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Member Name: wildrose9104
Advantages: Great value, bold packaging, taste great, real chocolate chips, fab for dunking
Disadvantages: Contain a lot of sugar!
I can't remember how many years it has been since I first tried a Maryland Cookie, the classic that is chocolate chip which is now amongst a variety of flavours, but for the purpose of this review, I'll be sticking to the original Maryland Cookie that people know and love.
Maryland Cookies look simply like any other cookie, pretty average sized but absolutely loaded with chocolate chips! There are quite a few brands of cookies and most chocolate chips in them tend to be flat, not real chocolate ('flavoured') and just sugary sweet. However, these don't taste like any old cookie, nor are they packaged like any old cookie. They come brightly packaged in red foil with the words 'Maryland' splurged across the front in yellow and red, and above in smaller, white print - 'Choc Chip Cookies'. I happened to buy the larger pack (containing the equivalent of 3 smaller packets,), which also has a yellow strip running down the right hand side stating 'Family Value 3 x 150g'.
I have found that the prices for Maryland Cookies can differ depending on where you buy them. For example, a single packet at my local corner shop is 69p, whereas a family pack of 3 was only 99p at The Depot! More often than not, most pound shops sell these for much lower prices than supermarkets and corner shops, so it's always much better value in my opinion! Also as each packet contains 14 cookies, you're getting 42 just for 99p - can't get any better than that surely?!
Looking at nutritional values, each cookie is 57 calories, which surprised me considering today I had a 'healthy' fruit cereal bar which had twice as many calories! There are also 2.6g of fat in each cookie... which actually sounds quite a lot just for one, as these cookies are the type that you could eat about 3 or 4 in one sitting! Unfortunately the product may contain traces of nuts, and they do contain soya, gluten and milk for those who may have allergies.
Each cookie looks just as promising as the other, the chocolate chips look scrumptious and there is definitely no shortage of them! Biting into one, you'll find they are considerable crunchy and the chocolate chips feel slightly cool but melt slowly as you munch away. The actual 'cookie' is quite sweet, but not sickly in any way. I think the slight bitterness of the chocolate blends really well to stop it being sweet and sickly overall. It's a great combination and I love it!
These cookies are also great for dunking in a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of a tea/coffee. They don't instantly got soggy and you get a nice mixture of crunchy and soft textures! This is my favourite way to eat them and I can sometimes go through about 6 or 7 in one go! *Slapped wrist!*
I can see why these cookies appeal to all ages, firstly, children will be attracted to the fun bright packaging and of course the fact that these are cookies and kids LOVE cookies! For adults, they are more of a well known brand, and perfect for anyone who has a sweet-tooth!
It can be so easy with these to just have one and then another and another! I suppose this is partly down to their taste and also because they're the perfect size cookie - not too big and not too small! They really a treat! However, no matter how great these cookies taste, they contain a lot of sugar, so that is one thing to bear in mind.
All in all, these are really good value for money (even if you do pay 69p for one packet!), they taste great and appeal to people of all ages!
Summary: Cookies which are great value for money