Showing posts tagged as "cookie"

Showing posts tagged cookie

28 Aug

Review: Limited Edition Triple Double Chocolate Mint Oreos

My mom recently came for a visit and brought these along for me to try. She knows that I am a big fan of Oreos, and of chocolate/mint, so this was perfect!

I have to apologize that there is no picture of the cookie. I was so excited to try them that I forgot to take one (a picture, not a cookie). I do recall that the filling in the cookies was not as ample as pictured on the package. I also did not follow Oreo’s subliminal advertising on the package and did not dip my cookie in milk.

The cookie was very good! Classic Oreo crunch, and the chocolate and mint creams (cremes?) blended well, as always. One disappointment is that due to the size of these cookies, there aren’t very many in the bag, so it loses some points on values. Still, I’d heartily recommend these cookies. Give them a try! Happy snacking!

13 Aug

Review: Keebler Sandies Toffee Shortbread Cookies

New Keebler cookies! I had been looking for these for a while (ever since I found the Cinnabon cinnamon roll cookies), so I was pleased to pick these up at Wal-Mart recently. Shortbread cookies are just okay, perhaps one of the weakest of the cookies. It’s no chocolate chip. It’s certainly no Thin Mint. It’s not even a sugar cookie. It’s just…shortbread.

But toffee is delicious! Heath bars are great! Or Skor bars, if you prefer. If anything can fix a shortbread cookie, it is the mighty toffee.

Well, the toffee does help, but it is still a shortbread cookie. The texture is instantly crumbly, which I don’t find very appealing. The taste, except for the toffee, is the typical bland shortbread flavor. The toffee itself is nice, and not too strong. Frankly, I think it could be stronger in order to attempt to overpower the lackluster shortbread flavor. More toffee would be better, too, because in the cookies I tried, the toffee to shortbread ratio was lacking.

Feel free to try these out if you are intrigued, but I have to stop short of actually endorsing them. They just aren’t quite good enough. Your mileage may vary. Happy snacking!

3 Jul

Review: Keebler Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Oh you never would believe where those Keebler cookies come from! They’re baked by little elves in a hollow tree. And what do you think makes those cookies so uncommon? They’re baked in magic ovens, and there’s no factory!

I can’t testify to the truth of the above jingle from Keebler, but I can say with great authority that I enjoy their tasty cookies. My personal favorite is their delicious Soft Batch cookies, but I like many of their products, including Fudge Stripes, E. L. Fudge, and their Jumbo Mint fudge sticks. (It appears I like a lot of their ‘fudge’ based products.)

I also like cinnamon rolls. We don’t have many Cinnabon stores near where I live in Indiana. The closest one is in Indianapolis, around 45 minutes to an hour away. There are only 5 in the state! This is a shame, because their cinnamon rolls are really tasty!

Apparently, the Keebler elves have noticed this woeful lack of local cinnamon product, and have worked their Keebler magic and provided Cinnabon cinnamon rolls in cookie form. Behold!

Look how proud that elf is of those cookies! (FYI: That elf is Ernest J. Keebler, known to his friends as “Ernie”. Just thought you might want to know that).¬†He should be proud, too. These cookies look like cinnamon rolls! They even have the swirl down-pat, and the frosting stripes! Here is a closer look at the cookie.

These are quite good. If you are a fan of cinnamon rolls (and if you aren’t, what is wrong with you?) then I am pretty confident that you will really enjoy these. They are soft, and have a very strong cinnamon flavor, as expected. The frosting on top ¬†doesn’t make that big of a difference in the taste, but it is a nice touch to the appearance of the cookie.

Fun fact: According to the Keebler website, The Keebler Elves first fired up their magic oven in Philadelphia in 1853. That’s before the Civil War! I don’t know why that blows my mind, but it does. I guess the Keebler Elves have a much longer lifespan than we average humans. That is lucky for us, because it means that they will be making their delicious cookies and other snacks for years to come!