Review: New Pepperidge Farm Salted Caramel Chocolate Milano Cookies & New Year, New Shampoo?
JFG Nation, let’s pull back the curtain for a second: for the past 2-3 years, I’ve been using Dove Men+Care shampoo. Ohhh yeah – THIS STUFF. FANCY. I got it because I like Dove products, and because it smelled nice. Here’s the rub – I’ve been using it for so long, I’m super annoyed by it. I roll my eyes at the smell. I scoff now at the price point – $4.00??? HOW DARE YOU, DOVE.
So it’s the New Year, and I’m about to finish off my current bottle, and I’m thinking, “You know what? TIME FOR A NEW SHAMPOO. NEW YEAR, NEW ME, NEW HAIR SOAP!” Except I have NO idea what to go with next?
This is coming from a guy who USED to use the 99-cent VO5 shampoo in law school (79-cents when it was on sale!) until my ex-girlfriend told me I was basically destroying my head. I dunno – I’M NOT A COSMETOLOGIST, HONEY. So I’m stuck, because I have NO idea what a good shampoo brand is.
I don’t trust commercials either – Old Spice? I don’t want cologne head. AXE? Why don’t I just dip my head in a bro’s armpit. Head and Shoulders? Neutrogena Men? Pert Plus? HEEEELLLLLPPPPPPPPP.
So tell me, Nation – what shampoo is out there that I NEED for my dome piece? I want all you suggestions, with links, in the comments below. Expensive stuff to cheap stuff – tell me what you use, what you swear by, etc. Do you realize I am a 30-something-old man and I’m asking the internet for shampoo advice? This is happening. But I want to actively CHOOSE a shampoo for the first time in my life, and not just get what is one sale.
Go, JFG Nation. Comment away and EDUCATE ME WITH YOUR SHAMPOO ACUMEN.
Today’s junk food: New Pepperidge Farm Salted Caramel Chocolate Milano Cookies!!
New Pepperidge Farm Salted Caramel Chocolate Milano Cookies exist! This is one of those flavors where I stop, and say, WAIT…doesn’t this exist already??? Check internet…nope. WAIT…hasn’t anyone reviewed this yet? Check internet again….NOPE. Well, alright then. Let’s throw these in the basket.
FYI, Pepperidge Farm DOES make Dulce De Leche Milanos (my review of those here). But no Salted Caramel variety until NOW, PF? Huh…ok then. ‘Bout time.
Sniffing the open bag of New Pepperidge Farm Salted Caramel Chocolate Milano Cookies, these smelled A LOT like caramel. Nice and sweet.
The look of these New Pepperidge Farm Salted Caramel Chocolate Milano Cookies was interesting…while the Dulce De Leche Milanos had a sort-of-orange-brown-caramel look to the non-chocolate sandwiched layer, these were definitely more tan-light brown in color. Which further supports my theory that the color of that non-chocolate layer means nothing at all.
Biting into one of these New Pepperidge Farm Salted Caramel Chocolate Milano Cookies, I got the traditional Milano texture – light and crunchy. The caramel flavor was a little disappointing – it was less present in the flavor than in the aroma. In other words, these smelled a lot more like caramel than tasted like caramel. Still, there was a bit of general caramel flavor.
What really helped was the bits of salt I got throughout the chew – those WERE noticeable, and popped here and there, accentuating whatever flavor I was tasting. If I got a bit of chocolate note, it definitely tasted like a sea salt chocolate. If I was tasting a caramel note, then the sea salt caramel flavor did emerge. The salt bursts were present and I loved those.
Overall, I’d give these a solid B+…wasn’t quite the bold sea salt caramel flavor I wanted, especially after the initial smell. But the salt saved the cookie, and the overall flavor was very tasty. I liked these, PF. Good on ya.
PURCHASED AT: Target, Germantown, MD
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