Review: Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies & FALL IS HERE!

Junk Food Nation, welcome to the Fall!  I know the Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 22, but look around: the leaves are starting to change.  Football begins tomorrow. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks. Candy corn is in stores.  IT’S AUTUMN PEOPLE!  One of my FAVORITE times of the year.

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Back to Fall – I’ll say this: I’m not a big college football fan.  To be clear, it is NOT because I don’t LIKE college football (I actually enjoy it immensely) but I never had a school to root for (my own school’s football team never really playing on a national stage).  But I did get a chuckle out of this; a Kent State player fielding a kick and running the wrong way down the field, and then the other team equally idiotically tackling him to prevent him from getting too far:

And with that, let’s get to day’s junk food: Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies!!!

Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies: The Money Shot

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH YESS Pepperidge Farm.  You know how to make me jump for joy in the store.  Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies??? You kidding me? I literally grabbed them from the shelf, THREW them into my cart, and did a jig as I rushed to the cash register.  Not on the PF website yet, these cookies were found at, where else, WALMART.

You had me at LIMITED

Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies are decorated with autumn leaf colors that immediately scream “Take me home and eat them while drinking hot cocoa and watching ‘Friday Night Lights.'” (The movie, not the TV show).

Honestly, when I saw these in the store, I think I exclaimed out loud, “HOOOOOOLY SH*T.”  Yep, that’s me.  Classy classy classy.


I love the phrase Soft Dessert Cookies – like “these are so decadent, you should ONLY have them for dessert.” Not a chance.  I’m having these for breakfast if I feel like it.  The bag shows an orange-y pumpkin cookie with what appears to be cheesecake chunks.  MY GOD.

Fall spices = happy Junk Food Guy

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM TELL ME MORE.  For a refresher on why I love spice cookies, read this post about the Fall Four Major Food Groups.

Yeah, yeah

Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies are pretty high in calorie, but we knew that, didn’t we? We did.  I’ll say this though – the recently reviewed Blizzard Oreos had 140 calories for two cookies.  Take from that what you wish.

Just like the cover

Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies looked exactly as the package displayed, and maybe even better.  Look how big those cheesecake chunks are!  The smell of the bag was of fresh pumpkin muffins or carrot cake – just a nice warm sweet spice smell.  Familiar.  Felt good.

Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies: Close up #1

I bit into one of these Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies and ZOMG THEY WERE AMAZING.  First of all, soft is right – like other soft baked Pepperidge Farm cookies, these were very soft and had a satisfying bite to them.  I know this means it’s full of hydrogenated oil, but I DON’T CARE.  The softness of the cookie made me feel like I was eating a pumpkin muffin or pumpkin bread.  Why? Because the flavor profile was also dead-on.  Sweet Autumn flavors, spiced just right.

Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies: Close up #2

The cookie part of these Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Pumpkin Cheesecake Soft Dessert Cookies tasted like a pumpkin muffin.  Then, when my teeth hit the white cheesecake pockets, it tasted JUST like pumpkin cheesecake or like cream cheese frosting on the previous said-pumpkin-muffin flavor.  The cheese cake pieces dissolve quickly to mix with the cookie and blends all the flavors together into perfection.  Simply delicious.  Good cinnamon and spice flavor, and the cookie is not cluttered up with some nuts or other nonsense. The flavor is just ON POINT.

Stop reading this, drive to Walmart, and buy these now.  SERIOUSLY.  GO!


COST: $2.68

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Discuss - 43 Comments

  1. Pumpkin cheesecake cookies?! OH…MY…GOD…FEED ME NOW!

  2. Will says:

    Ya I’m pretty excited about theses cookies. I love pumpkin anything. Do u think it is just a Walmart exclusive? I have to go find them!

    Ya I’m a college football fan either, I saw that play last week and thought it was pretty funny. I kind of rout for uconn, but it doesn’t ruin my day if they lose like if the pats lose..

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Will: Yeah, I mean, I could root for Buffalo in college, I guess…not the same as rooting for the Bills

    • Will says:

      Well technically I should route for bc, but after they left the big east to go to the acc I despise them. Now I route against them no matter what.

      I went to shop rite today nd they didn’t have those cookies. It’s prob a Walmart special. I will have to check stop and shop next.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Will: yeah, I suspect they’ll hit more widespread circulation soon. I mean, they HAVE to, right?

  3. Shorneys says:

    There’s a really high incidence of your finding stuff at Walmart that isn’t being advertised on companies’ websites. You have chosen to interpret this as Walmart having the inside track on new products. Isn’t it also possible that Walmart is TE dumping ground for products companies don’t even want to acknowledge that they sell?

    “What are we supposed to do with all of this leftover New Coke?”
    “Ship it to Walmart, but do it quietly.”

  4. Rodzilla says:

    God damn these look good.

  5. Nick Rovo says:

    MUST. FIND. THESE. NOW. 130 is not bad for one of those cookies and I want to use them to make ice cream sandwiches pronto.

  6. Eilish says:

    The caramel apple ones are HEAVEN! Try those! And pepperidge farms pumpkin bread! OMGGGggGGzgGGGGGGg

  7. Stephanie says:

    Like you, I let an expletive or two loose when I spotted these on a shelf at my local Stop N Shop. Anything pumpkin flavored, I’m in. There was a whole display that day, but when I went back a few days later, there was just one bag left, so i pushed a baby out of the way and grabbed it. I’ll be checking out walmart after work today. Thanks for the info,

  8. Katie mae says:

    I am a big fan of pumpkin muffins & subways raspberry cheesecake cookies so when my husband surprised me with these the other day I had a hard time containing my excitement. I ripped open the bag & ate one right then. They are amazing!!! Will def be buying them for myself. Just sad they’re limited edition 🙁

  9. Adi says:

    Oh good gracious! I need to find the nearest Walmart and empty their stock!! These are to DIE for!!!! *Homer Simpson Drool*

  10. Christina S. says:

    **SIGH** My best Friend texted me a pic of these a couple weeks ago. She is in FL and because I too am a FALL food fanatic , she immediately thought of me. I to have the same sense of “class ” as you because when I made a special trip to town (40 minute drive to the nearest Wally World from my place) I was in shock and out loud said almost the exact same thing.. (only a little different). My words were ” HOLY S*IT!! THEY DON”T HAVE MY COOKIES!!!!!” 🙁 Not only did I check ONE Wally World, I checked both of them close enough for me to drive. I am seriously disappointed that FL already has these and our Walmart (TN and VA) doesn’t even think about us Pumpkin Lovers. **SIGH** So disappointed. Eat one for me my friend!!

  11. Jessica Martinez says:

    These are the best cookies ever!!!!! Walmart has a collection of Autumn cookies, including Caramel Apple Pie, among others. Do yourself a favor and GO GET U SOME!!!!!

  12. Courtney Wilson says:

    These pumpkin cheesecake cookies are so delicious. I enjoy the taste of pumpkin and the chunks of cheesecake. It’s hard to eat just one. It’s fall so it’s time for pumpkins. I suggest you go to Walmart and get you a bag of these cookies you might feel the same way I do. Deeeelicious!!!!!!

  13. Sarah says:

    Yes I had one of these cookies (my supervisor offered me one out of her package) and ever since I’ve been trying to find them! I hope I’m not too late these cookies are crazy good! Those cheesecake chunks are everything!!!! Lol

  14. Melinda Savitt says:

    Where oh where can I purchase cheesecake baking chips like the ones that Pepperidge Farm uses in these delicious cookies???? I have a recipe for Red Velvet cookies that calls for cheesecake baking chips and I cannot find them anywhere!!! Help!!!!

  15. trentalexgreensmith says:

    Had these this year, and they were good for one bag. Couldn’t finish the second bag. Also the Caramel Apple good for one bag. But little use after that.

    No wonder they are limited edition flavors

  16. Bnky says:

    These are heaven! NOT only at Walmart. I found them at Target!

  17. A says:

    Just an FYI. In case you can’t find them at Walmart, I found them at Target.

  18. Sarah says:

    If you have a Big Lots around they will probably be there. That was the first store I saw them at.

  19. Rebecca says:

    How many cookies are in a bag?

  20. Love of cheesecake says:

    I’ve never hated a cookie so much… I love cheesecake. Everything cheesecake is the best but this cookie missed alot of points. The fact that I can’t even finish one whole cookie.. they should try this again. Who approved this product? Did they have the flu?

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