Chef Jay's Tri-O-Plex Cookies

Chef Jay’s Tri-O-Plex Cookies

“Chef” Jay Littmann is the creator of the Tri-O-Plex line of protein-fortified bars, cookies, puffs and brownies.  Chef Jay products are sold through a wide variety of online retail outlets and health clubs, as well as specialty nutrition stores (like GNC) that cater to bodybuilding and fitness. There are eight cookie flavors: Caramel Apple, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry White Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut.

Manufacturer’s Description: Tastes home baked. 18-22 grams of protein, soft, moist and individually wrapped. For the entire family at home work or school.

Product Label:

Serving Size 43g (1.5 oz)
Servings Per Container: 2
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 125mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber <1g
Sugars 11g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10%

Ingredients: Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soybean, Lecithin, Vanilla), Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Protein Blend (Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Liquid Whole Eggs, White Wheat Flour, Honey, Brown Sugar, Cocoa Powder (Cocoa Processed with Alkali), Water, Vanilla Extract, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Soy Lecithin, Baking Soda, Salt.

Comments: I tried both the Double Chocolate Chip (shown above) and the Oatmeal Raisin cookies. There are two cookies in each package…these are normally sold in boxes of 12 packages, but I was able to purchase single packs online from Netrition.com for $1.99 each.

The Double Chocolate Chip cookies tasted just like the chain-grocery store bakery kind: chocolatey and moist – cakey, with just a hint of chewiness. The Oatmeal Raisin cookies were both sweeter and firmer…they were tasty, but there was really nothing about them that suggested “oatmeal” to me…they were more like chewy sugar cookies with raisins.

Although “Chef Jay” describes his line of products as “healthy-style bakery goods,” – I’d be more inclined to describe them as “value-added” bakery goods. These are still made from sugar, butter and refined flour, after all, so – while they have less fat and calories than Mrs. Fields’ cookies – they aren’t strictly “healthy” either.

I have to admit, though – they were rather satisfying. Although I wouldn’t recommend these as a meal replacement (due to the lack of fiber and micronutrients), I could think of worse things to eat to satisfy a craving for chocolate or sweets.

Taste:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Quality:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Efficacy:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Value:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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