This week Coles have started stocking shelves with their new Finest
range of cookies.
If you’re picturing something along the lines of a basic homebrand-style biscuit, you’re completely misguided.
The first thing I noticed when they arrived on my desk late last week was the smell
Yes indeedy, I was engulfed by that unmistakable just-been-baked aroma that is more often found in your nanna’s kitchen.
It took all my strength not to rip open the packet then and there.
Instead, I shared my three packets around the office and asked my fellow colleagues to send a one-sentence review.
Here are some of their thoughts on the new range, which includes Belgian Chocolate & Hazelnut, Belgian White Chocolate & Cranberry, and Walnut, Date and Italian Orange.
“My cookie was soft, chewy, indulgent and studded with generous chunks of nut and date. Tasted far more like a gourmet home-made biscuit than a store-bought version.” – Clair Weaver, senior features writer, who sampled Walnut, Date and Italian Orange.
“It had a delicious soft-centre with generous chocolate and hazelnut pieces. It is a cookie that just crumbles! Will be back for more.” – Sandy Dao, senior designer, who tried Belgian Chocolate & Hazelnut.
“I loved this one more than the Belgian chocolate cookie... and I’m not usually a white chocolate fan. The cranberries balanced out the chocolate and made it really fruity and decadent. Delicious.” – Sophie Miura, picture and production editor, who devoured Belgian White Chocolate & Cranberry.
So the verdicts are in! I suggest picking up a packet when you do your next grocery shop ($4 for a bag of five cookies at Coles of course), and keeping it handy for when unexpected guests pop in. Serve with a nice cup of tea and you’ll be sure to impress the pants off them.Jessica Montague is madison’s features writer and sub-editor. She compiles the Food & Drinks News page each month. You can follow her on Twitter here.