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Dec 25, 2010

Review: Pepperidge Farm - Entertaining Cookie Collection

Merry Christmas and time for guests! That means Pepperidge Farm's Entertainment Cookie Collection around the holiday season for me. Mostly because they tend to go on sale a lot around this time of the year. The Entertainment Cookie Collection is a something-for-everyone set with 9 different varieties of the Pepperidge Farm classic cookies. They're pretty much the cookies I've always associated with Pepperidge Farm. The collection usually goes for anywhere from $6 to $8 at retail.

The 9 cookies you'll find in the Entertainment Cookie Collection are: Chocolate Pirouettes, Brussels, Lidos, Genevas, Lisbons, Bordeaux, Milanos, Chessmen, and Orleans. I'm not sure where the tradition of naming some of their cookies after cities started but it's rather distinctive.
From bottom-right going clockwise: Orleans, Milanos, Chessman, Brussels, Lisbons, Bordeaux, Lisbons, and Chocolate Pirouettes. Genevas are in the center.
This collection of European-style cookies is my favorite of the Pepperidge Farm line. I like the variety and the mix between chocolate and non-chocolate cookies. The distinguishing feature in many of the cookies is the rich chocolate used though.

My favorite cookie in the collection is the Bordeaux, a crisp, textured cookie that melts in your mouth. But really all the cookies are pretty good. The Chocolate Pirouette is a rolled crepe cookie flecked with chocolate. The Brussels is a very crispy, almost fried tasting cookie with a layer of chocolate. The Lido is easily confused with a Tahitian (coconut cookie) but doesn't have any coconut; it's a denser slightly softer cookie. The Geneva is a pecan cookie with chocolate and pecans on one side. The Lisbon is like a chocolate chip cookie dipped in chocolate. The Milano is a classic with cookie biscuit with a layer of dark chocolate in between. Chessman are you typical butter cookies. And Orleans are very similar to Milanos but circular and thinner.
Ready for entertaining?
As long as you like cookies, whether chocolate lover or not,  you'll find something to like in Pepperidge Farms Entertaining Cookie Collection.

Nutritional Info - Pepperidge Farm Entertaining Cookie Collection - 3 cookies per 1-ounce serving (13.25 ounces total)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 75mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 2g


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1 comment :

  1. My family loves Pepperidge farm products. These cookies are light and delicious. Pretty enough to display at parties and gatherings.

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