Lenny & Larry's vs. Mrs. Fields
By Amanda DiBiase. Posted on May 20, 2016.
Imagine yourself cruising through the mall on a rainy afternoon, passing the food court, and craving a sweet treat after your day of shopping. The smell of freshly baked cookies is wafting through the air. You follow your nose and end up at Mrs. Field’s Cookies, a food court staple. You scan the menu items as you gaze upon the chocolate chip cookies. You’re tempted, but you know you’ve been working hard to eat healthy because summer is upon us. You wish you could find a cookie that wouldn’t fill you with additives and artificial flavors, but real quality ingredients instead. You don’t want to destroy all of your hard work, so you leave the mall empty handed and head home, sad and disappointed.
When you hear the word “cookie”, we bet the first image that comes to mind is a chocolate chip cookie. Since 1936, chocolate chip has become the most iconic cookie flavor in America, thrilling both kids and adults alike. There really are few things better in life than a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie with a tall, ice cold glass of milk. Of course, nobody knows this better than us here at Lenny & Larry’s. As the leaders in baked nutrition, we created The Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie so you can still enjoy this simple pleasure and feel good about it, instead of guilty. Here’s the run down:
The Complete Cookie is a vegan, kosher, high protein cookie with fresh baked flavor. Not only does it contain 16g of protein to keep you satisfied and energized, but 8g of fiber as well! Our vegan cookies contain no eggs, no dairy, no cholesterol, and no artificial flavoring. They include all sustainable, natural ingredients that benefit a healthier, more active lifestyle. This means no soy, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, etc. You get the idea. Best of all, they’re non-GMO, so no questionable ingredients you can’t even pronounce. I know you might be thinking that it just won’t be the same as a “regular” cookie, but our protein cookie is pleasantly firm and chewy, sprinkled throughout with semi-sweet morsels of goodness.
In comparison, a chocolate chip cookie from Mrs. Fields contains just 2g of protein and 1g of fiber per cookie, as well as 15g of cholesterol. You’ll be ingesting an array of un-natural ingredients that would be difficult to say in any language, as well as the dreaded high fructose corn syrup. Instead of feeling full and energized, you’ll crash from the artificial sugars and flavorings. What benefit will this cookie bring you besides temporarily gratifying your sweet tooth?
At Lenny & Larry’s, we are committed to health and fitness, which means we use the purest ingredients available. So what exactly are the benefits of this high protein, high fiber, vegan cookie vs. a “regular” cookie? According to the USDA, “proteins function as building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They help the body release energy, play a vital role in the function of the nervous system, aid in the formation of red blood cells, and help build tissues”. Basically, protein is super-duper important. So much so, that we spent years perfecting our unique blend of naturally occurring vegetable proteins and refining our baking process. Because our protein cookie has 16g of protein, you’ll be receiving a quarter of your daily dose of protein, just from this one cookie! You’d need to eat 8 (yes, 8) Mrs. Field’s cookies to get that same benefit.
With 8g of fiber, The Complete Cookie will contribute to proper digestion, adding roughage and increasing your body's demand for water. Based on an average daily 2,000 calorie diet, our vegan cookie will give you a third of your daily fiber. Not too shabby huh? You’d need to eat 8 (sigh) Mrs. Field’s cookies to get that same amount. Plus, our vegan cookie is made from cruelty free food sources, meaning no animals are harmed to create our food products, packaging or promotional materials.
Mrs. Field’s chocolate chip cookies contain butter, whole eggs, milk fat, artificial flavors, and high fructosecorn syrup. All of which are detrimental if you have any dietary restrictions. Lenny & Larry’s Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie is perfect if you find yourself in this situation. As we mentioned above, our protein cookies contain no dairy, eggs, high fructose corn syrup, cholesterol, or artificial sweeteners. They also won’t contain sugar alcohols that can have a potential laxative effect (gross!) such as Erythritol, Glycerol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol. Wait, was that even English? Our Non-GMO cookies are also proven to be free of genetic modification, and come from only sustainable resources.
Ever since 1993, our mission has been to provide quality baked goods that not only taste great, but also contain healthy amounts of beneficial protein and fiber. Lenny & Larry’s Chocolate Chip Complete Cookie follows that mission. As the leader in baked nutrition, we say you don’t need to drink basic protein shakes and eat boring chicken every day to get your protein. You can still give in to your cravings and benefit, instead of sacrifice. We keep the same great taste while enhancing our ingredients so you can still enjoy one of life’s simple and greatest pleasures, the chocolate chip cookie. Don’t believe us? Then it’s time to try The Complete Cookie and see for yourself. Here’s a hint, microwave them for a few seconds to get that fresh baked, gooey chocolate taste! Pair with a tall glass of ice cold milk (organic of course!) and we promise, you won’t be disappointed.