Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cookies are less fattening in Canada, eh?

At a recent ARWA meeting a friend gave me 3
wonderful GF cookies
Produced in the US these cookies which are truly delicious have stick on nutrition guides to make them bilingual for Canada's markets. After pulling the sticky off to get into the package (they are individually packed) I noticed a discrepancy between the US and Canadian nutrition labels.

Amazing - the cookie lost 60 calories and 8 grams of carbs by simply crossing into Canada! Go figure.  It's skinnier to take your cookies north to Canada, eh? The other two flavours also had similar reductions.

I am sure there is some logical explanation, but it was disconcerting to see that the original calorie count was so much higher than at first look.

Watch of for those WOW cookies. Enjoy them but be aware, they may not be exactly what they say they are.


  1. That sounds very odd. Wonder why they do that - eh?

  2. Thanks great. I'll have to tell my family to come to Canada to get thin ;)
    You have to smile at some of the tricks people try and pull don't you. Good catch. I'm not sure I would have noticed.

  3. I wonder if the serving size changed from one cookie in the US to 100g in Canada? I've seen a number of things portioned like that, and get frustrated by it, since I have no feel for what 100g of anything is except coffee beans.

    1. That would make sense - but the numbers were all "per cookie." @ 4 or 5 thin slices of sandwich meat is 100g... if that helps. LOL