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Posted March 22, 2005 by Nick Lindauer in Reviews
 
 

Sparx Chipotle Chocolate Chip Cookies


Sparx Chipotle Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can buy them online here:
http://www.sparxfoods.com/

Review:
Packaging: A – The bag stands out on the shelf without being obnoxious.
Price: $3.95 – A little high for such a small bag of cookies, but I was willing to pay in order to try them.

Upon opening the bag, the initial smell was a little funky. Honestly they smell like dog food, which makes me worry about the flavor. I checked the date on the bag and they should be good until 4-10-05.

Dogs are really starting to think they are going to be getting a dog biscuit

Size: Cookie size is pretty small. Reminds me of a Nilla Waffer.
Softness: Not soft at all, very dry. Like mini hockey pucks.

Personal Reviews:
Wife: Looks like dog food, smells like dog food & tastes like dog food. Don’t make me try another.

Nick: I like them! I was very scared at first, but once I tasted the chocolate & chipotle together I was pleasently surprised by the good flavor. And the overall texture of the cookie is quite similar to that of a chips-a-hoy cookie. However, because the flavor is so strong, I can’t imagine eating more the 3-4 cookies at a time. I’m still holding out hope that for some reason my bag was old, and that was the reason for the smell.
Heat: Remebering that these are supposed to be “hot” cookies, I timed the heat reaction. At first there was no heat, but then it built to a nice crescendo and lasted about 10 minutes with no water.

Overall:
Split Decision on this one – If your a true chilehead then try them out, I’m pretty sure you’ll like them. If your buying them cause the store is out of Chips Ahoy – save your tastebuds and get some Oreos.

Here’s a review of the Sparx Brand from MSNBC:
Sparx Spicy Cookies
Like chocolate chip cookies? How about chocolate chip cookies with cayenne pepper? That’s the ingredient in these cookies that makes the taste so unusual compared to your regular cookie. And, they are definitely spicy! Be sure to have a tall glass of milk nearby to wash it down. (If you don’t already know, the best way to kill the hotness from peppers is milk!) If you love hot, you’ll love these cookies; if not, don’t even try! Ingredients are all-natural. Comes in five flavors: Chipotle Chocolate Chip, Ancho Oatmeal Raisin, Cayenne Toffee Pecan, Chipotle Double Fudge, and Jalapeno Peanut Butter. Retails for $3.50 for a 4-oz. bag.

You can buy the Sparx Cookies online from their website:
Sparx Foods

Post Follow Up:Since I had also bought the Jalapeno Peanut Butter SPARX cookies I decided to do a follow up post:
The peanut butter jalepeno cookies really intrigued me since, well hey, it’s peanut butter. But, I’m still holding out hope that the cookies I bought were a little old, because these cookies were disgusting! Seriously took me back to the childhood days of eating Duke’s kibble. Trust me, I will eat just about everything and covering these things in hot sauce wouldn’t make them any better.

But I really want to like these cookies. The concept is perfect, heat and sweet cookies. Just don’t let the bag get old. I think I’ll hold out for a free sample.


Nick Lindauer

 
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