“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Biscuit „
First of all I would like to confess that I am an absolute cookie fiend and I was able to find these on special offer; I jumped at the chance to try them.
At I was a little disappointed that there were only 4 of them in each packet; sure, quality over quantity is always a consideration, but I like quality AND quantity...er...so that I can...share them *cough*. But these aren't just any cookies, they are giant cookies! After opening the TARDIS like bag, I found that they were much bigger inside than they looked from the outside. They must be at least 4 times the size of regular cookies; but you don't have to feel quite as guilty since you've only eaten one...or four as the case is more likely to be.
The packaging is pretty simple and clean as you can see from the picture. It is a purple paper bag with a small plastic viewing window, sealed with a sticker on the back. While this sort of packaging is suitable for display, not much thought has been put into shelf life and I would recommend transferring them to an airtight container to help them last longer.
Because these are freshly baked goods with few preservatives, their shelf life is minimal; they should really be eaten on the day or the day after they are bought, which doesn't really bother me - as far as I am concerned it gives me an excuse to eat them all!
When I was in America, I found that soft-baked cookies were all the rage and I really developed a taste for them. When I arrived back home in good ol' sunny Britain I found that they weren't so easy to come across.
These cookies are wonderfully soft and they have an aromatic and deliciously buttery freshly baked taste. They are quite crumbly though; so expect to make a mess!
The many large chocolate chunks contained within a like little chocolaty pieces of heaven and they really stand out rather than blending in with the overall flavour as you tend to find with some other cookies.
Because of their size and quantity, they can be quite awkward to share...which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you are inclined. I personally feel compelled to share but it was easy enough to break chunks off (making more of a mess in the process).
At the time of writing these cookies are on special offer and you can buy two packs for 2 pounds. While this is still more than I would normally pay for my weekly biscuit rations, I didn't regret buying these. The normal price, however, is 1.55, making them 39 pence each, and I'm not sure that I would be prepared to pay that much. Mind you, this is coming from someone who makes a point of buying nothing that isn't on special offer.
If you love cookies, you will love these; no question. Although they are quite pricey and have a short shelf life, they make a great treat for those days when you feel like the world really owes you something. In a word, they are delicious.