Review: New Keebler Simply Made Chocolate Chip Cookies & PEDS! PEDS! PEDS EVEYRWHERE!
Junk Food Nation, the biggest news in baseball last night / this morning is the announcement that Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic Biogenesis at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing-drug (PEDs) scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. This is based on cooperation by the sleazy-former-owner-yet-somehow-still-sleazy Tony Bosch, who ran Biogenesis before it was shut down. Of course, he’s cooperating because he’s trying to get out from under his own BS, so all the information provided on “cooperation” needs to be taken with a grain of salt. This whole thing sort of feels like a witch hunt…
….except we’ve been through this before, first with steroids, and now this. Who can forget Rafael Palmeiro wagging his finger at Congress stating he never did steroids, or Sammy Sosa suddenly being unable to speak English? And then it turned out they were BOTH roid-heads, and they vanished from the public eye? Or Mark McGwire constantly repeating “I’m here to talk about the future, not the past.” Or Canseco’s book, or Pettite and Giambi’s admissions, or the litany of OTHER instances where stuff like this has bubbled to the surface? So when a clinic comes out stating they’ve been injecting players with testosterone – is it THAT surprising?
Maybe it’s the former-prosecutor in my coming out. My defense friends will certainly call me out for damning these players before anything has finished and the process completed. Fine. I will ATTEMPT to reserve judgment. But I feel like out next Rafael Palmeiro moment is coming, with Ryan Braun having said, “I’ll bet my life that these substances have never entered my body.” Really? Your life? ….Ok. You wagered it, not me.
What do you guys think? Let me know below.
Today’s junk food: New Keebler Simply Made Chocolate Chip Cookies!
New Keebler Simply Made Chocolate Chip Cookies are part of Keebler’s new line of products made from “the same simple ingredients you’d find in your pantry.” All I have is Frank’s Hot Sauce in my pantry, keebler. Try again.
New Keebler Simply Made Chocolate Chip Cookies have, according to this nice cursive list, nine ingredients. I feel like something must be missing, or else these cookies would expire in four days, no? Maybe I don’t know baking science. Let’s take a look at the full ingredient list…
Well, the ingredient list on these New Keebler Simply Made Chocolate Chip Cookies MATCHES the handwritten list. I’m still skeptical. What are these “eggs” you speak of??? Sounds preservative-y to me.
These New Keebler Simply Made Chocolate Chip Cookies smelled sweet as soon as I opened the package. Like fresh made cookies? I guess…in that fresh made chocolate chip cookies smell sweet. I did not get an overwhelming chocolate smell.
I took a bite of one of these New Keebler Simply Made chocolate Chip Cookies, and …hmmm. First, texture. These were not, in any way, SOFT-baked cookies. So simply made doesn’t necessarily mean super soft and chewy. Which, in a way, was a good thing – less preservatives and less oils meant less of that gooey chewy feeling in any and all climates. So, despite them being sort of crumbly/crunchy, this was likely reflective of less bad stuff. Score.
Honestly, these really just tasted like a standard chocolate chip cookie. And they were good! Nice sweet cookie dough, a decent amount of nice sweet chocolate chips, and a non-greasy finish to it all. That’s basically what these ended up being – just chocolate chip cookies with good solid basic flavor that didn’t leave my mouth feeling like they were coated in oils. There was canola oil, but I have to be honest, these were the least oily cookies I’ve had in a while.
Simple cookie, nothing special except for the fact that it’s not oily. Worth eating? Sure – they reminded me a lot of cookies my sister’s used to bake – no frills. Worth a re-buy? Meh, I probably won’t. But I like what Keebler has done with this line. Good move.
Not reviewing these butter cookies, but took a few pictures. These are the other variety in the “Simply Made category.” These might be TOO simple for my taste.
PURCHASED AT: Both flavors could be found at Giant
COST: $3.00 on sale
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