No, I’m not talking about that wonderful Eddie Money song (though it most certainly is playing my head right now). I’m talking about Crumbl Cookies! If you don’t know Crumbl Cookies, then you should really check them out. My sister, who I still contend makes the best cookies on the planet, introduced me to this very close runner-up in the cookie making world. I thought she was talking about a local place, meaning something local to her. But when I checked out their website, I saw that they are in almost every state across the country, including my own!
Each store offers chocolate chip cookies plus a rotation of other flavors that change with each week. All the store have the same offering each week, which is great for me to compare notes with my sister. And these are BIG cookies, about 4" or so in diameter. And they’re so good, which is why I feel fortunate NOT to live close to one. My first visit was a few months ago, and then a couple of days ago I made my second visit. All I can say is WOW. Actually, I have few more words than that.
Lemon Poppy Seed
I’m not one for lemon cookies, unless they come from Crumbl! Of course, their website (first picture) makes it look better than what it actually is. I didn’t see much of that lemon creme center in my cookie, but it still tasted outstanding!
This one was just heavenly, although there didn’t seem to be much frosting on top of the graham cracker cookie I got. The raspberry puree also slide off the cookie during the drive home. That’s a not a huge deal, but I have made a note for the future.
French Silk Pie
This cookie is aptly named. It truly is like eating a miniature French Silk pie. Of the three cookies I purchased, this one most closely matched what the website showed.
Now, let’s have one item clearly understood. I never eat an entire cookie all in one setting. They’re totally that good, but I don’t need all those extra calories, especially when they’re from sugar. So I usually cut off a quarter or sometimes less — just enough to give me a little taste of sweet goodness. Plus it makes the cookie last longer.
That said, I noticed something on the website that made me do a double take. The Lemon Poppy Seed cookie has only 120 cal? Raspberry Cheesecake 170 cal? French Silk Pie 150 cal? There’s no way! Looking further on the site I found this quote: “Calorie counts are per serving. Serving size varies based on product.” Hmmm . . . what might that mean?
I little more digging, and it all made sense. One serving is 1/4 cookie, at least for the three that I bought. That makes a lot more sense, and it redoubles my dedication to eat only a quarter of a cookie at a time. It’ll be some time before I go back, how much I couldn’t say. I’ll be checking out their website every week to get keyed on the new rotation for the week. Barring the appearance of something that looks so good I just have to get it, it’ll probably be towards the end of the year when I go back. Talk about de-railing a diet! As I said, I’m glad I don’t live close to Crumbl. But when I go, there’s no way I’m getting just one cookie. They’re just too good!
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