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Special Edition Keebler Cookies – Toasted Coconut

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Good morning you beautiful popsicles, how are you all today? On one of my many trips to the Wals of Marts, I spotted these on a little promotional island type deal that they have adjacent to the dairy section and their cookies and crackers. Usually this just houses the run of the mill products like an over abundance of Wheat Thins or Circus Animal cookies, but to my surprise, one side was packed with three new limited edition Keebler cookies. In the past few months, Keebler has released a myriad of new treats, but most of them have been OK. Like I would put them in my lunch as a snack OK, nothing worthy of eating the entire package in one sitting.

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I picked up one of each of the packages, despite how many cookies two of the packages had. I really hate buying large portions of new foods in case they suck, then I am stuck with bunch of food I don’t want to eat. Lucky for me, I work with a bunch of guys who will pretty much eat anything chip or cookie related and I am sure that I could “accidentally” leave whatever I wasn’t fond of in the kitchen and it would magically disappear.

I am convinced that I have seen these somewhere, but where… Hmmm.. think… OH RIGHT. Mothers cookies have a cookie that is a dang near twin in terms of looks. Wait.. all three packages of cookies look like Mothers cookie clones. Keebler, what are you trying to pull?

I started with trying the toasted coconut version first because it was the smallest package, and coconut is delicious. Open opening the package I nearly couldn’t believe my eyes. Keebler are you sure you didn’t buy Mothers cookies and start marketing them as your own? These look just like a Mothers Taffy cookie, down to the little ridges on the outside of the cookie itself. The coconut smell is present, but not overwhelming.

The cookie is airy but slightly dense – if that makes any… sense? It is crunchy and quite tasty. This is the portion of the cookie that the coconut flavoring is most present in my opinion. I tend to eat cookies that have some sort of filling in the middle by twisting it open and eating the filling first. This was no different when it came to these cookies. Unlike Mothers Taffy cookies, the filling inside of these has more of the consistency of an Oreo. I enjoyed this because I find it annoying when the cream breaks mid removal. The cream filling was good, and mostly tasted like vanilla with a hint of coconut. You know how they make the Biscoff spread? They should make spread from the inside of these cookies. YUM. Or Mothers Taffy cookies, because they taste the same.

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Texture: 4/5 – The cookie portion is crunchy and flavorful. The inner cream is slightly gritty but has the consistency of Play-Doh, rigid but pliable.

Smell: 3/5 – Some coconut food items tend to smell like a car air freshener because of all the artificial products in them, but not these guys. The cookies smell like a nice mixture of sugar and coconut.

Appearance : 1/5 – I am giving appearance low marks because it is practically a direct copy of the Mothers Taffy cookies. At least make them round or something!

Taste : 3.5/5 – These cookies are good, but they are something I have had before. I really wish Keebler would have changed the game a little by tweaking something and making it their own. These cookies are good, don’t get me wrong, but I wasn’t overly impressed. Better luck next time elves.

May 9, 2013
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Keebler Cookies – Pitter Patter Cookies

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Hey everyone! If you don’t live in the US you may not be familiar with Girl Scout season. I am not convinced that people give up on their fitness resolutions because of lack of commitment, I am convinced they give up because of Girl Scout season.

I don’t know what is so addictive about their cookies, maybe it’s because they are laced with merit badges, dreams, unicorn tears, and sickeningly sweet girls hawking them at every supermarket, big box store, and work place, but I feel like Keebler is trying to get in on this action with the release of their Pitter Patter cookies.

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Pitter Patter cookies are most similar to Do-si-dos but are also sort of reminiscent of a Nutter Butter. There is a crunchy cookie exterior with a nice layering of peanut butter in the middle. Is this cookie the answer to my scout cookie crazing when they are out of season?! Maybe.

The cookie portion by itself is good. It has a hint of peanut butter baked in (at least that’s what it tastes like). It’s quite crunchy and somewhat dense, but not to the point where it’s too much cookie. The peanut butter is decent. It has a nice sweetness to it and a very faint salt undertone which keeps the cookie from turning into one sugary peanut butter brick.

The reason why I said maybe on the scout cookie replacement was because they use a different cookie. Girl Scout cookies use an oatmeal cookie for theirs which not only changes the flavor, but the texture. I’m also slightly confused about Keebler’s naming choice for these. Name aside, these cookies are decent. I really with Keebler would have done something slightly different to sent themselves apart from the other peanut butter sandwich cookies, but overall, I’d buy them again.

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Texture : 3/5 – The crunchy cookie coupled with the moist peanut butter makes for an enjoyable texture that does not leave you feeling like you just but into the driest desert.

Smell : 4/5 – There is no mistaking that these are all business when it comes to peanut butter.

Appearance : 2.5/5 – The basketweave pattern on the outside of the cookie is alright, but there is nothing overly exciting about the cook of these cookies.

Taste : 3/5 – These cookies were pretty middle of the road. I enjoyed the cookie portion and the peanut butter was decent, but I didn’t find them all that memorable. If you like Nutter Butters and Do-si-dos, you will most likely enjoy these.

March 5, 2013
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Keebler Filled Pretzel Bites – Peanut Butter & White Fudge

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Hello my dudes! Guess what?! Today is my birthday! That’s pretty radical eh? Today I bring you the white fudge version of yesterday’s Keebler treat, so lets get into it!

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I thought the chocolate fudge version had a little but of an identity crisis, but not nearly as bad as the white fudge do. The outside coating is good, but because of its translucent state it makes the snack look a little less appealing. Normally I find that white fudge and/or white chocolate is too rich for my liking but I feel like the fudge that they used on these added more of just a hint of sweetness than an explosion of vanilla.

Sadly they made no changes in the peanut butter recipe so we are stuck with the same weird dried out log of peanut butter on the inside. But like the chocolate version, as long as you consume them in one whole bite, the texture of the peanut butter is pretty unnoticeable.

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Texture : 4/5 – The outside fudge is smooth and creamy, the pretzel has a good crunch, and the peanut butter innards are gritty as ever. Somebody get that PB a glass of water.

Smell : 2/5 – These smelled rather sweet with a hint of peanut butter.

Appearance : 1.5/5 – The exterior coating is a weird translucent white which makes the pretzel look weird. The pretzels look quite different from the picture on the outside of the box.

Taste : 2.5/5 – The white fudge version was okay. I prefer the chocolate fudge myself. I was expecting more of a vanilla taste from the fudge but it was mostly sugar. The pretzel was nice and crunchy and perfectly salted, but much like the chocolate counterpart, the peanut butter is grainy and dry. Hopefully Keebler will rework this element.

March 4, 2013
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Keebler Filled Pretzel Bites – Peanut Butter & Fudge

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Hello hello! Today I bring you something new from the elves at Keebler. I super love the Anderson peanut butter filled pretzels, so I figured that this would be similar but covered in chocolate – winning! I found it kind of interesting that they decided to put this snack out considering cookies are more of Keebler’s forte.

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I was rather surprised to see how few were inside of the package. These would be a nice lunch treat but as for snacking? You’ll eat the whole box before you’re satisfied. I have a bowl that I keep packages of snacks this size like the 100 calorie almonds and the like in so it worked out well. Also I feel less guilty when I eat one of these little packages.

The picture and the product are a but different than each other. The real thing (pictured below – duh) looks more to me like chocolate covered panda cookies than pretzels. The pretzels are also not as full of peanut butter as the picture on the box would lead you to believe.

Upon first bite I was pleasantly surprised. Sometimes chocolate covered pretzels lack the salt on the pretzel which makes it taste more like a wafer to me. Keebler kept the salt and I think it really enhances the flavor. The peanut butter on the inside was a little dry, but as a complete bite, they were good. I decided to bite one of the pretzels in half and eat the peanut butter by itself. Bad move. I don’t really know how to describe the taste but without the pretzel outside, the peanut butter is nothing but a chalky little log. Yuck.

Because of the size of the package, there are usually only 3-5 pretzels inside, which can be slightly disappointing when you start to get into them.

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Texture : 4/5 – The chocolate fudge on the outside is smooth, the pretzel has a nice crunch to it, and the peanut butter is a little weird. For best results eat in one bite.

Smell : 3/5 – The only smell that I could pick out was the chocolate.

Appearance : 2/5 – These aren’t the most visually appealing snack food out there. The shape is rather odd (though if they were not covered in chocolate I think the shape would be okay).

Taste : 3.5/5 – These were good but I wouldn’t call them great. The gritty peanut butter kind of ruined it for me, but I would probably buy these again if I saw them on sale. The chocolate outside is very tasty, which I attribute to the skill that Keebler has in making cookies.

March 3, 2013
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