07 July 2010

dd, store-bought cookies edition

This is a real issue, folks. I'm not even going to dive into the realm that is "store-bought bakery" or "actual bakery" cookies. I'm just talking about normal packaged found-in-every-grocery-store store-bought cookies. Shall we begin? The best store-bought cookies, in no particular order:

*Keebler Mini Vanilla Wafers. While the normal-sized wafers are good, the mini ones are just better. And I do prefer this brand over the original Nilla Wafers (even though I still call the Keebler brand "nilla wafers." It's the "kleenex" or "chapstick" issue). And can someone please tell me why the nilla wafers are always sold by the bananas?! I've never understood this.

*Chewy Chips Ahoy. Not regular Chips Ahoy. Oh, no. The chewy ones. SO much better. Very delicious.

*Keebler Grahams (yes, it says 'grahams' and not 'graham') Crackers Bug Bites. Very important: if buying just regular graham crackers, you go with the
Honey Maid brand. The Keebler Grahams are just not as good. These little crackers, though, are sweet and a just the right amount of cinnamon-y. Plus if you want to secretly still play with the bug shapes, you can. If nobody is watching. Or if you're with children.

Nutter Butter. Oh don't get me started on that peanut butter filling. I mean, that's what you eat the cookie for. Or sometimes not even the cookie and just the filling. Remember when that contaminated peanut-butter thing happened (not-so) recently? Yeah, well I just remember being very disappointed because I have a c.r.a.v.i.n.g. for Nutter Butters and I couldn't have them.

*I'm not sure if this qualifies as a cookie, but if I put Bug Bites up, then I guess it must. Let's just talk about the whole family of
Teddy Grahams. Whoever (whomever?) created Teddy Grahams is a genius. And I'd like to be his/her friend. I will just put the flavors in order from most favorite to least favorite: Chocolatey Chip, Cinnamon, Honey, and Chocolate. Actually, I don't really like the chocolate ones at all, but most people do. But guys, those bears! Their little limbs, their fat tummies. Seriously - this guy knew how to please children and adults who make their careers doing children-like activities forever.

Honorable mentions:

*The Oreo. If I am eating one, I prefer the
Double Stuf Oreo. I have to be in the mood for an Oreo, though. But if you are in the mood for one, they are quite delicious. And these cookies serve to be an important ingredient in many desserts. Also, by the sheer importance of the Oreo to American tradition and culture, it gets a spot on the list.

*Let's discuss the Keebler Fudge Shoppe for a moment. A family favorite is the Grasshopper cookie. It's another mood-dependent cookie for me. I just know I'd get some type of response if it wasn't up here. My favorite Fudge Shoppe cookie, however, is a toss-up between the Fudge Stripes and the Deluxe Grahams. Subtly (yes, that's how you spell it) different, but essentially the same.

So I think what we've learned here is that I will eat most any store-bought cookie and that I have unnatural feelings and opinions towards them since I could only narrow it down to, what? Seven? Sad.


kg said...

This is making me hungry. I love Teddy Grahms too and could eat a whole box. Oreos are always the best as well, although I just like the cookie, not the filling. Grant will eat the filling and hand me the cookie, we make a good team :)

TamBaum said...

So I must not be a true Baumgartner yet because I do not like the Teddy Grahams or Oreos and definitely not the Grasshoppers. But I do LOVE the fudge stripes. And my personal favorite, if it can even be considered a cookie, are Wal Mart fudge dipped graham crackers.