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Do diet cookies pass taste test?

Chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies for lunch instead of a salad? It's a dieter's dream come true! For sweet tooth carb lovers, replacing meals with cookies sounds like a grand plan on the way to Slim City. It's been all the buzz in celebrity circles and one brand, the Hollywood Cookie Diet, was recently mentioned in ABC's “The Lipstick Jungle.” We can't vouch for the effectiveness of losing weight while chowing down these cookies, but we can tell you what we thought of the taste. I'll try any cookie that might get me into skinny jeans. But what did taste connoisseurs like the San Jose Mercury News food editor and restaurant critic think? Donna Kato, San Jose Mercury News

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