Review: Bacon! & Maple Sandwich Creme Cookies (Limited Time Originals) & The Great Debate: Do You Get to Keep Your Shoveled Spot?
JFG Nation, as you know, blizzards hit the East Coast. As the sun has arrived, and people are digging out their cars, the great debate emerges: Do you get to KEEP your public space that you dug out after you drive your car out of it? On one hand, it’s public space. On the other hand, you worked hard to get your car out. So what happens? Leave a chair there with a sign?
This article basically sums everything up perfectly; I REALLY encourage you to read it. In DC, a guy warned that if someone took his space that he spent HOURS digging out, he’d use hours to shovel snow back around the space-taker. In Philly, someone just left a note: “If you park in my space, I’ll break your [expletive] windows. Have a nice day.”
In Boston last year, someone who stole a space got their tires shot with a nail gun. The article also discusses a 66-year old man who got his jaw broken when he attempted to take someone else’s space.
Now, for non-snow-city people, this probably seems drastic. “You don’t get to keep the space, it’s not YOUR SPACE” I’ve heard my West Coast friends say. But those West Coast friends have never literally spent four hours digging out from 40 inches of snow….like a lot of these people have.
So what say you, JFG Nation? Where do you fall on the spectrum? Do you get to keep your space? Should you leave a chair with a note? Or do you think, snooze you lose – you leave, and I take, and that’s just the way of the world. Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Bacon! & Maple Sandwich Creme Cookies!!
Bacon! & Maple Sandwich Creme Cookies are the next in the line of bacon items that Giant/Stop n Shop have released. I reviewed their Bacon! Maple Ripled Potato Chips the other day – loved them. Now they have Bacon! & Maple Sandwich Creme Cookies? Quasi Oreos? Inside a box covered in bacon strips? How could I pass this up???
I’ve had maple sandwich cookies before. Lance has a great Maple French Toast Quick Starts sandwich cracker/cookie. These CVS Gold Select Maple Creme Cookies? AWESOME. And usually I love the combo of bacon and maple…but in creme cookie? I dunno about these Bacon! & Maple Sandwich Creme Cookies…
Bacon! & Maple Sandwich Creme Cookies have natural flavors…so, bacon fat?
I opened this package and sniffed the rows of Bacon! & Maple Sandwich Creme Cookies…..MMMMM smelled like pancakes covered in maple syrup! The smell was really intoxicating – if you’re a fan of maple sugar (as I am) you’d love the aroma of these. I stuck my nose closer…definitely some porky aroma there. These basically smelled like breakfast.
The look of the cookies was Oreo-like, but like some of the Target-branded sandwich cookies I’d had before, there was no-screw-off factor with these. The creme acted as a virtual cement, preventing the cookies from being separated.
I bit into one of these Bacon! & Maple Sandwich Creme Cookies and chewed…hmmmmmmm. The initial flavor was, honestly, very much a pancake with maple syrup flavor! Not as bold of a maple sugar flavor as I would have liked (the CVS version was over-the-top maple, just the way I like it). But the flavor was there….as I chewed more and more pork fact flavor emerged, more than any actual discernible “bacon” flavor. In a lot of ways, these tasted like pancakes you might’ve eaten that were cooked on the same griddle that had JUST been used to make some bacon.
The more I chewed, the more I felt just “meh” on these. They weren’t super maple-y sweet. The bacon flavor was a bit muddled. The cookies used in the sandwich were super crumbly and buttery, which was nice – shortbread-esque – but left a really unpleasant residue in my mouth afterwards. When I rubbed my tongue against the roof of my mouth, it was like a mild coating of Crisco. Bacon fat, perhaps?
These cookies weren’t BAD, but they weren’t great either. Sort of a let down – I wanted to like these, but maybe this fits into the space of salty/sweet where even though I’m not scared of the taste, I just don’t get enough umami to justify further consumption. Meh.
PURCHASED AT: Giant, Van Ness, DC
COST: $2.99 on sale
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