WhoNu cookies could be so “healthy”?

Grrrrrr. These cookies make me angry.  And cookies are supposed to make you happy so I have a problem with this.

They are relatively new, made by sun core products and come in 4 flavors.  They also boast added fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and iron.

So, you want to fortify a cookie and compare it to spinach and oatmeal? I don’t love that comparison but OK. Give your cookie a health “halo” and make people think it is really, really good for them. They are more likely to eat more cookies, which is good for the makers of WhoNu? but not good for the people eating all these extra cookies.

My biggest problem with these cookies is, they are made with partially hydrogenated oils.  Don’t ask me why they would take the time to fortify their cookies and make them “healthier” and market them as healthier and then continue to use trans fat in their production.  If you go to their website, they tell you a lot about nutrition facts but they don’t list their ingredients.  They can list trans fat on their label as 0 grams because the FDA allows that to be 0 as long as there is less than 0.5 g per serving.  So there may be about 1/2 gram of trans fat for every three cookies, we don’t know.

Just goes to show how deceptive food marketing can be.  I hope you enjoyed my friday rant.  And if you really want a cookie, I would recommend making over the weekend….they look really yummy!

Have a great weekend.


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  1. Georgeanne

    Thanks for the cookie recipe. Haven’t seen my all time favorite sunflower butter displayed in a recipe yet!!!!

    • You’re welcome. I will make them for you soon! You bring the sunflower butter and wonderful oven, I’ll bring the chocolate covered seeds.

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