Lenny & Larry's - The Complete Cookie Chocolate Chip - 4 oz (113g)
Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie Chocolate Chip has been a crowd pleaser since day one. This great tasting vegan cookie has no animal products, no dairy products and no preservatives. With 16 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, 0 grams of trans fat and 0 grams of cholesterol, you can see why Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie is the perfect, healthy snack. You might be wondering one last thing - why is it called The Complete Cookie? Because Vegans everywhere say "You Complete Me!" after taking a bite!
- 16g Protein
- 6g Fiber
- 0mg Cholesterol
The Complete Cookie Facts
- Best Tasting!
- All Natural
- High Protein
- No Dairy
- No Eggs
- Good Source of Fiber
- No Cholesterol
- No Trans Fat
- Nothing Artificial
- No Sugar Alcohols
- NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
Unfortunately when some companies say their snacks are "healthy" often times this just isn't true. In the world of marketing today, there are lots of "myths" about what healthy means and what really makes food good for you.
Lenny & Larry's works to debunk these myths and help people understand what healthy snacks really should have as their ingredients. Whether it's myths about protein or sugar alcohols, or myths about the term "all natural", they want to help set the record straight.
Unlike other products, Lenny & Larry's products are good for you. Their products are all natural, fresh baked, full of protein and contain no sugar alcohols.
Good For You
People often ask "Why are Lenny & Larry's products so good?" If they had to point to one thing; Lenny & Larry's snacks have always been All Natural. They feel using only All Natural ingredients separates them from everyone else. Many companies use sugar alcohols to sweeten their products and to help lower calories, carbohydrates and costs; they use chemicals to preserve their products; they use inferior proteins such as hydrolyzed collagen, which is a protein derived from the skin and bones of pigs, cows and fish. Yuck! Shouldn't the product inside the package taste better than the package it comes in? They think so.
They release no product before its time. When they launch a new snack, they have typically spent a minimum of one year developing and testing to make sure they product is perfect. With Lenny & Larry's snacks, you can taste the difference.
Lenny & Larry knew in the early 90's that people didn't get enough protein in their daily nutritional plans. Lenny & Larry also knew not everyone was a 'bodybuilder in training' and consuming massive amounts of protein so you can be bigger than the person beside you, wasn't for most people. True bodybuilders represent a small segment of the population but they are amazing athletes and their hard work is second to none. Bodybuilders and hardcore endurance athletes definitely need more protein than most Americans to help muscle growth and repair tissues broken down in training.
People from all walks of life; teachers, construction workers, office athletes, kids, computer programmers and the superior aged folks still need added protein. Did you know that proteins are the essential building blocks for muscles, hair, skin, nails, blood and internal organs? Did you know that proteins help build cardiac muscle (heart)? Our bodies need protein to maintain cells, tissues and organs. A lack of protein in our daily nutritional plans can result in slow growth, reduced muscle mass, lower immunity, and weaken the heart and respiratory system. Next to water, protein is mainly what your body is comprised of. It just makes sense to eat more protein. How much protein do you need? No matter what anyone tells you, it depends on YOU!
No Sugar Alcohol
If your protein bar of choice is loaded with sugar alcohols, then re-think that bar. Most people don’t even know what sugar alcohols are. Sugar alcohols are neither sugars nor alcohols. What are sugar alcohols? “A sugar alcohol (also known as a polyol, polyhydric alcohol, or polyalcohol) is a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group (aldehyde or ketone, reducing sugar) has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group (hence the alcohol). Sugar alcohols have the general formula H (HCHO) n+1H, whereas sugars have H (HCHO)nHCO. In commercial foodstuffs sugar alcohols are commonly used in place of table sugar (sucrose), often in combination with high intensity artificial sweeteners to counter the low sweetness.” (Ref: Wikipedia)
Now, the definition above is great for understanding the scientific meaning of sugar alcohols but what does all that information mean? It means by using sugar alcohols in protein bars, you can still get the sweetness of sugar with approximately only ½ the calories of real sugar. Sound good? Well, if you enjoy bloating, diarrhea and flatulence, then stick with your protein bar. An over consumption of sugar alcohols, like many other incompletely digestible substances, can cause bloating, diarrhea and flatulence because they are not absorbed in the small intestine. “The American Dietetic Association advises that greater than 50g/day of sorbitol or greater than 20g/day of mannitol may cause diarrhea.”
The most commonly used sugar alcohols include sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, maltitol, maltitol syrup, lactitol, erythritol, isomalt and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates [HSH]. Recognize any of these from your protein bar? Does your protein bar carry a disclaimer that says “may cause gastrointestinal discomfort?” Using sugar alcohols in protein bars also lets a company make a cheaper product, allows them to list lower carbs or lower sugar… and then they add maltitol syrup and hydrolyzed collagen… yummy!
Lenny & Larry’s is All Natural
Eating All Natural just seems to make sense. Think about it; if you had to choose between eating chemicals and other artificial ingredients versus eating all natural ingredients, where is the dilemma? With over 3000 preservatives and additives available, it is almost impossible to completely avoid artificial this, preservative that, but you have to start somewhere. Why not start with All Natural snacks? Since we are a society that is always on the go, and we are always looking to grab a quick fix for energy or a meal replacement, choosing All Natural snacks is a great way to satisfy these needs. Almost all foods are processed in some way, but that doesn’t make them all bad. Canning fruits and vegetables is a process, salt goes through a process, sugar goes through a process, wheat from the field to become bread is a process but all of these can be All Natural. Unless you are growing all of your own foods, starting with organic soil, most all foods go through some processing.
Lenny & Larry's could have easily taken shortcuts to produce their products like using preservatives, hydrolyzed gelatin or collagen, sugar alcohols and more but they made a conscious choice very early on to stay with All Natural ingredients. Make good choices in life, starting with eating All Natural.
About Lenny & Larry's
Lenny & Larry’s was founded by two friends with a passion for fitness, having fun and the first to truly bake with protein. Combining a fitness background with an interest in nutritional baked goods and promotional fun, they decided to create and market high protein muffins, cookies and other all natural baked goods.
After months of planning they came up with some great tasting, healthy products and their 'guaranteed to make you smile logo.' Guess what? Everyone loved it and away they went! They believe your snack should taste better than the package it comes in.
As executives with a hands on philosophy, the principals of Lenny & Larry’s take an active role in the research and development as well as the sales of their successful product lines. Being family men and sports enthusiasts, they have set a company objective of creating and producing healthy baked goods for both young and old.
Lenny & Larry’s mission is to continue to create and distribute healthy baked goods as well as to encourage physical fitness and a healthy diet. They appreciate everyone’s loyal support.