Review: Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies (Limited Time Only @ Target) & Candy Corn Oreos, Yahoo Finance Article
Happy Friday the 13th, Junk Food Nation. It’s been a crazy week, and I’m glad Friday is finally here. This weekend promises to be fun – here in DC the weather has finally cooled after a frickin’ monsoon last night (seriously, it was like the rain was trying to COME IN). The Mayweather fight is tomorrow night (over/under on how many dolts mutter aloud UFC IS SO MUCH BETTER while crushing Natty Ice?) And of course, a whole slate of college football and NFL games. Anyone else watch that sh*tshow that was last night’s Pats-Jets game? Ugh, I’ve seen microwave meals that were more exciting. But I digress…
1) For those of you who have been asking me if I’m going to review the Candy Corn Oreos, I say: I’VE REVIEWED THEM!
Actually, my friend Jen reviewed them for me a year ago…check her review out here. Best lines, by far: “The yellow is actually way sweeter than the orange; however, it’s painfully clear that this shit ain’t of this Earth. Not to get all metaphysical on you all, but this tastes like you are eating the color yellow.”
Today’s junk food: Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies!
You know, I normally avoid Target’s Market Pantry line. I don’t know why. I just do – I think it’s because I’m so used to buying Walmart’s Great Value line, that I always ignore Target’s brands. But when I saw that these Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies were LIMITED TIME ONLY, and since over on the Nosh Show we were pondering WHEN will Oreo come out with a Pumpkin Spice Oreo…well, I HAD to try these.
It is a little alarming that these Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies show CANDY CORN PUMPKINS on its packaging. These BETTER NOT TASTE LIKE CANDY CORN.
I do love pumpkin cheesecake, and have had a few items of pumpkin cheesecake flavor on this blog (here and here). I mean, who DOESN’T love pumpkin cheesecake?? It’s pumpkin spice and a big glob of sugary cream cheese in your mouth! You eat and you like it!
Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies include some great ingredients, including ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and Pumpkin Powder. I am encouraged.
Even with my stuffy nose, I could tell as I slid the tray of Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies out from under the plastic that these smelled like …pumpkin cheesecake! The dough already had this great sweet spiced smell, and there was that sweet twinge of cream cheese aroma as well.
Eating the components of these Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies separately, the cookie was nice and crunchy – more crunchy than your standard Oreo. Crunchy like when you make butter cookies at home. They had a GREAT pumpkin spice flavor, some almost gingerbread flavor, and basically tasted like an oatmeal-ish pumpkin spiced pie crust. It was sweet yet still wholesome.
The creme by itself was your standard cream cheese icing, with some really interesting salty/sweet buttery notes. There was something tangy in there, not unlike when you have cream cheese icing on carrot cake. I really liked it.
Eaten together, these Market Pantry Pumpkin Cheesecake Creme Sandwich Cookies were pretty damn perfect, I must say. It tasted like I was eating Pumpkin Cheesecake in a crunchier, cookie form! The icing mixed with the cookie perfectly to represent the mouthful you’d get from a bite of cheesecake that was closer to the crust.
Would these have worked better with a softer cookie? Maybe, but I liked the crunch. A softer cookie might’ve fallen apart too easily; I appreciated that the cookie provided a nice contrast to the icing.
Overall, one of the better cookies I’ve had in a while. Great pumpkin flavor, nice cream cheese icing, and good crunch. A solid thumbs up – and for 2 bucks?? You NEED to buy these.
PURCHASED AT: Target
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