Ditch The Guilt Mini Cookies Are Devoid Of Decadence (2023)
A healthy, nutritious snack can be part of your diet IF and only if it is delectable. Ditch The Guilt Mini cookies are in need of some improvement in the taste and texture segment.
Embarks on a fitness journey, does all workouts, gets in 10k steps, meals are on point. But snacks, oh snacks. When it comes to snacking, all progress goes down the drain.
Sounds like you? This is where ‘healthy’, ‘sugar-free’ snacks come into play. Essentially, they help you curb cravings while staying within your calorie budget. Ditch The Guilt is an Indian bean to bar chocolate brand that offers ‘guilt’ free desserts. This is our Ditch The Guilt mini cookies review where we talk about the taste, texture, and nutrition information of these cookies.
Worth a try?
Here is all you need to know about these cookies.
|Ditch The Guilt Dark Chocolate Cookies||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||200 grams|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
Our Review Factors
While reviewing Ditch The Guilt mini cookies, the taste, texture, and nutrition values were our focus parameters. Are these nutrient-dense? If yes, are these decadent? Would you go back for seconds? What about the textures?
Chocolate cookies are meant to be indulgent to the point where you don’t want to stop after just one. Did these guilt-free cookies invoke this feeling? Were they sweet? What about the chocolate flavor? Could we taste the earthiness of ragi?
Chewy, crumbly, soft, or brittle? How did these ‘healthy’ cookies feel on the palate?
3. Nutrition Quotient
Compared to regular refined wheat-based cookies, how does Ditch The Guilt fare? More calories or less, protein content? Fiber? Other macronutrients? Can you truly ditch the guilt? We also gauged the quality and quantity of the ingredients used.
4. Other Parameters
The price, packaging, shelf life and other non-tasting factors were also taken into account.
Ditch The Guilt Dark Chocolate Cookies – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
One 200-gram bag containing 10 packs is priced at Rs 200/- and has a shelf life of one month. Each silver plastic wrapper holds one cookie weighing 20 grams.
Ragi flour (millet), cacao beans, cocoa butter, erythirol, olive oil, fructooligosaccharides, baking powder, and baking soda are the key ingredients.
The pack also states that stevia (INS 960) REB A is added to this chocolate as an additive and erythirol is a zero calorie plant-based sweetener. It has a low GI value and may have no effect on blood sugar.
Additionally, this does not contain maltitol, inulin, fillers, and is non-GMO.
One 20-gram cookie offers 61 Kcal with 4 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, around 4 grams of fat, and 1.4 grams of protein. Comparing these values to refined flour-based cookies, we found that the similar quantity would provide around 90 Kcal with 4.5 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.9 grams of protein. So nutritionally, Ditch The Guilt cookies seem better.
Are these cookies truly ‘guilt-free’?
The claims like ‘low carb’, ‘low calorie’, ‘stevia-sweetened’, ‘gluten free’, ‘no sugar added’ are all true and have been delivered well.
Since these are made with ragi flour, these are gluten-free and low in carbohydrates as the pseudo cereal has those natural properties.
When compared with other cookies, Ditch The Guilt has around 75% of the calories. As the ingredient list shows, these cookies are sweetened using stevia (erythirtol), a plant-based sweetener.
Appearance + Aroma
These had a mildly chocolate-like aroma, quite ordinary. Yes, these are chocolate cookies that are bound to have a dark appearance, but these cookies looked overbaked. The base had a way deeper hue than the crust. While slight variation is acceptable, this was almost five shades different. We could see some chocolate chips.
Taste + Texture
First things first, these cookies were quite hard to bite into. They had a slightly oily appearance and were oily to touch as well. But looking at how they have risen, we could comprehend how well baked they were. This is commendable considering there’s no refined flour or eggs used. However, these feel a little oily on the palate. And because the chocolate chips weren’t melted, there was no relief from the hard bite of the cookie.
As for the taste, its very acquired. It takes at least two-three bites to develop the taste for these cookies, or get used to them. However, we noticed a very obvious sourness that hits at the end of the bite. The sweetness, flavor of chocolate were in place and we couldn’t taste the earthiness of ragi.
Why were these cookies sour?
In baking, overusing baking powder results in an overly sour finished product. We learnt this when researching over the ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Ditch The Guilt mini cookies.
Yes, one serve (20 grams) offers 51.3 Kcal.
Yes, you can have them as a snack with tea or coffee.
These do not contain any refined sugar. They are sweetened with stevia.
There are ten 20-gram cookies in a pack.
Ditch The Guilt cookies seem like a healthy, calorie-friendly alternative to sugar and fat-loaded cookies. And the nutrition and ingredient labels are impressive too. But the taste and texture are disheartening.
What’s your preferred, healthy swap?