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Challenge A Diabetic Cookie That Tastes Like the ‘Real Thing’
A Diabetic Cookie That Tastes Like the ‘Real Thing’
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 238
Posted: Nov 16 2012
Challenge ID: 9933136
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A recipe for a diabetic cookie is required - a low glycemic index (GI), low calorie cookie.

The cookie should provide a taste and mouth feel experience directly comparable to a conventional non-diabetic cookie. 

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.


Consumers are seeking healthier alternatives to snack foods yet expect similar taste and texture. We are interested in the production of a low glycemic index (GI), low fat cookie for persons with diabetes. A solution to this challenge would benefit those who are unable to eat cookies produced with ordinary ingredients. 

The formulation must have a low GI (around 45), a fat content of around 12%, have no added sugar, and contain around400 kCal / gram. Preferably it should be low in saturated fats and be rich in fiber content (around 10%). The formulation should produce a cookie with a texture and taste similar in quality to that of a normal cookie. 

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The awards will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $5,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being smaller than $1,000. 
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solvers grants to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal. 

After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s).All Solvers that submitted a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.

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