Here’s another warm drink made into a cookie by Pepperidge Farms. This time, they set out to win over coffee drinkers with a Milano caramel macchiato. We have to admit up front that none of us are coffee drinkers, so buying and trying these to review was not easy. We gobbled these up and made it known to everyone, HEY, we are weirdos that don’t drink coffee like 90% of the world! (Not sure on the exact percentage, but we definitely fall into a non-coffee drinking minority!)
These taste like coffee to us, but more precisely, these should taste like espresso to you coffee aficionados out there. Macchiato is an Italian word meaning “marked”. A typical espresso is served with foamed milk on the top, or you can get a latte macchiato which is mostly milk and foam with a half-shot of espresso added in. Either way, the espresso or the milk “marks” the drink, hence the name “macchiato”. Okay, we didn’t know this but we asked a very knowledgeable barista at Starbucks to explain it to us like we were coffee dumb, because we really know nothing about coffee. We went in there to look at their winter baked goods, like the Sugar Plum Danish, Snowman Cookie, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, and Snowman Cake Pop. Those sweets are something we know a lot about!
Okay, back to the review. These are high quality and tasty cookies. They taste like coffee, if you like that, lucky you. The caramel added a really nice flavor to this, which is typical for American Macchiato drinks, since Americans like things sweeter than our Italian friends. We passed the rest of our bag off to the kids’ grandparents who love coffee and they gave them a giant thumbs up. You can find these at Target for US $3.89 for a 7-ounce bag. Enjoy them while they last!