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Product Review: Charlie’s Cookies

I had seen these cute little packaged cookies on one of my countless times to the grocery store. I nearly bought them a few times, but didn’t, as I thought I’d be a god girl and get fruit instead. But I tell you what, life is too short, and cookies must be enjoyed! My all...


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Product Review: Charlie’s Cookies
November 3, 2010

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Product Review: Charlie’s Cookies

I had seen these cute little packaged cookies on one of my countless times to the grocery store. I nearly bought them a few times, but didn’t, as I thought I’d be a god girl and get fruit instead. But I tell you what, life is too short, and cookies must be enjoyed!

My all time favorite cookie I can’t resist, is a good chocolate chip cookie. A close second contender is the yoyo. Charlie’s cookies offers variety for everyone: chocolate, white chocolate, shortbread, and melting moments (yoyos). My job? Taste them all and report to you how they were. *sigh* I know it’s a tough job, but as I’ve proved to you with macaron tasting, I’m more than happy to take the case.

Charlies was established in 1995. It started off as a much-loved local shop selling home-baked cookies to a producer of delicious treats for us people wanting a sugar fix, and the food service industry. It is Australian made and grown, using both local and imported ingredients. They donโ€™t add any preservatives or other nasties to their mixes, and are HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certified. But enough of that, do they actually taste any good?

We started with this one as Hamsley loves his macadamias. The flavours develop in your mouth the more you chew. Upon first bite I couldn’t really distinguish any white chocolate or macadamia flavours, but by the end of eating it all, I could. The taste it not over powering, more mellow. Perfect for an afternoon sugar hit.

Who can resist a chunky chocolate chip cookie? A nice crunchy cookie with chunks of delicious dark chocolate. Stop at one, I dare you!

It’s chunky chocolate chip with a orange twist. Jaffa chunky chocolate chip they should have called it. I actually prefer these to the regular chunky chocolate chip. The orange-ness reminds me of jaffas, my childhood, and makes the flavour some what lighter. It enhances the chocolate, and is very addictive.

And just when you thought it was over, there’s more options to fill your belly with!

Don’t they just look so cute? These lemon melting moments or yoyos as I like to call them warmed my heart. So perfect with a hot cuppa tea in the afternoon. This was the first packet of the cookies to disappear into my belly. Not as soft and melty as the ones I make, but still damn delicious.

These shortbread bursts with pecan were so moreish. They had a lovely buttery taste to them that you get with shortbread, and the nuttiness of the pecans added a lovely extra crunch.

I’ve saved the best till last. These double chocolate chip bites were soooooo my favorite. I kept popping them in my mouth… until there were no more! Trust me, the picture doesn’t do them justice. They are so what a chocolate chip cookie is all about. Large chocolate chunks that just melt in your mouth. I wish I had more and didn’t eat them so quickly!!

Charlie’s cookies can be found in boutique hotels, corporate offices and business centres, at catered events, in cafรฉs, and in a growing selection of retail outlets, now including Woolworths and Thomas Dux Grocers.

Just in time for Christmas, Charlie’s launched buttery, melt-in-the-mouth shortbreads shaped like Christmas trees and stars ($37.78 + GST and $40.74 + GST for a 2kg mixed box, depending on the mix) or the best value mince tarts, packed with plump, juicy fruit and lively spices ($21.60 + GST for box of 24).

Host a lip smacking Christmas feast or give a gift to remember with Charlieโ€™s seasonal cookies, available online between 1 November and 22 December.

For more information head to: or email Kathy from 360 Focus:

This was too cute not to share with you! Don’t you just love my mug?

Iron Chef Shellie tried Charlie’s Cookies thanks to 360 Focus and Charlie’s Cookies. This review was written with 100% honesty of what Iron Chef Shellie thought of the product.


14 comments on “Product Review: Charlie’s Cookies
  1. penny aka jeroxie

    Those cute cookiesss! And so many different types. Thanks for taking one for the team…. and yes, love the MUG!

    November 3, 2010 at 8:13 pm
  2. msihua

    Oh wow… I love the mug too.. and cookies are excellent gift ideas for xmas!!

    November 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm
  3. Agnes

    Is that a Daiso mug?? ๐Ÿ˜€

    November 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      lol, negative! It’s from Bed Bath & Table ๐Ÿ˜€

      November 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm
  4. Allan

    so much freebies =P. hope you’re planning to share that HAHA.
    I wonder if those “cups” are re-usable?

    November 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm
  5. Ashley

    The cookies are just the perfect size to go with a lovely cuppa tea! I thought the first cups looked a bit like takeaway latte containers, so cute!

    And I also agree that life is too short not to indulge in cookies. I had two for breakfast! ๐Ÿ˜€

    November 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm
  6. Esz

    They look great! Yum. I could eat a whole packet of those no problem ๐Ÿ˜€

    November 4, 2010 at 5:08 am
  7. kristy @ ksayerphotography

    I ADORE your mug! I have a thing for cute owls – probably why I’ve made a bunch of plush ones ๐Ÿ˜›

    Those cookies look cute too! I love bite sized treats because I’m not a big fan of bucket loads of sugar.

    November 4, 2010 at 5:50 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I’ve made a whole bunch too! ๐Ÿ˜› I’m making them as xmas presents if I can get my act together!

      November 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm
  8. michelle

    I hope I will be able to grab some of those lemon melting moments! They look like mini burgers!

    November 4, 2010 at 9:51 am
  9. GourmetGetaways

    Cute little cookies!!! I love the Christmas range they look so sweet. Better you than me sampling all those biscuits though, there were so many flavours!

    November 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm
  10. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I like the idea of putting them in a cup, thus making it super easy to snack on in the car, but I also hate this idea – I don’t need cookies to be made any easier to snack on thank you very much!

    November 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      LOL! tooo true

      November 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm
  11. Anna Johnston

    Don’t you just love the taste testing…., love it.

    November 8, 2010 at 6:31 am
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