Friday 30 January 2015

Today's Review: De Beukelaer Creamy Cookies

It's been a while since I've sought out a new product, so today I scanned the aisles looking for something interesting, and most importantly, something with the word "new" stamped on it. The biscuit aisle is where I got lucky, and emerged triumphant with this interesting box of cookies. I mean, look at that box art, it tells you everything you need to know. These brand name, the display picture, it even tells you the measurements of the cookies, and the fact that there are four of them, and that they're XXL. It's like clothes shopping, but with biscuits. This box of cookies was on offer for £1.49, down from £1.99, which certainly seemed steep for a mere four cookies, but hey, that just means they're great quality cookies, right? With the attention to detail on the box, I was certainly looking forward to a treat.

Wow, look at that. After tearing open the provided perforations, I was able to swing open the top and discover these individually wrapped cookies. They're sealed tight on all sides in this easy to open newspaper style wrapping, which is littered with facts and stories about cookies. What more could you want from a box of cookies? Well, you probably want to eat the cookies. So while these guys certainly get full marks for presentation, the proof is in the tasting.

Well, that looks good, right? It's a crispy, chocolate chip cookie, with a thick layer of nougat cream in the middle. When I snapped it in half for the picture, it was certainly satisfying to do so, I was prepared for a lovely crunch when I bit into it. Sadly, I was greeted by something else. The cookie has some crunch, sure, but it's also somehow soft, almost like a hard cookie that's gone slightly stale. There are certainly some good ingredients in here, the dough is pretty light and fresh tasting, but the texture is just slightly off for me. Another thing is the nougat cream. It's very light and creamy, but the chocolate is overwhelmed quite a bit by the presence of ground hazelnuts. Not that it's overly bad, these are like some good quality Nutella cookies, it's just more nut than anything else, and I was expecting more of a chocolatey taste out of it. 

So there you have it, some big cookies, that are crunchy yet slightly soft, with a very nutty interior. They definitely taste good, but they're not quite my cup of tea. If you're nuts for nuts, or looking for a different texture in your biscuit, by all means pick these up.

My rating: 3/5

1 comment:

  1. I was tempted by these for a while but the price put me off. Thankfully I saw them much cheaper in Home Bargains. They're still sat in my cupboard, though, so I don't know what I think of them yet!