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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Product Review: Jennie's Macaroons Unsweetened Coconut

Jorge Cruise features Jennie's Coconut Macaroons in the Belly Fat Cure book. I found them to be a nice sweet little snack or dessert, even if you are not a macaroon fan. They are regular sized macaroons and very moist. They were sweeter than I expected, but no too sweet. The package comes with 10 macaroons, or 5 servings. They are a nice way to end a light meal, or have with a cup of tea. They are also perfect to serve at a party!

They are sweetened with Matlitol, which can upset some people's stomachs if you over eat. Maltitol is a Sugar Alcohol and considered a natural sweetener. They have 1gram Sugar/13grams Carbs/1gram Fiber for 2 macaroons for an S/C Value of 1/1. Almost all the Carbohydrates come from the Sugar Alcohol. They are also Lactose and Gluten Free. I loved the fact that they are made with only three ingredients: Unsweetened Sulfate Free coconut, maltitol, egg whites.

They also come in Chocolate and Carob flavors, which I have not tried or looked at the Nutrition Facts for, so I'm not sure if that are Belly Good.  I would put them right up there with the Joseph's Sugar Free Cookies, as great BFC snacks. They can be hard to find, but I got mine at CarbSmart, which also sells through Amazon. If you have found them at a retailer, please leave a comment and let us all know where.

Disclaimer: This product was provided to me free of charge. That in no way effected my opinions on this product.


  1. This makes me want to mix up some of my tropical traditions coconut flakes with egg whites and maybe a few dates. Fun stuff!

  2. Okay, I did it. 1 C (heaping) unsweetened coconut flakes, 2 egg whites, 4 dates, pitted and 1 tsp vanilla. Toss in food processor, scoop onto baking pad-lined pan w/ cookie scoop and bake at 325 for 25ish minutes or until starting to get golden on the outside. I was worried that they'd turn hard as rocks but they are very nicely chewy. And no weird gastric issues w/ the sugar alcohols (I don't do very well on those).

  3. Mike I love this! Ill make them for my next get together. Id much rather have a little natural fruit then Maltitol too! Did you take any photos? Id love for you to do a guest post with the recipe!

  4. Actually I took a whole bunch of photos. I'll send em over.

  5. Hi Amber, I'm a big fan of your blog, thanks so much for being such an informative voice on the BFC! Yesterday I picked up a bag of Emmy's Raw Macaroons and had one as my dessert and loved it, however I read a little closer and while the sugar count is only 1 gram they are sweetened with Agave. I know I should stay away from sugar but this is a teeny amount, is it still a no-no? Also, on another note, I am now taking psyllium husk 3 times a day, do I could them in my carbs for each meal? Thank you!!

    Link to Emmy's:

    1. Yes you need to count the carbs in the fiber supplements :) Agave isnt bad, its just generally too high in sugar grams. As long as the agave stays within the 5/2 per meal its okay. These look like a great option for BFC! Thanks so much for pointing them out.