Tags: biscotti

25 Nov 2011, Comments (2)

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Biscotti

Author: Healthnuttxo

Who’s obsessed with Starbucks!?!


I’m definitely guilty of going to Starbucks every week (err, day) to get my caffeine fix. What’s a girl to do when she has to do 8 million things in one day and needs caffeine to keep her going? It HAS to taste good and Starbucks does coffee right. Perfect in fact. So yummy.

Anyway, I got a caramel frappuccino and saw the Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Biscotti waiting at the counter. Oh, Starbucks, you are so sly. Not only am I spending over 5 dollars for a drink, now I am spending additional money on a biscotti that I probably don’t need. But, I saw it, it looked interesting, and well, I bought it. I. Am. An. Impulse. Buyer.

Moving on,

Here’s what it looked like.

There were three “layers” of the biscotti. A white layer on top with some sort of drizzled frosting, a middle thin brown layer, and a bottom layer that was frosted. The top layer tasted like a plain biscotti, nothing special. Crunchy, with a tad bit of vanilla flavor in it. The middle layer was also relatively bland, but had more of a coffee flavor to it. The bottom layer, my favorite, was sweet and had a coffee/caramel flavor to it, as well as being slightly softer than the rest of the layers as it had the frosting on it.

I wouldn’t say this biscotti was amazing, but it was ok. It was crunchy as a biscotti should be. I probably would have liked it better had the whole thing been frosted rather than just the bottom, just because I think without the frosting the biscotti would have been rather boring and bland. A good dunking-in-your coffee kind of cookie, but I also bought this with a frozen drink so that was a tad difficult (FAIL!!)

Overall, I would skip this biscotti. It probably wasn’t worth the additional 170 calories, as it was kind of small and lacked amazing flavor. If you want an amazing treat for around the same number of calories, I HIGHLY suggest this product I reviewed in the past. SO. GOOD!

I also don’t think this was worth the 15 grams of sugar and 3.5 grams of saturated fat. Really?? Where did THAT come from!?! So overall, 2 stars

1 Biscotti is 170 calories, 6 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein.

21 Jul 2011, Comments (6)

ProScotti Almond-Orange Biscotti

Author: Healthnuttxo

I’m a total protein convert. Don’t get me wrong. I love my carbs (especially in the form of cupcakes and cookies…oh… and bread...=) ), but I’m much more into protein, especially since I have a high activity level. Greek yogurt? Yup. Cottage cheese? Yup. Protein shakes? You bet.

So, if given the opportunity to eat something dessert-worthy, like a biscotti, WITH protein? You know I’m going to be happy about that !

I already reviewed the Mocha Chocolate Chip ProScotti. These are soft biscotti cookies with protein and omega-3’s in them as the package states.

Next up, I tried the ProScotti Almond-Orange Biscotti. They came with 2 in a pack and had a really awesome aroma to them. I thought it kind of smelled like  a cranberry almond muffins my family used to always have in the house when I was little. Every Saturday morning someone would toast up the cranberry almond muffin, and the aroma would fill the house. The smell of these ProScotti reminded me of just that.

It was very soft and almost a bit crumbly when I bit into it. It was pretty sweet, and very delicious. It had a delicious orange zest flavor, but almond undertones, and a hint of vanilla as well. I certainly think this flavor will satisfy a sweet tooth, because I felt like I could taste the sugar in it. I looked at the nutritional facts and found there to be 20 grams of sugar in the pack, so it makes sense that they are sweet.

Overall, I like these! I liked them more thanI liked the Mocha Chocolate Chip Flavor. Even though I got these for free from the company, I would certainly buy and eat them in the future. I love the protein, the omega-3’s, and that they are made with pretty minimal ingredients. The only down fall is that the sugar content is a bit high. 4 stars

Oranges- do you like them? Or could you do without them? Personally, I hate eating oranges. I like orange juice, and I LOVE clementines (or rather, I like to eat the juice out of clementines!) but something about the pulp in oranges really turns me off. I’m much more of an apple kind of girl 😉

1 package is 194 calories, 5.2 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 20 grams of sugar, and 12.7 grams of protein.

I was provided this product to try for free from the company.

10 Nov 2009, Comments (2)

Baker Dan's Cookies

Author: healthnuttxo
Baker Dan may be a company you haven’t heard of, but you might want to check him out. He makes some pretty delicious cookies! According to the website, “Baker Dan seeks to produce a variety of specialty and classic cookies that are pleasurable to eat and made for a healthy treat.”
I was lucky enough to get to sample some of his cookies, and this is what I thought! 🙂
Walnut Raisin Biscotti
unexpected for a biscotti, because it was chewy and not crisp. I liked the chunks of walnuts in it, and it has a nice raisin flavor. Surprisingly, i thought i tasted a bit of raspberry flavor as well. Biting into it, it reminded me of eating a poptart. It tasted like the filling in one of the strawberry or raspberry poptart, but not as sugary. It was very good, sweet but not too sweet. 4 stars !
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip- yummmmmy is all i have to say! I like how they are “crisp” and “light” tasting. They have sweet chunks of chocolate and a brown sugar taste. I also like you get 2 BIG cookies for only 110 calories. It nixed my chocolate craving for sure- very good!  I also liked how it had a wee bit of a salty taste to it. What a good cookie. 4 1/2 stars
Pistachio Biscotti– yum again! Baker Dan is definitely good at making biscottis! This one was crisper, and had a nice texture. It had just the right amount of sweetness, and i really enjoyed the lemony taste to it. They worked well with a cup of tea, and my mom tried one and said she would buy these if she saw them in store. 4 stars
Regular Chocolate Chip– these were better than the sugar free, but not as good as the gluten free. They were sweet and more chocolately, and had a richer flavor. Still a very enjoyable cookie, i would buy them again. 4 stars
Overall, these were pretty good. They all had a decent portion size too, especially the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip (2 for 110 calories) and the Pistachio Biscotti (3 for 110 calories). On the positive side, they are all pretty low in fat. On the one negative side, they are also pretty low in fiber 🙁 But, I would buy these if I saw them in a nearby store by me! Good choice over Oreo’s or Chips Ahoy or whatever other sugary and preservative-laden cookies that are on the market these days and deserve to be in the trash. *Oops!* Did i say that? 😉
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip- 2 cookies is 110 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

Pistachio Biscotti- 3 cookies are 110 calories, 4 grams of fat, 16 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 3 grams of protein.

Walnut Raisin Biscotti- 1 biscotti is 80 calories,  .5 grams of fat, 18 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

Regular Chocolate Chip- 1 cookie is 80 calories, 3 grams of fat, 13 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip-Gluten free flour (cornstarch, tapioca flour, chickpea flour, rice flour),extra bittersweet chocolate (chocolate liquor, sugar, soy lecithin emulsifier, pure vanilla), butter (milk), sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda, xanthan gum.
Pistachio Biscotti-wheat flour (malted barley), sugar, almonds, pistachio, butter, eggs, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), anise, baking powder (aluminum free), lemon zest, and salt.
Walnut Raisin Biscotti- Walnuts, raisins, sugar, wheat flour (malted barley), eggs.
Regular Chocolate Chip- wheat flour (malted barley), extra bittersweet chocolate (chocolate liquor, sugar, soy lecithin emulsifier, pure vanilla), butter, eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, baking powder
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