people put down companies/brands/products because the “faux” version they make isn’t EXACTLY like the real thing (i.e. people hating on Arctic Zero ice cream because it doesn’t taste like real ice cream… well it isn’t real ice cream, it’s a frozen dessert made to give you a lower calorie option to ice cream, so…).
• The price. It’s $14.99 for an 8 ounce container. That’s almost $2 per ounce and doesn’t include the shipping fee (about $6.50) which comes out to almost $3 per ounce. Even with a 10% off discount code (you’ll find lots of them on Instagram) you’re still probably paying $2-3 per ounce of cookie dough if you aren’t buying anything else.
I loved the cookie dough, even despite the price. I’m not price sensitive to products that taste good, are made well (i.e. great ingredients, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free), and donate to good causes. I will definitely be ordering more cookie dough from The Lion’s Choice.
The edible cookie dough isn’t the only product they offer. The Lion’s Choice has a full line of nut butters, protein pancake and muffin mixes, cookie doughs, and powdered peanut butter. I’m actually dying to try the Maple Donut and Butterfinger Bar flavored nut butters! Yum!
All in all, I love a company that stand behinds high quality products and gives back to the community. The Lion’s Choice is definitely worth checking out if you feel the same way.
Have you tried any of The Lion’s Choice products before? If so, what did you think? Any favorites I should try? Let me know in the comments below!