Bake Shop Bakery Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies (Aldi)

A carton of Bake Shop Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches, with $1 off sticker, from Aldi
I'm all for "super sweet", but these go way beyond even that.

I’m not all that huge into sweets, but our four-year-old son is, naturally, so I always have an excuse to buy sweet things. And the latest target were these Bake Shop Bakery Chocolate Chip Sandwich cookies, which were available at Aldi (and for a whole $1 off, which is what sealed the deal). They were a little on the expensive side, and also contained way more cookies than the average person would need...this is more like a party size, I would say. Sure, each cookie is small, but do you see how much icing is packed inside each one? I can’t see even the biggest fan of sweets being able to down more than one of these without throwing up.

As expected, this is an overload of sugar, which just so happens to be perfect if you’re in the right mood. The chocolate chip cookies are soft, but in terms of taste, nothing beyond your typical mass-produced factory cookie - my wife was less than impressed. The filling is where it’s at...it reminds me of the filling inside an Oreo cookie, only take the amount inside an Oreo, and multiply it by 20 (at least). Needless to say, it’s very sugary and will be too much for most to take, but for kids, or for adults who have a massive sweet tooth, it might be just what the doctor ordered.

Personally, I was more than a little underwhelmed. Shockingly, I wasn’t the only one in the household that felt that way; I had three, and that was probably enough for me...no one else in the family seemed to even care, which rendered this a rather disappointing waste of money, even with the $1 off savings. Who would have thought a sweet treat could pass through our house unnoticed? It’s a rather dubious distinction for cookies that can only be described as "underwhelming". 

I was hoping my wife would be interested in trying one, but she could already tell it would be too sugary for her. Nevertheless, like a good trooper, she did try a bite and immediately confirmed her own suspicions. (She can't stand the standard taste of pre-packaged cookies.) I was certain our four-year-old son would scarf these down with reckless abandon, but he refused to try one, even after multiple attempts at coercion. What kid turns down sweets? Certainly not ours, which was rather alarming. Apparently they're so off-putting that no one even wants to go near them...no wonder they had to take money off to entice people. 

And come on, $4.79 for 12 of these small cookies? Even with my dollar off, that meant I spent $3.79 on this package, and ended up throwing away over half of them. I really thought this was going to be a surprise that would take the household by storm (or at least our four year old) but this was just a complete waste of money on virtually all fronts. 

Overall: 3/10. These are actually pretty decent...at first. However, despite their small size, the 12 count packs are both too expensive, and too much for what they are; this packaging is basically the equivalent of party size. I can’t imagine anyone, outside of maybe younger kids, that would voluntarily be able to put down more than two or three of these within the same week. The soft chocolate chip cookie on either side of the cloying cream in the middle is uninspired, and the whole combination is just so overly sweet that it takes the body a little while to recover. If our four-year-old son won’t eat any, and I can’t finish off more than a couple, and my wife won't touch them...well, that should tell you all that you need to know. 

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