Ever since I started eating a low-carbohydrate diet to help optimize my type 1 diabetes management almost five years, ago, I seldom eat cookies, because well — they’re generally full of carbs! I have done some low-carb baking with nut flours and sweeteners, but it is time-consuming and messy, so these attempts are quite limited. As such, I am constantly on the lookout for new products that will satisfy different cravings, but still make it easy to keep my blood glucose levels in range.
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out various flavors of cookies from Chipmonk baking factory. I received the samples at no cost and all opinions are my own.
Chipmonk Baking Company
Chipmonk is a relatively new company, who launched in 2019. The founder explains that when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he began his quest to eat better, effectively lowering his A1c back to the non-diabetic range without any medications. As he became more passionate about low-carbohydrate eating, he began to experiment more, and eventually, the company was born.
Chipmonk cookies are gluten-free and low-carbohydrate, totaling just about 1g net carbohydrate per cookie. They are made with nut flour and sweetened with Monk Fruit and allulose, a sugar that does not affect blood glucose levels.
I tried out all the different flavors:
- Chocolate Chipmonk
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Espresso
- Lemonk Lemon
- White Chocolate Macadamia
You can learn more about the available products, including the ingredients and the nutritional content here.
Of note, the cookies are best kept refrigerated. They are very chewy and have a nutty flavor, so if you are someone who prefers more of a crunch or generally dislikes nuts, these may not be the right choice for you.
Some of my favorite flavors included Chipmonk Espresso, which reminded me a lot of a brownie, Peanut Butter, which was very tasty and especially chewy, Snickerdoodle, which reminded me of gingerbread cookies, and Lemonk Lemon, which tasted a lot like lemon poppy seed cake to me.
As with many other good-tasting, ready-to-eat, low-carb products, these cookies come at a pretty steep price. Eight small cookies will cost you about $20, but if you purchase in bulk, you can save (40 cookies will run you about $45). The cookies can be purchased on the company website here.
Overall, I enjoyed the Chipmonk cookies. Although they are expensive and perishable, they barely affected my blood glucose levels, I was happy with the quality of ingredients, and I was happy with the taste and texture!
Have you tried these products? Do you have favorite low-carb dessert products or recipes to suggest? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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