I can’t tell you the last time I scrolled through my Instagram feed without seeing at least one ad for a keto-friendly snack. From high-protein bars to low-carb cereals, it truly feels like there are no longer adult humans willing to eat traditional carbs. But while I often caught myself pausing to consider these healthy options, I had zero interest in hopping aboard the keto train. Simply put, I’ve been quite content with my regular snacks, thank you very much.
These were the thoughts that crossed my mind when I first spotted the HighKey brand on my feed (for those who don’t know, they offer a variety of popular snacks, like cereal, granola and biscuits, minus the extra sugar and carbs). But when I saw that the Ryan Reynolds participated in an ad for the brand’s mini cookies, I had to reconsider.
So, after doing a bit of research and seeing the positive reviews, I decided to sample four flavors: Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Mint Chocolate. Just to offer a bit of background, HighKey launched these cookies as part of their mission to eliminate more sugar from the American diet, or in other words, to “cancel sugar, not cookies.” They’re all gluten free with zero added sugar. Plus, each flavor has under 3g net carbs, making it ideal for the keto diet. It’s worth noting that they’re a tad pricey: On the brand’s website, you can purchase bundles of three for about $14, which adds up to roughly $2 per serving (seven mini cookies). But if you happen to be on a low-carb diet, then these might be a great option for you.
Read on to see my honest thoughts about the popular snack that’s got even celebrities raving.