Friday, September 30, 2011
Macaroons dipped in chocolate?
If that's the question then the answer is always a resounding YES.
I love macaroons.
Unfortunately, I cannot make them. Every time I have tried to make them they come out terribly and they exponentially suck. This has stunk for me since I have been totally unable to find gluten free macaroons.
So you can imagine my joy & excitement (joycitement?) when I came across these babies. I couldn't wait to get them home and try them out.
They are dense - like a good macaroon should be. The first few bites were fantastic but by the end of the cookie I wasn't as excited. I'm not sure if its because I compare every chocolate dipped macaroon to the ones at Wegman's, which are made by the hands of angels, or if there was truly something not 100% with the cookie.
I'm totally keeping the package and will definitely try them again and see what I think the second time around.
Verdict? Okay - definitely worth a try!
I tried them again and yeah, I was WRONG. The whole cookie was delicious! Sometimes I just know that something needs a second chance.
NEW VERDICT: YUMMY!
Friday, September 16, 2011
I have always really enjoyed Enjoy Life's soft baked cookies. They always reminded me of something from my childhood lunchbox. They were soft and lovely and I especially loved the apple ones.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that Enjoy Life decided to branch out and create a line of crunchy cookies! Best of all there were flavors that I haven't even seen in a pre-packaged gluten free cookie.
Thin, crispy, vanilla graham?
YOU GOT IT!
I couldn't wait to rip the boxes open and taste all of my new acquisitions.
All of the cookies have this fantastic thin, crispy action.
These were not my favorite. The crunch was great but there was something lacking in the flavor. Like maybe they needed more vanilla extract?
Crunchy Double Chocolate:
I'm so shocked that the chocolate cookies were not my favs! I've always been a big time chocolate cookie girl. But these just didn't do it for me. Maybe they were too chocolate-y?
Oooooohhhh...these were yummy. They reminded me of a slightly over-cooked sugar cookie - which is absolutely a fantastic thing! The flavor was delicious and the thin crispiness was just heaven.
These were the by far my favorite. They had real graham cracker taste not like every other gluten free graham cookie on the market. The vanilla taste was subtle and combined amazingly with the graham taste. I even think you could do a s'more with these and be pretty excited about it.
Verdict? Half Yummy, Half Okay
Enjoy Life! did send me chocolate mega chunks to review. However, I was under no obligation to provide a favorable review.