Are you a cookie lover? Then have I got a cookie review for you this week. Alpendough, a company known for their ready to bake vegan and gluten free cookie doughs recently launched a new line of plant based protein cookies. Considering my love for all things cookie related, I was excited to try this line of plant based cookies.
Alpendough Protein Cookies are available in 3 flavors: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Cherry, and Lemon Poppy.
Alpendough Cookies are:
- Gluten Free
- NON – GMO
- Plant Based(Made with Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder
The nutrition varies by flavor but averages between 290-360 calories, 18-19g protein, 27-29g carbohydrates, 12-18g fat and 4-6g fiber. Each package is one serving which means you can eat the whole darn cookie!
Let’s get to tasting!
Since, this was my first experience trying a pumpkin seed protein based product, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. To my surprise, pumpkin seed powder has a very mild flavor in comparison to pea and hemp which can often come across earthy in taste. Loaded with plenty of chocolate chips, the texture is similar to that of a soft batch cookie. These aren’t excessively sweet either considering each cookie contains around 16-21g of sugar per serving. The Chocolate Chip cookie was good but not great. I felt like this flavor was somewhat muted for my liking which was odd considering this smelled pretty amazing straight out of the wrapper.
Ingredients: Pumpkin seed protein powder, organic evaporated cane juice, semi-sweet chocolate chips, organic coconut oil, organic coconut milk, tapioca flour, less than 2% of organic vanilla extract, whole grain gluten-free oat flour, molasses, xanthan gum, baking soda, sea salt, monkfruit extract.
Double Chocolate Cherry
Forget the box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, please send me a dozen of the Double Chocolate Cherry cookies. Cherry and chocolate just happens to be one of my favorite flavor combinations ever! So thick and dense, this has the consistency of a rich dark chocolate brownie. It’s almost what you would call a cookie-brownie hybrid. Chocolate makes up the good majority of the flavor but the addition of the dried cherries made for a perfectly balanced cookie. Hands down my favorite of all three flavors.
Ingredients: Pumpkin seed protein powder, organic evaporated cane juice, organic coconut milk, organic coconut oil, unsweetened dried cherries, semi-sweet chocolate chips, Dutch process cocoa powder, less than 2% of tapioca flour, almond extract, organic vanilla extract, baking soda, xanthan gum, monkfruit extract, whole grain gluten-free oat flour
If you are a lemon lover, this cookie will make you do a happy dance! Slightly reminiscent of those classic bakery style muffins you would find at Dunkin Donuts, Lemon Poppy is soft, tender, and bursting with lemon flavor in every bite. The lemon flavor was very natural and not overpowering. The poppy seeds help to balance out the lemony flavor and add a subtle yet nutty crunch component to the cookie.
Ingredients: Pumpkin seed protein powder, organic evaporated cane juice, organic coconut milk, organic coconut oil, whole grain gluten free oat flour, lemon juice, tapioca flour, lemon extract, 2% or less of organic vanilla extract, poppy seeds, monkfruit extract, baking soda, xanthan gum, sea salt, almond extract.
You don’t need to be a vegan to appreciate these cookies. Overall, a great product with an impressive ingredient list. If you are looking for a better for you snack that you can feel good about eating, give Alpendough Protein Cookies a try. My favorite flavors in order of preference; Double Chocolate Cherry, Lemon Poppy and Chocolate Chip.
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Have you tried Alpendough cookies before? If so, which flavor is your favorite? Please share – I would love to hear from you!
Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.