Taste Test: Better-For-You Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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Reaching for a more wholesome cookie seems like a smart choice, but do these seemingly healthier brands pass the test for nutrition and flavor? Healthy Eats did a Taste Test to find out.

The Criteria
Each brand of cookie was rated on a 5-point scale (5 being the highest). The cookies were evaluated on taste, nutrition and ingredient quality, with special attention paid to the types of sweeteners and fats used in the all-important filling.

Country Choice Organic Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Rating: 4.5
Cost: $4.29 (about $0.16 per cookie)
Nutrition Info (2 cookies): 130 calories; 0.5 gram saturated fat
The Healthy Eats Take: The filling appeared to be a little runnier than some of the other brands, but the flavor held up and was the best overall. The cookies are low in saturated fat, thanks to the use of high-oleic sunflower oil. Powdered sugar provides most of the sweetness.

Whole Foods 365 Brand Chocolate Sandwich Crèmes
Rating: 4
Cost: $2.99 (about $0.07 per cookie)
Nutrition Info (2 cookies): 130 calories; 0 grams saturated fat
The Healthy Eats Take: A darn tasty (and budget-friendly) cookie. The filling is sweetened with cane sugar and is a little too gooey, but the chocolate cookie has a nice crunch. This brand gained …read more