Monday, May 7, 2012

Carol's Cookies: Toffee Crunch

Carol's Cookies are proof that any cookie, if giant enough, can be good—even if it's crunchy.

I found Carol's Cookies at Whole Foods Market in DC. I suspect, although I am not certain, that they are the same brand of giant cookies I used to find at Whole Foods in Ann Arbor—a brand of giant cookies that I loved so much, they were my favorite thing about Ann Arbor.

The available choices were chocolate chip and toffee crunch. I tried toffee crunch because I wanted something different and new.

The cookie was thicker than your average cookie. It could almost have been mistaken for a scone. It was dense and therefore crunchy, but still good thanks to a rich buttery flavor. Sadly, the toffee pieces, because of heat or maybe just age, had gotten a little soggy by the time I ate them, even though the cookie had been in a sealed bag. This unfortunate circumstance diminished the cookies some in my eyes, and made me wish I had taken chocolate chip instead. Oh, well, maybe next time.

These cookies were $2.49 for an 8-oz cookie, or only 1.1¢ per gram, which I think makes them the cheapest giant cookie I've reviewed so far (at least, out of the cookies I've quantified).

So while they aren't the gooey-chewy champions of my cookie dreams, they are definitely good enough and cheap enough to make me want to grab another one the next time I'm at Whole Foods.

The Bottom Line:
Taste: 4 stars
Texture: 3 stars

Price: 5 stars