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One: Chocolate Fudge & Cookie Dough

Whilst I was still writing my review of the One: Happy Birthday bar, I came across the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Brownie flavours in Tokyo:

One Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Brownie
Found in Natural Lawsons

This review will be shorter than usual, as the ingredients of the bars are very similar and I don’t feel it’s worth going into as much detail this time around.

Nutrition

Whilst the bars are very similar, there are some small differences in the nutritional content. In Japan they stick a Japanese label over the top of the original.

Japanese Nutrition
24g of carbs? nani!

In Japan Maltitol is classed as a carbohydrate (炭水化物). I have found this to always be the case, so if you find Maltitol does not work for you then it makes life easy. Still, it’s hard to work out exactly how much Maltitol is in a product.

Also note how the Japanese have not included any fibre. Usually, this is included on nutritional labels, so I presume the Japanese do not count Isomalto-Oligosaccharides (IMO) as fibre.

Taste

These bars are covered with a very thin layer of chocolate. I don’t find it adds much to the flavour. It’s easiest to demonstrate this with the cookie dough bar:

Where are the chocolate chips?

Both bars are chewy.

Both than a thin layer of chocolate.

Chocolate tasted of “nothing” like a bad diet food.

Not even sure what the cookie dough flavour was trying to be!

Overall

I am quite glad to have finished with these bars. They do not fit in with my relaxed macros and contain ingredients I try to avoid. If you include the Maltitol and the IMOs then the carbohydrate count goes through the roof.

Whilst I found the Birthday Cake flavour to be decent. I have not found any of the One bars to be appealing enough to want them to change the recipe so that I can eat them! Every bar has been a disappointment.

With the FDA ruling that IMO is not a fibre, I wonder if One/Oh Yeah will update the recipe to use soluble corn fibre or another sugar alternative. If they do, I’ll be happy to re-review the new range.

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