Crumbl Cookies review #18 - May 16, 2022: Molten Lava, Teddy Grahams, White Chip and Limeade
Note: I wrote this and the next post before the events of Uvalde. My heart grieves for the children, the teachers and their families. I don't know what else to say. Talking about cookies seems frivolous. I don't know what to say or do anymore. I really don't. Tomorrow I will be back at it, with consumer activism, donating to causes I believe in and urging people to vote. Today I grieve.
|L to R: Peanut Butter, White Chip, Molten Lava, Teddy Grahams|
It's probably no wonder though since I've been breaking my "only 2 flavors a week" creed and going for the 4 pack. Or in this case, 5 cookies, this particular week. Although my excuse this week was I was still visiting my sister and my niece, my mom had come down and we were meeting my niece's boyfriend for dinner. So 5 of us for the after-dinner dessert meant 5 cookies, right? Right? Although, I admit, I was probably the only one who tried 3 of the 5 cookies right after dinner. We were all full from dinner, myself included, but I was the only one undaunted and still ate pieces from 3 cookies.
|Molten Lava that wasn't so molten|
The first piece was from the Molten Lava. I'm a fan of molten chocolate cake so I had high hopes for this cookie, despite my finding most of Crumbl's chocolate cookies a little too rich. This was good and didn't have any weird taste or flavor like their Triple Chocolate. But this was also disappointing because it did not live up to its Molten Lava name.
That turned out to be a bad decision. I liked the cookie base as it was soft and Crumbl-good in terms of flavor and texture. But the frosting was too much and too sweet, made worse by the honey drizzle. I wouldn't get this one again.
So then you'd think I'd like the white chip better because it was unfrosted. It was good but at this point, I think I'd just had too much sugar and was just too full. White chip cookies without macadamias are too sweet for my taste buds. Or at least this one was. Good cookie but it would've been better with toasted macadamias to offset some of the sweetness from the white chocolate.
The surprise winner for all of us turned out to be the limeade. I still don't like the random slice of lime (or lemon or any other citrus) on their frosted cookies. I ate the piece without the lime on it. The cookie was soft, almost fragile, but quite good. The lime wasn't that tart but it wasn't as sweet as the frosting on the teddy grahams so I liked it. Loved the cookie. My niece and her boyfriend also picked this one as their favorite of the 5. It also probably helped that I didn't even try the Limeade until the next day when I wasn't quite so stuffed from dinner and 3 pieces from 3 cookies.
I got the peanut butter for my niece's boyfriend as peanut butter is his favorite but I didn't try it since peanut butter is not my favorite. I assume this was good, especially if you're a peanut butter lover but turns out he liked the Limeade best.
Overall, I think it was a decent week but I will be skipping next week's (or this week, depending on when I post this) for a couple of reasons, one of which is I need time to process all this sugar out of my system. For posterity, cookies for the week of May 23 that I am skipping (really): Kentucky Butter Cake, Nilla Bean Cupcake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, Berry Crunch and Caramel Coconut Fudge.