As I was wondering down the snack isle of the grocery store today, I was on the search for something completely different (because that is always more fun). I was about to settle for an oldie, but goodie: Annie's All Natural Honey Bunny Grahams, when I spotted a brand spankin' new product on my local Target's shelves: Leclerc Praeventia Dark Chocolate Chip 70% Cocoa with Red Wine Extract Cookies (what a name). There is a Zest of Orange with Green Tea Extract flavor as well, but my love for chocolate made the decision for me.
There are so many health claims on this 7.4oz box that I am not sure how to convey every stimulating statement to you without setting out to write a book. First off all, there are 10 grams of whole grain and 4 grams of fiber per 30 gram pouch (each box contains 7 little heart filled bags). The flavor is so intense and delightful that the seemingly small serving may actually satisfy even the biggest volume eaters.
Each heart shaped, crispy chocolate cookie is a compacted mixture of whole rolled oats, brown sugar, enriched and whole oat flour, visible mini dark chocolate chips and a few other nutritious attributes. Furthermore, the 70% dark chocolate and red wine extract offer your body a tasty source of powerful antioxidants. The texture is similar to that of a Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bar, which is certainly not bad, just unexpected. The cookie tends to be a bit crumbly and slightly dry at first; but melds into a perfect concoction once it hits your mouth. The dark chocolate flavor is extremely concentrated and resembles pure dark chocolate (which is utterly amazing).
After enjoying one pouch, you will have consumed 150 calories, 6 grams of fat (9% of the RDA) including 1 gram of saturated fat (5% of the RDA), 95 mg of sodium (4% of the RDA), 7 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein and 10% of the RDA for Iron. You could not ask for better nutritional information for a chocolate packed treat.
The cookies were selling for $4.00, and there was a $0.55 off coupon on every box, so I figured it was worth a try. Unfortunately, I forgot about the coupon until I was at home unloading my groceries, therefore, I may buy these again soon in an effort to make use of my handy discount. Otherwise, I would wait for them to go on sale. If you are truly in love with dark chocolate cookies, you must find Leclerc Praeventia's Dark Chocolate Cookies.