Apr 28, 2013

Review: Pepperidge Farm - Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies

Pepperidge Farm's Dark Chocolate Cheesecake cookies are soft-baked cheesecake cookies with cream cheese drops and dark chocolate chunks.

An 8.6-ounce package costs around $2.69.

Like the Carrot Cake cookies, these cookies are part of Pepperidge Farm's new Dessert Shop line where they try and make cookies that taste like cakes. I'm not sure who thought up this idea, but I can't say I'm a fan; there's a reason cakes are cakes and cookies are cookies.

Granted Dark Chocolate Cheesecake cookies do have a little bit of a cream cheese flavor to them, but the flavor combined with the texture is just weird to me. I'm not sure I want a cream cheese cookie. Other than that, these have the standard soft and crumbly texture of soft-baked cookies.

The chocolate chunks come in a good size and provide a moderate amount of dark chocolate flavor. The cream cheese drops are pretty sweet and enhance the cream cheesiness of the cookie.

Overall, I did not care for these. I like dark chocolate cheesecake, but Dark Chocolate Cheesecake cookies? Not so much. I think Pepperidge Farm might have been better off trying to put pieces of cake into their cookies than try to make their cookies like cake. Or, just stick to Milanos and the good stuff.

Nutritional Info - Pepperidge Farm Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies
Serving Size - 1 cookie (32g / 1.1 oz)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 120mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 2g