Caffeinated Smart Cookie

Caffeine Levels

180mgCAFFEINE
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Caffeinated Smart Cookie is a premium soft baked chocolate chip cookie made by The Get Up and Go baking Company.

Each cookie is a large 3 ounces, but according to the label each cookie is two servings. However, I don't think many would eat just half the cookie, so the caffeine amount listed above is for the whole cookie

The company recently sent us some samples to evaluate.

Smart Cookie Review

I consider myself a bit of a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, so I was both excited and a little skeptical when I opened the pack of Smart Cookies.

Chocolate chip cookies for me have to be soft but not dry and have a good balance of sweet, salty, and bitter from the chocolate. 

Here's how Caffeinated Smart Cookies faired.

Taste

Smart Cookies are soft like I like and had a great flavor overall, but I could detect the added caffeine, which came across as a slightly bitter taste. (But not like semi-sweet chocolate chips.)

However, this wasn't a detractor from me eating the whole cookie since overall it is a good tasting cookie.

Get Up and Go reformulated their cookies and sent me some new ones to try. Their new cookies have no bitter taste and are excellent. In my opinion, they are better than most pre-made chocolate chip cookies on the market. 

Energy/ Effect

With 180 mg of caffeine in each Smart Cookie they indeed do pack a punch.

I ate the cookie casually over about a half an hour of working. After about ½ a cookie I could already feel the effects of the caffeine. After the whole cookie the world was a much better place.

This is coming from someone that has reset his caffeine tolerance and only has caffeine about once a week. 

Again, a serving is half a cookie or 90 mg of caffeine, but after tasting Smart Cookies, I can't see a person stopping at half a cookie. 

Not For Children!

Okay, Caffeinated Smart Cookies are definitely an adult only type of snack. They have more caffeine than what's in a Monster, 2 Red Bulls, a 8 fl. oz. brewed coffee, 5 Cokes, and 3 Mountain Dews!

If you buy these, keep them away from any children that might be in the house. 

Get Up and Go's Other Caffeinated Baked Goods

Besides Smart Cookies Get Up and Go offers the following caffeinated items:

get up and go brownie
  • Chocolate Chip Blondies: 200 mg
  • Caffeinated Brownies: 200 mg
  • Mocha Espresso Cookies: 180 mg
  • Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins: 140 mg
  • Double Chocolate Chip Muffins: 200 mg
  • Cinnamon Bun Granola: 100 mg
  • Dolce Latte Granola
  • Mocha Joe Granola

Smart Cookies and their other products can be purchased online here.

Ingredients in Caffeinated Smart Cookie

Unbleached flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla, salt), brown sugar, palm oil, eggs, corn syrup, water, vanilla extract, natural sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, salt, natural flavor, Natural caffeine (coffee bean extract)

How Does It Compare With Other Foods?

Caffeine per Item

200180160140 120100806040 200 Cookie of Caffeinated Smart Cookie Foosh Energy Mints Hershey's Special Dark Bars Jolt Gum

Sources

http://www.getupandgobaked.com/, samples, and email from the company.