Nutrition is essential while adventuring or working out. Without adequate management of your fuel intake, your performance will decline, and you may be putting yourself at risk. During our adventures, nutrition is an important consideration. In this article, we have taken the time to review Naked Protein Cookies on a bunch of recent adventures. Here’s what we thought.
We brought Naked Cookies on Colorado 14ers, backcountry ski trips, trail runs, short hikes, and long days at the ski resort. This testing allowed us to experience cookies while our bodies needed proper nutrition, in cold temperatures, warm temperatures, and combined with other bars and foods during the same adventures. Because of this testing, we have a great picture of how these cookies performed.
A little background on our testing: We are trail runners, hikers, skiers, bikers, and we take our nutrition and athletic performance serious. As with any type of nutrition or food you consume, reviews are still personal, meaning that our experience may not perfectly reflect anyone else’s, but is just a datapoint in your consideration of choosing the best bars for you.
Where To Purchase
You can purchase Naked Nutrition products on their site: Naked Nutrition
Or on Amazon
About Naked Nutrition
Naked Nutrition was founded in 2014 by All American track start Stephen Zieminski after realizing the lack of high quality ingredients in products that were being marketed as healthy. Naked Nutrition began creating products from simple ingredients without artificial colors, sweeteners, and has quickly grown to offering over 50 products all made from simple ingredients with health and fitness in mind. With protein powders, supplements of various kinds, and protein bars and cookies, there are a bunch of products for all kinds of use cases and needs.
About The Cookies
Naked Nutrition’s has cookies available in three flavors, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, and Sugar Cookie. All cookies are gluten free, GMO free, Soy Free, and Naked Nutrition prides themselves on cookies that are made with natural, minimally processed ingredients.
All cookies are made with grass fed whey protein, defatted almond flour, monk fruit juice, and feature a slightly sweet flavor, slightly crunchy mixed with chewy texture, and a unique, but satisfying protein cookie flavor.
|Chocolate Chip||Oatmeal Raisin||Sugar|
|Protein||10 g||10 g||10 g|
|Sugar||1 g||5 g||5 g|
|Sodium||60 mg||60 mg||60 mg|
|Fiber||7 g||28 g||6 g|
|Carbs||24 g||20 g||26 g|
Naked Nutrition offers free shipping on overs over $49, so ordering a few different items off of the website is recommended.
Returns & Warranty
Being a food item, once opened, products cannot be returned. A 14 day return policy applies for unopened products, and any issues with packaging or shipping damage will be addressed by support. You can read more about the policy here.
There aren’t a ton of cookies that we have taken on the trail before Naked Cookies came along. We have used dozens of protein and granola bars over the years with various success and enjoyment. Overall, the cookies find a balance between sweetness and chewiness that makes them quite satisfying and enjoyable. They crumble more than a traditional cookie, are less sweet than your average cookie, but have a great taste when compared to other protein and granola bars.
The slight sweetness, makes it hard for the cookies to get old, and overall the taste of these are great in our opinion, as we look forward to eating them on the trail.
Packaging / Ease Of Use
When working out or on an adventure, you’d be surprised at how some wrappers can be difficult to open. The wrapper here is easy to open, yet secure, making these easy to pull out of a backpack and eat on the move. In addition, when eating a snack in freezing temperatures, it needs to be edible while frozen or partially frozen. These cookies are a good snack to have in the backpack during cold temperatures. Unlike a Clif bar, or some other granola bars, even in below freezing temperatures, these cookies are edible.
Unlike other items with chocolate in them, warm temperatures also don’t result in a mess.
As far as nutrition, these cookies have simple and natural ingredients. We like this, and most others should like this. In addition to this, the macros in this cookie are solid for adventure. With a good mix of protein, sugar, carbs, and, fiber, this cookie gives both fast and long lasting energy.
It is a great snack for replenishment of proteins and carbs in the middle of an extended workout or long day out on the trail.
Given that this cookie doesn’t use artificial sweeteners, and contains quality natural ingredients while maintaining a great taste, we are impressed with the macronutrient balance, good taste, and quality nutrition.
This goes hand in hand with nutrition. As we stated, the macros of this cookie make it a solid option for during long workouts or days on the trail. The cookie is edible in all types of situations and temperatures. It is worth noting that the sodium content of this cookie is on the lower end, so for heavy endurance activities, having a source of sodium other than this may be essential. Though most athletes will be supplementing many of these electrolytes through drinks, so this is not a primary function of bars kept in the pack.
The cookie style and crumbly nature of the bar make this better suited for eating during a quick stop, rather than while still moving. Making this a great hiking snack option, and less of a trail run option.
Price & Value
These cookies are priced with a fair value. Other bars and snacks with high end ingredients like Naked Nutrition offers are often more expensive than Naked Nutrition’s bars and cookies. Therefore, the value here is high in our opinion. It is easy to find cheaper alternatives, but you will be sacrificing quality ingredients, taste, balanced macronutrients, and potentially your performance if electing for cheaper options.
Because of the high end ingredients, we believe these cookies are values correctly in comparison to other top notch nutrition bars and snacks on the market, and even cheaper in many cases.
Recommendation And Overall Thoughts:
Overall, we highly recommend Naked Nutrition Cookies. To recap what we love:
- High quality ingredients
- Great balance of macronutrients
- A semi sweet flavor that doesn’t get old
- Overall high value when compared to other quality ingredient snacks
- Good chewiness for consumption during cold weather
We will be buying these again for continued use.
Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about