[Disclaimer: Yo’ Dough recently contacted me to know if I was interested in trying their products. I told them I would put up a genuine write-up only if I enjoyed them, but I wasn't oblidged to. I don’t do product reviews but I made an exception because these cookies fit well with the general theme of my blog. To my readers, please know that I don’t write to please anybody and I value my honesty above all else.]
I’m actually stoked to introduce you guys to Yo’ Dough Cookies. Jesse Schwarz, the mastermind behind it all, has been baking and selling his craft on and off since he was 14 years old. Using his own recipes no less! He now dreams of achieving cookie domination with his very cool, creative and wildly scrumptious cookies!
You can already smell you’re in for something good when you open the package. The aroma of each cookie is intoxicating, making it impossible to resist. They leave a greasy sheen on your fingertips and that’s probably why they’re so incredibly moist. They’re all soft, dense and yielding to the touch. And most of them have a baked-but-barely-like quality that won’t make you miss the cookie crunch. Each super sweet cookie retails for $2.50, and that’s $2.50 well spent. Not only are they indulgent and delicious, they’re also 5 inches in diameter – the perfect size to tame the glutton in all of us. Most of us.
It all started with the Original. A simple pairing of milk chocolate, white chocolate and lush caramel folded into a rich cookie batter, sweetening it up threefold. You can’t go wrong with a giant one in hand and milk in the other.
I’m partial because Oreo Cookies are my favorite, so my heart lies with Cookies & Cream. With broken black and white morsels set in buttery cookie dough, it’s like two cookies in one. Genius!
Birthday Cake is the most intriguing of the bunch. It’s supposed to taste like actual birthday cake – white cake mix is a big bulk of the batter, but it’s more subtle than the name leads you to believe. While I wouldn’t trade in my birthday cake for a cookie, even if it has sprinkles, it’s still quite good.
My least favorite is none other than Cinnamon and White Chocolate. The only reason being, if I were to have any cookie, it most definitely wouldn’t be a cinnamon one…
I’m on the fence about Hot Chocolate, the cakiest of them all. It’s a dark cookie embellished with milk chocolate morsels and gooey mini marshmallows. Despite its good looks, it lacks oomph but I wouldn’t say no to it either.
Look! My first Red Velvet cookie! Tastes just like the cake. Moister even! It’s got cream cheese swirled into in and some white chocolate chunks to go with the decadent theme of Yo’ Dough cookies. I like. A lot.
There’s more to Yo’ Dough than these “classic” flavors. Jesse constantly tries to conjure up fun, new, innovative ideas to take cookies to the next level. Recently, he made a Lemon Meringue cookie. There was one with popcorn, chips and fudge too! Those aren’t available right now but (fingers crossed) he might bring them back. I’ll be on the lookout for new flavors too! In the meantime, you can should pick up some cookies at any one of these locations because well, they’re awesome. Make sure to have milk or coffee on hand!
[FREEBIES: Yo’ Dough is giving 5 This is Why We’re Fat readers a chance to win half a dozen cookies each! For details on how you can enter, CLICK HERE. Contest ends March 29th 2012.]
Yo' Dough Cookies