The MacroTreat Original Cookie is a powerhouse. Hungry hikers will be pleased to get more density for their dollar with this cookie shaped energy bar. Whole wheat pastry flour, rolled oats, and loads of shredded coconut set the stage. The texture is substantial, a bit doughy when eating, yet dense and “cakey”. The flavor is lightly sweet from the first bite to the aftertaste, thanks to the pleasant mix of brown rice syrup and maple syrup. The coconut is very noticeable, yet not overpowering. Bites that included the bonus chocolate chips reminded me of a Mounds candy bar. Additional bits of chopped walnuts were a nice touch. Although I enjoyed the coconut and chocolate mix in this Treat, some additional oats to lighten up the whole-wheat texture may be a nice touch. It is a touch high in calories (280) for an everyday snack, but has an excellent nutrient mix for endurance activities from hiking to yard work.
Overall MacroTreat Review:
Go Macro Treats are truly inspirational cookies, free of refined sugars and flours, dairy, eggs, hydrogenated oils, additives, and preservatives. High quality is evident right down to the organic grains and sweeteners. The creators of Macro Treats have strictly adhered to the increasingly popular Macrobiotic Diet (think Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow) to produce unrefined, whole and natural indulgences. In fact, even the chocolate chips utilized in some of the Treats are grain sweetened. These soft, jumbo-sized cookies are each very unique in their taste and texture, which is why we have broken the pros and cons down by flavor.
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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.