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Friday, September 16, 2011

WhoNu?

WhoNu?
Recently introduced, this Oreo type cookie claims to have a much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal, as much vitamin C as a cup of blueberries, as much vitamin A as a cup of cottage cheese with fruit, as much vitamin E as two cups of carrot juice, as much iron as a cup of spinach, and as much calcium and vitamin D as an 8 oz glass of milk.

I had to buy these cookies and try them for myself.  Well, I thought that these cookies had to taste bad because they sound so healthy!  Wrong.  They are delicious. WhoNu? chocolate sandwich cookies taste just like Oreos.

Unfortunately, the advertisers neglect to inform you of the sugar content.

Three cookies is considered a serving (yeah, right and ice cream is 1/2 cup for a serving).
These three little morsels have 14 grams of sugar.

5 grams of sugar  equal ONE teaspoon of sugar, so do the math.  3 little cookies equal almost 3 full teaspoons of sugar.  I don't know about you, but WOW, that is a lot of sugar.  Also consider you are, if you are like me, going to eat at least 5 cookies, making the total sugar 5 teaspoons.

Oreo cookies have the same amount of sugar and calories, but only have 1 gram of fiber per serving as compared with WhoNU? which has 3 grams per serving.

Oreos have no vitamin C or vitamin A, only 2% calcium, and 10% iron where as WhoNu? has 25% vitamin C, 20% vitamin A, 30% calcium, and 20% iron, PLUS 20% vitamin E, 25% vitamin D and 20% B12.

I guess if you are going to eat a bunch of sugar, it's better to have lots of vitamins and minerals added then not.

Personally, I do not think this snack is worth the calories-160 calories and 3 teaspoons of sugar-for just THREE cookies, for both the Oreo brand and the WhoNu? brand.

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