I don’t want to brag, but I KNOW my chocolate chip cookies. I’ve been baking cookies since I was yea high. Even when my dad and I would follow the same recipe, my mom would insist that my cookies tasted better. (Or maybe she was just being nice…but that’s irrelevant! They were still darn good.) I’ve eaten chocolate chip cookies from United Airlines, from Starbuck’s, from the neighbors, and from the grocery store bakery. I’ve had gourmet cookies, refrigerated cookies, frozen cookies, stale cookies. I know a good chocolate chip cookie when I taste one. I really do.
Bearing all of that in mind, I hope that you will fully understand what I mean when I say that Wholly Wholesome has hands down the best frozen chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted. EVER. With an idea that was started by Bob Wintz in 1972, Wholly Wholesome was founded in 1996 and constantly strives to provide consumers with natural baked goods that are delicious. One of the ways they achieve this by using natural and organic ingredients in their products.
I found a few Wholly Wholesome products in the freezer section of the local Whole Foods. I wavered between the cookies and the apple pie, and while I’m sure the apple pie would’ve been delicious, I opted for one of my favorite types of cookies and went with the Wholly Wholesome Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. You need to keep the cookie dough frozen until you are ready to bake the cookies. When you open the box, you’ll see that the cookies are already pre-portioned into the proper dough amounts for 12 cookies, so you don’t need to slice/cut the cookies out of a roll.
To bake your cookies, first place the frozen dough on a cookie sheet about 3″ apart.
The instructions tell you to bake the cookies at 350°F for 13-15 minutes. We found that at 13 minutes, they weren’t full cooked. We left them in for another 5 minutes, which was probably about 2 minutes too long if you wanted soft cookies, but just right if you like crispy cookies. Look at how nicely and evenly the cookies baked.
Do you see the missing cookie? That’s where one of the testers “tested” a cookie before everyone else did – fresh out of the oven.
One bite of the Wholly Wholesome Chocolate Chip Cookies will tell you that these cookies aren’t just your typical frozen cookie dough cookies. These actually taste home made. Seriously, they taste just like the cookies I made when my dad and I had cookie baking competitions.The flavors tasted natural and not artificial, the texture was great, the cookies weren’t mushy at all. Each bite had a good amount of chocolate chips (you don’t want too many in a bite.) Overall, they were the perfect cookie.
I firmly believe that what makes these cookies taste so real-cookie-ish is the ingredients: organic wheat flour, organic chocolate chips, organic cane sugar, unsalted butter, eggs, molasses, sea salt, baking soda, and vanilla extract. No weird preservatives, no weird colorings, nothing other than REAL ingredients. Even better is that the cookies have 0 grams of trans fat and no hydrogenated fats or oils. Could this cookie get any better? Maybe if they gave me more than 12 cookies in a box.
If you love the taste of freshly baked, home made cookies but find yourself short on time – Wholly Wholesome Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is the product for you. Made with 70% organic ingredients (with names that you actually understand,) these cookies are a delicious treat for the family to enjoy together. In fact, I guarantee you that you will like these cookies, so much so that if you don’t like them, I will sacrifice myself and eat the rest of the cookies for you.
Wholly Wholesome products are available in Whole Foods stores nationwide. If chocolate chip cookies aren’t your thing, then you can check out their website and see their entire product line, which also includes other flavors of cookies, pies, cakes, and breads. To stay up-to-date on the latest Wholly Wholesome news, you can follow Wholly Wholesome on Twitter and Like their Facebook page.
The WiC Project Wholly Wholesome Giveaway
One winner will receive THREE coupons for FREE Wholly Wholesome product!
- Visit www.whollywholesome.com and tell me in the comments below what product you would like to try or one thing you learned about Wholly Wholesome.
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Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST, August 13, 2010.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free coupon for Wholly Wholesome from the manufacturer or representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.