I am actually quite loathe to write this entry as I fear their disappearance off the shelves. But I must uphold the journalist’s code to bring you hard-hitting, investigative information. After multiple testings (just to be sure), the data is in: These cookies are good.
The packaging leaves much to be desired. For one, it looks generic. One of the pleasures/thrills of the Dollar Store is finding brand names for way cheaper. Though rare, Keeblers and Pepperidge Farms have been known to make brief appearances on the shelves. With its decidely orange-and-brown (no persimmon and mocha for them, thank you) color motif, bland font and lack of any noticeable name brand AT ALL, these cookies scream off-brand and perhaps that they were made in a far-off land (all right, Virginia, but close enough) and have been warehoused for a while (perhaps since the ’70s–orange and brown, really?)
But this is truly a case where you can’t judge by the cover. A crunchy shortbread cookie is topped by a layer of real-tasting peanut butter, and the whole thing is covered by, well it’s not exactly fudge, but it’s decent chocolate. Not only are they right on the dollar, they’re quite the steal.
Ah the dollar store (and me): Doing their best to bring diabetes to America—in a delicious way!
Jammie Karlman is the entertainment editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Contact her at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @JammieKarlman