Apr 9, 2011

Review: Kashi - TLC Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies

When I think of Kashi, I think healthy and wholesome. I don't know if that's true or not but that's what I think. So when I picked up a box of Kashi TLC Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies, I thought this should be interesting. Wholesome comes at a price as an 8.5-ounce box retails around $3.99 or about $2.50 to $3.00 on sale or about twice as much as a package of Chips Ahoy.

The box touts that the cookies are all-natural and contain 600mg of ALA Omega-3 which is supposed to have a number of health benefits. But this is a food blog so the question is "How does it taste?"

The Sister thought this tasted "healthy" and more "like a granola bar," but I liked it. It does have more walnuts, flaxseed, and oats than the typical oatmeal cookie which gives it a more grainier and drier consistency than your typical soft-baked oatmeal (which usually has more flour and less oats) but I liked the added texture and enjoyed it. And, I would rather have it over the typical granola bar.
With only eight cookies per box, your supply of Omega-3s will go by pretty fast even at a cookie a day. Also the box sports a huge cookie but you'll notice in that the actual cookie is much smaller. Maybe about 2 inches in diameter but with about a 1/2 inch thickness lending a bit of a hockey puck shape.
Kashi TLC Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies are good but not great. Some vague notion of "Omega-3s are healthy" adds a little peace of mind though not a free license to eat a whole box. A single Oatmeal Raisin Flax cookie is actually a pretty decent snack especially for the more health-minded and not too bad on sating hunger despite the rather small size.

Nutritional Info - Kashi TLC Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies - 8.5 ounces (240g)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 40)
Fat - 4.5g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 70mg
Carbs - 20g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 2g

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  1. Hate to nitpick, but did you mean the cookies are good but not great? Saying they're not good but not great makes them sound... well, bad lol.

  2. Whoops! Thanks, I fixed it. I originally wrote "not great but good" but when I switched them around I guess I added a "not."


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