And as soon as I received the cookies and the gift card to buy more cookies that is exactly what I did. I sent out invitations via Facebook and proceeded to buy cookies. I took my 6 year old and his nearly exploded from the sheer delight of picking out cookies. We rarely buy cookies and it was a big deal for him. He took his job very seriously and we mulled over cookie choices for 20 minutes. He picked some I never would have picked, they turned out to be really good so I'm glad he was vigilant in his endeavor.
|contenders--Coconut Dreams and Pepperidge Farms Nantucket|
|contenders Chewy Chips Ahoy|
|contenders--Franz Peanut Butter(breakout best of party!!) Orange Milano, Mrs. Fields|
|My beautiful friend Mary!|
|tasting--no, that is not a cloud of smoke just sunshine reflecting!!|
|cookie tasting for boys too!|
All in all we tasted 7 cookies(I think) we disqualified Newman-Os because they are so far from a real cookie--we did eat the though!! We talked cookies, school, life and all the while tried to taste each cookie and score it on the card they sent us.
They wanted to know things like flavor, freshness, wholesome ingredients and had us rate them on a scale of 1-5. It was really fun. We discovered that Mrs. Fields cookies smell like sugar alcohol when first opened(BLECH) and are unnaturally soft and freakish. The Archway cookies scored really high, although the Pecan Turtle had a bit of funky imitation flavoring flavor to it. Could be me though. Franz Peanut Butter were hands down the best, soft but not too soft, flavorful and just good all around. The Circus Animals were like freaks of nature, covered in gooey stuff and they coated your mouth with...grease?? I don't know, I do know I don't miss them at all. I would buy Archway cookies, they were good, and a nice size too.
Thanks Archway for a fun morning with friends!
Peace and Love--