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!!
DO THESE TASTE GOOD? Uh, yes.
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!!
DO THESE TASTE GOOD? Yes.
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!!
DO THESE TASTE GOOD? Yes.
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.
WHERE FOUND IN STORE? Cookie aisle.
COST? $2.98 each, but I just saw them at Wegmans for $2.50 each.