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 don’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 cafés, 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 Charlie’s seasonal cookies, available online between 1 November and 22 December.
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.