Review (x3): New Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Cookies (Milk Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chip, Triple Chocolate Chip), Forecasting This Week, & What Do I Do With All These T-Shirts??

JFG Nation, this is going to be a bit of a sporadic week. Life has taken another (positive) turn that will require some more time away from this blog. Just wanted to give you a heads up, JFG Nation – I’m trying to be better about that. So, most likely, I’ll have a post today (Monday) and Tuesday, but I’ll likely be off the radar until Friday. Please don’t miss me too much.

Meanwhile, here’s a question: What the heck am I supposed to do with all of these T-shirts? Wait, let me rewind. Throughout my life, I’ve worn a heck of a lot of T-shirts. Not only are they comfortable, but T-shirts are the easiest thing to collect in the world. School events use T-shirts to commemorate events. Media companies give away T-shirts as promotionals. I also went through that phase where I bought a ton of Busted Tees. YES I ONCE WORE A JESSE AND THE RIPPERS T-SHIRT AND THOUGHT IT WAS IRONICALLY FUNNY. Leave me alone. In my pile of T-shirts.

See, that’s the thing. Now I had a billion T-shirts. Like, A LOT OF T-shirts. I can’t bring myself to just throw them away, because I’m a pack rat. Here are my excuses:

  • Sentimental value: “But I got this T-shirt in high school!” So true. But so what? I don’t know. All I know is that my teal Area All-State Band T-shirt still fits, and may be the only connection I have with 7th Grade me.
  • Comfortable: “Yeah, this T-shirt is ugly, BUT IT’S SO COMFORTABLE. I’ll just wear it to sleep.” I have a whole drawer full of T-shirts of this variety. They suck. They are oversized, undersized, ugly, have sleeves, lack sleeves, but are the exact pile of T-shirts when I am sick and sweating and need to collapse. These T-shirts are my second skin.
  • Exercise: “I can run / lift in this shirt, I don’t care if it gets all sweaty.” This is a poor excuse, I admit. If I’m really doing a serious workout, I should probably be wearing something that won’t turn into a sopping wet rag after 25 minutes.
  • Yard work: “I can mow the lawn in this shirt, I don’t care if it gets all sweaty.” Same as before. The thing is, I DO have to wear SOMETHING while I mow (I’m not going to mow shirtless like in some country music video), and it HAS to be a shirt I’m never going to wear normally, right?

Add on top of that “fashion” Ts (never again, Affliction Angel Metallic Wing Ts) and normal black of white T-shirts that I wear under things, and I have a mountain of T-shirts. I can’t throw them away, yet there’s really no reason for me to have more T-shirts than any other piece of clothing.

I know I am not the only one with this same T-shirt-collecting affliction. Help. HELP! How do you handle this situation, JFG Nation? Are you an easy T0shirt tosser? Do you take a picture; it lasts longer, and then just chuck it? Are you a Cotton T hoarder like me? Have you figured out a rationale way to part with these things? Or am I just a lunatic. Let me know in the comments below.

Today’s junk food: New Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Cookies!!

New Pepperidge Farm cookies! There’s almost too many to count these days. These are a new FARMHOUSE line, cookies which apparently employ REAL fresh farm ingredients such as real chocolate, cage free eggs, real vanilla, creamery butter, etc. It’s still a shelf stable product, so I’m still a tiny bit skeptical, but I am all in favor of using fresh ingredients.

I can already tell these are not going to be my most extensive reviews, given the flavors – all that matters is thumbs up or thumbs down. Let’s taste.

First up: New Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies!!


WHY OR WHY NOT? Crumbly. Sweet. Chocolate-y. SUPER buttery. These taste just like crispy chocolate cookies you baked in the oven; not the soft gooey variety but the ones where they end up a bit crunchy but still leave your fingers shiny because of all the butter. Really really tasty, PF, I have to be honest. Straight forward execution, very well done. Doesn’t taste too doughy like the oversize soft baked varieties you have, These were quite perfect.

Second up: New Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies!!


WHY OR WHY NOT? Same great texture/butter combination as the first, but the chocolate flavor wasn’t as immediately present. Once the darker chocolate flavor kicked in, obviously very tasty – but the buttery flavor here overwhelmed the dark chocolate initially. I’m not complaining, and I’ll still crush this whole bag, but I didn’t get the same immediate WOW factor as I did with the milk chocolate variety.

Finally: New Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies!!


WHY OR WHY NOT? All three of these, oddly, smelled exactly the same. These definitely tasted different, however – with both chocolate and white chocolate chips, this was the first cookie that had a bit more white confection creamy pop. The darker chocolate dough was buttery like the other cookies but obviously carried a bit more cocoa flavor. These didn’t taste any more chocolate-y than the other two, however – because the darker chips were semi-sweet, they didn’t pop as much as milk chocolate chips. Instead, the white chocolate was the star on top of a sweet Oreo-like cookie – i.e., the white chocolate helped make the dough taste sweeter. These were tasty as well, but I liked them the least of the three because I don’t love the extra creaminess of white chocolate.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? All three were excellent, and I’d rank them 1-3 in the order that I reviewed them. Overall, however, just get the one that you tend to like – if milk chocolate, buy those, if dark chocolate, buy those. The execution of this FARMHOUSE line was good. I like PF’s version of a crispy chocolate chip cookie. I would eat these 10 out of 10 times over Chips Ahoy non-Chewy cookies.

PURCHASED AT: Walmart, Germantown, MD.


COST? $2.98 each, but I just saw them at Wegmans for $2.50 each.



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Discuss - 9 Comments

  1. Cristina says:

    I’ve made all my old t-shirts into a blanket/quilt (ok, my friend’s mom did it) but it’s a cool way to hang on to memories that you stop wearing!

  2. Anne Sutton says:

    First of all, I loved the milk chocolate variety of these thin and crispy cookies. Second, with regards to the T-shirts, I do keep way too many. I have a friend whose husband is a coach at our school. He also had way too many T-shirts. He unexpectedly passed away, and she was not sure what to do with them all. She had a lot made into a quilt for herself. Then she had some turned into stuffed animals for her daughter. Another recommendation which may make you feel good is to donate them to a local veterinary clinic or SPCA. They collect blankets and anything soft for the animals to lay in. Your old T-shirts can provide a soft bed for an animal in need.

  3. Mary says:

    When I hit the point at which I decided I had too many t-shirts, I opted to keep the ones that were special to formative experiences in my life (a very small number) or which I really liked and wore on weekends (a relatively small number), threw out the ones that were too cruddy for anyone else to want, and donated the rest.

    If you want to give your too-cruddy-to-donate t-shirts a last ride before send-off, you could also do what I’ve seen recommended for old underwear– pack it for a trip and throw it out day by day rather than bringing it home to launder. You could do the same with your t-shirts, only you could just toss them after each workout or episode of yard work.

  4. Sue says:

    I tried the triple chocolate, I thought they tasted artificial and salty. My 7 year old choco cookie-holic son rejected these before I even tried one.
    I actually do not have that many t-shirts, we wear them alot, and they get tossed after they start holing up.

  5. says:

    She truly gave me three drawings, and so I took those three drawings and created them into a single, then watercolored the blood on.

  6. Dave B says:

    these cookies are perfect for diabetic sugar junkies … as the contain 18 grams of sugar (more than an average soda) for 2 cookies. Ya, they taste like candy … but if i’d wanted candy instead of cookies … i’d have bought candy.

    • Da says:

      I am wondering if any of you are bothered by ‘partially produced with genetic engineering’.

  7. patricia McKenna says:

    I love the texture and flavor of these thin and crispy milk chocolate chip cookies. WHAT I DO NOT LOVE — Not one single cookie is unbroken — Bummer!!!! I’ve purchased these cookies from our HEB store here in Houston.

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