9/28/05 | Hershey Reese’s Cookies
[ Currently Eating: Baloney Bologna Sandwich ]
So I couldn’t find a suitable item to review for Cheap Eats today so I made way to my trusty box of goodies that I recently won off of The Impulsive Buy for inspiration. Hm… Hershey Reese’s COOKIES? Sort of weird to be snarfing cookies, seeing as it’s still 10:00 in the morning. Let alone Chocolate Dipped Cookies with Peanut Butter in them.
Marvo gave them a 5 out of 5 score in his earlier review in March and they were only 99 cents according to him which is a quarter a cookie. Free for me though, hooray says wallet.
Interestingly, he said he bought 2 packs and then reviewed one while freezing the other. I wonder if this is the “other”. =) In that case, I can also comment on how the cookies stand up to freezing as well as the taste.
I’m not even going to get into how bad these things probably are for you, but on the bright side the package proudly states that there are 0 grams of Trans Fat in it. They don’t tout the quantities of the other kinds of fat in them though. Nor the sugar.
Speaking of sugar. Wow. These were super delicious, I mean unbelievably decadent – delicious. But boy were they sweet. Even with some milk to take off the sweet edge. My teeth were almost retracting into my gums to avoid contact.
The picture is a little blurry because my hand was shaking while holding the camera. Because I was drooling in anticipation of chocolate covered cookie goodness…
The cookies came vacuum packed in a foil type package and were surprisingly thinner than I thought. Because of that, I thought there might be some breakage especially after being shipped across the Pacific in a box with a number of other food items jostling them. I guess the air tight packing seems to help, because there wasn’t any breakage. There WAS a bit of meltage, but that’s pretty normal. About half the chocolate on the back of the cookies came off stuck to the paper. But in general, pretty much whole cookies to deal with.
I cut one open to show the inside. You can’t cram a lot of cookie or peanut butter into the middle of these thin guys. The cookie was actually not stale or soft as I expected it might be and it went really well with the peanut butter. I ate two and then had to stop right there before I passed out.
These were actually very pleasing, and I’m sure if E.T. had his druthers he would have eaten these instead of Reese’s Pieces. At a quarter a cookie it’s not as expensive as it might be, though it would take some convincing to get me to buy them at the market.
Cheap Eats Score: 9/10 (free from Impulsive Buy)
Cheap Eats Score: 6/10 (at the supermarket)