Rising Dough cookies not as low-cal as they seem

risingdoughbakery.JPGTo go along with their smoothies, Jamba Juice sells a variety of baked goods and snacks of the healthier sort. I’ve seen Terra Chips, Pirate’s Booty and a number of different kinds of energy bars. Some of the more appealing snacks are the cookies from Rising Dough Bakery, since they are almost unbelievably low in fat and calories. The Oatmeal Cranberry Raisin, for instance, claims to be fat free and contain just 70 calories per serving (two servings per cookie).

Unfortunately, it appears that these cookies -¬†which are most and quite tasty, for the record – have more than double the calories stated. Good Housekeeping was skeptical about their nutritional claims and had a number of the cookies independently tested. Their tests showed that each cookie had 3 grams of fat and 153 calories per half-cookie serving. This still puts the cookies under the “low fat” label, but more than doubles the calories listed on the nutrition label to 306 per cookie!

Too bad that GH didn’t test the company’s other low fat offerings to see if their nutritional stats were accurate. Based on the results here, it seems that the “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is” adage holds up.

3 comments

  1. Just like the “Seinfeld” episode where the fat-free frozen yogurt everyone raved over was found NOT to be fat-free at all!!!

  2. I’m a huge Seinfeld fan and that episode is a classic! I wish it turned up in the reruns more often!

  3. This is the sort of news that just needs to get out more often and louder.

    Pirate’s Booty had a similar problem with their reporting too.

    grrrr

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